"It won’t be an exaggeration to call her a warrior. She has fought and won most of the battles life has sent her way. The biggest two were her unconventional appearance and breast cancer. In both cases, she has experimented with, innovated and shifted the paradigm. From being a successful actress and writer to using her creativity to heal cancer, Vibha Rani has always made the critics fall on their faces, be it nature or people.
When she was growing up in a small town in Bihar, one of her relatives wouldn’t speak to her as he found Vibha "ugly". It unsettled her in the beginning, but she was never one to wallow in self pity. She charted out a plan. The plan was to shine like a crazy diamond so that all on earth would be dazzled. She went on to become a gold medalist in college, secured a government job in a gazetted rank and expanded her horizons with literature, music and the stage. She got it all but still couldn’t please those who cared only about physical appearance.
She married by choice and when she visited her home for the first time after her wedding, most people were surprised about her being able to find a partner. Shocked neighbours came to visit and Vibha felt like a caged animal on display. Some of her husband’s relatives advised her mother-in-law to convince her son to leave Vibha and find someone more "acceptable" in terms of looks. Thankfully, Vibha and her husband, as a unit, were an evolved species. By this stage, both of them, especially Vibha, had freed themselves from "bakwaas" social judgments, demands and wiring. They had changed their orbit and carved out their own fundamentals and surrounding where only a person mattered and not how they looked.
Vibha has made a space for herself in the world of art and literature. She has bridged a gap between folk and mainstream disciplines through her theatrical presentations. When it comes to fashion, she has chiseled out her own unique style, a mix of bohemian and trendy. The strength and positivity that she has bred in herself worked magically when she battled with breast cancer. Vibha couldn’t go out to rehearse or perform, so she came up with the concept of room theater, a place where artists, both professionals and amateurs, collaborate and create plays. She also started recording one-minute videos singing, acting and orating on social media. There were dark nights, but she made sure that these nights were followed by a bright sun with zeal for life. She wrote a collection of poems while she was going through chemo and recovery. These poems have been compiled into an anthology that has inspired many.
Today the same people, who once questioned her abilities, take pride in knowing her and hold her up as a role model to their own children. Vibha dreams of the day that appearance in general becomes a non-factor in judging another human being. She has dreamt and lived this for herself and wants this non-judgmental attitude to become a lasting social trend."