Be a seeker throughout your life: Swati Nanda
Swati Nanda, Actor and Model from Mumbai. She Nanda is the founder of Glitterati Pageants.Her interview are as follows:
1.What do you do for a living?
A professional model turned Actor, Pageant Expert and an Entrepreneur. I debuted my acting career with one of leading shows of Zee TV, have been a face of many TV commercials, short films, music videos and now a part of a professional theare group coming up with its full length English Play across many cities.
I’ve been a part of Top IT MNC, start-up travel and digital marketing companies, worked on AI projects related to chatbots and I’m the founder of Glitterati Pageants.
2.How would you describe your work?
I’am a person who believes in serendipity. I had never planned this route but I am glad I stumbled upon a few opportunities in my life which brought me here.
I started my career as a software engineer, worked in one of the top MNC’s as a software developer and later life took a complete U-Turn when I won a beauty pageant and represented India at Top Model Of The World 2014.
3. What does your work entail?
An artist’s and entrepreneur’s life is full of adventures, learning, meeting new people, theatre rehearsals and recreating life on stage or in front of the camera. It’s a lifelong learning process which changes you as a person. You experience the minute details of life so that you can play that character on the screen. I have been fortunate enough to learn from the best mentors in the Industry.
4. What’s a typical work week like?
I believe any successful person has to be fit physically, mentally and emotionally. My week comprises of, apart being in shoots, seeking for anything that allows me to grow in all these aspects. Be it being disciplined with my gym workouts, my rehearsals, working with my team, reading books etc..
5. How did you get started?
My first ever fashion show was in my college and then later I was a part of fashion show team in my company -Infosys. I got noticed by a top designer in South. My journey started as a fashion model and since then I’ve never looked back.Iv walked for almost all top Fashion weeks of the country including Lakme fashion week..Amazon fashion week and many International fashion weeks like India fashion week- Dubai, Dubai fashion league etc.
6. What do you like about your work?
Traveling and meeting new people is what I love the most in my profession.
7. What do you dislike?
I dislike being complacent and I dislike arrogant people.
8. What skills are needed to do this?
Be a seeker throughout your life. Go to the roots of everything you take up. As your every project, your every workpiece will define you. Keeping abreast with what’s happening around you and being grounded after you have tasted success.
9.what is most challenging about that you do?
It’s a competitive world but finding out people with similar goals, pushing each other up and growing together. It’s a challenge initially, later it’s on you how you turn it into your strength.
10.what is most rewarding?
When I get to hear that I inspire people to follow their dreams makes me feel really satisfied. I often get messages and calls from my friends from college and it really pushes me more to achieve my dreams and inspire more people around me to pursue their dreams.
11. What advice would you offer someone considering this career?
Be it about becoming a Model, actor, pageant aspirant or an entrepreneur your discipline has to be rock solid. You cannot compromise on your discipline to do anything in your life
12. what else would you like people to know about your career?
Being the CEO and founder of Glitterati Pageants, I really feel I’m giving back to the society what I learnt from pageants. Pageants made me confident. They made me resilient and gave me a never say no attitude. I want to help as many girls to achieve their dreams through my experiences.
“I want the entire next generation of girls to know they can achieve anything they put their mind into!”
13.what is a common misconception people have about what you do?
That I am lucky. What people see is just the tip of the iceberg. The hardwork that goes behind is often neglected
Swati Nanda’s work profile:
1.Represented India at Top Model Of The World 2014 in Egypt.
2.Top 5 and winner at TGPC peoples choice award in Indian Princess 2014
3.Shortlisted in top 11 in Femina Miss India-Bangalore 2013.
4. First Runner’s up at Miss BRICS International 2018.
5. Miss Best Photogenic and Star of Asia at Miss desert International 2018 in China.
6. Top 15 at Miss Desert International 2018, Inner Mongolia.
Lead role in MTV web series- Chase the monsoon season 5. Link at
Parallel lead role in zee tv’s Doli Armano ki series against Mohit Malik and Neha Marda.(Links attached below).
Cameo in Star plus’s – Namkaran .
Acted in Darr Sabko lagta hai hosted by Bipasha Basu.
Acted in upcoming movie ‘Sui dhaga’ by Yashraj Films starring Anushka Sharma and Varun dhawan.
Cameo role in Bollywood feature film, ‘The Final Exit’ starring Kunal Roy Kapoor.
Cameo role in Bollywood feature ‘Ghayal Returns’ starring sunny deol.
Theatre course by Saurabh Sachdeva 2018.
Acting workshops from Neeraj Kabi
Acted in theatre play – “Machis ki Dibiya” by Hassan Manto.
Acted in theare coperate play – “A silver lining”
Upcoming theatre performance for play ” Darz Lamhe : khudkushi ke” by Dinkar Bedekar.
1. EK THI DIANA
Directed by Shakti Hasija
Produced by Industrywalas
Presenter: Royal stag in association with Large short films(Reliance Films)
2. Acted in Jars pictures short film with director Saumyajit Nandy.
Digital Ad film for Amazon India.- https://www.instagram. com/p/BaKGjXHlKjf/utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=wo3g2nmqs46u
Toshiba elevators- https://youtu.be/QsxsH9sAB34
Digital ad for ICICI prudential.
Music video for SIP productions.
Ramp show and print shoot experience:
Walked for Lakme Fashion week Winter ’16 finale
Walked for India Fashion Week Dubai2016 season 4.
Worked for ICICI tvc for youtube for I-Startup .
Walked for Jaipur Fashion Fiesta 2016 Choreographed by Achala Sachdev
Walked for inifd -surat, Ahmedabad.
Walked for ITM -Spark plug-Annual design show
Walked for Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring summer 2015 for designer Rakesh Agarwal and Pallavi Mohan.
Calender Shoot in Durban -South Africa in scheduled in November 2014 photographed by Haider Khan
Calendar shoot in Seychelles in Jan 2016 photographed by Munna Singh
Walked for Lubna Adams for Heritage India show 2015
Ramp show in Colombo in Dec 2015
Print shoot for the ‘The Man’ magazine for thier November Issue.
Walked for Kingfisher Chennai international Fashion week 2014
Print shoot for Yellow Jeans in June 2014 by Kaustubh Kamble
Walked for INIFD city tour fashion show in Gujurat in June 2014.
Walked for All India Jewellery expo GJIT – Gujurat 2013
Walked the ramp for Signature Premier Pune style week –August 2013
Walked the ramp for India Jewelry and Fashion Week Season 1 in Ahemdabad-September 2013
Walked for India Fashion Street –Season 2 in Hyderabad in July 2013.
And many other print shoots and shows.
Wills India Fashion week spring summer 2015.
Doli Armano ki for ZEE TV:
Tvc for Toshiba Elevators:
Watch “Toshiba Elevator Vignette FY15” on YouTube – https://youtu.be/2INZWvUay78
MacDonald India TVC:- https://youtu.be/ K6aD7EAfleY
Music video :