“Growing up with two elder brothers in the family and having an amazing support system in the form of parents, I have always been encouraged to give the best to life. I am a yoga practitioner and a dancer and I teach both of these art forms. As a kid, I was given exposure to different art forms but dance is what I chose to stay with.
The thing with fine arts is that one can never stop learning completely. Owing to some incidents in my childhood, I lost my self confidence and I was always afraid of starting something of my own. But this is where my teachers came into my life to give me the required confidence to take things into my hand and dive in.
Completing my masters in economics and bharatanatyam, I won the central government scholarship for Bharatanatyam and I am also a B grade artist in Doordarshan. When I think of my teachers, I have nothing but utmost gratitude to all of them. My bharatanatyam teacher has always been the person who pushed me to excel. No matter how big of an achievement I crossed, she would always wish me and tell me that I can do more!
And coming from a person of her stance is absolutely amazing for me. She is a person of extreme dedication and hard work and her reputation always precedes her. Same with my yoga guru who is quite phenomenal in everything he embodies.
Throughout all the ups and downs, the one thing that remained a constant in my family has always been my family. They are my #1 cheerleader and are always the first one to encourage me to take a step forward.
For everything this life has blessed me with, I have nothing but utmost gratitude. Parents are the blessings we receive from the lord and family is the single most important thing we need in this life. For if it’s not for them, I wouldn’t be anywhere close to what I am today. After spending 18 years learning Bharatanatyam, I’ve stepped into the journey of teaching Bharatanatyam, nattuvangam and yoga and I look forward with open hands to add more to the bucket.”