Actress Diana Danielle has a lot on her plate. The 24-year-old actress, whose acting career took off after playing a supporting role in 2008’s Evolusi KL Drift, is tapping into her entrepreneurial side, opening a cafe early this year and launching a clothing line a few months ago.
“When I was a kid, my mum was a numbers and figures person, she always had the brains for business, and I thought I didn’t like business,” she talks about her newfound passion for business.
“But as I get older, I realise I can’t just be acting. There must be something I can do to secure my children’s life and also I want them to have business skills because when you have a brain for business, you can survive anywhere.”
Diana, who is of American and Malaysian parentage, has two children – Muhammad, three, and eight-month-old Nur Aurora with fellow actor hubby Farid Kamil.
Che Mad X Diana Danielle is a baju melayu line for toddlers which has young Muhammad, also known as Che Mad, modelling the clothes.
“With these businesses, things have gotten so hectic. But that’s normal when so much responsibilities get thrown in together, with my eight-month-old daughter and Muhammad to take care of and the Che Mad business. There’s a lot going on,” she says, adding she needs to sign up for a time management class.
On top of that, Diana reveals in an interview with mStar Online, The Star’s Bahasa Malaysia portal, she will be venturing into music, with plans to release a single sometime after Hari Raya. She recently signed with Warner Music.
Previously, Diana has performed theme songs for films Magika and Kami Histeria. Aside from those, she recently covered Datuk Siti Nurhaliza’s Sesuci Lebaran with Singaporean singer and producer Reyza Hamizan.