“I am from Dindigul. Football was my first love – a passion that carried me to Nationals, the pinnacle of my sporting journey. But fate can be a fickle player, and a fractured bone brought my football dreams to a halt, confining me to the walls of my home.
Yet, within the confines of those walls, I found the spark of a new dream. It wasn’t a complete departure; it was an evolution. Watching a friend mesmerize audiences as a Video Jockey on a local channel in Madurai ignited a new fire within me. Being on-screen had always been one of my passions, and so had the stage.
I lost my mother to breast cancer when I was young, caring for my younger special-needs brother, and having only my father as family – but these challenges shaped me as a person.
I ventured to Hosur for college. Yet, the distance became a hurdle, and more importantly, I understood my focus was getting deviated, which forced me to discontinue. It was then I turned to my father, expressing my desire to head to Chennai – a city pulsating with opportunities. I pursued a degree in Animation while quietly nurturing my dreams of acting, learning the craft, honing my skills, and immersing myself in the art.
In 2020, a heartbreak happened. But I refused to let loneliness consume me. Instead, I sought solace in the theatre, throwing myself into performances with a fervor that was both cathartic and empowering.
The stage became my canvas, my emotions the hues that painted tales of resilience and loss. I crafted a storytelling play, weaving the threads of my mother’s passing into a roll of emotions. Through heartbreaks, I discovered the magic of transforming pain into art, turning life’s moments into content, and realizing that every experience, joyous or painful, is a story waiting to be told.
Life, I realized, is the grandest story of all, and we are the actors shaping its narrative. So why not embrace our own tales? I embraced mine, not just as a survivor but as a storyteller – a protagonist of my own making, crafting tales that echoed the depths of human emotion.
And in the junction of life, art, and resilience, I found the true essence of my being – an actor not just on stage but in the theater of life itself.
And therefore, I started transforming all my pains into performances!”