Her inspiring story tells us that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel
Revathy Suresh, daughter of Film producer Suresh Kumar and renowned actress Menaka Suresh is actively involved in the management of ‘Revathy Kalamandir Film Academy’ in Trivandrum. With a degree in film direction, she has worked with the team behind Bollywood flicks like ‘Krish 3’ and ‘Chennai Express’ and has also assisted Priyadarshan with his blockbuster hit ‘Oppam’. She recently took to social media to share her amazing weight loss journey and how she had to struggle with body shaming especially when people compared her to her mother and younger sister, Keerthy Suresh. She goes on to reveal how her Yoga Acharya and Guru Tara Sudarshan helped her to shed her excess weight and feel more confident.
She wrote, “All my life I have been struggling with managing my weight. I was ridiculed for my weight, in constant comparison with my mother and even my sister. Therefore, never in my teenage years I felt confident about how I looked and even convinced myself that this is all I am, not as beautiful as them. I always felt like I wasn’t normal and something was indeed wrong with me. People made me believe in those things, even to a point when my husband proposed, I wondered what he actually saw in me! People have no problem giving free advices or even passing comments, and don’t hesitate to give me their free diet plans! Even strangers whom I just meet feel it is OK to talk to me about what will and won’t work to lose weight. One lady complimented how beautiful my sister and mom were, and the moment I thanked her for her kind words, she responded “What happened to you?” I had already made peace with the Universe for the way I looked but I never was ready to be judged constantly about how I looked. I had spent several hours in front of the Mirror wondering, what was wrong with me? Why don’t I find myself beautiful? At one point, I hated myself; didn’t believe that I even deserved to be happy!! Although work and responsibility kept me busy, I never felt beautiful. My sister has always been very protective of me and would defend me from these predators. She once told me that her friends would always say that I was more beautiful than her! And I would laugh at her joke. My mother constantly told me she saw the most talented, strong and beautiful woman in front of her. Then, when my husband said the same, it made me really wonder. Yet, I kept believing in the years’ worth of societal comments that “I’m damaged” somehow until Tara Aunty, snapped me out of this crazy bubble I had built around me. Tara Sudarshan, is none other than my Yoga Teacher who believed in me when I myself didn’t. She showed me the strength I have within; She pointed out the goodness in me; She finally made me realize I am beautiful in and out and that I don’t need anybody’s validation or Approval! My first mile stone – 20+ KG weight loss is dedicated to my lovely Yoga Acharya and my Guru Tara Sudarshan.”