Sunayana Fozdar is one talented Television actress with a charismatic personality. She has acted in many popular Hindi TV shows such as Qubool Hai, Adaalat, Belan Wali Bahu, and many more portraying different types of roles.
Born and brought up in Mumbai, the entertainment capital of India, Sunayana Fozdar is one of a kind, a successful and hardworking TV personality with a humble soul.
The Voice of Woman recently got into chatting with the beautiful Sunayana Fozdar to know all about her- how she landed in the acting industry, how she manages her life being a married woman and an actor, her inspirations, and a lot more.
What inspired you to pursue acting as a career? How did you get your first break?
Well, I have always been a “Nautanki” as a kid. According to my mother, when I was around three years old, I would stop crying only after listening to a few songs. When I was in the 4th standard, I took my first step into the acting industry with a famous kid’s TV show Khul Ja Sim Sim with Laxmikant Berdeji. I guess all these together kind of inspired me to pursue the acting career.
Then, later while I was in college, I was cast in an advertisement for Chevrolet Car. I actually got picked for the ad while I was hanging out in my canteen, bunking my class. This ad became a hit actually, and that helped me a lot with my career.
Being a married woman and an actor at the same time, how do you manage everything?
Behind every successful man, there is a woman. But I think, behind every successful woman, there is a team of women. So, behind my success, is my mother, my sister, my mother-in-law, and of course, my husband and my father in law.
I get a lot of support from them whenever I need some help so that I can go and work. I feel lucky to have two families who are so supportive of me.
Even with all this, it would be a lie if I say that nothing changes after marriage. Marriage comes with many responsibilities. Being married, you may have to put extra hours into work than before. It all comes to you and how determined you are to achieve something.
I am very passionate about my work, and I love what I do. This is how I manage my dual responsibilities of being a married woman and an actor at the same time. When you love your career, you can always find a way to make it work.
Celebrities are mostly under constant scrutiny. How do you deal with criticism?
Well, this is the career path that I chose, and the constant scrutiny is a part that comes with it. Honestly, sometimes scrutiny does get a bit intrusive. But, if you love something, you have to embrace both the good and bad parts.
About criticism, it constantly helps me to become a better actor. I even have my own critics at home, mostly my mother. Criticism only helps us to grow into someone better. So, keep criticizing me but appreciate me as well. *haha*
Are you a fitness freak? We would like to know how you keep yourself fit.
Oh no! I am not a fitness freak. But I do try to eat healthily and eat my meals in small quantities. I don’t like to follow any strict diet. My diet is simple and doesn’t feel like a burden to me. I dance to keep myself fit, and sometimes I go for a walk or jog.
You recently shared a video of you taking the JLO challenge and dancing passionately on IG account. What does dance mean to you?
I have been dancing for a long time now. Many people were surprised to see me dance. Back then, in my initial days, I also did a video song Gori Hai Kalaiyan, a remix by Bappi Lahiri. I used to do a lot of dance shows, which took a backseat as I decided to concentrate on my acting career.
The lockdown has helped me rediscover my passion for dance and made me realize how much it makes me happy.
You have radiant skin. What is the secret for that radiant skin?
I do not go for a lot of facials, and I don’t touch my face too often. My skincare routine consists of drinking lots of water and I moisturize my skin without fail. Also, I always remove my makeup and clean my face thoroughly before bedtime.
These are only things that I do for my skin, trust me! Lastly, always stay happy. Happiness is something that reflects on your face and skin, giving you a radiant look.
What have you learned during this nationwide lockdown?
Well, I have learned a lot of things, but the most important thing that I learned is never to take the smallest of things for granted. Life is beautiful. Value every moment of your life and seize the moment.
What is the inspirational quote that always keeps you positive?
Why wait for the storm to pass, dance in the rain, while it lasts! This makes me realize that let us all make the most of what we have, instead of waiting for something better to happen.
What is the fashion look that defines the personality of Sunayana Fozdar?
Something comfortable and chic!
You recently made a short film on your iPhone about what the millennial couples go through. Everything about the film is just on point and really heart touching. What inspired you to make this beautiful short film?
Recently, I have seen couples facing the pressure of living the social media life. Our lives have become greatly digital, and I have seen couples compare their relationship with those couple goal pics over the internet.
Eventually, this makes them unhappy, and they lose their confidence in the relationship.
Everyone has their own definition of their happily ever after. Don’t take too much pressure and burden. Find the magic in the little things that you have in life. Why depend on someone else to make you happy? Always keep your expectations low.
All these things that I wanted to express, I conceptualized it and shot it, making a short film.
What message would you like to share with everyone through The Voice of Woman?
Never ever let anyone tell you or convince you that you won’t be able to do something. Always remember, you are much better than you think you are.
If you don’t love yourself, no one else will love you. Don’t look for validation from someone else. Be confident, be persistent, and love yourself. Stay strong, show passion and compassion for everyone, including you. Spread love and positivity!