Where do you live? Hal-Tarxien
Star Sign: Leo
Main occupation: Student
Media-related occupation: Actress and production manager with Rewind Productions
NAKITA GRIMA was born on 4th August 1992. She went to Our Lady Immaculate School in Hamrun and at the moment she is studying for a Higher National Diploma in Business at MCAST. From a very young age, Nakita started showing interest in drama. In fact, at the age of three, she took part in her first school play and has never looked back.
Although she was never given the opportunity to interpret a main part during school plays, she never gave up on her dream. At the age of fourteen, she started taking various drama courses in order to improve her acting skills. Various people in life have often challenged her, saying that she would never make it and that all her efforts would be in vain. However, Nakita always looks forward and at the age of seventeen all her hard work started to pay off. The chance to start her acting career came by a call for extras in Evangelisti. After this start, she went on to be an extra in various dramas these include Salib it-Toroq, La Familia, Deceduti, Xablott, Rubini and Emilja to mention a few.
In 2011, Nakita was given the opportunity to take part as an extras students in D.R.E.A.M.S. Evelyn Saliba La Rosa and Michael Vella Haber offered her the opportunity to be one of the cast in this same production. “I interpreted the role of Mandy. In 2014, I was given the opportunity to be part of the Katrina cast. At the moment, I am interpreting the character of Stephanie/Ilona.”
Another milestone she achieved while working with Rewind Productions was when she took part with DREAMS cast for the Malta Eurosong of 2012 and 2013. Rewind Production showed enough confidence in her that they gave her the opportunity to be part of their team as a Production Manager. At the moment, she is managing their dramas, DREAMS, Zafira and Hbieb u Ghedewwa, with the help of the other team members. She is also working on another dream to produce a short film of her own.
What kind of roles have you performed throughout your career?
The first role I ever played on Maltese television was that of Mandy in D.R.E.A.M.S. who is a sweet lovable girl who wishes to help her friend, Letizia.
I am currently interpreting the role of Stephanie in Katrina. She is also known as Ilona and she grew up in an orphanage with Katrina and Paula. But as time passed they went their separate ways. Her story is an unfortunate one as she was abandoned twice – by her biological parents and then by her foster family. But now that she is trying to set things right, we will see more in the coming episodes.
How do you try to improve your acting skills?
First and foremost, one must be able to take criticism from people who understand the world of drama as they will give you tips on how you can improve. A thing that I believe in is that practice makes perfect. It sounds funny, but the mirror is a helpful tool in order to improve your skills. This will help you to improve your facial expressions and body language which in television are really important.
What pushed you to become an actor/actress?
In life I have had to face lots of things, one of them was bullying. As I said, I started at a very young age taking part in school plays. But at that time, bullying was tearing me apart, but after I went through this ordeal at the age of 17, I was determined to give an answer to all those who said that I wasn’t capable of doing anything. It was hard. But where there is a will there’s a way. In my opinion, determination is the key to success.
What is it that you cannot live without?
Definitely my family, who are always there for me, especially my mum and dad.
What’s your opinion about tattoos? Do you own one or more?
I think that tattoos are a piece of art. No, I don’t have any tattoos.
What would you never, ever buy – and why not?
I can’t say what I will never, ever buy. I suppose it depends on the situation I’m in, as use of things varies from one situation to another.