‘Real Happiness Lies in making others Happy’

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7_1RMK.Sharma, Visakhapatnam: Real happiness lies in making others happy is the saying of Avatar Meher Baba and I follow it sincerely , personally and professionally, said the great grand niece of Avatar Meher Baba and MC Dilruba Pandey in an exclusive with Bay News at Hotel Park, where she came to anchor a show for a Pharmaceutical company on Sunday. Dilruba is a multifaceted artiste.  She is an actor, model, VJ, MC, singer and an image stylist.

Dilruba’s first exposure to the stage shows was at the age of 11 when she was in VIIth std in Dastur School, Pune. She sang a solo song on stage “May the good Lord bless and keep you”..by Jim Reeves for the late Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw. Later she took professional training in western music by the late Miss Doctor who moulded her into the singer that she is today.

Master’s Degree holder in arts with socio-psychology as the main subject, Dilruba is the daughter of Sohrabji Irani, who is also an artiste and singer ‘the main subject of socio-psychology helped me a lot in my profession specially as a MC and VJ’ she said.

In her IXth standard, Dilruba sang for the school centenary year, in front of a large crowd on top of the school terrace that had made her feel that ‘I am on top of the world..:’She was also given the tag of Nightingale of the school. Inspired by this, Dilruba gave her first stage show a musical play at Jahangir auditorium, Pune and the saga continued.

Asked about films and the type of characters she wished to do, the lady said that she would do movies only if she got a role of substance.. ‘I don’t like to run after the cine-glamour and accept any kind of role offered just for the sake of adding more number of films in the list. I want to do women-oriented characters whether it is a role of a vamp or a comedian or even a historical roles but it should carry some meaning and message’, she said.

She acted in a two act play- ‘All the best in Hindi’ which had various shows at the southern naval command and fine arts hall, Kerala and musical plays in Pune and Mumbai.

As a model, Dilruba walked the ramp as the show stopper recently for ‘Schwarzkoph’ for their spring summer look collections. Some of the video ads done by Dilruba includes of Hridyamrith (Kamilari Nupal remedies),   Sunethra Eye Drops,  Apple Properties Ltd (ice),  Hyginic Plus,  Kalleshwari Refinearies Ltd- Dheepam Pooja Oil,   Deccan Pearls And Jewels from Hyderabad Online Shopping etc. Her photograph was published on cover page of one of the Malyalam Magazine- ‘Parpidum’ the add-on magazine of Malyalam Manorama. She was also the face for the all kerala photographers workshop. She was one of the distinguished guest for the award ceremony of the all Kerala Photo Journalists Award.

As a compere, Dilruba anchored shows for many corporate with  likes of Mercedes Benz, Muthoot Group, Reliance, JP Cements, Nymphette Tours And Travels ,Make My Trip, Pepsico Ltd, ILFS Mumbai. Shows for the Navy , Turf Club- Pune. New Years Celeberations at Taj (Kovalam), Dr. Reddy’s etc. She was introduced to the Vizag City by Ajay Agarwal of Creative Plus for the shows- Independence Eve Ball at Waltair Club, Maruti Suzuki Estilo-Caratho and Eisai pharma for which event was managed by Creative Plus entertainment Ltd.

Many more of her singing performances and her events will be  coming up in the month of Sept. She is happy and would love to explore vizag  with her talents and more importantly with honesty and hardwork.

She was a VJ for a TV channel Rosebowl, a sub channel of Asianet in kerala, that hosts a prime time show called ‘Song4u’. Dilruba is the current Navy Queen, Kerala. Apart from music and dramatics she is an image stylist and  a make over artist..and has worked with a lot of malyalam stars like Padma Priya, Kavya Mahadhavan etc. In her spare time she makes sure to indulge at the gym and keep herself fit and healthy.

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