“While pursuing my bachelors in Computer Application, I very well knew that I was more inclined toward creativity than programming.
Simultaneously, I explored the variety of art channels available digitally to work on designing.
Though I had completed an MBA degree, I applied for a Visual Communication course in Loyola for my second masters degree but considered this to be my real passionate course. I learnt the techniques and spent my entire day discovering unique flavours of designs to satisfy my artistic brain’s expectations.
I went to Dubai for my work but came back to India within a while and worked for a popular ad agency.
When considering creativity and art, I feel I have all the basic skills for me to become an expert in any kind of art field. But something was nagging me to think about the niche that I would love to pursue for the rest of my life.
Designing is what I chose. It took a lot of time, learning and thought-process to choose this career-passion duo. I had won awards and was recognised for my work everywhere in my industry. Life was smooth until I met with a major accident in 2015.
I lost my memory partially. Life was insane to me. I forgot how to use my design tools. Before my accident, I had quit my job to pursue film direction as I got interested in creating a story. Everything comes under creativity, right?!
It was a highly challenging time for me, my family and my friends but luckily, I worked hard to train myself even better, without losing hope.
That’s why I got an opportunity to work in a couple of movies. Since I know my level of controlling the design part, I declined the offers stating that I wanna do justice to my work.
I re-learnt – slowly, smoothly & patiently! Came back into the field even stronger and more powerful! After my reentry, there was a crowd of movies lined up.
Directed a film. Gave talks. Learnt lessons every single day. Expanded my imagination & curiosity to master designing and directing.
I would define happiness as passion. Following your passion becomes your happiness, eventually.
Life can push you very hard, but remember that – those pushes shape you to be a powerful human. Until you reach your happiness (success), just enjoy the process!”