Excellence, Effort and Conviction

The values that mattered to my parents were lofty – excellence, effort, conviction, service to humanity and spiritual evolution.

By Team ParentCicle

Excellence, Effort and Conviction

Siddhartha Basu
Producer, Kaun Banega Crorepati

The values that mattered to my parents were lofty – excellence, effort, conviction, service to humanity and spiritual evolution. I was fairly rebellious. My chosen vocation path of theatre, film and television was highly adventurous by my family’s standards. This was especially because opportunities in these fields were highly limited compared to what it is today. Besides, there was no family wealth or inheritance to fall back on. Even though the route I took was unconventional and risky at that time, my parents were happy that I was able to support myself and my family. They appreciated whatever I was able to achieve and whatever recognition I was able to garner. My parents didn’t set materialistic goals in front of me. They never said this is the course you should follow, the job you should do or the money you need to earn. They nurtured me physically, emotionally, mentally and culturally.


My message

Having a clear aim and systematically accomplishing it is the best definition of success. Find out what you want to do and what you can be good at doing. Prepare for it; then do it as best as you can. Keep learning, keep growing, keep trying and keep doing - that’s the best success mantra I can offer. And, remember, without a moral, social and humanistic core, success is selfish and hollow.

Excellence, Effort and Conviction