Acting is a method of portraying a character in a performance, either a stage performance, in movies or in television and in radio. Acting is an umbrella term used for acting that integrates, bodily expression, voice modulations according to the mood of the scene. It also has various other aspects to it like personalizing, improvising, and the ability to analyze the script and act accordingly, getting into the skin of the character making it come alive.

Career Options

  • There are different types of acting and require specific skills depending on that one can choose to be either a stage actor
  • or actor in Films
  • television or radio. Apart from these there are also different other forms of acting like Pantomime
  • Musicals
  • Theatricals.

Educational Qualifications

  • No Minimum qualification.

Personal Skills

  • - Should know how to engage with an audience. - Ability to memorize lines. - Should have good understanding of dramatic techniques. - Should have confidence and dedication to perform.

Courses to be pursued

  • Three-year full-time Diploma Courses in Dramatic Arts
  • Certificate in Acting
  • Film making Courses
  • Diploma in Film Acting
  • and Theatre in Education.

Top Colleges

  • National School of Drama Address: Bahawalpur House 1, Bhagwandas Road New Delhi – 110 001 Phone: 011 2338 9402 Website:
  • Film AND Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune Address: No.11, Law College Rd, Shanti Sheela Society, Telephone Exchange, Pune, Maharashtra 411004 Phone: 020 2558 0000 Website:

Working Conditions

There are various job opportunities for an Actor one with the right training and talent. Freelancing, Music industry, film industry, Television, Theatre. It is a highly creative profession.

Top Companies

  • Vishesh Films Address: 401, Linking Rd, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052 Phone: 022 2605 1027
  • Balaji Motion Pictures Address: C-13, Balaji House, Dalia Industrial Estate, Opposite Laxmi Industrial Estate, New Link Road, Andheri (West) , Mumbai - 400 053 Phone:91-22-4069-8000 Website:

Successful Persons

Aamir Khan

He is a Bollywood actor, filmmaker and a television talk show host. In his thirty year career in films, he is one of the popular and influential actors in the Indian Cinema.

Amitabh Bachchan

He is a Bollywood actor, producer, television host and a former politician. He gained his popularity in 1970s for the films like Zanjeer, Sholay and Dewaar.

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