I grew up in Mumbai. The first 10 years of my life were spent in Chembur in a joint family. Then my grandparents, parents, brothers and I moved to Lokhandwala. Although as a child I was very quiet and obedient, I would look for excuses to stay away from home. My parents thought I wasnt up to any good.
I have always been interested in staying in the forefront of things. I was more inclined towards extra-curricular activities in school, always participating in dance programmes, athletics and school projects. I won prizes in the under-12 championships in athletics. I was also the school team captain in throwball. Right from my childhood I loved watching movies and listening to music. Today I get to do what I love the most, which is acting, and also spend time with my family and friends.
Though I was ragged and bullied in school, I loved being there. I went to St Anthonys Girls High School till Class V, after which I went to Jankidevi Public School in Mhada. I had failed in maths in Class V but actually stood second in Class VIII!
Nothing matches what I did when I was in Class VII. I had gone to a shopping mall with a friend. We were trying on different clothes. While waiting for my friend who hadnt finished trying on hers, I felt the need to visit the loo. But I had to wait for her and she took quite a while. By the time she got out, I had wetted the floor of the changing room! When we stepped out, there were at least 20 people waiting for their trials. Imagine my embarrassment.
I am an extrovert and have always had a huge number of friends, but I am close to only a few of them. My younger brothers Mishaal and Manav are my greatest buddies. Both of them are very protective about me. My parents are the best I could have asked for. They have been pillars of support for me. I am blessed to have lived with my grandparents. They are precious gems for me. They have always taken good care of me and pampered me.