We Remember Our First Performance In Our School

Aditi Rao Hydari.


Adversity teaches you a lot if you allow it to and accept it, and with acceptance you can turn things around… I’ve seen it happen. It helps, and you never feel defeated! Aditi Rao Hydari. You make the clothes you wear fashionable, not vice versa. Whenever being yourself and enjoying what you wear, fashion should not be a burden, Fashion to me is about being effortless. In fact my mum had been wearing handloom saris with unmatched blouses since I was a baby, it has become cool only now! On p of that, my love for handicrafts and handloom is because I saw it all around me, and because of my mother’s interest in it.

Both of you are artistes, and very sensitive to your culture. That is certainly very inspiring, Indian culture is pluralistic, diverse, fluid, spiritual, playful, rich and full of possibilities. Do you know an answer to a following question. In an era of westernization, what inspires you to keep it alive day after day, and take it to the world? Although, I think Amma has answered this better than I ever can. Aditi Rao Hydari.

Having said that, my culture is precious to me.


How do you both influence each other? On p of that, my tradition is the soil from which I draw my strength and my sense of identity. Basically, it teaches me humility and surrender. It allows you to be yourself, to find your soul within the form rigours and its apparent boundaries. What have you both have learnt from each other and incorporated in your personal lives? As a result, fluid, cultural stream, and to share that joy through my performances, this is what I can call the perfect life, to be a part of this incessant. Besides, is always found within the ragas space, it teaches me that true freedom isn’t anarchic. It is so rich, fluid, playful, and yet so meditative.

Aditi Rao Hydari. Whenever shopping trips, concerts, there are pots and pots of exciting herbal teas being brewed over loads of chatting, amma makes p teas. She just cannot get why my new jeans are so torn, we share a lot of interests. To literally feel like the sky is the limit. To be empowered by this diversity that exists in each one of us. Our home is always open to people, and my friends drop by quite often. Basically, to embrace the many layers and diverse identities and traditions that make us who we are. Of course, aditi Rao Hydari.

Aditi Rao Hydari.


There would always be music in our home and around us in the community we grew up in. It is about the people more than the place, but yes, a summer vacation in London helps, anywhere really. Furthermore, cafes, theatre, shopping, visits to the organic market, runs at the Hyde park, and boxes of cherries, some for our tummies, and the rest for our faces! We never had any formal music lessons or vocal lessons until more recently but our parents encouraged us to sing loud and clear and learn new songs. Considering the above said. Music was just in our blood, We grew up surrounded by music of all kinds.

We are all super simple people. On an ordinary day, we laze around the house, do our laundry, read books, cook, water plants or spring clean, or do our grocery shopping. If you could spend a day gether in any world part, apart from home, where would you like to spend it and why? We also catch up on our correspondences, chit chat with our parents or hang out with friends, watch a movie or go out for a snack and some window shopping.

It is most unreal.


The foremost feelings that I associate with my childhood is happiness and freedom. Aditi Rao Hydari. We are growing from school variety shows to curated shows abroad and sharing our experiences as icons to hopefully inspire young people to follow their dreams. I loved to play, scrape my knees, ride my bicycle, eat Churan and Tamarind till my throat went sore, Riyaz, went to dance class, and was surrounded by story books. On p of this, we have grown wiser and yet remain our childlike selves in the spaces in between. That’s what we are and we don’t know otherwise. We might be polar opposites and yet in the next minute, should do anything to make the other smile or feel more comfortable, This sacred bond and close friendship that we distinctly different individuals share amazes us.

From a young age, we were introduced to our folk culture and stories, and we loved it.


We could draw parallels to other cultures as well and learned to appreciate differences. Then, we love sharing about our people, and our songs help up share the stories worth retelling. Oftentimes we take immense pride in the fact that while we led lives simplest as farmers surviving through year after year of sowing and harvesting just enough for our families, we found time to sing songs about the beauty of nature, her generosity, her strength, and on p of that about the unremarkable but happy village people. It’s amazing that our people could celebrate life in all its forms without discrimination of class or caste, and stay content and happy in simplicity and with wisdom.

We learned early on, that life has more to do with what you grow into rather than where you were born or how you were born.


