Introduction on Acting Career in India

There is a desire in many youngsters’ heart, “to be an actor or actress”. Every time we thought intensely about the allure and fame, we imagine the Bollywood or Mumbai in our dream.

The youngster who imagine to find the zenith in acting and movies field, they have one major query that ‘how to become an actor or actress’. Usually they don’t have any idea as they have no experience.

 “Acting” is a class of performing art. It is more than art than it is a talent. An actor can unite the audience with a chair with his performance. Acting is an ability of expression and to execute different emotions”.

The ones who desire to get the career in acting typically undergo the modelling. We appreciate that this is also a linkage to the acting but it is not the proper way.

Acting Career in India

If you still want to desire the career in acting, you need some fundamental requirements in your gene that include:

  • You should have to be courageous
  • You have to to be a good human being
  • You should have a pleasant personality but not at all
  • You must be an artistic person
  • You need to have a ground and throw in you

Courses : Acting Career in India

Acting Career in India can be developed by the training but not can be shaped by the training and any course. There are a small number of schools of drama in India that offer the acting programmes around the year. Many of our celebrities has been opened the classes/schools for giving  the training and short-term certificate and diploma course in acting.

There is mainly no necessary requirement of a degree course to turn out to be an actor or actress. You should have an enthusiasm for this and you may go for the short-term, certificate and diploma courses propose by different small and big standard schools in India.

Short term or certificate courses take the period of days to maximum six months and diploma courses takes the period of 1 – 2 years. The Bachelor degree in artand drama takes the period of three years as the graduation degree programme (UG).

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Three months certificate course:

  • Facing Audience & Removing Inhibition
  • Freeing Mind & Body
  • Clap Board, Ask Yourself Questions
  • Mannerism
  • Discussing films
  • Cinemascope
  • Body Language
  • Biography of famous actors/actresses
  • Sound – Background music, SFX
  • Voice Projection & Voice Modulation stresses & pauses
  • Getups, approaching a character, Observation, Improvisation
  • Camera Facing, Miming, Understanding Different Emotions
  • Acting Exercises, Mirror Exercises

Six months certificate course:

  • Diction Exercises
  • Character Dubbing
  • Complicated Dance steps
  • Making of Show reels
  • Elements of Modelling
  • Importance of acting in Side Roles
  • Lip Sync, Feeling the Lyrics
  • Synchronization of steps with others
  • Setting full song with other artists
  • Dance – Exercises, Movement, Dance Steps
  • Stunts – Fundamental Ground Movements, Exercises for Flexibility, Action Reaction, Jumps & Acrobats, Choreography of various Stunts, Use of Spring Boards

Admission For Acting Career in India

As acting is a kind of performing art but it doesn’t indicate that only arts students can go for this. Students having Science or Commerce in 12th class, they can also seek admission for acting courses if they are actually get fascinated towards it.

To get the admission in acting you should have to sit and assume that are you capable to work unbreakable. It is very tough to get the place in this field. You must have good memorization, communication skill and enthusiasm.

For admission, search for one of the best schools of acting, get the contact number, follow the admission procedure, fill the form, pay the fees and get a good start and all of this is available on the official website of every college. After the finishing point of the course you can search the correct and official agent and also search the career in various industries related to your interest. Some of the schools also offer the opportunity to work in add films and TV serials to those students who are interested.

The second option is to find the location of auditions leading path to the acting and dance in India, then become visible in the audition and show your full zeal and show to get a kick career opening in the acting field.

Career & Jobs

There is an abundant of job opportunity in this field but it is a more competitive field compared to other fields. You can start your career either from the Bollywood or TV channels. The TV channels are growing in order to the numerous popular TV serials, game shows and reality shows.

There is no age limitation to work in this field. You may be a child, young or old person every one fits here. An actor may play a lead role in any serial as per the physical features, experience and skills. Beside the lead role you may play the side roles, negative roles or family or friend role also.

A movie or serial or add is not the job of only one person. To create a movie, more than 2000 people work as the vital role. And you may be out of them.

There is a superior opportunity to work in Bollywood, Hollywood and Tollywood with various big banners and with various famous personalities like Salman Khan, Katrina, Saif, Karan Johor, Saroj Khan, Akshaya Kumar and many more.

The job profiles in this field are given below:

  • Actor/actress
  • Lead actor/actress
  • Co-actor/actress
  • Supporting actor/actress
  • Crowd actor/actress
  • Villains
  • Co-villains
  • Stunt man
  • Acting instructor
  • Dialogue instructor


After the completion of the course, one can get the job opportunity in the following recruitment production houses:

  • Aamir Khan Productions
  • Dharma Productions
  • Eros International
  • T-Series
  • Balaji Telefilms
  • Gemini Studios – Chennai
  • Mukta Arts
  • UTV Motion Pictures
  • Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
  • PVR Pictures
  • Rajshri Productions – Mumbai
  • Reliance Big Entertainment
  • R.K. Films
  • Trimurti Films
  • Vishesh Films
  • Yash Raj Films


Salary in this field is not permanent/fixed for an actor and actress. By a survey we have founded that the average salary of an actor or actress is $35 per working hour or Rs 7500 – 10,000 per hour.

A struggling actor in TV serial can earn the rupees 5000 to 20000 per episode. An experienced one can earn the 30000 to 400000 per episode.

In Bollywood, a lead actor in a movie has no bar of salary or payment. It is very much known to you too.

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