Sangeetha Chengappa (in picture), a well-known Bangalore journalist, has fought many odds and personal tragedies in her life and emerged successful.
Losing her father in a building collapse in Bangalore when she was young, Sangeetha had to take up many odd jobs to support herself in order to come up in life.
At different points in her life, she has edited manuscripts for reputed publication houses, taught English to CAT aspirants, been a gym instructor for women, conducted cooking classes for women and modelled for a few brands.
She began her professional journey in 1986 after passing out of Mount Carmel College in Psychology, Economics and English Literature.
Sangeetha initially worked with the Taj Group of Hotels (Taj West End, Bangalore) and NIIT (National Institute of Information Technology) and moved onto Advertising with HTA (now JWT).
Armed with 10 years of industry experience, she made a lateral shift to journalism as a reporter with Express Computers, where she covered corporate turnarounds, new technologies and policy issues in the IT industry. After a break to have two kids she joined the New Indian Express in 2004 and subsequently worked in senior positions with the Deccan Herald and Deccan Chronicle reporting on IT and Business.
She is now Senior Assistant Editor with the Hindu Business Line since May 2014 and reports on IT, Retail and Hospitality. She has logged 10 years as a journalist in Bangalore, and feels that this is her true calling.
Sangeetha believes life is all about constant learning, growth and personal evolution and hopes that some day she will be able to serve underprivileged women and children of the country.