Shaili Shah is a singer and an entrepreneur. She is the founder of Mortantra - a jewellery-making company. Shaili had the concept for Mortantra when looking for personalized replica jewellery for her wedding. She decided to design her own jewellery after failing to find the perfect piece. As a result, Shaili's entrepreneurial side was born. She believes that any idea can only become a reality if one learns to overlook other people's opinions, trust in oneself, and act.
What is your favourite word?
Dream. I believe everything you do today, might have been your dream once. It is all connected. I am somebody who had diverse passions. I've done theatre, been a singer, now I am an entrepreneur. All the way along, it has always been what I dreamt to become, and it has often come true. Whatever your dream, it is going to come true if you are optimistic and manifest them sincerely.
What was the moment in your life that made you Blossom into the person you are today?
When I started up in the jewellery segment, a lot of the fellow Entrepreneurs in my city had started calling me out saying that I am a 'wanna-be-designer' who doesn't know the technicality of designing but has just started up. Even when I was meeting the clients, they'd ask me for a quick sketch. I'd gently reply that I wasn't a designer who knew to sketch, but always had the sense of style when it came to jewellery. All of these situations when I first started testing my flow, but only motivated me to keep going and prove myself. I am glad I didn't quit. And now, here I am. .
What would you want the young boys & girls to learn from your journey?
Many young people relate the success factor to luck. But that is not so. It is the hard work, and the leap of faith you take in the journey you set. When your intentions are right, and you put all your heart into it, then it is going to work out well in the end. Be bold to take that first step.