Theatre and Cinema is a potent, unifying force in a world polarized by political ideologies, economic policies and religious leanings and I believe the strength and ability to connect to an audience gives performing artists a unique opportunity to not just provide entertainment but materially influence today's society. This has been my principal motivation to choose Acting as a career.
From my early formative years, as I watched countless classical movies, I have been enchanted by the power of the spoken word and created early leanings towards the performing arts. I started at an early stage with school plays and fondly remember participating in a wide array of regional theatre festivals. Several productions later, my passion led to getting selected as the President of the Drama and Theatre Society.
Through these amateur productions and a passion for music, I gained invaluable insights to voice improvisations, movements and being a voracious reader, I pored over countless books and literature on the evolution of cinema and theatre as a medium. It also influenced my choosing a graduation in Media Studies.
While my initial experiences in today's global media structure laid the perfect foundation to understand and appreciate the nuances of television and film production, a much bigger learning came through parallel interests and activities within the Theatre and Movie circles, where I acted in several local productions and assisted in the production of a feature film.
At this stage, I realized that my deepest interests lay in the enchanting power of language and Cinema and by doing the multi-cultural, globally orientated Acting Program at the International Academy of Film and Television (Hong Kong), I was exposed to hitherto unknown facets of acting and film production.
What began as an idea slowly turned into a passion and I realized that my foundation in Acting could move to an altogether different realm by doing the One Year Conservatory at T Schreiber Studio, one of the country's most reputable and prestigious acting schools, under the tutelage of teachers possessing immense levels of insight and experience in the business. As an actor, nothing gives me a bigger rush, than the thrill of showcasing my art, and inciting emotions in so many different people, while doing what I love. For me- Art truly is life and vice versa!!