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Shakti Anand: Theatre played vital role in shaping my life

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While seasoned actor Shakti Anand has been impressing one and all with his acting on Zee TV’s ‘Hamariwali Good News’ as Mukund Tiwari, little does anyone about how he overcame a fear to make his hobby of acting into his full-time career?

Talking about his struggle, Shakti Anand revealed, “In the initial years of my career, when I had just started working for a private organisation in Delhi, I joined a theatre group, which played a vital role in shaping my whole life. I had joined theatre as a hobby as I really liked acting. I wanted to do something constructive apart from just doing my job and my love for the craft continued to grow through theatre.”

He added, “I continued being a part of it for more than 3 years. That’s when I felt I could switch to acting as a full-time profession. Coming from a middle-class family, I did not have anyone in the entertainment industry to guide me at all. So, I started from scratch and understood what acting was all about.”

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He further said, “While theatre had taught me different things like script writing, dialogue narration, performance, amongst other things; learning something new on set every day made me more fascinated about acting as a profession. I actually had a fear of public speaking and taking a step towards overcoming this fear with acting is one of my biggest achievements till date.”

“I guess that is when my hobby turned into my profession. To be honest, I gave so many auditions for my debut show and after multiple attempts, my journey in the television industry started. It was a struggle, but I am really happy I chose acting as it has given me a lot of love, affection and joy,” concluded Shakti.

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