“I never enjoyed studying and hence quit my academics when I was in the 9th grade. I started working with my father at the age of 13 for his business as a cycle mechanic.
Despite my lack of interest in academia, I had an innate talent for dance that had been with me since I was a little boy. I worked hard to keep the business afloat, but I never gave up on my dream of becoming a dancer. Back then, we did not have great facilities in terms of dance classes and proper training. I must say that I was a natural dancer and commenced taking it seriously when I was 16. I knew that I needed to pursue my dream of starting my own dance studio, but lacked the resources and knowledge to make it happen.
Later I auditioned for a company as a dance trainer, and instructor and worked there as a professional dancer for almost 10 years, till 2014. I spent every free moment I had practising my dance moves, perfecting my technique and studying the different styles of dance. Concerning learning, I joined the 1-year course at the Broadway Dance Centre in New York and matured my dance skills.
When I returned back to India, I had the urge to start my academy and that was the beginning of VISCOSITY Dance School in Adyar.
No college or degrees but yes, I’m an entrepreneur. I believe that dreams should have passion more than certifications.
Though I had no formal education, I always took experiences as my education. My wife’s thoughts also are similar to what’s mine. We both feel we are adults to take our own decision and leave the negativity aside. She’s been the greatest support after my parents and my two mechanic friends.
Life isn’t about collecting information or knowing something at the earliest. I would suggest people around me to experience because the lessons that experience & exposure teach you will be immense.”