Acting is the art or practice of performing a part or role in movie, drama on stage and or similar platform. Acting courses in India are popular amongst the Indian youth. Acting is one of the Performing Arts whose education is important for acquiring skills in a short span of time. But to be a Good Actor one needs to have a full fledged first-hand experience which counts the most. Acting schools in India also provide opportunities for candidates to gain real life experiences. A course in acting focuses on all aspects of expression like diction, face expressions, dance, dubbing, voice modulation etc. All these aspects provide and improve – imagination, improvisation, memory, monologue, movements and son. Acting is more practice oriented which is provided through acting therapies, workshops, direction, meditation, sound recording, stunts, yoga sessions and so on.
Acting professionals are mostly known as Actors, Aritsts or Performers. Those who get the lead role are generally known as Heroes or Heroines. And those who excel in acting and/or popularity are called ‘Superstars’. Acting is a great way to earn a living and be popular at the same time. One can also play various roles and characters which are not possible in real life. One also gets to travel to various regions and countries. It also provides the opportunity to learn skills associated with a character like martial arts, weapon use, horse riding etc. If you are a brilliant actor one also gets accolades in the form of awards, honours and felicitations. Apart from entering the Film Industry through ‘Word of Mouth’, ‘Anchoring Shows’ or ‘Acting Schools’, Modelling is another popular option. Many actors and actresses like bipasha basu, priyanka chopra, sushmita sen, milind soman etc. gained entry into film and television work through modelling.
To become competent and professionally committed actors, skilled in every aspect of the industry.
To reach the zenith of skills where the world also acknowledges your presence.
To acquire fulfilling and meaningful career as a performer.
Acting Course: Basic Requirements
A host of courses in acting are available at acting schools in India spread all across the country. There are a number of certificate, degree and diploma courses available. One can opt for graduate course whose eligibility is 10+2 in any discipline. It is advisable to get admitted in these courses as they lay the basic foundation for further courses. Many well – known actors and directors have opened also opened acting institutes.
Willingness to learn and listen at all times is one thing, one should never forget. One needs to be all rounder and do that, one should absorb, observe and grasp all the small details.
One should accustom oneself to travel, either at national or international locations. In this sense, one should develop an adaptive nature.
Not everything can be taught in acting schools. Experience of all sorts, like modelling, stage acting, street plays, commercials, dance performances etc. hones one’s acting skills.
One should be willing to work day & night and thus be a hard worker.
India is the Largest Film Producing Country making over 1100 films every year. The Indian film industry size is estimated at INR 20,000 Crores (around USD 4 Billion). Going by these figures Acting is a very, very lucrative profession. There is a saying – ‘There is no Industry like Entertainment Industry’. So one easily can say acting jobs pay far more than any profession, simply because the earning depends on one’s fame. A successful actor can charge anything. However, to have a successful acting career in this industry you need everything, sheer talent is sometimes not enough. You need to have the right contacts and personal relation officer to be noticed. Luck of all kinds also plays a major role. But the field of acting is not just an intensely competitive one, it is also the one where the demand is quite significant in proportion to the supply. Times have changed when prospects were bright for the exceptionally talented and lucky few. Modern times with satellite TV boom have made opportunities near and immense as opposed to far and wide. However, to be a major player you will need to relocate to Mumbai which is the capital of film industry. Innumerable opportunities exist in the entertainment industry. Many of actors and actresses who could not make a big name for themselves can diversify into compering for shows, contests, awards ceremonies, anchoring, hosting television shows and film oriented entertainment programmes, anchoring even educational programmes. Many who aspired to become a Hero in the industry have become directors, producers, editors, cinematographers etc.
Remuneration – The income of actors is not fixed. The source of their income is varied owing to advertisements’, endorsements and other entertainment activities. Lead actors and actresses demand a fixed amount of money per movie which again varies from individual to individual. The more popular the actor, the more money he commands. Character actors command lesser capital when compared to lead stars. To sum it all - TV actors are paid in the range of lakhs while Film stars are paid in the range of crores