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Winning Stroke: Interview With Evelyn Sharma, Actor & Philanthropist

In an informal interview, Actor & Philanthropist opens up about her personal preferences, life and much more

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Evelyn Sharma is a German model and actress. She marked her film debut with the 2006, American film Turn left. In an informal interview with BW Businessworld, Actor & Philanthropist opens up about her personal preferences, life and much more.

If not in the current profession, you would be.
If not an actor I would probably have my own wellness spa or salon! I love all things that make you feel good and taking care of your well-being is so important in our fast-moving time.

One tune you always hum.
Right now it’s Selena Gomez – Wolves!

One Book to read when you want to motivate yourselves.
The Bible.

One Dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most.
In ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ when Ranbir Kapoor says, ‘’Main udna chahta hun, daudna chahta hun, girna bhi chahta hun. Bas, rukna nahi chahta.” It’s simply amazing and truly motivational!

The Place you never been to and always want to go.
Leh and Ladakh. I am planning to go there for a very long time now but unfortunately couldn't. The fresh air, the mountains, and the beautiful nature is definitely on my wish list.

An animal that signifies you & why?
A Dolphin. As they say that dolphins are known for their trust, loyalty, and spirit of friendship They’re also always happy and flip through the sea, chasing after ships and stand for loving life to the fullest, which signifies me as a person too.

A Movie Character you most resemble or resonate with.
Since I was a child I have identified with the Last Unicorn. Wild but graceful, strong but gentle, immortal but with a broken heart for the pains of this world. So poetic!

Choose one from each below:
Marvel or DC - 
Marvel
Batman or Superman - Superman
Tom or Jerry - Jerry
Chacha Chaudhary or Super Commando Dhruv - Chacha Chaudhary

If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part?
Rachel Bilson. I feel we have a connection…

Luck or Hard Work, what do you think weighs more in defining a successful Person?
Success to me means happiness. If you have the privilege of doing what you love for a living, then ignore whatever people say to make you feel insecure, cause you are already a winner!

One best decision you ever made.
The best decision I ever made was to commit my life into God’s hands and let him direct the course and direction of my journey.  

A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in Personal or Professional life.
Sleep over it. If you still feel the same way about it tomorrow, it’s probably the right decision to make. But wisdom does not come from sleeping alone, so always learn something new and find good advisors both in your personal and professional life.

Whose advise you seek when in dilemma?
God always has the best advise for you, so take time to meditate and find that quite place to hear His voice.

What has been your biggest achievement?
Speaking at the 65th National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC has been the biggest day of my life till date.

One thing that you want to change in yourself.
Someone once gave me the best advice how to go through life well: “Have a soft heart but a thick skin!” I’m still working on that thick skin.

A line said by your closed one that you never forget.
My mother told me, “Second hand clothes are better than buying something new”. As a child, I hated that she would never buy me something new. Now I understand why she was right. It’s an important lesson to learn that life is not all about our own desires but that the stories of people are much more valuable, and today I run a charity foundation around this principle. Check out SeamsForDreams and donate your own clothes to help someone in need.

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