Mesmerizing through her voice in the live arena is her ‘Cup of Tea’ - The Story of Dravita Choksi Oberoi
It is rightly said by Plato that “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Started singing since the age of 5, Dravita knows how to rule the stage as her voice is enough to please the crowd. Hailing from ‘The City of Dreams’- Mumbai, engineer and ex-employee of an international company, Dravita has successfully followed her passion and she is going places with her determination towards her craft. This isn’t it, the songbird is not stopping at all, take a glance at her journey so far.
Dravita Choksi Oberoi at a Glance
|Born on||26th August|
|Father’s Name||Shri. Murlish Choksi|
|Mother’s Name||Niti Choksi|
|Proudly says ‘imd1’ for||Singing|
|Belongs to||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
We are really keen to know, how did your journey begin?
I started learning music when I was 5 and my parents somehow made it out that I can sing, and they went on to find a Guru for me to get a proper training. The passion was already there in me as I used to perform on stage as a child artist. I was pursuing electrical engineering and practicing music simultaneously. I have worked in an international company as an engineer, that was not my cup of tea.
What’s your success mantra?
Just keep practicing, be relaxed, and don’t worry be happy
What were the hardships/hurdles you’ve encountered and how did you overcome them in your journey?
The only hurdle was time management as I was studying engineering and along with that, I was also in the final year of Bachelor of Music. Once there were both, engineering and music exams and it was a very hectic thing to manage both the exams happening on the same day.
Success is incomplete without its share of failures. How should one overcome them to move on?
There is nothing much to worry about, just be relaxed, practice daily and follow the path which you’ve taken.
Do you think Music and its learnings can be helpful in life even if one does not want to consider it as a career goal?
Of course, it does help one in life whether if it is career oriented or not and nowadays there is also a Music Therapy as currently, people are living a and a very busy life, music is an escape from all the chaos for a change and it puts a great impact on our lives.
Who has been your influencer in this journey & how?
As a singer, I love everyone’s work and you should always take the positive shades of people and be yourself.
What was that moment when you discovered that you want to become a singer?
I started performing as a child artist, and I loooove to be on stage and perform, that’s a completely different feeling and those were the moments I realized that I want to become a singer.
What are the pre-coaching essentials e.g. Right age, mindset or any other?
No, I don’t think as such, if you love what you do, automatically you will reach a nice level, it’s a creative thing.
Know me Beyond Singing
|Food I Love||Indian and Mexican Cuisines|
|If not for Singing, I would be a||This choice was never optional|
|Like Vacations at||India and Europe|
|Favorite Pass time||Watching movies mostly, sometimes it's DIY projects too|
|Favorite Movies / Series||I am a movieholic, can't name one or two|
Technology has been changing the way people get trained in Music. What’s your take?
As I said, it’s a creative field. Your creativity is all that matters. You learn from anywhere, at the end of the day you and your art can fly with your own creativity.
How can one select an ideal ‘Guru’ for getting formal training for Music?
It is indeed a very difficult thing. It takes years to find an ideal Guru and he/she should agree to teach and share the knowledge.
What according to you, can be a scope for Indian Classical Music?
Indian Classical Music itself is very beautiful. Whoever is interested should learn the Indian Classical Music, that is our culture and then you can of course learn more genres beyond classical music
What do you suggest for better accessibility of Music in remote parts of India?
We have so many platforms such as reality shows where artists from remote areas get opportunities to showcase their talent, it’s not that difficult nowadays to get a stage and YouTube is always there as a platform for your talent.
Your piece of advice to parents and new generation especially when some people are skeptical about a career in the extra curriculum.
Education is necessary. Whatever creative field you want to choose for e.g. singing, dancing, etc. education gives us an exact direction of what not to do and it indeed gives us the exact vision and approach.
One thing which you feel you want to change from the past while you walk down memory lane…
Nothing as such, I’m happy with everything.
Any other thoughts you want to share?
Good luck to all the aspiring singers who want to pursue music as their future endeavors.