Malvika Biswas is a lady, moving forward to make an identity of her own. By profession, she is a television program producer, presenter, writer and a freelance emcee. She is an absolute dog lover. To top it all, she is a good homemaker. She is currently involved with AP1 Television and Smart Family Magazine. She has been involved in renowned media houses since past 10 years and is actively working in television for past 5 years. Currently she is a producer and presenter for a show Nepal Minds (Social Issue) and Walk the Talk (Celebrity Talk Show). Was actively involved in the first International franchise show Nepal Idol Season 1. She has hosted various events and has also provided her voice for television shows.
- What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
Unlike any other 10 to 5 professions (with due respect to all the professions), my field of work is more creative and helps me grow every day. I am passionate about creativity and mass reach. Personally, it gives me self-satisfaction and inner peace.
- What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
In my initial years of career I actually was not paid for my work but yet I was really happy for what I was doing as I knew I was paving my way towards my dream. Today after all these years of hard work and experience, I doubt if anyone would ask to do it for free. But again in any such case, if it helps me gain experience I wouldn’t mind doing it for free of cost.
- What are you surprisingly good at?
I am surprisingly good at communicating with new people and I also came to know that I am good at script writing as well.
- Can you share some of your life remembering moments?
It may sound cliché but believe me except that very few all the interviews that I have took till date have been memorable. To top it all, interview of MILIND SOMAN (International Super Model) and JOHN PATRICK (Famous Fashion Designer, New York) was out of my dream. And being complimented by such big personalities for my work is unexplainable.
- How long have you been working in your field?
I have been working in media (Print) for past 10 years and actively involved in television (electronic) for over 5 years now.
- How does your education connect to your professional career? What about personal experiences?
I was a management student and I believe my management skill has helped me a lot in building my profession in proper manner. Being in media field we need to have technical knowledge as well so I did a Diploma in Media and Communications which has helped me technically. Moreover, my personal experience tops it all, as whatever I know about media, be it print or electronic, more than 80% of knowledges are gained by my experience.
- Did you accidently join this career or you choose from childhood?
Ever since I knew, I always wanted to get into media. It was my childhood dream to run a show of my own.
- What are your goals for next 10 years?
I need to have a proper mindset and physical health to do any other thing, so this comes first. Then I am very passionate about street dogs and calves, so I am thinking of building a sanctuary (fingers crossed, hopefully I’ll be able to build that) and learn a new skill and stay updated with technologies.
- What was the biggest hurdle you faced when working for your career and how you overcame it?
Here we have a huge misconception about people’s appearance. People stereotype that only fair looking personnel are meant for television. Me being a dusky tone, was a biggest hurdle. But I believed in myself and never let myself down. I believed in my ability and kept on going. I always said to myself that I was no less than anyone.
- Your biggest failure?
I wouldn’t say failure as from everything and everywhere I have learnt something or the other. But if you want to know about rejections, I was rejected by a cable channel. It didn’t stop me though. Here I stand today as a producer & presenter of Nepal’s first satellite HD Television.
- Whom do you give all the credit for your success?
I would say, MYSELF. Cause it was me who didn’t lose hope, it was me who kept moving forward regardless of all the hurdles, it was me who woke up till late night to complete my deadlines, woke up early mornings to get the shoot started on time, it was me who was empty stomach for whole day to complete my shoot yet not complain about it.
- What things build you? What are the qualities that all should have to be successful in their career?
Self-respect and self-responsibility has been a key factor to build myself.
One should never lose hope and keep focus on what they are doing to be successful in their career.
- What is the biggest dream you have?
I don’t dream big, I believe in having a small dreams and accomplishing it one after another as this keeps me moving ahead.
- What’s your biggest accomplishment which you can tell us till now?
Selected as top 50 leaders of Nepal by United States of Youth Council (USYC) in the years 2017-2018
Awarded by Danish Center for Culture and Development for a Youth Show (Pattern Breakers)
- What you suggest to youths who want to join in similar career as you?
Many youngsters think that it is very easy to come in front of the camera, they take it as a time pass. But media is a serious job, to all the youths who want to join media, what I would like to say is, do join media only if you are passionate about it and have patience. Have learning skill. No one starts from the top, be ready to start from the scratch.