Blog By mariam | 20-10-18
Strangest People Ever You Will See On Subway
We all know Sudha Chandran for the negative roles she plays on T.V.
At the age 3 when she started learning Bharatnatyam.
Her childhood was spent mostly dance practice, her schedule was so packed, she would leave in the morning and come back at 9.30pm.
Despite her dedication towards dance she did well in academics with a score of 80% in her 10th exams.
To be able to give more time to her passion, Sudha had opted for the arts stream.
Life took a major turn for her when the bus she was travelling in from a dance show met with an accident.
She got away with a fracture and minor cuts. But her minor injury meant that the doctors didn’t pay much attention to it and thus a cut on her ankle was left unattended because of which her foot was infected. Fearing that the infection will spread to the rest of her body.
Sudha’s parents took the hard decision of cutting her leg off.
It took her 3 years to recover completely with a prosthetic leg.
People felt pity on her for not being able to dance anymore but Sudha wasn’t ready to let go of her dreams so soon.
She started learning dance again. “It was a slow and painful process but with every step, I learnt, I knew that this is what I wanted,” she said in an interview.
Her performance after the accident was at St. Xaviers college. On the day of the performance, the newspaper came with the headline...‘Looses a foot, walks a mile.’ The entire show was sold out and her performance ended with a standing ovation from the audience.
When she returned home, Sudha’s father touched her feet saying, “I’m touching the feet of the Goddess Sarasvati because you have done the impossible,” Sudha recalled in the interview.
That show at St. Xavier's became a milestone in her life!
She received a lot of respect from the media which gave her the opportunity to act in a film based on her life.
Then started her career, not only did she made a name for herself in the world of dance but also set foot in acting with bang.
We salute her will-power and dedication!
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