Down syndrome no barrier to Angel Celine’s passion to explore different roles
Twenty year old Angel Celine was diagnosed with Down syndrome at a young age. But this youngster, who is a powerhouse of energy, loves to experiment with dance, music, arts and even acting. A couple of years back, she appeared on-screen in a Malayalam movie ‘Compartment’. Angel shares her dreams and aspirations.
Twenty-year-old Angel Celine is a powerhouse of energy, fun and laughter. Anyone who spends time with her cannot miss the glitter in her eyes and positive vibes. A disability has not stopped Angel from chasing her dreams. An ardent dancer, music enthusiast, actor and cook, Angel loves to experiment roles. She can keep talking about her dreams and ambitions, and how she plans to start her own ventures later on in life.
Diagnosed with Down syndrome at a young age, Angel has been blessed with her parents and sister who are her biggest supporters. After completing her class 10, Angel started focusing on learning computers. She even hopes to make a career out of it once her course is completed. Angel, who hails from Kochi, is currently pursuing studies in computer at the Raksha Society in Mattancherry.
Recently, she participated in the auditions for Miss Kerala Special 2019 and has been shortlisted for the finals.
I had a great experience being at the auditions for Miss Kerala Special 2019. I could interact with many other youngsters of my age and it was fun. I’am looking forward to winning the finale. I hope I can pursue a career in computers because I love doing it. My family has always stood by me to chase my passion and dreams. My father, who works with a private company, ensures that I do not miss any interesting events-Angel Celine.
Apart from her many extra curricular activities, Angel is an aspiring actor too. She has played quite a prominent role in actor and national award winner Salim Kumar’s movie Compartment. Her performance fetched her praise and accolades. “If I get more offers, I don’t want to miss them because I love facing the camera”, says Angel with a smile. She is a trained cinematic dancer who started off at Raksha School a few years back.
Angel, who is also learning to make paper bags, wants to start her own unit very soon. Apart from her family, her teachers at Raksha are also supporting her through all her ventures. “Acting in a movie has boosted Angel’s confidence. She is now able to develop her communication skills while interacting with people. Ever since childhood, Angel has been interested in extra-curricular activities like arts and acting. We are glad that she is pursuing it”, says her teacher Clara.