Mumbai: In an exclusive interview with Xpert Times, the rising star Ishani Sharma takes us on a journey from her Himalayan roots to her exciting career in the heart of Bollywood. Ishani, a self-proclaimed ’90s kid’, opened up about her path to stardom, her experiences in the entertainment industry, and her personal philosophy.
Born in the picturesque Himalayan region, Ishani reminisces about her childhood with a sense of nostalgia. “I am a ’90s kid born in the Himalayas,” she shared, a testament to her roots in one of India’s most pristine natural landscapes.
Ishani’s story is one of relentless determination and unwavering passion. She revealed, “I was following the structure till the structure decided to not follow me, and the rest is history.” Auditioning tirelessly from an age she can hardly remember, Ishani’s dedication paid off when she eventually made her way to Mumbai and started receiving work in the entertainment industry.
Her hard work and talent were soon recognized when she received a nomination at the ITA Awards for the Best Debutant of the Year. For Ishani, this achievement was monumental, coming from a small town background with no connections in the industry. “Getting appreciated for your first work by the industry was a big deal for me,” she said with a smile.
In the bustling world of showbiz, Ishani continues to forge her path. “I have done a couple of projects this year which are going to be released soon, and I hope to find better avenues that help me elevate as an artist,” she shared about her upcoming endeavors.
Ishani’s multifaceted talents and her desire to explore all her abilities make her stand out. “I don’t consider anything in my life a hobby. I like to be immersed in everything equally, and I feel I have many talents which I still have not explored,” she explained, emphasizing her commitment to unlocking her full potential in this lifetime.
While her spirituality might be a mystery to some, Ishani has found solace in following Nichiren Buddhism. She firmly believes that spirituality helps individuals remain centered and stay true to themselves, no matter the challenges they face.
For someone from a non-privileged background, every day is a challenge in a big city. Ishani acknowledges the pressure to constantly improve in every aspect of her individuality. However, her love for her work and the opportunity to pursue her dreams keep her going.
When asked about regrets or things she wishes she could change, Ishani replied, “I can’t think of any at this point.” Her life philosophy revolves around faith in a higher plan. “I believe that no matter what you plan, if you try to be a little honest with your true self, God’s plan will always work out in your best interest,” she said.
On a personal note, Ishani describes herself as a private person who enjoys her own company. “I hardly have an interesting personal life. I love spending time alone and a lot of it. If given the chance to be alone, I would love spending a lifetime alone,” she humorously admitted.
In a world where personal expression takes various forms, Ishani chooses to reveal parts of herself through Instagram posts and occasionally interacts with her community through live sessions. Despite her private nature, she expressed a fondness for making human connections, saying, “If someone genuinely makes an effort to know me, I am the most available human. I like making human interactions.”
Ishani Sharma’s journey from the Himalayas to the bustling streets of Mumbai and her unwavering dedication to her craft stand as an inspiration to many. Her belief in spirituality and the power of being true to oneself are values that have guided her on her remarkable journey in the entertainment industry. As her star continues to rise, we can’t wait to see where her passion and talent take her next.