Afamiliar face on Indian television, Sakshi Sharma has worked in many interesting shows. The actress recently entered the big screen as the second lead in Amrapali’s production, I Don’t Love You as Snigdha, as Gudiya for Sunshine Production’s web series titled Wiped Out, and has worked in a special song for an untitled Telugu movie. She was also part of shows like Arjun, Hum Hain Bajrangi, Code Red, Shapath, Crime Patrol, and Gandi Baat Season 2. A talented small screen actress and a creative model, she has a Telugu release coming up, and spills the beans on her experiences so far as well as her future plans.
What inspired you to get into acting?
My creativity, inner strength, motivation, and ambition have inspired me to get into acting. It’s something that I enjoy doing!
What was the first day of shooting like for you?
It was awesome! It was also a great learning experience. My very first role was that of a young lover who was forced to get married by her relatives, and Lord Hanuman saves her. I wouldn’t say it was easy, but it all went well, since luckily I worked with a great team, director, and DOP. They guided me in performing the best way that I could. And I did, with great self-confidence.
Tell us about your current projects.
I have quite a few offers from Tollywood, actually. But I’m sorting out the best roles with the help of my mentor in this industry. Nonetheless, I will soon be working in a Tollywood movie as the parallel lead, and will be seen in a special introductory song as well. I am also engaged in some fun and interesting modelling assignments for a few garment and jewellery brands.
Apart from acting, what else interests you?
Oh, where do I start! I’m interested in sports and other recreational activities. I’m also keen on theatre, so I attend theatre workshops. And, of course, dancing! If you ask me what my passions are, pat will come my answer: dancing and acting.
What’s your favourite movie and who is your favourite actor?
Well, DJ is my favourite movie in the Telugu language, and Rana Daggubati is my favourite actor in the south.
How about your role model?
I draw inspiration from Madhuri Dixit Nene, as she’s the best artist and performer. I am a big fan of her dancing, acting, and expressions. She’s just incredible!
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
Hoping this will come true, I see myself among the leading actresses in Tollywood, working with some of the best actors and directors.
What’s your dream role?
My dream role is to be the perfect Bond girl! Like Sunehri in Dhoom 2, or Sana in Robot. Basically, I love being part of action movies.
Big or small screen, which do you prefer?
I feel that nowadays, the two go hand-in-hand. I prefer being a heroine on the big screen, but I like to participate in small screen shows as a guest judge or something similar.
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Because of its scenic backwaters, my favourite holiday destination is Kerala. In addition to being truly breath-taking, it’s often quite rejuvenating as well. – as told to Sumana