“Life was smooth, but I had the opportunity to experience the other side as in to pursue my passion for modelling and makeup, which my family was initially against.
During my Visual Communication course in Chennai, I took part in the Miss Chennai Pageant and won the title. Simultaneously, my sister won the runner-up title in the same pageant.
While working on a couple of photoshoots and modelling projects, I decided to enhance my education abroad. Meanwhile, I was also invited to the Miss India pageant. But unfortunately, the process for pursuing an MBA degree in the USA was going on. So I chose to fly.
I worked for a year in New York, where I met my husband, who was also a Madrasi which I learnt later.
I returned to Chennai to work in an advertising firm and then moved to Bombay to work for a few global brands on their marketing campaigns. And also did a dozen of modelling shoots as well. I kept myself occupied.
My husband and entire family were very supportive; more importantly, I was confident in what I was doing.
We decided to tie the knot after a couple of years and now I’m a mother of a 9-year-old son.
Though family responsibilities were dashing, I did not give up on my passion, which was to become an expert in clean (non-toxic) makeup & fashion styling.
The lockdown helped me work on the make-up videos, which took off slowly but reached millions.
When your primary responsibilities are done, it’s easy to prove to the world, society and your family the importance of your goal, the love for your passion and the worth of your interests.
I have always put myself first because I believe that only when you’re happy, you can make others happy.”