Name: Anjali Prakash Rao
Occupation: Project Manager – Wipro
Hobbies: I am a self-proclaimed fitness addict, who works out 6 days a week. I love Pilates, Yoga, swimming, Hula hooping, boxing and more. I believe strong is the new skinny! I also love blogging, producing video content for online platforms, singing and reading
Biography: An ambitious firefly, all set to take the flight of her dreams, I love to create, learn and smile! I like to turn my ideas into reality.
Every morning when I look in the mirror, I see a daughter, a wife and a mother. I see my fears, strengths and weaknesses but I also see a woman with a sense of purpose. I’m a modern woman, I’m fiercely independent, and I’m ambitious. I am passionate, positive, hard working, confident and most importantly, a work in progress.
I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me. My mother is my inspiration. I am a proud wife of a wonderful husband. He is my best friend, my greatest support, my biggest comfort, my strongest motivation. I am a first time mommy to a 3 year old baby girl.
Life Ambition: I believe a beautiful confident woman is woman who knows who she is, and by being herself, she inspires and empowers everyone around her to do the same. In my opinion, ‘confidently beautiful’ starts with loving yourself, and other people and compassion to life. When you realize the value of yourself, confidence and beauty will shine from within.”
A lot of women think that after they are married, have babies and raise a family –that’s the end of it. But for me I want them to know this is not the end but rather it is just the beginning. I strongly propagate the idea that there lies a queen inside each woman, regardless of her age, skin color, community, body stats etc. I believe that Mrs United Nations 2021 pageant has a serious role to play in empowering women. My goal is to help promote female empowerment and help married women to be stronger, to be better and to live their dreams. I want to promote healthy lifestyle and a general form of self-love.
Volunteer / Charity Work:
l Volunteered at Autism schools in Singapore spending time with little children (2009-2012)
l Volunteering help and donating to Government schools in Bangalore (Vibhuthipura Government Primary School and Brindavan Tent school)
l Conducted Mass Plantation Drives with Brindavan Tent School children to teach little children(age 6-9) about Environment and importance of tree plantation
l Teaching little kids life skills and yoga, basic English
l Promoting events as brand ambassador( Siksha Run for education for underprivileged kids)
l Financially aided little babies with congenital heart disease (Childhelp Foundation)
l Actively helped in fundraising of visually impaired student for his studies. (https://www.ketto.org/…/help-blind-student-to-pay-fees…)
Why did you enter the pageant?
The beauty pageant way to self-development’. It is a way to build self-confidence, be recognized and learn public speaking. It is a great way to overcome stage fright and perform with confidence. Learning catwalk, grooming and communication skills can make me a better person. By being a part of this beauty pageant, I expect to gain an opportunity to discover my strengths and perfect them, realize my weaknesses and transform them into strengths. I believe this can open career doors, and provide an opportunity for community service, develop confidence and communication skills, and are fun.
Which world leader inspire you?
Angela Merkel – She is sometimes considered as the most powerful woman in the world. Her greatest contribution to public service may be that her brand transcends gender. A woman who rose and remained atop the male-dominated leadership of her country. A person who runs the largest economy in Europe and still prefers to do her own grocery shopping.
What do you like about host country India?
The people! India is a country of diversity. You will meet people of different cultures living in unity. I love the food, the rich culture of India
Favorite Food: Indian/Chinese/Japanese/Mediterranean