Shalini Shekhar Kalakriti
I am Shalini Shekhar, married and a mother of an 11-year-old daughter. I was born and brought up in Darbhanga, Bihar, and presently settled in Bangalore. I have done my B.Sc. in Zoology. I am trained in Photoshop and Corel Draw. I used to work in Freecharge as a Freelancer. Due to some health problems, I had to quit my job. I was looking for something to get engaged while being at home. So, I started pursuing my dream of learning Mithila Painting. I am a Certified Mithila Painting Artist now.
Launch of Shalini Shekhar Kalakriti
I am very passionate about Mithila Painting. I am also very much inclined towards art and craft. And as a professional artist now, I thought of starting something on my own, and thus I launched my home business by the name " Shalini Shekhar Kalakriti " in June 2019. My products include paintings for wall decor, depicting Mithila art. Besides wall hangings, I also do Madhubani painting on Cotton bags, Jute hand bags, Jute bottle bags, Mithila Paintings on handmade paper, on small wooden decoratives like as coasters, table decor items, tiny boxes and so on. I have started doing Mithila paintings on garments too. I am following my passion through this business, and focussing completely on it. I display my products in local exhibitions and fairs. I also teach Mithila paintings at home.
Words of advice to other women
I would encourage every woman to realise her potential and pursue her dreams. Take baby steps in learning the skills you are interested in and work towards building your own business. Discipline and hard work will ensure success.