Q. That must have been tough. Then from angry teen, how did you move into being a fitness instructor and professional dancer?
In late 1998, I developed asthma because Delhi had a different climate. On 23 April night, when I was in Class 10, I slipped into a coma due to an artery swelling up in the heart and the blood supply to my brain stopped. My parents were desperate and my mom started to pray for God to take me away to relieve me of my suffering. Doctors had said that even if I were to live, I would have to live with blindness as my eyes had become stone-grey. But something happened that I know was a miracle...I woke up from coma, with my sight intact!
When it came to choosing a course after Class 12, I had many options, but somehow a course on holistic fitness & and self-healing really excited me as I had personally battled with ill health. I was also fond of dancing and learnt Kathak. But my dad was not very affirmative of this choice and he would not attend any dance functions of mine, perhaps to discourage me in this field. I felt that this course was closest to dancing and also had the attraction of healing oneself. Surprisingly, my dad was happy when I took this course as he felt it was prestigious enough for him to accept and also something that was close enough to dancing/ fitness.