“I lost my dad at the age of 11, when I really needed him.
After my father’s demise, my father’s elder brother sponsored my education. Though my mom was a teacher with three degrees, she did not have enough money to send both my elder brother and me to college. So I had taken out a loan for my college after my diploma.
During my college, I urged myself to become an actor and so, during a conversation with my friend regarding my interest in movies, he knowingly or unknowingly insulted me, which badly hurt me but that awoke a fire in me.
Somehow, during my final year, I played a character role in an independent picture (which did not release due to time issues). But I experienced the opportunity and that’s what matters the most to me.
Then, Covid hit.
I joined a company full-time. Meanwhile, I felt and urge to help people who were affected during the covid. When my helping time increased and my productivity in the company decreased, my organization was a little upset. This led me to quit the company during the second wave.
I started a Clubhouse (a mobile application) group, ‘Pei Kadhaigal’, in 2021 and was a story narrator. It helped me reach a lot of people and received a huge response than expected.
Though I worked on a couple of short films, nothing was so satisfactory. Like so many people, there were mental disturbances, break up, relationship hurdles, career issues, and family problems.
I’m still learning to live, learning to develop my skills, learning to unlearn the negatives.
I haven’t achieved my dream yet. But my biggest belief is that someday I hope the universe gives me more than what I have lost and has been affected with.
There are still days where I don’t have new clothes to wear but instead, I work hard for the day where the time will change!”