Born in the North-Eastern State of Assam, Shua Bhattacharya believes that her role as a volunteer at the Cancer Hospital in her hometown of Silchar as one of her greatest achievements in life.

A graduate in ‘Rabindra Nritya’, a dance form, and proficient in Kathak and Bharata Natyam, she is a natural artiste. Adept also in Badminton, Shua has proclivities towards writing, the highlight of which is earning the first position at an essay competition while at School.

Shua is a Wellingtonian, studying at Massey University.

“Pageantry is a pathway for people who want become performers, give back, and also gain popularity,” she said.

Photo / by Simon L Wong