Suhani never had a strong inclination towards academics. However, she displayed a competitive spirit right from her childhood. At school, elocutions, singing, sports, and art occupied most of her time. Events, creative work, participating in exhibitions, and experimenting with new avenues, attracted Suhani from an early age. Being on the stage with the mike in her hands fascinated her.
As a child, Suhani was a tomboy who was naughty and at the same time curious to explore the world around her and learn from it.
For Suhani, her mother was the greatest inspiration. Till she got married, her mother remained her confidante, friend, anchor, and pillar. Back home from work, she would rush to her mother narrating the tales of her day, tracing out every event in detail.
Suhani’s mother created an atmosphere at home that was rich in art and culture. Her Mother sang as a vocalist at the Air India Radio. Little Suhani listened to her intently whenever her mother would practice and thus, inherited the talent of singing from her. In fact, music was ingrained in Suhani’s DNA.
At college, Suhani got introduced to Vivek Mendonsa. Being a Catholic with a Hindu name surprised her but Vivek impressed her at their first meeting itself. Over time, Suhani and Vivek got to know each other. Vivek supported Suhani at all times and went with her even for her marketing jobs. Soon it became a ritual for them to do odd-jobs, college events, and friend-meets together.
With every growing day, week, month, and year their bond grew stronger. Suhani knew he was there for her and Vivek knew she was there for him. And on 2nd May 1995, Cinderella married her Prince Charming.
Life gets you across various challenges that play a great role in moulding you for the better. Suhani’s first transformation was at the age of 13 when circumstances created a need for her to be independent. It completely changed her perspective towards life.
Later, it was motherhood that came as a turning point in Suhani’s life. Nurturing two sons born with congenital issues brought out the rock strong personality in her. With surgeries and therapies, Vivek and Suhani together overcame their challenges. These circumstances however, opened a new window in Suhani’s life to understand others with similar issues. She actively got involved with various NGOs and organizations to extend her support.
every phase of life and come out a winner.