Shaurya Sanadhya Tulshyan, in a conversation with SheThePeople, talks about the risks she took in her career to find her calling and build a life she’s proud to live.
I moved out of home at 16, and left my hometown Lucknow to go to Pune for studies. College life came with a lot of lessons and dreams. One was to build my own life– a life that my parents would be proud of. Growing up, I was always interested in modelling and wanted to take up acting full time. So I took up modelling and also ended up acting in a daily soap. I wasn’t making a lot back then but I was making enough to sustain my study expenses. Soon I found my calling in fashion and decided to take up a job as Fashion Assistant. My salary was only 8k per month & I knew it wasn’t enough for the dreams I had for myself.
My father– an Air Force Officer requested me to sit for AFCAT, but Air Force or the defence forces were never my calling. I was never into it but to keep my father’s words, I went through the tests and selection process and got a place. My father was elated but to his shock I didn’t go ahead with it because it wasn’t my calling. My parents were concerned about my career and suggested I pursue a Masters degree so that I can get a high-paying job to fall back on. I agreed to them and completed my masters but deep down I knew my heart lies with fashion.
I am now a full-time content creator and also have opened my own fashion line and a skin & body care line now. I’ve built the life of my dreams. From the 8k pay to three separate firms, I have come a long way in life and wouldn’t change any of it if given a chance – Shaurya Sanadhya Tulshyan
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I got placed in an MNC after my master’s and it was paying enough for a standard life I want to live. Only to fulfill my unachieved dreams I opened a YouTube channel and kept posting videos that I would make on the weekends – it would be styling tips, beauty hacks, fashion hauls, travel vlogs, everything that I loved. My parents had said, ‘unless you start earning the same amount from social media as you earn from your job you shouldn’t leave it.’ It took me more than a year but I did it. My parents were convinced by now, ‘yeh sambhaal legi’.
I am now a full-time content creator and also have opened my own fashion line and a skin & body care line now. I’ve built the life of my dreams. From the 8k pay to three separate firms, I have come a long way in life and wouldn’t change any of it if given a chance.”
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