Shreya A Nagesh
Full Name: Shreya A Nagesh
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Favorite Color: Turquoise Blue
All my life I have been active & fiercely passionate about performance arts such as Dancing, Singing, Acting & playing musical instruments.
Academically I aspire to be a Data Scientist with a future plan to get my PhD with a combination of Dance & Data Science Technology. I was awarded the best classical and folk dancer award, a trophy created especially for me during my 10th grade -which is now a legacy. I was also a part of remarkable large-scale performances such as Ambani’s 80th birthday, Make in INDIA & many television appearances such as in Dancing Star and Super Minute. I have choreographed for flash mobs, Indian wedding sangeets & a variety of college dance performances.
Having won titles such as Miss Artemis Bangalore 2009 and Miss. Esplendida Bangalore 2010, I was also nominated for the Best Youth Award in the state of Karnataka in 2014.
As a sportsman, I am a national level Karate Black belt and have routinely participated in District-Level basketball and swimming tournaments.
My variety of interests include collecting stamps & coins, glass painting/coloring & pencil sketching, cooking, travelling, health, fitness and reading. I absolutely love creating entertainment videos, volunteering at homeless shelters, being part of nature club activities or planning the next dance choreography in my spare time.
What are you doing presently?
I am hunting for my dream job – Data Scientist & increase my bank balance well enough to fulfill my dreams.
What are your future plans?
To be the next Aishwarya Rai – Beauty with Brains! An amazing actress, great dancer & Model along with confidence, grace & intelligence.
Once I’ve got a job, I want to focus on taking the highest exam in Classical Dancing and plan for doing my PhD with a merge of Dance & Data Science Technology(my Master’s Degree). I want to make a mark in the dance field – create something that never existed – smart & very useful. In the long run, I want to retire with my own dance studio and spread love & happiness.
Why do you want to participate in the pageant?
This pageant is a wonderful opportunity for me to live my childhood dream, showcase my unique personality, to experience & grow into a better individual and socialize with all these amazing people god has given me, ultimately representing our proud Indian Heritage !
Talent you plan to do for pageant (Please include song name if doing a dance, this can be changed later):
I will be dancing to the song, Crystallize.
What 3 words sum you up?
Loving. Ambitious. Passionate.
What is an interesting fact about you that not many know?
I absolutely love motorcycle/car racing and ying-yang!!
If you were a super hero, what would your super power be?
Teleport & the power of inception – such that I can go anywhere there is trouble and just blow a kiss into the air – everyone who breathe will forget their bad intentions and start spreading love instead! It’s now a happier world out there.
If you could take three things to a deserted island what would they be and why?
GPS to help me navigate everywhere. A Camera to click all the good moments to store. A food basket : with boxes to take back samples for my loved ones to enjoy too, Spicy chips & water that I can have after tasting all the dessert (I am totally a spice person).
Most embarrassing moment:
Frankly, I can’t think of anything.
My parents. No matter all the painful hardships each one has gone through in life, they have taught me that I can face anything, never give up & to live strong and confident as ever. Life moves on & nothing is impossible.
As far as I can remember the dream, I get up from sleep to see snakes crawling all over me and the floor below is tightly packed with snakes – I can’t figure out how to escape.
If you knew today was your last day on Earth, how would you spend it?
I would want to spend the whole day with all my loved ones, talking about all the good memories we’ve shared & thank god for giving us this beautiful life. Hope to meet again in heaven!
Best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten:
You have the power to say – “This is not how my story will end! Let go of the past, it can’t be rectified. Live the present in front of you NOW, seize today to work towards building the future you want!”
Where do you hope to see yourself in 10 years?
I hope to see myself as a well known actress, with a PhD and happily married, travelling & exploring the world. I might have one child & published my biography. Have started an NGO that funds farmers. On the verge of opening my dance studio, to teach the next gen to spread love & happiness by dancing for a cause.
Open Text: (Ask people to come support you):
Namaste to all! It is an honor for me to be a part of the Miss India DC Pageant. Please do join me and my fabulous contestants as we proudly represent our Indian heritage, our ethnicity and culture. This Pageant is going to be a spectacular one that you shouldn’t miss. So don’t forget to come and support me, Shreya Nagesh and all the lovely ladies, as we compete for the Miss India DC title on September 16th, 2017.