It was indeed a proud moment for Keralite Sreelakshmi Ajeesh when she grabbed the spotlight at the Mrs India Empress of the Nation 2021organised by Diva pageants. A novelist, model and an IT professional, Sreelakshmi impressed the judges and the audience alike to win the titles of Mrs Talented and Mrs Popular. Moreover, she is the only Keralite who was selected into the final round of the pageant.
Sreelakshmi presented a choreographed dance routine of the popular Malayalam lullaby ‘Omana Thinkal Kidavo’ in the talent round. She was showered with praises for this portrayal.
Sreelakshmi was chosen for the title of Mrs Popular considering her incredible talents and her services to the society. Sreelakshmi who had been dreaming to make a mark in a beauty pageant is elated that she was able to deliver in this high – profile contest.
Sreelakshmi says she had taken part in the grand finale after undergoing intensive training for up to eight months. The first few rounds were held online owing to the COVID-19 restrictions. The grand finale, meanwhile, was held at Pune. The contestants had taken part in a special grooming session that lasted for four days. Sreelakshmi says that those grooming days have changed her outlook about life as a modern woman.
“The society thinks that a woman’s life is complete when she gets married and becomes a mother. However, the contest helped me realise that we gain more confidence to walk towards our dreams, after giving birth. Pageants like these are venues that help in spreading this message to the society,” says Sreelakshmi.
Sreelakshmi who works at the Tata Consultancies is settled in Mysuru with her husband Ajeesh and two children.
She has published her debut novel ‘Bhadrayude Neethisaram’ which inspires women to break away from the restrictions that are imposed by others, a few months ago. She is currently busy, working on her latest novel ‘Jalamarmarangal’. Besides, she is a model and a trained dancer too.