We are again posting the interview of Rajiv Thakur in our “Success Stories” Category to inspire our readers that even a person from small towns & cities can make big with the hard work and consistent efforts. Here is the complete interview:
WS: Congratulations for you successful journey to small screen.
RT: Thanks a lot.
WS: Tell us something about your birthplace.
RT: I belong to the city of Golden Temple-Sri Amritsar Sahib.
WS: About your family members.
RT: I am in this position with the blessings of my parents and well wishes of my wife and sisters. I have a lovely cute daughter.
WS: Tell us about your acting interest. How it is started?
RT: I have interest in acting from my school days. I was involved in theatre activities since my childhood. I did a lot of theatre during my college days in D.A.V. College, Amritsar and Khalsa College, Amritsar. I used to participate and direct plays during Guru Nanak Dev University Youth festivals and other theatre festivals.
Here I would like to pay my regards to S. Jatinder Singh Brar, founder Punjab Naat Shala, Amritsar. He provided a platform to lots of budding theatre artists. I would also like to thank my theatre colleagues.
WS: Your famous plays?
RT: EH TA KAMAAL HO GAYA (Silver Jubilee Show), DEATH OF A SALES MAN, MIRCH MASALA (Silver Jubilee Show), BABA BANTUEK NAYAK KI MAUT, SAAWI, RAB MILAYIAAN JODIYAN, JAKHOO HILL (Performed In Pakistan).
I have also directed plays like DEATH OF A SALES MAN, DAAYRA, MITHYA. I was selected 5 Times best actor at University Level and I time at national level.
WS: You seem to be a serious artist. How was your journey as comedian?
RT: Comedy is the most serious acting style because it is very difficult to make people laugh. I was 2nd Runner Up in first ever Comedy Contest on PUNJABI CHANNEL MH1 “HASDE HASANDE RAVO”.
Then laughter challenge happened. Then after that there was no looking back and rest is history. I have won many accolades for laughter challenge series and now the comedy circus series. I am also doing a comedy serial “sajan re jhoth mat bolo”.
WS: Yes, as many times told by judges, you are the most hard working artist in these shows.
WS: Your future plans or wishes?
RT: I want to be the most wanted actor?
WS: Your message to budding artists.
RT: I am also in learning stage. Even then, my only message is hard work pays one day. So, keep trying. Opportunity can come in any time. All the best and keep loving me.
WS: Thanks for your time.
RT: Thanks and you are most welcome.