We had the good fortune of connecting with Sukantti and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sukantti, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risks are coming from a place of love and desires, which is important because desire it’s what brings us to this world and the fulfillment of those desires bring us spiritual and personal growth . I’ve been taking risks my whole life since I was 17 years old when I left my hometown Coro in Venezuela to travel to the capital Caracas and work on Tv, always out of my comfort zone and has to leave emotional attachment to my family on a side to fight for that preparation and work as an Artist. Later on, again I left my comfort zone and left my country, escaping from dictatorship to go to United States and build a career as an Actor, Singer, Dancer. With risks come failures too but those ones keeps you humble and with your feet on earth, failures gives you spiritual growth too and makes you wake up to the reality that everyhting is so temporary in this world. So we gotta go for it! Love and give everything we have everyday because there is no promise of tomorrow and 2020 has been to year to realize that with COVID19.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m an Actor, Singer, Dancer, Yogini and animal lover! It’s been definitely so much sacrifice behind my journey. Getting out of a dictatorial country like Venezuela, leave all my family behind and arrive to US as an immigrant to pursue a career as an artist. With that I’ve experienced many adventures and beautiful moments. A lot of sacrifice in preparation since I was studying in the major channel in Venezuela: RTCV (Radio Caracas Television) with a scholarship, started working there and when the goverment closed the channel due to the dictarorship I decided to finish my career in business administration, that didn’t fullfilled me and I decided to go to New York and study 2 years of conservatory of musical theater and acting for film in New York Film Academy, from there I did some off Broadway musicals in New York and decided to move to LA to work as a film/tv actor. One of my favorite experiences was playing the role of Rita in Marriage Material, the first movie musical in the history of American Film Institute, directed by my friend Orani Zegman, the film musical gladly ended up as academy award nominee! I’ve recently got my green card and working with commercials in Los Angeles, which makes me very happy and I’m planning to teach heels dance and also Yoga classes, as I taught for 5 years in my country. I’ve overcome the challenges doing service to others and trying to practice the base of Vedic knowledge that my spiritual master taught me when I went to India, getting out of own’s pain and serve others is the best way to bring purpose into our lives and keep fighting for life! What I would like the world to know is: “If you think you are too small to make a change, think about sleeping with a mosquito”.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take them to a beautiful hike at morning time in Runyon Canyon, then I would take them to Griffith Observatory for a lovely afternoon and finishing in Malibu to watch the stars at night time in front of the sea. I would take them to eat in Vegan Glory, my favorite restaurant in LA or cook for them at home. 🙂
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
To my Mom! she’s been my biggest supporter and example of strength. To my Sister, she’s caught me all the times I’ve fell in life. To my spiritual master for bringing awareness into my life with Vedic knowledge and awaken purpose in my life.
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