About Gopee Galaata

I was born to Telugu parents in Miraj, Maharashtra. When I turned three, we relocated to Tripoli, Libya, and at six, to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Soon after, my parents enrolled me into Good Shepherd Public School in Ooty, Tamil Nadu (the best time of my life). I was artistically gifted, which helped me win several art competitions during my school years. After school, my parents enrolled me into high school in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh (the worst time of my life!) and thereafter, into Bapuji Dental College & Hospital in Davangere, Karnataka, because they believed my ‘good, artistic hands’ would make me a successful dentist. Life in dental college was busy, and I found very little time to devote to drawing. I didn’t particularly enjoy cleaning & extracting teeth either. The daily sight of saliva & blood hurt my artistic sensibilities, so upon graduation, I decided I didn’t want to be a dentist. Keep reading ...

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