Dr Saumya Tiwari Gautam is a medical doctor, beauty queen, influencer, celebrity, model, public figure, motivational speaker, avid animal lover, national and international award winner, featured in various television shows and magazines in India, America, Nigeria, South Africa, and France. She is also the brand ambassador of The Smile Foundation South Africa, ARRO group, HOPE 2020 South Africa, as well as the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa.
Her Achievements Include:
- Mrs India South Africa 2018-2019
- Smile Foundation Brand Ambassador South Africa
- ARRO (Animal Rescue Rehabilitation Organisation ) Brand Ambassador South Africa
- ARRO Advisory Board Member South Africa
- Ukhozi Girls Organisation Executive Board Member Cape Town South Africa
- HOPE SA2020 Brand Ambassador
- Most Influential Woman of The Year 2018 Award Winner South Africa
- African Women Leadership Award Winner 2019
- Cape Town Women of Wonder Award Winner 2019
- Featured as one of the Powerful Asian beauty in America.
- Featured in national and international magazines cover, television & radio shows. ( South Africa, India, America, Paris, Nigeria)
- National & International Award Winner.
Please tell us a little more about yourself and your journey thus far.
I am a practicing medical doctor from Cape Town. I originally hail from the beautiful country of India. Becoming a doctor, like my parents, was always my dream and passion. I completed my medical studies in Mumbai and moved to South Africa 7 years ago, after marrying Dr. Siddharth R Gautam, a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, who is based in Cape Town.
I chose my medical profession to make a difference in the world. To relieve the suffering of human beings and give them the healing touch of love, care, and compassion. It was always my dream and passion to serve humanity in the world, and when career and passion come together, it gives me great satisfaction.
I believe in cherishing and living every moment of life to its utmost best without fear and regrets. Women are the most beautiful creation by God, I believe that every woman is a superwoman in her own way. I believe feminism is not about making women stronger, women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.
My journey so far has been very beautiful. Each day I strive to achieve my goals. I feel truly blessed to achieve success in all different aspects of my life.
Should you be busy with any interesting initiatives, please tell us a little more about it.
I am always involved in interesting initiatives. Serving humanity and changing someone’s life in a positive way is my passion. I am currently involved with numerous foundations throughout South Africa and busy creating awareness towards maintaining a healthy, happy, and positive lifestyle.
What is it that you are passionate about?
I am living my life as a free bird and am very passionate about spirituality, mind power, and a positive mindset.
Who or What has been the biggest influence in your life and why?
My mother has been my role model in life and my biggest influence. She has always taught me to keep my eyes on the stars and feet on the ground.
What is your personal “motto”?
Whatever you want to achieve in your life, already exists in the universe, just believe in yourself and the magic will start to happen.
What advice would you give a woman wanting to follow her dreams?
Each and every woman is unique in herself. Be limitless and fearless. Trust yourself and always give 100% to fulfill your dreams.
Who or what is your inspiration and why?
My inspiration is life itself, which inspires me to do or try something new every day and to bring out the best in me.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Everything you need is already within you; your courage, strength, compassion, and love.
My advice to the youth of the country is to live your life the way you want. But make sure whatever you’re going to give yourself in this life, it should be a benefit to you. Don’t live in the delusions, don’t live in the glitter, have a practical approach towards your dreams because if you dream and believe you can surely achieve it.
It is important to know your drive because that drive comes from within and you need to find out what you want to be. Never compete or copy anyone always be original. Follow your dreams and find out because the biggest competition is you. And the most important thing is a positive mindset.
Your favourite daily affirmation (if you have one)?
Believe you deserve it and the universe will serve it.
Your favourite quote:
Trade your energy and time for your dreams. Life is a transaction. What you invest in turns into reality. ~Anonymous
Which book are you currently reading?
I read many books; especially which focus on mind-power and positivity books.
Which book can you read over and over again?
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind – Joseph Murphy
What are your top 3 business tips?
Honesty, trust, and hard work.
What would you say is your secret to success?
Faith in my God, believing in myself and my family.
One piece of (general) advice that you’d like to share:
Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy. You grow definitely when you have a positive attitude towards life’s challenges.