I was born in Chennai and lived here all my life. I am from a Telugu family, Hyderabad. During school, my looks were far away from what I look like today. I was chubby and bubbly and all my teachers used to be after me for not studying. Being in a girl’s school, I have a set of friends who are still my pillars of strength. I was never much into arts and was forced into basket ball due to my tallness, but enjoyed playing tennis. I was also very shy and had stage fright and it is hard to believe how I walk the ramp now and conduct speeches eloquently. I am quite comfortable before the camera right now. I feel like that shy girl in school was someone else.
LIFE CHANGING - LOYOLA
From an all girls atmosphere, walking into Loyola essentially was life changing. For the first time in my life, I made friends with the ‘boys’. It also helped me free myself from the insecurities that follow women. When I completed graduation in visual communication, my perspective got widened with arts. I became interested in colours and patterns. I started observing people, their habit and later it became my inspiration to pursue interior design.
After college, I signed up for an Interior design course at IFDA, Bangalore. It was a very liberating experience. While I was extremely busy with the course and its assignments, I found that it was also a lot of fun. I was away from home for the first time and it was beyond my regular comfort zone. Though I did do a lot of Bangalore things, I really didn’t make a lot of friends. I was a brat in Bangalore and I did thin