Height: 5ft. 4 in.
My interests stem from activities that hold great value to me. Dance has been a passion of mine since young age. Specifically Indian Classical Dancing, Bharatanatyam, and Bollywood Dancing have been wonderful mediums for me to express myself because my passion for dancing escalated within me from my desire to communicate my identity. I believe life as a whole and its parts can be expressed as art. Thus, in my free time I find painting to be my escape, as the best things in life, as cliché as it may be, are unspoken. While I paint, music is the inspiration that allows my thoughts to wander and create pieces that allow me to openly express myself. Moreover, I find sheer joy and pleasure catering to the elderly at the Nursing & Rehabilitation Center I have been working at for more than the last five years. This job started out as a volunteering opportunity and soon became home to me. I can most definitely say it helped me acknowledge how temporary life can be and how important it is for me to be able to live life carrying out the activities I enjoy the most.
I aspire to be a medical malpractice defence attorney in the future, but most importantly I hope to be able to have a family one day.
Why you entered The Miss India-DC Pageant?
I believe the pageant creates a wonderful platform for me to be able to reach out to the Southeast Asian community to help others. Furthermore, it would be a learning experience for me since it is not something that I will always have the opportunity to partake in.
What 3 words sum you up?
Creative sincere, & devoted.
What is an interesting fact about you that not many know?
I received my certified nursing assistant degree at the age of 16 to gain experience and knowledge in the medical field and to help me decipher what I perceived myself doing in the future.
If you were a super hero, what would your super power be?
If I were a super hero, my super power would be to heal. By healing, I don’t just mean physical healing, but also emotional. I believe that people often do not realize that sometimes, emotional instability and mental illness can trump the pain and suffering experienced through physical harm.
If you could take three things to a dessert island what would they be and why?
First, I would bring a companion because I believe that in the toughest of times, you always need someone to talk to or experience it with you. If not, then being stranded on an island by myself would probably lead to my mental insanity. Next, I would bring a survival guide that has the most realistic and unrealistic situations I might encounter. I would bring this because the natural instinct of every human is to survive and having a guide on what to do in even the most unrealistic of conditions would definitely help assure me that it is possible to survive. Lastly, I would bring a water purification system because you may find fruits and some type of food on an island, however humans are made up of a large content of water and it is a necessity of life.
Most embarrassing moment:
I’d say the most embarrassing moment that I have encountered is when I was twelve and did not know that leaning on an exit door of the space needle in Seattle would cause the fire alarms to ring through the whole building. It was embarrassing to be the center of attention…in the generally most unanticipated way.
My biggest inspiration since young age is not stemmed from one person, but two. My father gives me my drive in life and teaches me everyday that if I put my mind to something, I can definitely achieve it. Though he has come from a small village in Bangladesh, he worked hard to give rise to a better life for our family. My mother on the other hand is what some would call a “house wife,” but to me she is much more; she is my inspiration because she has stayed home rather than worked in order to ensure that my brother and I would be raised properly. She has also kept me realistic in life and has taught me to be humble. I hope to embody the qualities that both have raised me with in order to do the same for my own family one day as they have done for my brother and me.
I am extremely close with my family and value them more than anything and therefore for me, my worst nightmare would be to lose a loved one.
If you knew today was your last day on Earth, how would you spend it?
If I knew today was my last day on Earth, I would spend it trying to leave an impact on as many people as possible as well as tell my loved ones how grateful I am for them. I believe that gratitude is one of the greatest expressions of love because love and appreciation cannot be compensated for through materialistic manners.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten:
My father has always encouraged me to work hard in life and achieve what I have continually dreamed of. He has always said that the brain is an entity, which you can mold and cultivate to your needs. This has always inspired me because it keeps me going and tells me that nothing is impossible if you put in the right amount of hard work.
Where do you hope to see yourself in 10 years?
In ten years, I see myself happy with my profession/job, balancing my work schedule with my family life, taking care of my parents and giving back to the community (aside from what my job encompasses).
Open Text: (Ask people to come support you)
I would love to serve as your next Miss India DC and it would mean a great deal to me to have your support! I look forward to seeing you at the pageant to experience the excitement with me!