An actor tries to restrain or augment the aspects of his/her real personality in order to portray the actions and motivations of some other character for particular period of time. The actor is said to be ‘assuming the role’ of another character or trying to get into the shoes of other character, fictitious or otherwise , usually for the benefit of an audience, but also because it can bring one a sense of artistic satisfaction.
Acting is a most sought after profession by the youth in our country these days but it is not so easy to get into this field. This industry has Cut-throat competition mark. If you are planning to enter this industry you must be prepared for occasional spells of unemployment. Actors get employment in different types of theatre commercial film, radio, television, community, fringe, theatre-in-education and radio commercials.
It is not so easy to get into this field. What is further difficult is to sustain yourself in this field for a long and a prosperous career and for that you need to have a lot of patience, a strong belief in yourself and last but not the least, you need to polish your acting skills, which can be done by taking up a professional course.
Actors should have good vocal projection, clarity of speech, physical expressiveness, a good sense of perspective, emotional availability and ability to imagine and visualize.
How to Start
There are many institutions in our country which provide degree and diploma courses in drama and acting.
To give your career a kick start in acting you can take up an acting course, there are various short and long term courses available in several educational institutions all over India.
Cost(Fees) of Acting Course
Acting: There are various institutions all over India that offer short term as well as long term programs in acting. The fee structure for these course can vary from anywhere Rs.35,000 and Rs.1,50,000.
Pay Package for an Actor
Acting: A stage actor can get somewhere around Rs.1,000 to Rs. 10,000 per show. This largely depends upon the scale of the show, kind of role, production house and moreover the kind of viewers. An experienced TV actor can approximately earn between Rs.10,000 to Rs.2, 00,000 per episode whereas a new comer can get Rs.2, 000 to Rs.10,000 depending on the role.
For Actors it depends on popularity. A debutant can earn roughly about Rs 5 lakhs to Rs 50 lakhs for a lead role for a single movie.
Top Companies for Acting Career
After completing your course forward your profile to these companies. You may get call from them.