It is about living a full life. Consequently, we all share the belief that life is full of surprises and that good doesn’t always happen to good people when they want it but then, blessings come in all forms and God is always in control and prayers get answered, one way or the other. Our parents always taught us that we are what we want to become and they allowed us to grow wings and fly and explore the world and find ourselves.

They also agree with us that life is more than all that, they do worry about us just like all parents do, especially when it comes to financial security and social conformity.

If you feel that this video content violates Use Adobe Terms, you may report this content by filling out this quick form. Aditi Rao Hydari. I lecture her and bully her. I’m quite jumpy and Amma is calm, but our shared energy is a bunch of fun, we have different energies. That is only because I never want her to be unhappy or uncomfortable about anything!

While loving and gentle, she is strong, capable.


This is the most significant teaching I have received from my Buddhist guru, and have tried, through thought, word and deed, to instil in Aditi. She also loved animals and wasn’t afraid of petting dogs and cats that she met at friends’ houses. Seriously. She is, by the way, an excellent and creative cook! Remember, with my help she would cook the rotis. Bedtime was always story time, Aditi loved stories. Fact, whenever naming each shape as she did so, she would take small bits of atta and roll out tiny rotis of different shapes. Whenever loving and sensitive child, above all, she was an affectionate.

Vidya Rao and Aditi Rao Hydari, mother and daughter, singer and actor, respectively, have walked life journey handinhand. Whenever enacting any story that was read out to her, even as a child, she loved to dance and sing, and was a natural actor. Actually, she would, soon after hearing a small Aalaap, start singing a composition in that Raga. In a tete a tete with Prism, they open up about culture, adversity, relationship, and identity… Vidya Rao. Just think for a moment. Aditi being drawn to the performing arts. It came to her naturally and instinctively.

Aditi Rao Hydari.


From my mother, I have learnt to be happy while being your unique self, to not be herd part, to live, love and experience with a full heart, and without judgement. It’s never weighed heavily on her, my mother is amid the most beautiful women I know. A well-known fact that is. That makes her even more special and beautiful inside out!

It is a way for us to express ourselves and this we do in what we wear for our performances too, We are all fond of clothes and putting gether different looks.


We also wear plenty of handwoven weaves of organic cotton and handstitched or knitted woollen clothing, silk and vegetable dyed natural fabrics in a variety of colours. We have also been exploring other tribes of Nagaland and the colour trail led to elements from all over India North East, and now to craft and textile traditions from quite a bit of the country including Rajasthan and Gujarat, We have been exploring themes and colours from our tribe, Chakhesang Naga, that primarily includes shades of blackish, orange, yellowish, indigo and almost white with splashes of greenish. Did you hear about something like that before? We prefer our personal staples for daily wear which is light grey, whitish, grey, and purple.

Us four have grown individually and gether over the years, professionally and in our relationship with each other, and the world… We are all very different and have varied interests.


Music is always there in some way or the other. Notice, our parents also help us keep the peace, and when it comes to a vote, majority always wins. We are pretty accommodating and flexible individuals so we deal with our differences amicably. I’m sure you heard about this. There are fiery exchanges sometimes but in the end, we are a family and we stick with each other, encourage and nurture. a few of us would love to teach or write or research full time. Have you heard about something like this before? Perhaps something in public health or community service. Something to do with the arts or fashion or textile designing. a few of us would also be happy to be in hospitality or travel/tourism or managing a small venture with a female workforce.

The music we create and sing now reflects our upbringing and in addition our present realities. We appreciate honesty and try to live honest lives. The music we create and sing now reflects our upbringing as well as our present realities. We still uphold very similar values, respect nature and are doing best in order to help preserve nature by living simple but good lives. Hard work, sincerity, respect for elders, care for younger ones, wisdom, beauty, generosity, hospitality, perseverance, courage and advocating those rights who don’t have a voice are all what we strive for in our daily lives. We appreciate honesty and try to live honest lives. Needless to say, we still uphold identical values, respect nature and are attempting to help preserve nature by living simple but good lives. Hard work, sincerity, respect for elders, care for younger ones, wisdom, beauty, generosity, hospitality, perseverance, courage and advocating those rights who don’t have a voice are all what we strive for in our daily lives.