Passion leads corporate woman to success in fashion world


Bangalore: She was born to a business family, but her passion for fashion led Sneha Padala in winning the ‘Woggish Mrs India 2019’, organised by India Fashion Fiesta (IFF) in Rajasthan.

Sneha, who was born and brought up in Sunabeda of Koraput district, has won the best Walk Award in the event in Jaipur on February 3 this year.

Although Sneha’s family owns a textile business, she always has a keen interest in fashion. Her father Sahadev Padala is a businessman with expertise in tailoring and owns a readymade garment at HAL Township in Koraput’s Sunabeda.

Sneha was ranked fourth among 32 finalists and honoured with the Best Walk award on the grand finale.

While speaking to Pragativadi, Sneha said, “My passion towards fashion designing was noticed by my father since my childhood and since then he has been encouraging me for the passion.”

“Once I was caught red-handed by my father while trying to wear a saree in our garment shop. Since then he has become big support for my passion,” Sneha said proudly.

Before marriage, her sister, Salila, was her backbone of support and now her husband, Surya Sandeep Boda, is her big support for pursuing her passion.

After completing her schooling at Sunabeda, Sneha shifted to Mumbai for further studies and obtained a bachelor degree in Commerce from Mumbai University. Then her passion for modelling and fashion had driven her to Bangalore and she studied fashion design at INIFD.

Apart from her interest in fashion and modelling, Shena is also a good sportswoman. During her University days, Sneha had participated in a national-level badminton tournament and grabbed the runners-up award.

She has also worked as a fashion designer in Odia movie 2014-  Fear of the year and had played a cameo role in a song of that movie.

“I am fortunate enough for having such a supportive husband who encouraged me to participate and always stood beside me during the entire process from the auditions to the finals. I am also thankful to my in-laws (Chandra Rao Boda and Savithri Boda), for letting me fulfil my dream,” she said.

“I will be very happy if I would encourage at least one lady to come out of the small town and showcase her talent to the world.” she further added.

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