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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.
1. Star TV
2. Pritish Nandi Communications
3. Cinevista
4. Sahara one Media and Entertainment Ltd
5. Saregama India Ltd
6. UTV Software Communication Ltd
7. Balaji Telefilms Ltd
8. Dhrma Production
9. Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd
Acting Institutes
Saraswati Music College
A-1/226, safdarjung enclave 
New Delhi-110029
Ph: 26105611, 26167922
Fax: 26194545
National School of Drama
Bahawalpur House
1 Bhagwandas Road
New Delhi 110001
Asian Academy of Film & Television
Marwah Studios Complex
FC-14/15 Film City, Sector-16A
NOIDA-201301, Uttar Pradesh
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)
Law College Road
Pune –411004
Ashok Kumar’s Academy of Dramatic Arts
47, Union Park, Chembur
Mumbai-400071, Maharashtra
The Imago School of Acting
Sudhan Bhawan (1st floor)
37, Saidulajab Village
Saket, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road
New Delhi – 110030
Film and Television Institute of Andra Pradesh
Saraswathi Nilayam
8/3/169/69 Siddartha Nagar
Adjacent to Vengal Rao Nagar
Taneja’s Actors Studios
102 Horizon Apartments
9th Road Extension
J.V.P.D Scheme, Juhu
Mumbai-400049, Mahashtra
Madhu Film and TV Institute of Acting
G/16, A Madhura Nagar
Yusuf Gooda
Andra Pradesh
Asha K. Chandra’s Acting School
6/C, first Floor
Sangeeta Apartments
Opp. S.N.D.T. College
Behind Rituraj Shopping Complex
Juhu Tara Road
Juhu, Mumbai – 400029
Adarsha Film Institute
Netaji Road
Bangalore –560005, Karnataka
Actor Prepares
2nd Floor
Film Industry Welfare Trust House
Next to Ajivasan Hall
Juhu Road, Santcruz (West)
Mumbai – 400054
Vijay Film Institute
No.969/29, 3rd Floor
41st, Cross, 3rd Block
Rajaji Nagar
Bangalore –560010
Acting Studio
8 Palm View
Dadar (Opp. Nasik Taxi Stand)
Mumbai –400014
Daisy Irani’s Film Institute
682, Roop Kala
16th Road, Khar (W)
Behind Khar Gymkhana
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