Shamaila Khan

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All About Shamaila


Hello! I’m Shamaila, mum to two, a girl tween and boy teen. I am originally from Manchester but moved to Lancashire when I got married. I was commuting to Manchester for work and only really saw the beauty around me when I took maternity leave and got to explore Lancashire and have since fallen in love with the place! I love that you can get both the countryside and city in the Red Rose county. I’ve always been keen on sharing my experiences of our days out across the UK and always appreciate the walks, restaurants and entertainment venues locally. I’m hoping that as a Girl About I’ll be able to showcase places that are of interest to older kids and their parents also.

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10 Random Facts About Me

I worked at the BBC for nearly ten years.

I studied Broadcast Journalism at university and wanted to be a TV Presenter.

I worked at Granada Studio Tours in Manchester as a theatre and rides assistant (in my gap year).

I have interviewed some of the biggest Bollywood actors.

I am the eldest of four.

My youngest brother is a writer.

My family lives in Manchester and siblings are in London, both cities that I love and visit often.

I help run networking events for female creatives. I’m a Film and Boxset addict, especially superhero movies.

I love live music but especially musicals and the theatre.

I spent a year of my teens in Pakistan.