Elakshi Gupta: Leaving No Dream Unfulfilled

“Don’t let your passion and dreams die for any reason. Reasons are just reasons. Get out of your comfort zone and achieve your goals.”
- Elakshi Gupta

Elakshi Gupta, a well established dentist, fashion model, and actress decided to pursue three of her biggest passions!

A lover of science and the daughter of doctors, becoming a doctor herself has always been part of Elakshi’s dreams. However, this did not stop her from pursuing her dreams of being a model and an actress either. Elakshi went on to say, “While pursuing my masters degree in Endodontics, I participated in Femina Miss India and I was selected from my city. But I couldn’t go forward to the next level as I was studying and soon to be married.”

After the successful completion of her masters degree, Elakshi’s spouse made sure that her modeling dream was not swept under the carpet.

“After the completion of my master degree my husband filled in the form of Mrs India Beauty Queen Pageant. He knew my dream and that I have sacrificed Miss India for study and marriage. I participated and won Mrs India Beauty Queen 2015,” said Elakshi, “I went ahead to represent India internationally for Mrs Globe and was second runner up.”

Following her great pageant achievements, she continued to pursue her dreams and started working as a model, which led her into acting. She went on to say, “I had no clue how to move ahead in this profession but I learned it soon and established myself.”

As an actress, Elakshi shared that the movie character she enjoyed acting the most was the wife of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the Tanhaji film.

“It gave me an amazing experience working with a big production house and experienced actors”, shared Elakshi. Her journey as an actress continues to bloom as she will be appearing in two upcoming movies called “Luv u Shankar” and a Marathi debut as lead in “Bhram”.

Her modeling and acting career did not stop Elakshi from making her dreams of becoming a doctor come true. As a Masters Degree graduate in Endodontics, she has opened up her own dental clinic which is managed by her husband, who is a prosthodontist himself. In her free time, she assists him at the clinic.

Keeping the Balance & Overcoming the Challenges

On days when Elakshi does not have any shoots, she spends time at home and managing the clinic. She also follows a daily fitness routine that keeps her in high spirits.

She shared that music gives her great energy and talking and spending time with her family gives her more strength.

Elakshi described starting from zero in acting as the most challenging part of her career. She went on to say, “Acting and modeling is not as easy as it seems. It needs learning and observation. Sometimes you have to learn and adapt new thoughts,” shared Elakshi, “There are many failures initially but mentally you need to be strong enough to not give up.”

Acting and modeling has taught her to fight and be confident about herself.

Our Favorite Questions

What advice do you have for women who are on the journey to pursuing their passions and dreams?

“Don’t let your passion and dreams die for any reason. Reasons are just reasons. Get out of your comfort zone and achieve your goals. Even if you are married you still can achieve your goals. Just focus and never give up. Most important thing is loving yourself first. It’s only then you can be confident about yourself.”

What keeps you motivated and inspired every day?

“Hope to achieve one more step ahead keeps me motivated. My dreams are big and working to achieve them is always a motivation.”

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

“I always feel that you should love yourself. It’s you first because if you are happy then you can spread happiness around. Be disciplined and focused. Follow your dreams and passion but at the same time balance the other things also. It’s easier when you have discipline.”

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