British Asia News Network
A Biomedical Scientist, an entrepreneur, a singer, actor and model, Miss Middlesex and now Miss India UK 2018 – meet the beautiful and talented Miss Anusha Sareen, who won the prestigious title last Saturday.
The Biomedical Science graduate is juggling the responsibilities of a full-time job with her creative and entrepreneurial talents and preparing for her next step; competing in New Jersey for the worldwide title the coming week.
When I first met Anusha at the RAF Northolt Diwali party she stood tall and smiling – her radiance becoming infectious through her down-to-earth smart ripostes. She chatted casually about her acting career, her professional singing and her ultimate dreams of making a difference to the lives of others.
“I am constantly hoping to inspire all of those around me. I want to live a life in a way that keeps my heart full and instead of my pockets – and continue on my humanitarian projects.”
Anusha seems a lot mature after winning the title, all her energy now focussed on the next big platform that she is confident to conquer.
“When I heard my name (as the winner) I was so grateful. I feel I’ve done a lot of things till date that have been working up to achieving a national title and it just gave me a sense of recognition for this hard work. I never expected anything, but I did hope!”
She was at the BBC radio a few days back and spoke inspiringly about how it’s important to have the self-assurance and stay focussed towards your goal to achieve it.
“To South Asian women and all women and men, I would say that they should understand themselves, what exactly they stand for and what they want to achieve with this title, as it puts everything into perspective and keeps you driven.”
With the beauty ‘crown’ comes greater responsibilities and Anusha takes all of it very seriously. “I have my personal responsibilities – supporting my community, setting an example and inspiring women,” said Anusha.
Born in North London where she developed her academic and creative pursuits, she hopes to inspire those around her by staying true to herself in all her endeavours. She has a few mantras in life: “Be true to yourself, or else you’ll only be doing yourself an injustice. Try not to judge, we all have our own tribulations on our journey. Giving may take a little more time but gives you a lot more joy.”
The beautiful and intelligent young lady wears many hats. She opened her business following graduation in the coffee industry. Her coffee shop, Mangobean, was a hit in Aldershot, where she managed it for three and a half years. She is currently developing business plans in the textiles industry, after selling her first business earlier this year.
Anusha started dramatics at the age of five and continued to excel in the field. She was hand selected to be cast for Slumdog Millionaire, however, at the age of 14 she did not fit into the required roles. Since then, she has been cast for acting roles alongside lead British and Indian musicians for her story-based music videos. She also secured a lead female role in the YouTube series BADMAN, created and directed by the YouTube Ambassador Humza Arshad.
Anusha started community work at a young age and realised that many elderly residents at care homes and residents for people with special needs lived in isolation. She introduced a Pen Pal scheme, thus getting people with similar interests together from the different centres. This bridged the gaps and encouraged social visits between centres. Her long-term goal is to increase the network and allow the community to branch out, giving an opportunity to mingle and fight isolation. That itself is a lot to take on at this age… so who does she derive her inspiration from?
“I have many role models – one is Tony Robbins, a man who can read and understand people in a fascinating way. I have a lot of respect for the way he pushed people to their own solutions.”
For now, she needs to simply stay focussed and impress the judges in the US with that warm genuine smile, infectious wit and a huge bag of talent with a pinch of good luck thrown in. I have a strong feeling she’ll make us proud. We only have a few days to wait for it.
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