One of the most beautiful women in the universe, Sushmita Sen, is someone who has always broken away from the conformists' mould and tried to do something different. She is an independent woman, who does not shy away from expressing her views on anything and everything. And yes, this gorgeous mother is blissfully single! Sushmita Sen found her happily-ever-after not with any man, but with her two wonderful daughters.
This diva has been leading a life that is tremendously inspiring. Here are the four timeless lessons that Sushmita Sen has taught us through her actions.
#1. Being a single and happy parent
You do not need to be married to feel the joys of being a mother, and this is something that Sushmita truly believes in. In 2000, when Sushmita was 25 years-old and was winning awards and praises for her supporting role in Biwi No. 1, the world was her oyster. Yet she did something that no other Indian actress would dare to do; she adopted a baby girl named Renée. Sushmita chose to take over the responsibilities of motherhood, along with her acting career.
Ten years later, Sushmita repeated the history by adopting a second girl child. When the court granted her the custody, she came out with a charming smile and said, “I am feeling on top of the world. I have named her Alisah, which in Greek means joyful. She is a very happy child. She will win you over in one minute.”
Sush’s Mantra: Love your child unconditionally. As a mother it should never matter to you if your child comes out of your womb or your heart.
#2. Become a complete powerhouse
Single parents have to deal with many tough questions. The most common one, "where is my daddy/mummy?" Sushmita too faced her fair share of such questions from her kids. One day when Renée came back from school, she asked about her father. Sushmita just smiled and pointed to a Shivling (a representation of Lord Shiva) and told her that was her father.
The way she has handled all their questions has ensured that her children clearly understood the responsibilities of a single parent and also respected that. Now, Renée knows that her mother will choose a father for them someday, but not without her daughters' approval.
Sush’s Mantra: Being a single parent can be really tough, but it is not impossible. Best way to handle your kid’s innocent questions is to be truthful to them and you will definitely earn their respect.
While Sushmita did not feel the need of being a parent biologically, these celebrities did the other way round. Have a look at these Bollywood Celebrities Who Did Not Conceive Naturally.
#3. Learn to pamper yourself
When Sushmita was seen sporting a solitaire on her ring finger, the rumour mills started speculating about a possible engagement. But Sushmita clarified that she had bought the 22-carat solitaire for herself. Sushmita said, “I don't need a man in my life to have diamonds. I can own them myself.”
Sush’s Mantra: Be independent, be proud and never hesitate to pamper yourself.
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#4. Nothing wrong in waiting for Mr. Right!
Many single women often jump into marriage once they cross their 20s. Some fear the idea of remaining single for life while others fear social pressure. And at times, all these crazy thoughts get many women trapped into the institution of marriage without them being sure about it. However, Sushmita believes, “It (marriage) is a celebration of choice.” She even said, "I don't think I should walk with the system. Our society has made this system that get graduate at 18, by 22 start panicking to get married and by 27 have your first child. I don't believe in that..." "Every person's DNA is different. I will certainly get married and for sure it's going to be a beautiful wedding (Masha allah bahut khoobsurat hogi meri shaadi)." So, it is perfectly fine to wait for the Mr. Right, rather than just getting settled due to the social pressure.
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Sush’s Mantra: Stay true to yourself and to your heart, and never give up on finding your Mr. Right!
Sushmita Sen's life tells a compelling story of a single and happy woman, who is also a great mother. Someone who does not need a man to make her feel special or to experience the joys of motherhood. On her birthday today, we wish Sushmita only the best for her life.