“He is a chef, with over 15 years experience in the cutlery industry. And I worked in the Sales & Operations department. I always liked being an independent woman and was shrewd enough to pick up my priorities accordingly.
It was 2012 when we first met at Radisson Blu Hotel, Chennai.
He was the Senior and Lead Chef, having 5+ years of experience in Marriott Hotels. And I was in charge of the Operations for the Banquet Halls in the same hotel.
At the time of the events, I still remember us having professional discussions on the arrangements of the food, etc.
We took our relationship very slowly until we realized that we are meant for each other, till the end.
Like other Indian parents, our parents did not agree with our love.
The reason being we are from different religions, but that did not make any difference in how we treat our religious beliefs.
After struggling for a couple of months, our families decided to get us married.
It’s been 10 long years now. We were just two of us in 2012 and we are 4 now 🙂
Life wasn’t easy for us. There was a stage where my husband did not have a job despite sending around 100 resumes to many hotels.
The shift was prolonged to almost a minimum of 15 hours a day while he was working with Marriott (Chennai & Bangalore).
There were many good souls who stood by him in guiding him professionally.
We faced difficulties in the initial stages of our marriage life. He is/was a very hard worker and I shaped his works in a way that his recipes should digitally reach as many as possible.
We, together, started our YouTube Channel named Chef Deena’s Kitchen and it has around 1.5M+ subscribers.
He hosts two shows, one being Anjaraipetti in Zee Tamil and the other one being Aduppangarai in Jaya TV as a leading chef.
He does all the work which is seen on camera and I take care of the back-end job of his work and the family as well.
As husband and wife, we have our disagreements in every inch of matters but then we give each other some time to recover from the negative mood. This discovers our drawbacks and flaws. These flaws make us love each other even more. Making our misunderstandings work right reminds us of how much we love our differences. We aren’t solved yet and are in a process of discovering so much more emotionally, personally, mentally, and professionally!
As partners, we educate our children in treating all humans with equality and respect. At home, we share all our household chores and make sure we distribute our duties as partners, parents and children more assuredly.
I believe that together we make a huge success, which results in a happy-satisfied life.
Being married or staying together doesn’t make a perfect pair. We become perfect only when we realise that nobody is perfect.”