by Akshra Khandelwal
Suhani Kapoor On Dancing Through The Challenges And Defying The Digital Norms
26 August 2023
In a world dominated by pixels and screens, where the allure of the camera's lens can shape destinies and inspire millions, we had the privilege of sitting down with the vibrant and determined influencer Suhani Kapoor. Amidst the hustle of her college life and the unrelenting demands of content creation, Suhani welcomed us into her world, sharing her creative journey, motivations, and aspirations.
As we exchanged pleasantries, Suhani's genuine warmth set the tone for our conversation. "I am doing good," she smiled, "I feel blessed and grateful for everything." A statement that resonated with her followers, as her journey to becoming an influencer has been nothing short of remarkable.
Sipping on her tea, Suhani began her creative narrative. "Being in front of the camera always excited me," she recalled, a twinkle in her eye. "During my childhood, I recorded myself doing anything and everything, speaking my heart out and dancing in front of the camera." The seeds of her future as an influencer were sown early, nurtured by her intrinsic love for self-expression.
The pivotal moment arrived when Suhani discovered the app "musically," now known as TikTok. "I started making videos randomly, never expecting anything, but gradually gaining many followers," she reminisced. By the time TikTok was banned in India in 2019, Suhani had already amassed a following of 300k. Unfazed by the setback, she shifted her focus to Instagram and began creating reels, steadily building a new audience.
But the journey could have been smoother. Suhani shared the heartache of waking up one day to find her Instagram account hacked or deleted. "I tried to regain that account for months but could never get it back." Undeterred, she started anew, and within two years, she had garnered over 100k followers. Her determination to inspire others through creativity remained undiminished.
"If you could have any superpower, what would it be?" we asked. Suhani's response revealed the empathetic core of her being. "I would choose to end the negativity and hate humans have for each other," she said. Her wish to dispel the darkness resonated deeply, reflecting the profound impact cyberbullying and negativity can have on individuals.
"As a creator, I receive a lot of hate daily for what I do," Suhani shared candidly. "And I know that even a person not into content creation also goes through hate in real life." Her superpower, a testament to her resilience and compassion, highlighted the pressing need for kindness and understanding in the digital age.
Curious about the woman behind the camera, we asked about a typical day in Suhani's life. Her response was refreshingly relatable. "A typical day in my life would look like getting up at 8, then getting ready for college." The routine of a college student was coupled with the unique demands of an influencer's life.
After college, Suhani finds solace in her interactions with loved ones. "Giving my mom some tea about the day, playing and petting Buddy (my pet)." The simple moments ground her in the whirlwind. The role of friends, family, and personal reflection is pivotal, emphasising the balance between her digital persona and her true self.
Navigating the tumultuous teenage years, Suhani spoke about her sources of motivation. "Sometimes, I feel unmotivated and anxious when my days are not going well or too hectic." Her vulnerability highlighted the challenges influencers, particularly young ones, face in managing multiple responsibilities.
Yet, the uplifting messages from her followers keep her going. "I open my Instagram DMs and find so many people loving and supporting me for what I do; that really makes me feel blessed and cheered up." Her parents, too, stand as pillars of strength, supporting her journey to become the best version of herself.
As our conversation flowed, Suhani shared a glimpse of her career's most cherished milestones. One that stood out was her debut as the main lead in the music video "Mann Aasmaani Hua." The opportunity to star in her first-ever song album was a testament to the power of her loyal followers. Another milestone was the offer to lead a television show on a prestigious channel, underscoring her rising influence in the industry.
Before we bid adieu, we asked Suhani for a message she'd like to share with the world. Her words were a testament to her authenticity and her unyielding optimism. "My message to the world would be, JUST BE YOURSELF. And also enjoy it to the fullest because we all have just one life, and we all should be grateful for everything."
Her parting advice encapsulated the essence of her journey: "Believe in yourself no matter how difficult the times are. You do you. Don't care about the world; if something makes you happy, do it."
As we wrapped up our conversation, Suhani Kapoor's story of resilience, creativity, and the unwavering pursuit of self-expression remained etched. With her positivity and determination, Suhani inspires countless individuals to embrace their true selves and navigate life's challenges gracefully.