Sania Mirza Reveals It Was Difficult Time To Grow Up In Limelight As Young Tennis Star | Curly Tales

by Shreya Ghosh
Sania Mirza Reveals It Was Difficult Time To Grow Up In Limelight As Young Tennis Star | Curly Tales

On this episode of Sunday Brunch, our Chief Editor Kamiya Jani gets an invitation from India’s pride Sania Mirza. Sitting in Sania’s Dubai home, Kamiya and Sania enjoyed a lavish spread of desi food over an exciting conversation. Sania spoke so much about her life, her journey to where she is today, her life as a mother and a businesswoman, and much more. To know all about it, read on!

Gaining Extreme Success At A Very Young Age Was Difficult For Sania Mirza


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Childhood is one of the most beautiful phases of our life. Growing up into a teenager, discovering new things, and learning about the unknown, this transition is one of the most remarkable journeys of our life. But anyone’s comments, unnecessary opinions, and people watching a young person all the time can be very hard for everyone. Sania Mirza started playing professionally at a very young age and she reached the heights of her career when she was just a teenager.

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When asked if the rise in her career was a lot to take in, she replied, ‘100%! It was a lot for a 16-year-old girl. You are discovering who you are as a person at that age. You are still discovering that you have pimples on your face. If you are a few kilos up and down, and you have people commenting on that.’

Sania Mirza Had A Difficult Time Growing Up In Limelight

Sania talked about growing up in the limelight surrounded by the media. She acknowledged the good aspects of that and she also enjoyed the journey. But there were also many difficulties and hardships in this journey which no one really noticed.

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People have a notion that gaining a little bit of weight symbolises a halt or the end of any athlete’s career. Sania spoke on this subject too and shared this happens all the time with every professional working in the public eye. ‘It is a very difficult process to grow up in the limelight. Imagine being questioned on everything you say, do, wear. Whereas your friends are only thinking about going to coffee and bunking college and school and you’re sitting there and answering questions to the world media about all kinds of things’, shared Sania.

You will get to know a lot about Sania on this episode of Sunday Brunch. So what are you waiting for? Watch this video now.

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