What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
I am most passionate about evolving and serving. I love coming out of my comfort zone and exploring my interests and using them to serve the society.
What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
Exactly what I’ve been doing. Money has never been my primary goal. Infact, Rotary is a volunteering organization. All the cash prize I’ve recieved on getting crowned as Ms. Rotaract, I have used it on my ‘Project Sahayatri’ to help in the development of an underpriviledged school at Lagankhel, Namuna Machhindra School. Service isn’t just about money it is about willingness and a heart to give.
What are you surprisingly good at?
I am surprisingly good at interpersonal skills and event management. I was pretty timid as a child and it is surprising to see I’ve come a long way.
Can you share some of your life remembering moments?
I think one of the most memorable times of my life has to be when I represented Nepal as the Chief Delegate at East Asian Medical Students’ Conference at Bangkok. It was a proud moment and the experience was amazing.
How long have you been working in your field?
I have been involved in student’s clubs since school and I joined Rotaract 3 years back. I served as the Joint Secretary for the first year and then as the President. Currently, I work as the Poor Patient Fund Committee Chair. I also recieved the prestigious ambassadorship of Rotary Nepal Literacy Mission this year. Regarding modelling and paegentry, it’s also been about 3 years. I started with a simple photoshoot and along the way got many opportunities to walk on runways, get featured on magazines, newspapers and print ads. I’ve recently worked for Nepal Telecom and R.B. Diamond Jewellers. I have won Nepal’s Fashion Icon 2017, Miss Newa 2018 and Miss Rotaract 2019. So, the journey has been unexpected but surreal.
How does your education connect to your professional career? What about personal experiences?
I studied +2 Biology from St. Xavier’s College, Maitighar and then enrolled at KIST Medical College. Currently, I am pursuing my final year of MBBS. So, my education is soon to manifest as ONE of my profession. Modelling and paegentry, definitely are world apart. And the only interssection that’s between the two is both require immense confidence. Your patients should be able to trust you with their life and your designers with their clothes.
Did you accidently join this career or you choose from childhood?
While studying at grade 9 one of my friend’s mother passed away from cancer. The operating doctor was quite careless and inconsiderate and the impact that it had on her and her family made me realize the importance of a doctor and his superpowers of impacting lives. I wanted to become a doctor for the people to serve happiness. Modelling was just out of the blue. While studying MBBS 2nd year I got an offer for a photoshoot and since then there has been no turning back.
What are your goals for next 10 years?
I plan on continuing my work with Rotary, completing my medical education, opening my own clinic and an organization advocating about women health and literacy. I want to continue my journey with media and hopefully have my own talk show soon.
What was the biggest hurdle you faced when working for your career and how you overcame it?
I think it has to be time management because I am involved in many things so sometimes it gets very hectic and tiring. And at those times I need a push to keep my energy up and thank goodness I am lucky to have amazing people in my life who have supported and guided me every ventures I have undertaken.
Your biggest failure?
Nothing so far. I think everything happens for a reason and I never believe in regretting. I rather take it as an opportunity to learn and strive more.
Whom do you give all the credit for your success?
A lot of people. My mom, dad, sister they are the real heroes behind the screen. My friends, my Rotaract club, my designers, photographers, my well wishers and the critics. Everyone has had a role in making me who I am today so I am thankful to everyone.
What things build you? what are the qualities that all should have to be successful in their career?
Persistence perseverance and patience. The 3 mantras I have believe and will stand by for a lifetime.
What is the biggest dream you have?
The biggest dream I have is to bring a drastic change in the health sector of Nepal giving free and accessible healthcare to all because health is a human right. I also have a desire to represent Nepal in international media and make my country proud.
What’s your biggest accomplishment which you can tell us till now?
I would say none. All the accomplishments I have had are milestones but the road is very long and the destination still far.
What you suggest to youths who want to join in similar career as you?
For both medicine and media, I would say be sure that you have a passion for it, be focussed, have patience and work hard. The road isn’t smooth but it is worthwhile. For social service, you just need to have a willingness to serve, it can truly content your heart.