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Ritika Singh Speech: Inspiring Message

Learn English with Ritika Singh. Ritika shares an inspiring message on how to be focused and overcome the challenges we face in life. She is an Indian actress and mixed martial artist, who predominantly appears in Tamil films and has appeared in Hindi and Telugu films. After competing for India at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games and participating in the Super Fight League, she played a leading role in Sudha Kongara Prasad’s Tamil film Irudhi Suttru (also shot in Hindi as Saala Khadoos) alongside R. Madhavan. She won Special Mention at the 63rd National Film Awards for her performance in Irudhi Suttru. Enjoy our Speeches with subtitles, and keep your English learning journey.

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“Stop doubting yourself. Work hard and make it happen.” Ritika Singh


“Thank you for that presentation. And please don’t call me ma’am. I’m you’re age. I think. How old is everybody here? Maximum. I just turned 23, so we’re the same age.

Thank you so much for having me. I’m very, very happy to be here and addressing this crowd. Who’s… I consider you as my friends, all of you because we are the same age. I don’t know. I don’t know where to start.

So I’m a student myself, I just finished my graduation. And all I want to say is that this life that you’re living right now, your college life, this life is your most, most important period. You should really, really focus on your college life, because what I did is I missed out on my college years because I was very busy practicing kickboxing and karate and mixed martial arts.

I had no time. My college was two hours away from where I used to live. I am not really from proper Bombay. I am from this place called Kalyan, which is sort of at the outskirts of Bombay. So I used to travel 2 hours for my college, but I had no time because I had to focus more on my sports that was my first priority always.

So I missed out on my college days. I did not go for college festivals. I did not have a group of friends. You know, all these groupies, homies. I didn’t have no homies. I was alone, and I had only one best friend, and that’s it. That’s my college life. And I really, really feel sad that I missed out on it.

But then I focused on sports, and that is how. That is how everything happened. That is how my life changed. And if you have something in life that you really, really like, if you have a special talent or if your heart is into something else, I will not say that completely neglect studies. Do not ever neglect studies.

I’m a graduate. YO! Okay? Don’t neglect studies, but then focus on what you’re really, really good at and make that your strong point, because that’s what I did as well. And I also believe that in life, no matter what you do every day, give you 100% because you never know what’s coming for you. You never know what’s the next step. Right?

I don’t know how Irudhi Suttru came to me. Madhu Sir saw me fighting. I wasn’t even aware that he’s looking at me. I just gave my best shot. And he’s like, who’s this girl. She’s good. And I’m like, okay, I’m doing a film. I was very happy. So that’s how it happened for me. And when Irudhi Suttru started, I don’t even know Tamil. I don’t even speak Tamil.

It was a very new thing for me to do acting. I’ve never done it before. I’ve never even, I’ve never done actually. I’ve never done this, like talk to people and face cameras. So I, that’s why I look really bad sometimes in pictures, I’m always like… Because I don’t know, the camera is on me.

I get really awkward. So I just give my 100%, that’s it. That’s all I do. What else do I have to say?

Yeah, do not fall for bad things. I know our age, 22, 23, 21, we get attracted towards things that are sort of negative. Towards negative people who try to be very smart and play with us. I’ve been played many times. Yeah, I’ve been a lot, but I’m learning. I still am played with every day, but I learned from my experiences, that’s, what’s the most important thing in life.

Learn from your mistakes. Don’t just let mistakes happen. And then, you know, they’ll happen again because you’re not learning, so learn! And you know what? Don’t do drugs. Please don’t do drugs and alcohol, and all I’ve never… Can you believe this? I’m such a nice kid. I’ve never touched alcohol. I’ve never touched a cigarette in my entire life and drugs. NEVER. Thank you.

Thank you. I’ve never, I’ve never done it because, because I had, I had something that was very important in my life and that was my sports. As a sportsperson, if I do all that, I lose my career. I lose my life. What else? Yeah. Work out! Work out every day. Like, go for a run, go for a jog, whatever, work out. Because I think that your body, your body is your best… is your best accessory.

You don’t need no earrings, jackets, clothes if you have a hard body, right? So I’m so sorry. Oh, my God. So just, you know, exercise because your body is your best accessory. So make sure you work on it every day, eat good food. I also love junk food. I’m a huge McDonald’s fan, but then I have to sometimes control.

Not because I’m in films, not because I’m an actress because I’m a human and my body supports me every day of my life. I’ve been living happily since 23 years, okay? Because my body has supported me so well. So it’s your time to give something back to your body, your body deserves it. Okay, so eat well, work out, and stay focused.

Don’t fall for bad things because you never know what life will throw at you next. Maybe something very good, something very big and huge and positive is waiting for you, but you don’t see it, and you get… you get demotivated by signals not working for you. Don’t let that happen. Stay positive, always.[/read]

Ritika Singh

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