Kubbra Sait is an ambitious actor who has put in the work to scale to the top. The actor, born in Bangalore was raised by a single mother. Kubbra shared that she has always been someone with a strong work ethic and a strong sense of independence.
Kubbra shared that her childhood was not always a bed of roses. As a teenager, she was sexually abused several times by a ‘family friend’ in her own home.
She revealed that at the age of 17 the incident occurred, due to which she suffered from trauma for a long time. She shared, “I am an advocate of talking about things that don’t make me happy because life is not perfect and we should acknowledge that life is not perfect. We may all come from various backgrounds, and things may not always go as we'd like.”
She further added, “Whether it was leaving Bangalore and going to Dubai or leaving the cookie shop that I worked in there and moving and working in an IT company, I never really operated with a plan B, I operated with a plan A. I started with nothing in Dubai, so I know I could start with nothing in Mumbai or anywhere in the world."
Kubbra came to Mumbai like many, to pursue her dream of becoming a model and an actor. She said, “I remember when I came to Mumbai 12 years ago, I had written in my SWOT analysis that being outspoken is my strength and weakness. At the time, I wasn't sure why I had made that statement. You are advised to act and look a certain way, and if you don't agree with the conversation, you are instructed to simply nod your head. However, I was someone who was always this fiery and powerful. One of my greatest struggles and learning has been that I can't pretend to be someone else for a very long period.”
The actor even shared that she considers Mumbai to be her home, “I'm still figuring out how I feel about the place where I was born. I don't believe I have any memories of being a Bangalorean. A part of me believes that my heart is a South Indian heart, hence I love to take great pride in being a South Indian. But there was a big part of me that resented the city for what I had to go through there. A home is a place where you feel safe, where you can grow where you have freedom and I found all of that in Mumbai.”
The actor has shown great courage and shared her story with the world. “When you speak your truth it can be liberating, it can be against the traditional approach of looking at certain things. The second time you utter it, though, it will become easier; the first time will be the toughest. And then you’ll start making peace with it,” Kubbra says as the last note.
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