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Humans of Harker: Krishna Bheda draws inspiration from role models

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"A lot of who I am comes from my sister, because she’s always taught me to be very outgoing and adventurous," Krishna Bheda (12) said. "When I was little, if I was too scared to ask the waiter for something, she’d be like ‘Krish, go do it. You can do it. Go ask,’ and if we were at weddings she would make me dance and make me have fun, and I think that’s a huge part of who I am. I would say I’m pretty fearless and a lot of that comes from her. And especially my love for music also comes from her because she used to be a singer, and I always looked up to her and wanted to be who she was."

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"A lot of who I am comes from my sister, because she’s always taught me to be very outgoing and adventurous," Krishna Bheda (12) said. "When I was little, if I was too scared to ask the waiter for something, she’d be like ‘Krish, go do it. You can do it. Go ask,’ and if we were at weddings she would make me dance and make me have fun, and I think that’s a huge part of who I am. I would say I’m pretty fearless and a lot of that comes from her. And especially my love for music also comes from her because she used to be a singer, and I always looked up to her and wanted to be who she was."

by Sahana Srinivasan, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

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Krishna Bheda (12) has many role models. Arguably the person who most influenced her value system is her mother. For her personality, it’s her sister. For her love of music, her sister and Cantilena conductor and vocal music teacher Susan Nace.

“I definitely got my values from my mom. My mom has always taught me to be humble, to have real integrity and to be very loyal,” Krishna said. “I really value loyalty. I have a loyalty to my family, and I have a loyalty to my friends, and I have a loyalty to my teammates, and I think that and trust are really important to me.”

Krishna’s sister, Debanshi Bheda (‘07), has shaped some of Krishna’s core personality traits.

“She’s always taught me to be very outgoing and adventurous,” Krishna said. “When I was little, if I was too scared to ask the waiter for something, she’d be like ‘Krish, go do it. You can do it. Go ask,’ and if we were at weddings she would make me dance and make me have fun, and I think that’s a huge part of who I am. I would say I’m pretty fearless, and a lot of that comes from her.”

Krishna also drew inspiration from her sister’s love of singing, having begun herself as a child.

“When people would come over, I would be very annoying and I would play the Cinderella part to them and just dance around my living room,” she said. “In fifth grade, Ms. Sandusky gave me a solo in the fifth grade show, and that’s when my parents were like, ‘oh, this girl can sing’, so they got me started with voice lessons, and it kind of took off from there.”

In middle school, Krishna started taking voice lessons with vocal music teacher Susan Nace, who is now Krishna’s conductor in Cantilena.

“The reason I love Cantilena so much is because [Nace] gives us such respect and really allows to help make some decisions that pertain to our choir, and the girls are all sisters basically,” Krishna said. “I don’t think you could get that kind of atmosphere with any other teacher because she cares so much and she’s just an amazing lady. She’s strong and strong-willed yet very kind, and I think that’s someone who I aspire to be like.”

Krishna also lives out the Golden Rule: “treat others the way you would want to be treated.”

Namely, she incorporates the kindness, lessons and values she’s gained from her role models into her friendships, leading her friends to nickname her “Mama Krishna.”

“She’s such a motherly figure towards the rest of us, she watches out for us, and even if she’s angry at us for something stupid that we’ve done, she’s always got our back and we all know that,” said Eric Tran (12), one of Krishna’s friends who also helped coin the name. “One of her biggest values has always been loyalty and friendship, and she shows that in the way that she cares for all her friends.”

Not only does she use her values to be a friend to others, but she also defends her beliefs even when questioned, inspiring others in turn the way her mother, her sister and Ms. Nace have inspired her.

“She’s very strong in her opinions,” Ashna Chandra (12) said. “If anyone contradicts her, she’ll make sure to fight her case until she’s proven right, or she’ll storm off or something if no one is willing to hear her viewpoint. It’s unique because you always want to have someone who doesn’t mend their opinions based on other people, and she’s a person who will always fight for her beliefs, and I find that inspiring.”

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