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Watch! Sujata Kumar’s last speech about her childhood pain, divorce and cancer in this TEDx talk


Actor Sujata Kumar who played the role of Sridevi’s sister in the film English Vinglish has passed away after battling stage four cancer. Her sister, actor and singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi confirmed the news on Twitter. Sujata worked in several TV series like Hotel Kingston and Bombay Talking and has done several commercials as well. She also appeared in Anil Kapoor’s Indian adaptation of 24 as Meghna Singhania. Apart from English Vinglish, she has worked in films like Gori Tere Pyar Mein and Raanjhanaa.

After her demise, a video of her giving a TEDx talk surfaced online. The speech is very powerful as it gives deep meaning about life. She gave the TEDx talk in May 2018 called ‘How To Filter Emotional Pollutants From Your Life’. She talks about growing up in a family that was very authoritarian in parenting and how even her school teachers contributed to unwanted muck building up within.

Sujata’s talk is very emotional, as she talks about her childhood pain, divorce and cancer.