Nov 30, 2023, 20:07 IST

Sachin Sharma: When I arrived in Mumbai, I had nothing with me except for my confidence

Sachin Sharma: When I arrived in Mumbai, I had nothing with me except for my confidence

Born and raised in Ranchi, Sachin Sharma dreamt of becoming an actor. He was in his engineering college when he began acting in plays and street plays.

"That's when it hit me – this is what I really want to do with my life. By the time I reached my third year of engineering, I made up my mind. I wanted to chase my dreams in the city known for making dreams come true. So, I made a bold decision. I dropped out of college, and embarked on a completely new journey. Surprisingly, I didn't even tell my parents about it. I just packed my bags and left. I was sure and confident about my decision. When I arrived in Mumbai, I had nothing with me except for my confidence. No connections, nothing at all. It was a leap of faith, and I was ready to face whatever challenges came my way," he shares. It took him time but finally he made his debut with Rabb Se Hai Dua produced by Prateek Sharma’s (Studio LSD).

"I went through a rollercoaster of experiences – ups and downs, putting in a ton of effort to learn, struggling to survive, making numerous attempts, facing failures, enduring countless auditions, and practicing a whole lot of patience. After all of that, I finally landed this show. I'm forever thankful to the entire team for giving me the opportunity to be a part of it," he says.

Praising the team, he adds, "Honestly, being a part of this cast and crew feels like a genuine blessing. I consider myself extremely fortunate to work with such an amazing team. It's truly a dream come true to share the screen with senior actors whom I've admired since my childhood TV days. The whole experience is incredibly overwhelming for me, and I couldn't be more grateful for this opportunity," he smiles.

Sachin plays the role of Ravi in the show. Talking about the most challenging thing about playing this character, he adds, "Ensuring that I do justice to my character is an ongoing challenge, and it becomes even more demanding when you're working with experienced senior actors. It requires a lot of effort and focus to meet the expectations and standards set by both the script and the seasoned performers. Striving to bring out the best in my role while working alongside these seasoned individuals adds an extra layer of complexity to the task. Nevertheless, it's a valuable learning experience and an opportunity to grow as an actor."

Everyone on the set is like a family to hom, every actor on the show is close to Sahin's heart. He feels the USP of the show is the efforts and hard work for the entire cast and crew.

"I am so much inspired by Shah Rukh Khan. Being an outsider with no godfather in the industry still ruling the industry," he continues,"In the world of acting, you essentially step into numerous lives, embodying various characters. It's a unique experience where you express emotions through these characters that you might not necessarily convey in your own life. Acting allows you to explore different facets of yourself, discovering both your virtuous and flawed sides. One of the most rewarding aspects of this journey is the abundant love you receive from people. The appreciation and affection coming from the audience become a driving force, propelling you forward and keeping you motivated. Knowing that your work resonates with others and elicits positive responses creates a profound connection between the performer and the audience, making the entire experience immensely fulfilling. This mutual exchange of emotions and support becomes a powerful source of inspiration for an actor."

Ask him about his fitness regime and his fans often talk about apart from his acting and he replies,"I eat clean, stay focused and be consistent."