Vedika RL Rana is an Event Manager and Ad Film Producer based in Mumbai, India. She has worked as an Associate Producer and Producer in about 35 odd ads with brands like Taj Palace, Infinix mobile, Cadbury, Godrej, etc. Even though she doesn’t like to call herself a content creator, she has worked with a few brands on social media such as L’ oreal, Kerastase India, French Connection and Daniel Wellington.
She also works as a model with an agency called ‘A Little Fly’ and has hosted and produced several events.
Vedika returned to Nepal during the lockdown in March last year. She has since been working on a few business ideas and is offering her expertise as a social media and branding consultant to a few small businesses.
What are you currently busy with
I’ve been working on a few business ideas and taking time for myself. I also have a new found passion for cooking and to balance it, I work out six days a week (laughs).
What do you love about your work
Producing ad films and events is frankly anything but a bed of roses. I love the challenge it comes with and also the chaos.
What makes a person beautiful
Nothing is more beautiful than being unapologetically yourself but not at the expense of other’s feelings. There’s a difference between being brutal and brutally honest.
What makes life beautiful
Living it on your own terms without being answerable to anyone, being independent and self-sufficient.
What tickles your funny bones
Senseless/ dark humour
What makes you smile
I would say Trevor Noah and the Government of Nepal – both for different reasons.
Therapy for happiness
Stop over-thinking (I need to start too)
Chanel Chance; it’s the only smell that lasts on me
Nothing. I don’t have an addictive nature. I get bored easily.
On you wish list
You stay fit by
Working out and eating 80% healthy at least five days a week
Best year of your life
2019 as that was the last year with the best memories before the pandemic hit
Skin and self-care products as that is all that matters during lockdown.
For the day: Face wash, toner, under eye cream, niacinamide, moisturiser, sunblock
For the night: Face wash, toner, hyaluronic acid, retinol, night cream
Phone and laptop
All time – Victoria Beckham
New Time – Rihanna
Male – Timothée Chalamet
Always in you handbag
Money, cards, lip balm
What do you do to unwind
A long warm shower while I over-think about life
Italy has definitely been a place where I truly felt like I was in a movie. It’s the most beautiful destination that I have ever come across.
You always struggle with
Routine, I just cannot manage to stick to one routine.
Best thing about being you
Don’t know if it’s the best or not but there’s only one of me I guess
Make up can’t do without
Favourite makeup brands
Every product I use is from different brands and according to my skin so sadly I cannot specify a certain brand, but I absolutely adore Urban Decay.
Three things you absolutely do to look your best
Do my hair, put on make-up, wear clothes that are not tracks and t-shirts
On a bad hair day
I stay home
What do you like doing in your spare time
I cook, watch movies, work out, or take a long walks with my dogs
Books or movies
Books to sleep and movies to chill.
Food, I’m obsessed with food. I live, travel, workout to eat.
Favourite place to eat in Kathmandu
My recent encounter has been Edamame as I feel they definitely have the best Japanese food in town but ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved Nanglo. Their food reminds me of my childhood.
Can’t do without
An advice you would give to your younger self
Aggression does not solve things
A quote you live by
There’s a sense that time is precious, and you should enjoy and thrive in what you’re doing to the hilt.
Have you ever been told to change something about yourself?
One was to listen more… after that I don’t remember.
Movies that inspire you
Million-dollar Baby, Amelie, Pursuit of Happiness
Japanese and Nepali
Don’t be too hard on yourself, take this time not to worry about the future but to take care of the present and yourself as all this time that you have with yourself and your loved ones may never come back.