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Chhaya Thakkar Connoisseur 

Art and Craft Fashionista; “If we are mentally strong enough to pursue our dreams no physical boundaries can stop us”

                                                                                                            by Ms. Vijaya Nair


ThumpnailChhaya is an Indian born to Bansibhai & Dharmisthaben Thakkar. She was born in a small town of Borsad near Vadodara in the state of Gujarat. She is an expert in cooking which includes fruits and vegetable carving as well. She has a great eye for fashion and loves involving herself in creating new things.

photo 4She has won several awards like Aarthi Thali Decoration, Rangoli competition, Veg Biryani Competition, Dry sweet & Dessert Competition, and she won the best-dressed award in a fashion show organized by Trissur Association Kuwait.

 She has even judged many competitions in the area of her expertise, some of them being WOW entrepreneur Farali Thali Competition Mithai Competition by Style inn, Dance Competition at Gulf Indian School, Maurya kala 5th Ethnic Food Festival, Al Mulla Rangoli Competition.

To add to all these achievements she was invited for Rasoi Show by Zee colors GujaratiTV. She was even a part of the team, which entered the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS for making world’s largest blanket. She is one of the members of the Writers Forum Kuwait and Indian community school charity committee 2017/18.

photo 3Chhaya got married to Dhananjay Thakkar at an age of 26 in 1996.The couple blessed with two sons born in 1998 and 2001.

Chhaya’s father worked as a cashier in a Bank and she is one of the three siblings. She had a difficult childhood. It was a tough life but she managed to finish her graduation despite all the difficulties she encountered throughout her educational life. 

She loves the quote:

“I did not lose myself all at once. I rubbed out my face over the years washing away my pain,

photo 2 The same way carvings on stone are worn down by water”. Amy Tan


She got married into a middle class family. She   has  come  across  many sort of discrimination in her life . Many a times she felt like life was a huge burden but still she vowed to herself that she’ll make it work if not for herself and fulfil all responsibilities accept though she want to make herself busy and want to earn for self-respect, she started a small photo 5catering business of hers and start taking part in various cooking competitions and Art Competitions. 

These small wins gave her a self-confidence and here she is CHHAYA a well-known name in Kuwait.

The perseverance and the urge to prove herself has led her to get this appreciation and honor. She believes that if we are photo 7mentally strong enough to pursue our dreams no physical boundaries can stop us.

Some of her favorite lines, which is, she read in Writers Forum Kuwait. 
Hey life tread slowly or else you will be tired
lots of dreams to fulfill and lots of desires
have to fulfill my dreams taking care of my responsibilities
have a conation to fill everyone’s heart with fond memories
should not hurt anyone even unknowingly
this is my prayer to the almighty
tread slowly life …..i get tired !!

In addition, she has written beautiful poetry in hindi also,

Currently Chhaya is working as an executive committee member of Gujrathi Association “SAMARPAN” .

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