Arti Shah is an Actress, Motivational Speaker, Motion Capture Performer, Creature Performer and Corporate Model, notably she has worked on the recent ‘Star Wars Trilogy’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ films. On top of all these achievements Arti is also a proud mother to a young son, and wife of the actor, writer and director Rutvig Vaid.
A successful business graduate, Arti’s career began in Media Sales and Recruitment, she set up her own business in London before following her lifelong dream to pursue a career in acting which has since taken her around the world.
Arti, a British Asian woman, was born with a condition called ‘pseudoachondroplasia’ and is 4ft in height. Her experience of acting with some of the greatest names in Hollywood, the joys and frustrations of motherhood, and day to day life experiences at home and work have given her a wealth of stories to share; both humorous and thought provoking. She has first- hand experience of what obstacles need to be removed to allow inclusion and remove unconscious bias, and delivers her colourful life story with energy, positivity and honesty.
Her early life had seemed ‘normal’ until she hit her teens and then reality gave her a darker perspective, at this time she was close to having radical surgery to become taller so she could fit into what she believed society expected. But what is normal? Arti came to realise she was doing this to fit in for others’ benefit, and not for herself. This was a turning point for her, she then knew that if she did not love who she was, then how could she expect others to accept who she was?
As Arti grew up and became more comfortable with herself, she acknowledged that being unique and standing out from everyone else can be a positive attribute. She now shares her personal experiences and life challenges through motivational and professional speaking with the aim of inspiring others in their own life, work and personal struggles.
So, what is a normal life? What is it to be unique?
Arti would like to inspire others and help change perceptions. She has had the honour of speaking to a number of established organisations including LinkedIn, Post Office, Amazon, TopCashback, Reading University, Ground Control, Pheonix, Oxford Brookes University, A&E Networks, Neath Port Talbot, Panasonic, Ipswich School, GL Education, London Fire Brigade and Sheradswood School.
Arti is a firm believer in the mantra , “Hard Work, Sheer Determination and Self Belief” with this always in mind, she believes that anything you put your mind to, can be possible.
Please get in touch with Arti at Arti@TinyArti.com for more information.