Mumbai: Gehna Sippy, a name that’s increasingly lighting up the marquees of the film industry, graciously sat down with Xpert Times for an exclusive interview. Born and raised in the vibrant city of Mumbai within the folds of a simple middle-class family, Gehna’s journey to stardom epitomizes the dreams and aspirations of countless young artists across the country.
The heartbeat of Mumbai, her hometown, is where Gehna’s story begins. From a young age, she discovered her love for acting and dancing, passions that have been an integral part of her life’s fabric. “Being in front of the camera and performing has always been my ultimate dream,” she says, reflecting on the genesis of her artistic fervor.
A quote that resonates deeply with her journey is, “It always rains the hardest on people who deserve the sun.” This sentiment has kept her focused and resilient amidst the challenges and trials that often accompany a career in the arts.
One aspect that stands out about Gehna is her genuine and heartwarming connection with her fans. Their adoration and support fuel her drive to continue pursuing her dreams. “I love connecting with my fans! I appreciate their love and efforts, especially the fan edits,” she expresses, emphasizing the importance of this relationship.
As Gehna’s passion for acting continued to burn brightly, she found herself at a crossroads, juggling her dreams with the responsibilities of everyday life. She took on the role of a part-time dance teacher for some pocket money balancing auditions and college life, not allowing it to deter her from her ultimate goal of becoming an actress. “I was a part-time dance teacher from 2017 to 2019. It was a balancing act, but I quit when I got my first break in Tollywood,” Gehna recounts, illustrating her unwavering dedication.
A strong support system is often the backbone of success, and Gehna is no exception. Her parents have played a significant role in nurturing her aspirations. “My parents have always been incredibly supportive,” she acknowledges, a glint of gratitude in her eyes.
One of her most cherished memories on this journey is the shooting of her first solo song in Telugu. It was a dream come true, albeit with its own set of challenges. The Telugu lyrics were changed on the shoot day, presenting an unexpected hurdle. However, Gehna’s determination and adaptability shone through as she managed to lip-sync and dance to the song within a tight timeframe.
In an industry that can be both rewarding and demanding, Gehna maintains a pragmatic approach to feedback. “I appreciate criticism which will help me do better as an actor and help me evolve in my journey,” she says, understanding the value of constructive criticism.
Gehna Sippy’s journey is a beacon of hope for aspiring artists. Her resilience, dedication, and genuine love for her craft have propelled her towards success. As she continues her journey in the film industry, Gehna remains grounded in her dreams and aspirations, inspiring many along the way. We eagerly await what the future holds for this rising star.