Tips for a Successful Film Acting Career
(Posted On: 20-01-2015)
Passion, confidence and incessant motivation are the traits of a successful actor
Many people in India are interested in making a career in acting. The glamorous world of Bollywood is dazzling enough to attract thousands of people to be a part of it. What most people do not realize is that a lot of effort goes into making a good actor. It is not just about the right face and right looks, it is a lot more than that. If you too are looking for a successful film acting career in Bollywood then you need to start with a bang. Here are some essential tips that can help you become a successful actor in Bollywood.
The first step of getting into the world of Bollywood is to start learning the basics of acting. You need to put in a good amount of effort and time to make yourself capable enough to entertain the audience and do justice to your role. You should get enrolled in some fine acting classes to learn the nuances of the art. There are many acting institutes in India that offer courses in acting. Some of the famous institutes are Zee Institute of Media Arts, Whistling Woods International, Film and Television Institute of India, Barry John Acting Studio and many others.
The most important thing is to make useful contacts and build networks. You can start with playing whatever roles come your way, either in television programs or movies. You can contact agencies that keep pools of people for extra roles. Next step towards a successful film acting career is to create an impressive portfolio. You should get an effective acting headshot and do not forget to add a selection of different shots, portraying various moods and styles of yours, in the portfolio.
Once you have a remarkable portfolio, next step is to create an acting resume that has the capability of sweeping your casting agents off their feet. Your resume will be the first thing an agent will look at to decide what kind of an actor you are. You should keep it concise and highlight all your achievements – qualification and experience.
Besides the resume, you also need to prepare yourself for an audition. You should be ready with everything – your resume, your portfolio and all the other required documents. Besides this, you need to give proper attention to your attire and make up.
To become an actor, you will have to go through a lot of interviews in front of numerous casting agents. The only difference is that in this profession an interview is usually known as an audition. Persistence pays off and you should not lose heart if you get rejected in a couple of auditions. You need to look your best in any audition because in this profession it matters a lot. In case you are asked to play a character, you should do it very carefully. A few minutes of your performance could break or make your career.