This International Women’s Day, KOOVS.COM, the leading online fashion destination is celebrated Girl Power in association with HT Media. The campaign is a celebration of success stories of five young inspirational personalities from diverse background and in five very different fields, namely Richa Chadda (actor), Sanjana Batra (celebrity stylist), Kaneez Surka (comedian), Bani Nanda (pastry chef) and Namrata Purohit (pilates expert).
Recognising the extraordinary journey and achievements of these women, KOOVS.COM & HT Media honours each of them with a unique title to represent the outstanding characteristic that has led them to succeed.
o Namrata Purohit – Believer
o Sanjana Batra – Achiever
o Kaneez Surka – Improviser
o Bani Nanda – Creator
o Richa Chadda – Challenger
Drawing inspiration from their stories, KOOVS.com and HT Media are aiming to inspire and motivate other young adults – girls and boys, to find their own opportunity to challenge, believe, create, improvise and achieve in areas they are passionate about.
Namrata Purohit (23 years) co-founder of The Pilates Studio was 16 when she became the youngest qualified Stott Pilates instructor in the world. Boasting a rich clientele including Bollywood celebrities and sportspersons among others, she also authored The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Being Fit at the age of 21. A true example of an empowered woman, she shows the world that with hard work and dedication, age is just a number when it comes to achieving your dreams.
Sanjana Batra (26 years), known for her classic styling skills, is a well-known personality in the fashion industry. Without a formal education in fashion and design, her journey with styling began humbly. From working as a stylist for an advertisement company to becoming the fashion editor of a fashion website and then branching out as a celebrity stylist, Sanjana has transformed many celebrities into style icons.
Kaneez Surka (31 years), Comedian and improvisation artist, joined a group of entertainers known as The Improvisers. Talent spotted by Cyrus Brocha, she is now a regular on CNN_IBN TV satire program ‘The Week That Wasn’t’, which is credited as the beginning of English comedy in India. Kaneez has made a career out of speaking incorrect Hindi and ahead of her show this weekend, she talks about growing up in South Africa, her bold humour, and finally taking Hindi lessons.
Bani Nanda (25 years), As the newest kid on the block, Bani Nanda is already proving what a rockstar she is. At 25, she owns her own business – Miam – a patisserie that does some fabulous cakes and macarons which has already become a favourite in the Fashion circles. Bani learnt her craft from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu School in Paris and while she follows traditional French baking processes, she’s incorporated a little bit of herself in all her tasty goodies.
Richa Chadda (30 years), did not have an inkling that Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) would go on to become a cult film when she signed on for the movie. It also proved to be the turning point in her career; Chadha’s performance as Nagma Khatoon—a role she describes as her most challenging—propelled her into the limelight. Following her career-defining performance in Masaan (2015), the actress was invited to be part of an elite jury at the Marrakech International Film Festival in Morocco last year. Having completed her honours in History from Delhi’s St Stephen’s College in 2005, her parents thought: “Her acting craze would go away”. But for Chadha, it was her “soul’s calling”. She refused a full-time job with a magazine, offered to her while pursuing a media course from Sophia College, Mumbai, in 2007. She even walked away from a reporter’s job with a TV channel after a day.
The daily features will leverage the reach of HT Media’s flagship English language newspaper The Hindustan Times and its landmark Fever 104 FM radio station with profiles in HT City and HT Café section and radio interviews running parallel on the evening primetime Fever 104 FM Khuraffati Nitin show, airing from 5-9pm between March 06 – 10, 2017.