“I would tell my 14-year-old self that I should be more open, more flexible and that I should learn to socialize more with people.” As a Choreographer, Host and Entrepreneur Malvika Subba often stands in front of an audience, which sometimes is limitating: “Being a public figure means that I’m judged for what I wear, how I look and how I’m presenting myself.”
Drei Ratschläge an Dein 14jähriges Ich!
You know as a kid I was always into art and even though my profession requires me to be an extrovert to be very out there and speak on stage but I think the qualities that I had as a child is still implemented on me. I'm still an introvert in so many ways. People don't believe me when I say that but it takes time for me to open up to people especially when the camera is not on or especially when am not on the stage and am when meeting people on a circle. As a 14-year-old, I remember being very shy, being an introvert, being very, very angry. I used to get angry fast because I was just a teenager at that time as well. So I would think I would tell my 14-year-old self that I should be more open, be more flexible and learn to socialize a lot more with people. That is one advice I would give. The second would be if I could have broadened my horizon in terms of my career wise, I was always thinking Nepal, Nepal, Nepal in a lot of perspective even as a young child. I probably should have thought global, global; global probably that would have taken me international. So that was one of the reservations now that I think back. The third would have to be to curb on my anger because coming from the background that I am and the community than I am, we're known for anger very much. I used to be very short tempered a lot so I would definitely tell my 14-year-old self to be a little patient, more patient and less angry.
Was steht auf Deiner Visitenkarte?
I'm Malvika Subba and I'm a host, trainer, choreography, activist, a lot of things.
Was ist das coolste an Deinem Job?
I think the coolest part about my job is that because I get to interact with people face to face almost 24/7, when they appreciate me, when they tell me I've done a good job so it happens right then and there. That's the coolest part about my job.
Welche Einschränkungen bringt Dein Job mit sich?
It's a people's person job. So that means if they don't like me I can see it right on their face. I study body languages and am a trainer and a teacher at the same time about personality development and public speaking. That also means that I'm judged constantly and being in the public figure in the media I constantly that means I'm judged for what I wear and what I've done to myself how I look and how I'm presenting myself. Being judged 24/7 is another limitation part of my job.
Worum geht es in Deinem Job?
I'm a freelancer basically. So that means I move from one project to another but on a daily basis sometimes my weeks are covered by meetings back to back and then it's all about events then when it comes to social work it's all about going out there doing advocacy issues that probably they would be classes where I teach youngsters about personality development and public speaking. There are a lot of things that I do.
Wie sieht Dein Werdegang aus?
I was born in a very simple middle class family. I've studied all my life in Nepal. All my education has been in Nepal. My initial background was management then after I entered in to a beauty pageant called Miss Nepal I won the pageant and then I switched on to communication. I did my masters in Communication and Journalism. I worked in television for a really long time. I've done a lot of shows. I've been doing shows and hosting shows for the last twelve years. I'm basically working as an activist at the same time and am also working with issues related to it. I've also been an editor. I've worked in India as well. I think like most of the Nepali kids, I wanted to be a doctor by the time I was 6 years old but the eventually I realized that science was a very difficult subject. I thought that you know in my heart because am an Eighties, I wanted to get in to television. I wanted to get into the entertainment industry. Eventually after my graduation and after Miss Nepal happened, even before that I started doing television. So hosting and talking publicly with something that I always wanted to do and I've been continuing it for the last twelve years.
Ginge es auch ohne Deinem Werdegang?
Of course because when I started the job that I'm doing right now I was just in a management background student but I believe that you know as a child I was always into extracurricular activities. That helped me grow myself as an individual and I think that has made me really confident at the same time. My mass and communication and journalism happened almost four to five years later after I joined the television industry. Definitely anyone who has the knack, who is confident, who believes in themselves can do this job.