Jamshedpur: City-born Pragati Srivastava feels she is living a fairy tale. Up until last year Pragati Srivastava who has been most noticeably featured in Malabar jewellers , Kalyan jewellers , Sunsilk campaigns did not even think of getting into modelling and acting sitting in her apartment, sketching her illustrations and preparing for her masters.
Born and brought up in Jamshedpur she did her schooling from Little Flower School and Loyola School. A proverbial beauty with brains, currently she is pursuing Masters in Public Policy from St. Xavier’s College Mumbai.
She had never imagined herself sitting in a caravan learning Telegu scripts. With making her debut in Tollywood she has come a long way since she got introduced to the industry.
In her early teens she had always been fascinated by fashion shows and movies. To become an actor or simply to be in front of the screen was a long cherished dream of hers. Coming from an academic inclined family initially her parents were sceptical of her getting into the industry thinking it’s a short lived career path but with her dedication and good opportunities coming her way, she achieved a considerable amount of quality work in a short span of time. Her parents then not only supported her but came forward to help her in every way possible to let her follow her dreams.
She was scouted by an agency called Purple thoughts who then trained and developed her for modelling . She initially shot for designers like Shantanu & Nikhil , Anju Modi , Sunita shekhawat and many more.
“Since childhood I have loved painting, singing and dancing. The love for acting grew more after I participated in plays, elocutions etc in school. The appreciation I received in return motivated me to further pursue acting. I remember back in school days I would play basketball before school and go for athletics after. I had also received the award for the best athlete in 10th grade. Today I realise that it is all that hard work that is paying now.” she shared.
When questioned over talent in small towns she said that there is a host of hidden talents among girls of small cities like Jamshedpur but the need is that they must get the right platform to display their talent. I am extremely grateful to have received it.
Currently during the Pandemic she is indoors in her home in Delhi and prays for the world and the pandemic to be over soon.