Teaching is what I am most passionate about and I have to thank a small child for that.

Anumeha Fatehpuria Anumeha Fatehpuria

I spend most of my time teaching. I have been teaching little kids theatre, dance, and art since the past 15 years.

I was never a fan of children and now my entire life revolves around them. Because of family influence, I decided to start teaching. A lot of famous actors say that they never thought they’d be actors. I think the same applies for me. I used to always say that I’d never ever become a teacher and look at me now!

My perception about children changed because of an incident I had while teaching. I was helping a kid in my class eat and maybe his food was dry or something, so he threw up on me. And his expression! He was very scared, making me concerned. I wondered whether the fear was because of the adults at the child’s home or somewhere else. That expression of fear, just because he threw up on me, made me realize what children go through and how they perceive adults. I understood that only because of our size and authority children are fearful of us. Ever since then, I have looked at children from a different perspective and devoted my life to them.