“My life has been summarised in just one sentence, I don’t believe in Destiny, I believe in myself”. Destiny is nothing, it’s all in you, how you do, what you do, and what do you bring to the floor. It’s all about your thought process. Destiny is just a word, which is used by people to escape from their problems. Failures are what give you experience for a better future.
Hi! I am Seema Gumber. I was in Dilli Darlings, which aired on ZeeTV and there, I was depicted as a boss lady. In the show, I am an entrepreneur and I have my own company, so I am a boss and not just a girl-next-door. I'm bossier, more instructive, more intruding, more demanding, and more commanding. If you see the show, right in the first few episodes, you'll realize that they showed that Seema Gumber was the kind of lady who didn't bother about anybody. She is very high headed and straightforward. She says anything to anybody on their face and she doesn't care. However, towards the end, as her work profile was touched, it showed that she takes care of a team and gets her work done. But, to get her work done, she has to be rude and harsh sometimes. It showed that she supports the right things at the right time, she doesn't tolerate lies and frauds, she doesn't have a profile of showing off and is not double-faced. She is a single-faced woman and she gets straight on the face. As the story unfolded in Dilli Darlings, my story, my life, it all revolved around me being and working woman.
On a personal front, I'm a married woman; married for 21 years and I have two grown-up kids, one is 19 plus, the other is 16 plus. My elder child is studying in College in computer engineering and my younger one is in 11th standard in the school. I've been through and through a working woman, whether it was before marriage or after marriage. After marriage, I left my job, because I got married in a business family. Shortly after, I gave birth to my first child, and then, my second child. I became a proper housewife, but I did not accept that phase in my life. I have been working throughout my
life, so the housewife appeal, the chit-chatting, the gossiping wasn't exactly there in me. There was a constant push inside me to tell me that I had to do something. I started my fashion label, while I was enjoying my motherhood. My husband, who has always been a businessman because he belongs to a business family, got bankrupt. His family tried to cut him off because he got involved in gambling . In those moments I was left alone and I continuously thought about how to raise my children on my own. We lived in a very high society and my children studied in international schools, so I had to keep up with the status. It was a very disheartening phase for me, it was like a complete downfall. Usually, in such situations, women go into depression. Or else they divorce or leave their husbands. In my case, I was an independent woman before marriage, so the independent woman took it as a challenge, that even if my husband did not earn any money, my children shouldn’t suffer because of that. The kind of life that they were living that is in a good society in a good school I wanted it to continue for them.
The kind of life that they were living that is in a good society in a good school I wanted it to continue for them. In order to make them continue the same life and to make sure that the society doesn't abuse or ostracize you. I'm mentioning this because it happened with me, my friends did not seem interested in talking to me anymore, and I didn't want those things for my children. It was a very difficult phase for me. Everybody pretended as if they did not know me at all. But I was determined to provide my children with the same life that they used to live. You know, people make
mistakes, my husband did too. And he regretted his actions too, so I just couldn't leave him like that. I got a kickstart in my life, and I wanted to get going.
To make them continue the same life and to make sure that society doesn't abuse or ostracize them, was priority for me. I'm mentioning this because it happened to me, my friends did not seem interested in talking to me anymore, and I didn't want those things for my children. It was a very difficult phase for me. Everybody pretended as if they did not know me at all. But I was determined to provide my children with the same life that they used to live. You know, people make mistakes, my husband did too. And he regretted his actions too, so I just couldn't leave him like that. I got a kickstart in my life, and I wanted to get going. I wanted to go back to my job life, start earning and take care of my kids and help my husband. This is what I thought and
this is what I did. With two young kids, I started giving interviews and got a job in Barclays International Bank, Noida. So, I got the job there, worked hard, managed two children at home, and then go to the bank. Moreover, I had to work according to the UK hours, because Barclays was a UK bank. So, I left my house at noon and came back at midnight, and then obviously, simultaneously, I had to take care of my kids, and I couldn't even afford a full-time housemaid at that point. So, I was the one handling everything, right from my kids to my job, and slowly I
started owning and gradually started to pick my life up. I motivated him, pulled him up and told him to get back to the service industry. After a while, he also started working in a company, at the executive level. And from then, we gradually started going up.
One day, I got a job offer with an international Brand, Sahara Overseas International Company; and they saw my work which I did before my marriage. They offered me a job which was very lucrative, and I got a very good salary. While I was working there, I was approached to participate in a Beauty Pageant. Luckily, I managed to maintain a good figure, because of the struggle, and my house, which prevented me from gaining weight. I participated in it and guess what, I won the Pageant! After the Pageant, I got called to do various shoots and Promos, in the glamour and entertainment Industry. It was then a realised that maybe I can make a business out of it. I worked for 2 years with Barclays and 3 years with Sahara Overseas International. Gradually, my kids grew up too. When my daughter was in her teens, I realised that I needed to be there for her, now more than ever. So that’s when I wanted to leave everything and start a business of my own. I developed a good network and lots of contacts while working. Also, since I knew what happened in the Glamour Industry, both in the front and backstage, I thought why not start my own Event Management Company, and launch my own Beauty Pageant. In 2015, I launched my own company- Star Buzz Events, and there has been no looking back since. That was my baby, my venture which I brought up. For 2-3 years, I really had to work very hard, and juggle around. To make my mark in such a huge industry, where people recognised me was a huge task. It took three years to build such a setup for my company. And then in 2017, I launched my first Beauty pageant. By that time, I had connected with many socialite agents of Delhi NCR, which included TV celebrities. I launched my first pageant with few of them. I also worked with Sandeep Marwah, who had his own academy in Film City, Noida. We became a kind of family. People slowly started knowing me, but even then, they did not know very well as to who was Seema Gumber and what was Star Buzz Events.
In 2019, I got called for Dilli Darlings from ZeeTV, to portray myself, as in an entrepreneur. It was kind of a reality show. So, I did that show, got more publicity and popularity. Now, in 2021, here I am, and my company is blooming, it's doing very good. I also got a tag of an EX-TV actor, due to Dilli Darlings, and furthermore, I got an opportunity to sign up a movie, which did not end up happening unfortunately, due to Covid. So maybe, by the end of this year, or next year, I should be back on Television. Very soon, I'm coming on a National Channel with a Talk Show, might even be in the coming month.
That's why people called me a Boss Lady, because when a woman is self-dependent, independent and has faced hardships in life, and ends up conquering them, all the while confronting stupid people, men who behave strangely and approach in a very expected and ridiculous manner. While handling all these situations, what people call rudeness and attitude, got built in me naturally. That was my shield to unwanted comments, so it was necessary that I build it. The bossy attitude that was shown in Dilli Darlings is a result of managing and working with different kinds of males. In such scenarios, you have to be straightforward, and also rude. I think there is a very thin line between them, which people have understood after watching Dilli Darlings. I don't bother about what they think of me, I do it right, in the right way. I have been a hard worker, and whichever brands I've worked with, have always told me I had delivered more than they wanted.