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Charithra Chandran: I see myself as a failure


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Charithra Chandran, who rose to fame with the hit Netflix series Bridgerton, says she is still “really hard” on herself and sees herself “as a failure”.

“I feel like I am really hard on myself. I see myself as a failure and I am constantly failing and trying to dig myself out of a hole,” she told BBC. “From the outside, it can seem like you’re thrust into this crazy world, but for me, it hasn’t felt like that.”

The 27-year-old holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University, and her family still wants her to take up a regular job.

“My parents weren’t happy … aren’t happy, but they also brought it on themselves. Since I was born, I have always been a performer, whether it’s little dances, singalongs, plays, and they loved it. So, I am like: what did you guys expect?” she shared.

While her parents have gradually accepted her career choices, her grandparents in India still struggle to understand the career route she has taken.

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“Growing up in the 50s and 60s, their mind is stuck on what it was like for an actress back then when, unfortunately, a lot of young girls were exploited,” she said.

Chandran explained that despite her fame and success, she actually lives a “very normal life”.

“One of the most beautiful things about South Asian culture is that we’re not super individualistic. I don’t see myself as an individual separate from my family. Equally, my family doesn’t care about acting. And I’m so grateful for that because I live a very normal life,” she said.


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