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Meet the woman who left her 9 to 5 teaching job to enroll at Toronto Film School

yusra.javed April 1, 2019 8


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Two years ago, Chitra Iyer enrolled at the Toronto Film School to become an actress. At 50- years-old, Iyer is the oldest student to graduate in her class of 2019.

While supporting three adult children and a teaching position at a Montessori school, she has been working towards this dream for over a decade after experiencing tragedy in her own life.

Iyer considers herself a lifelong artist – from becoming a child star in Malawi, Central Africa to choreographing a Michael Jackson spring concert with her students – and she is on a continuous search of meaningful work to express herself.

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Chitra Iyer shares key moments in her life that inspired her to enroll at Toronto Film School and pursue a career as an actress . Yusra Javed has the full story below:

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