Don't Get Trapped Into the Late-Night Party Circuits in the Disguise of Networking - Payal Rohatgi (Actress)

Payal Rohatgi

1. Tell us about your background and journey.

I am from a middle class educated Hindu Baniya family. I have been brought up in Ahmedabad though I have been born in Hyderabad. I am from an educated family where children were taught to concentrate on education. 

In spite of being a board ranker in my 12th Science exams, I opted for computer Engineering instead of being a Doctor. But as fate would have it I became an actor.

2. Did you ever think or dream of being an actor?

Never did I think of being an Actor though I was a good-looking person. I realized this became a decision after a challenge given by local college friends over getting participation in Femina Miss India 2000. I accepted it and went on to win Supermodel Miss Tourism World 2002 where I represented India in Medellin, South America.

3. How can one approach their career and have the confidence and belief to become an actor?

Well, one has to start believing in themselves first and then the world will believe too. Start taking fitness, diction, and dance classes to get body control and dialogue control. Give your auditions and learn to be patient. Universe has a way to give you what you deserve.

4. If not this, what would you be doing?

I would be working in the US as a Computer Engineer and making coding software.

5. For a complete outsider with inroads, what advice would you like to give?

Don't get trapped into the late-night party circuits in the disguise of networking and be away from bad habits as later on these habits will finish you. The struggle doesn't finish a person but the person himself finishes himself if he believes its the end of the world.

6. What is your mantra of success?

I always do my Yoga and workouts and make sure I release the positive hormones in my brain to fight whatever challenges life throws at me.

7. Which is your favorite book and why?

My favorite book is ' Freedom At Midnight ' as that exposes the Gandhi disguise and the mistaken Nehru gam.

- Payal Rohatgi, Actress
- Interviewed by Shilpy Sharan

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