The Inspirational Journey of Vandana Shukla

Vandana Shukla, a woman of remarkable vision and determination, whose journey from the village of Obra, Uttar Pradesh, to becoming a beacon of empowerment for hundreds of women is nothing short of inspiring. From a young age, Vandana harbored aspirations beyond the confines of a traditional 9 to 5 job. Her desire to carve her own path led her to establish ventures like Belle Make Up & Salon Academy, Kasba, and the Vandana Training Institute (VTI).

Living in a rural setting, Vandana keenly felt the limitations placed on women’s aspirations in her community. This realization fueled her passion to create opportunities for others facing similar challenges. Through her ventures, Vandana has trained over 2000 rural women in diverse skills such as macrame art, terracotta jewelry making, and makeup artistry. These endeavors are not merely about imparting skills; they are about fostering self-esteem and independence, empowering women to pursue their dreams with confidence.

Vandana Shukla’s story is a testament to the transformative power of determination, empathy, and entrepreneurship in uplifting communities and changing lives for the better.

Awards and achievements:

  1. Multiple awards in makeup artistry from prestigious brands like Lakme Academy and Airblack Beauty Club:
  • Bridal makeup
  • Colour Level 2
  • Creative cuts
  • Nail art
  • Festive glam look
  1. Certified trainer by MSME Ministry, Government of India.
  2. Certificate of recognition from Pickrr, one of India’s largest logistic brands, for completing 20K online orders of Kasba.
  3. Notable achievement: Providing free makeup services for underprivileged girls at the block level during community marriages.


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