Shilpa Nainani is an Anchor, Moderator and Presenter. With over 11 years of experience and more than 1200 events she is known for her spontaneity and vivaciousness.
Having shared stage space with the likes of MS Dhoni, Hon’ble President Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Padma Vibhushan Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia & many others, she believes that an emotional connect with the audience is what makes any event memorable. She is “talkingNloving it”.
As a true believer in women power, she has extended her support in championing Women’s causes and works very closely with the Telangana Police & She Teams, in organizing & conducting various events and promoting initiatives.
She has also lent her support in promoting Indian Music & Culture by associating with organizations like Banyan Tree.
Tell us about yourself, your background and what you do currently
I was born in Hyderabad. In keeping with the trend then, I too pursued my MBA and followed it up as a trainee in a BPO/Multinational setup. While my peers excelled, I realised that a desk job was not for me. I started to freelance as a radio jockey and before I knew it I was also hosting events. I still remember my very first event before a mall in Hyderabad where I had to engage customers and get them to buy a popular beverage. That’s when I realised that my profession found me. Since then my journey as an emcee has been phenomenal and today I even get to host events that engage an audience of over 10000 people. I have had the privilege of sharing stage space with the Hon’ble President of India, and many luminaries from different fields, both national and international.
Tell us about any current projects or initiatives you wish to promote
One of the initiatives that I have always been a part of is the event management community. A lot of hard work and painstaking effort goes into organising an event. Very often this effort gets overlooked and over the years I have helped both clients and event management teams understand this and work in unison towards a common goal.
What has been your biggest challenge in achieving your success?
I would say my height. I am petite and was very often rejected for being short. While initially, I would take this rejection and feel bad about it, I soon realised that its not my appearance that matters but what I bring to the stage. Today it is still my petite frame that surprises many. After an event people are curious about how and where all my energy on stage comes from.
What has been your greatest achievement personally?
My life is full of tiny achievements. When my clients come and tell me about how I have been an asset to their events, it brightens me up. My biggest achievement, I would say is yet to come.
If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you be doing?
Never thought about that. This profession found me and as always I take life as it comes and give it my all. More often than not, life surprises me with things & opportunities I never imagined.
Who has been your biggest inspiration?
There are lot of people around me who are very grounded & yet have shown strength amidst adversity. At different times different people have inspired me.
What does the future hold for you?
I am waiting to be happily surprised by it. J