How To Be A Successful Actor In Bollywood?
Are you one of those people who are enthralled by the words- Lights! Camera! Action! and want to make it big on the silver screen? If Bollywood is something you dream of and can’t stop thinking about, then this ultimate guide is for you.
Mumbai is considered the city of dreams and the main reason for it is Bollywood or our very own Hindi film industry. Every year, people from all over India come to Mumbai to make their dreams come true. Some make it big, some can’t. If you also want to make a mark in the Hindi movie industry, read on.
Before you start your journey in Bollywood, you will have to keep some things in mind.
- First things first, you have to firm your belief of becoming a successful actor/actress and don’t let other people’s thinking and beliefs come in your path of hard work and success.
- You will have to keep yourself updated with the trends of the film industry.
- Make a timeline for your goals and stick to them. Don’t get blown away by the glitz and glamour of showbiz.
- Make sure you have lots of patience as many face initial rejections and have a means of supporting yourself financially for the first couple of months in Mumbai.
- Be physically fit and stay in shape through workouts.
- Learn how to dance well.
Now that you know what it takes to become an actor/actress in Bollywood, here are some ways for you to start your journey in the film industry.
- Join a renowned acting school
If you want to be an actor, the first thing you need to learn is acting skills. You can join various acting schools in Mumbai that will teach you the basics of acting. However, many people can’t afford the high price these acting institutes charge.
Therefore, you can enroll in the Celebrity school’s online acting course in which you will be taught acting skills by the one and only Nawazuddin Siddiqui where he will teach you his techniques for developing characters and shaping performances.
- Begin with modelling
Many actors got their entry to Bollywood through modelling. I mean who doesn’t know John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Dino Morea, and the Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone? They were all models before making it big in movies.
With modelling, you can also get brand endorsements and get a chance to perform on music albums.
- Be in touch with casting directors and talent agencies
Talent agencies usually get requirements for actors daily for small parts and a lot of casting directors prefer contacting these agencies to save time for the selection process.
However, the catch is that usually, these agencies ask for a percentage of your earnings.
- Networking is the key
When you are in an industry like film-making, networking is the key. Go to social gatherings, events, and Page 3 parties whenever possible. Make friends and increase your social network. The more you will be visible and socially active, the more opportunities you will get.
In addition to the above ways to kickstart your acting career, you can also do things like working as an assistant director or an assistant casting director or even do a job at a production house. Hritik Roshan worked as an assistant director in the movie ‘Koyla’ before starting as an actor in Bollywood.
Additionally, you can join various theatre groups as many national-award-winning actors started their acting careers on the stage.
Did you know?
Nawazuddin Siddiqui started his acting career with a 30-second role in Sarfarosh. Today he is one of the most sought-after actors in India and has done all genres of roles from Gangs of Wasseypur to Thackeray. As an NSD trained actor, he uses advanced acting techniques to portray complex characters.
What better way to take your first step towards becoming an actor than taking acting lessons from the master of acting himself. At Celebrity School, you can buy our acting course mentored by great Nawazuddin Siddiqui to learn his techniques and acting method.
Contact us today and make your silver screen dreams come true!