When a beauty pageant title holder enters Bollywood, the hype and expectations are tremendous. But that hasn’t stopped Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Neha Dhupia or Manushi Chillar from entering the entertainment industry. So why should it stop Namrata!
Namrata Tolia Shah is the latest newbie to look towards Bollywood. A few weeks ago, the 5.6 inch tall lady won the Mrs India 2021 beauty pageant organized by Skywalk Productions and managed to impress the judges so much that they liberally praised her for her charisma, character, confidence, beauty, wit, wisdom, grace and poise. It was as if she was a complete talent package rolled in one!
A management professional, a business administration research scholar and a vivid international traveller, Namrata loves dancing, acting and even adventure sports. The smart and cheerful gal is also quite vocal about women empowerment and strongly believes in social causes and humanitarian service.
Namrata is from Mumbai and after the Mrs India win, inspite of so many people asking her if she would get into acting, she seemed to be taking her time. “Bollywood would be time-consuming and will take a lot of focus and devotion, but I think I am open to giving it a shot,” she admits with a smile.
It’s been quite a journey for Namrata already. “It wouldn’t have been possible without my mother who has been my constant pillar of encouragement and support,” quips the Mrs India. She credits her mother Dr. Aarti Tolia not only for standing by her, but for being her guide and biggest critic too.
Right now, Namrata is keeping herself busy with a lot of appearances coming her way after the Mrs India win. Sometime ago, she was felicitated by the Goregaon Sports Club in Mumbai, as she inaugurated their cricket ‘Twenty-20 Season 1’. More recently, she was the chief guest and main judge at Incredible NAARI program specially organized in honour of her Mrs India win by the High Commission of India in Tanzania.
Since Namrata has optimistic personality, she takes life head on and in a very positive way. “I don’t know where my life will ultimately take me, but I aim to achieve the world!,” she remarks. Attagirl! That’s the right attitude!