How realizing your passion can change your life
It’s time to change your life and start up your wildest dreams.
Sure it will take hard work, perseverance and maybe even a little bit of luck, but realizing your calling is the first step. Its that moment when it suddenly hits you: theres something else out there for you.
For these four people, realizing their dreams wasnt a slow burn but an explosion. Suddenly, they had to make a change.
As the saying goes, “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”
Watch in the videos below to discover how others experienced a moment that changed their lives and learn how you can follow their lead. We dare you not to be inspired.
From dishwasher to artist: Vir Das
Vir Das is a Bollywood actor and comedian, known for his roles in films like Delhi Belly and Go Goa Gone. His comedy company, Weirdass Comedy, is India’s first and only comedy consultancy which is a one-stop shop for your comedy needs across media. He is one of the biggest & first stand-up comedians in India who changed the comedy entertainment industry in India
But before he got his big break, he had to struggle a bit, too. After doing poorly on his boards and finally making it to college to study economics, his theatre class changed his life forever Das shares his story about discovering his passion for acting and how he chased after his dream to be a performer in any way he could.
From zoology student to filmmaker: Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap is a screenwriter, director and producer with more than a dozen titles to his name. Kashyaps journey toward making his mark in Bollywood was not a straight line, but a path marked by highs and lows, quick curves and uphill climbs. It was the Italian film Bicycle Thieves that ignited his passion in filmmaking. But alas, his directorial debut Paanch never had a theatrical release due to censorship issues. His subsequent film as a director, Black Friday, was released in 2007 after being held up for two years. But that didnt stop him from making critical and commercial successes like Dev D and Gangs of Wasseypur. Today, Kashyap is one of the most celebrated filmmakers of Bollywood.
Learn how he went from studying zoology in college to pursuing his dreams as a filmmaker and the pivotal moment that changed his life forever.
From microbiologist to musician: Raghu Dixit
Raghu Dixit is an award-winning singer-songwriter and composer who combines folk and traditional Indian music with an eclectic mix of other styles. But before he was a musician, he was a celebrated microbiologist. Making the leap from petri dishes to the stage may seem like a big jump, but Dixit knew he had to go for it. Learn how the former gold medalist microbiologist finally learned to listen to the rhythms that had been playing in his heart all along.
From shoe salesman to foodie and restaurateur: Riyaaz Amlani
Riyaaz Amlani is the president of the National Restaurant Association of India and a celebrated restaurateur with whopping 40 eateries to his name.
The owner of Impresario Foods first became famous for the high-volume, low-margin “college-crowd” Mocha caf chain. He soon realized the gap in the Indian eating-out scene and came up with lower-volume, higher-margin restaurant brands like Social Offline, Salt Water Caf and Smoke House Deli.
His restaurants serve more than 12,000 people on a daily basis, but this hospitality hotshot actually got his start as a shoe salesman. Discover how Amlani opened his own shoe shop at just 17 years old, then decided to make a change and follow his dream into the world of food.
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