Whenever I watch a beauty pageant on TV I feel like – Mom’s like me can never participate. I get so inspired by the aura, the commitment and family life a mom manages being a full-time model or TV actor. Yes, we are back with yet another inspiring and motivational story of Maadhuri Sharma a woman with extraordinary personality.
She is a beauty Queen, model, TV host, Interior Designer, Nutritionist and above all she is a mom of two lovely girls. Maadhuri Sharma is the first Indian to win the coveted Mrs. earth international title at the pageant in Jamaica. She was crowned as –Mrs. India Earth 2015, Mrs. Earth International 2015/16 and Mrs. Cosmic 2017 in Las Vegas. She was voted Mrs.congeniality by my fellow contestants as Mrs. Earth and I won Mrs. Best Interview too.
Maadhuri Sharma had a wide on-screen career, she has hosted an English music show known as ‘coke music 4 u’ aired on in Mumbai channel. Acted in TV serials like ‘hi Zindagi bye Zindagi’ aired on Zee TV and ‘aashiana’ aired on Doordarshan.
Maadhuri sharma conquered the advertising world and worked with some big brands like S. Kumar’s, Citizen Watches, Bata Power Shoes, Glucon Apkos., Gilette, Shoppers Stop, BPL Microwave and Dove etc.
Maadhuri Sharma is a multi-tasker and holds multiple talents from walking the ramp for big brands and designers to anchoring live shows music videos for India and internationally, from working with well-known photographers to teaching English to Grade 5 and 6. She is also a practicing Nutritionist and Health Coach. Aside of this Maadhuri Sharma is also appointed as state committee chairperson Maharashtra in health coaching by the ALL (all ladies league).
Recently, She has done a shoot at the Glendale Studio in Hollywood and was invited to Beauties of the World show in L.A.
She has been awarded by Nari Ratna Award in 1997, was declared as the Pride of Maharashtra and the Pride of India, Women of Wonder Awards in 2016. Maadhuri Sharma was declared Outstanding Professional Woman of the year 2016 by the International Summit and Society.
Maadhuri Sharma brings pride to the nation in the form of Crowns but, she believes in winning hearts as well for which she volunteers and support an NGO, Light Of Life Trust, which supports senior school education to children in more than 400 villages in rural India.
Maadhuri Sharma is a mom of two lovely daughters, read on to know more about her motherhood journey so far.
They say that a child gives birth to a mother, I completely resonate with this statement, Motherhood showed me the strength which I never thought that I possessed. To have a piece of your heart walk outside of you, is something I would say only a parent knows. Motherhood shows you the true meaning of unconditional love. I am a completely hands-on mother and enjoy spending time with my children. I base a lot of work around my children, I work flexible hours so that I am around them. Nothing rivals the personal time given by a mother to her children.
I wouldn’t trade a single moment that I have experienced as a mother with anything in the world. I love being a mother. It is the center of my core and my existence.
Maadhuri Sharma won titles like – Mrs.India Earth 2015, Mrs.Earth Int 2016, Mrs.Cosmic 2017.So how all this happen. Was it a dream come true?
I have been a model, T.V show host, so participating in a pageant was an extension of my work on Stage and in front of the camera. I work with an NGO and keep participating in a pageant which gives me a larger platform to be able to talk about the social work that I do.My national director Shilpa Bhagat, who scored top ten in Mrs. World was convinced that I should represent India and would win the International title.My dream is to empower people, we rise by lifting others, this is what I believe in.
You won the title of Mrs. India after marriage and kids. Usually we think that after marriage and kids life will change. But you inspire many others to break this stereotype. Please share your thoughts.
Yes, I became Mrs.India after marriage and two girls, I don’t consider children and marriage as limitations and confinements from doing what one wants in life. Limitations are what we set for ourselves if we believe life is limitless, that is exactly what unfolds. Yes, life does change after marriage, our responsibilities do increase, but that doesn’t mean that life comes to an end. The support of your spouse and family is very important to be able to work and achieve anything after marriage. I have been fortunate to have the support of both. In India, we limit ourselves the minute we get married and have kids, we just have to realize that the limits we set in our own mind. I am very glad that you used the ‘word’ stereotype because that is exactly what it is to think that life gets limited after marriage and kids.
As mothers, we also need to work on the guilt aspect, we feel guilty leaving our children and doing anything else, Motherhood is a fine balance of being there for your children at the same time giving them space to grow as individuals and doing something for yourself.
As a mom of two young daughters, they need your attention and time too. How do you manage work life balance?
I am a proud mother of two teenage girls and they do require a lot of time and attention, I am able to work because of the support of my husband and family. Raajeev loves his family and is there whenever I can’t be there for the girls. A father’s attention and interaction are very important for the all-round development of the children, this provides a balance between the yin and yang energy (male and female energy). Life is all about balancing one’s self, it’s important to be there for the family as well as do something for yourself, this helps keep one sane. Now a day, I see a lot of fathers who are involved with their children and that is fantastic. In India, we are fortunate to have staff and are able to carve time out for ourselves when our children go for classes or to school. A lot of my western friends (beauty queens), a cook, look after their houses, kids and look super glamorous when required.
Given the beautiful looks, perfect health and personality, you don’t seem to be a mother of two. Can you share your beauty secret with us?
Thank you for your kind words and generous compliment to say that I don’t look like a mother of two teenaged girls. There aren’t any real secrets to this -one can say that partially I am blessed with good genes and also that I am a nutritionist and health coach. 80 % of one’s weight comes from what they eat and the balanced 20 % is exercise. Looking good is a balance of our internal and external well-being. It’s very important to keep one’s self in good energy at all times, I practice Satya meditation regularly and that has a large effect on my mental well-being. I also take care of my hair and skin well, I go for regular visits to my dermatologist and very dear friend Dr. Sushma Kantawala. It is very necessary to take care of one’s self post marriage and kids and not neglect yourself, only if you love and pamper yourself then others will. Very often mothers put themselves on the back burner and place only their families before them, whilst it is very important to do for your family, it is also important to prioritize yourself and love and take care of yourself.
We all have heard beauty with brains, but, Maadhuri Sharma is beauty with brains and a love filled heart. She is associated with an NGO and does a lot of Social Work Here she shares details of her Social work with us.
Yes, I raise funds for the education and empowerment of the underprivileged children in rural India. I work closely with Light of Life Trust which enriches the lives of and empowers the rural underprivileged with education and thus provides them with opportunities to get better jobs. It is easy to give a hand out to someone, but what makes a difference is when one equips somebody the lesser privileged to become capable of earning their own income.
It is possible to donate and volunteer with them, you can go to their website lightoflifetrustindia.org. Life begins to turn around when you help someone who can never do anything for you back in return.
Please share a message for our reader moms who feel that post marriage and kids it’s difficult to chase dreams.
My message to the reader moms is to not give up on your dreams because you are married and have children, instead see your blessings and have gratitude for all that is in your life, use your family as your strength to achieve what you want in your life, garner their support, learn to carve out time for yourself and follow your passion, believe in yourself and leave the rest to God. Whilst your children are small and require your attention, start doing something small, you can even volunteer in an NGO, it will give you tremendous satisfaction at the same time get you out of the house situation , at times we are so stuck in our micro view of our house, that we lose focus and fret over petty issues, when you step into other people’s situations who are under privileged, do you realize that blessed you are .
Here is her Show. Do watch there are some amazing tips for moms like me.
I am thankful to you, Mrs. Maadhuri Sharma for sharing your journey with us, it is truly inspiring and I wish you all the best for future.
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