An epitome of intellect, beauty and wisdom, Sukhin Chawla, with a keen desire to know how extraordinary people live their lives, began her career as a host at National Television “Doordarshan”. She moved to Australia in 2012 to seek opportunities in international Television Studios, where she found it hard to find a job as a TV Broadcaster because of her ethnicity. Nevertheless she took to writing and now expresses her opinions as a writer and movitational speaker at various seminars and gatherings in India and abroad.
Q: What did you like about broadcasting on TV?
When I advanced in my career as a TV Presenter, I always had curiosity in my mind to know more. I always had more questions for my guests on TV Shows. I always talk before with my guests to make them comfortable. If I had all these questions, I’m sure there were people with great answers to them, and great stories as well. So I just took what I was learning from people outside of the formal interview and decided that there must be a format where we could have these conversations, record them, and air them for people to listen to.
Q: Who motivated you be in broadcasting?
My role model is Oprah Winfrey . I was wanted to be like her “A Confident Talk Show TV Host”. It is very funny to share that I was a shy person in school and never participated in any of school events. But I was always keen to be a News Reader from school days but never had any confidence at that time. When I started my college degree in Panjab University, I started an evening course in Radio Jockeying in my town where I learnt tricks and started building confidence. I wrote scripts for All India Radio and did Sports Commendatory and Anchoring in University Functions. And one of my friends who was in Doordarshan introduced me to a producer at Doordarshan and that is how I got a break in TV Industry as a Broadcaster.
Q: Who’s your ideal candidate for a guest on the show?
I loved taking all of my interviews, and had people of all walks of life coming to my show. I interviewed so far from Agriculturists to Health Professionals. I believe people must be keen to divulge not just the great things they’ve done, but the failures that they’ve faced, the struggles they have gone through. From listening to all kinds of people who are talking about their struggles and how they eventually became achievers, you really get inspired.
Q: What are you upcoming projects?
I am writing for Herdaily.com, a digital Magazine based in New York . I am running my online News Website along with writing my book. It will be published by next year.