“My first movie was at the age of 12, in 7th grade.
Alongside Nayanthara ma’am in the movie, Sri Rama Rajyam, which was a Telugu film, I got an opportunity to perform a lead child role. This wasn’t as easy as it is seen in the film. I performed as a junior artist, initially, and due to the lack of a main character role, I attended an audition consisting of more than 500+ people wherein I was selected for this role.
Initially, it all started with my father’s intent on taking me to the cine industry since he was a devoted Rajinikanth fan. I dance well, and having this as a chance, my father proposed me to perform as an actor in movies during my childhood.
Fortunately, my first film was a huge success and having seen this victory, I made up my mind to become an actor (a hero, to be precise) someday. Based on my passion for acting, I was so sure to enter Loyola college for the Visual Communication course, knowing that this college would help me uplift my dream of becoming an actor. But later found out that, neither college nor contacts can take us forward unless our passion, interest and dedication drive us every day towards what we want to achieve.
After my college, probably at the end of my last year, I joined Sun Music as a Video Jockey. And then jumped to Isai Aruvi in 2021 after a year of experience.
I’m now a freelance VJ, anchor and actor, looking forward to signing films with quality roles.
Though anchoring and VJing aren’t my cups of tea, I took my job so seriously, learned a lot and utilized these platforms to showcase my talent. Holding media as my biggest strength and background, people started identifying me and my shows.
While considering the media industry, there’re only two things that can take you higher and better: Consistency and patience.
When I didn’t know what cinema was, I had a huge success approach in the field and when I’m so much passionate about the same, there is a lack of quality opportunities. The hurt is real when there is no recognition of my efforts.
Of course, it was challenging and heartbreaking when my offers did not come into place. Rejections are highly common in the media field. Anything can happen unless the show is live and official. It’s better to be grounded and not inclined towards tasting successes. Otherwise, failures shouldn’t be considered failures – those are lessons, eye-openers, and experiences, which can be cherished and enhanced.
When you realize the public is watching you, get ready to face the extremes!”