For Outsiders It Is Pretty Difficult to Get Their Hands in a Career Like Acting - Prarthana Huparikar (Actor)


Aware of the fact that my family resents acting so much. Acting has always been my passion since childhood. Acting is one career I’ve always loved with all my heart, in spite of knowing about all the perils and struggles in this field, I chose to become an actress from a very small age.


1. Tell us about your background and journey. 

I’m basically a Maharastian, born and brought up in Hyderabad. I come from a well educated decent family, where they believe acting is not such career that you can rely on.

The first time I went onscreen was when I was in my 6th class, this kids game show called Maya Deepam. I was a part of this one episode and it went amazing. Then again in my 10th class, I acted in a short film and gradually I started to do short videos, modelling, collaborations with a few YouTube production houses. 

I got my first Commercial Advertisement in 2018 and my excitement never went down. I started to get offers from various producers and directors. One such is PMJ Jewelleries Advertisement which I did in June 2020. Certain that this pandemic didn’t lock me up down or my urge for acting. Currently I’m doing a project with ETv, which will be aired soon.


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

Yes. Aware of the fact that my family resents acting so much. Acting has always been my passion since childhood. Acting is one career I’ve always loved with all my heart, in spite of knowing about all the perils and struggles in this field, I chose to become an actress from a very small age.


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

Of all, one needs to have the dedication, determination to become what they want to. Grabbing opportunities, if not creating one. Remember, hard work and consistency always gets paid off. 

In my case nothing stopped me from becoming an actor. I’m sure every field will have their pros and cons. All we need to do is avoid the disadvantages or anything that will degrade us from achieving our goals.


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

I would’ve become a software engineer. If not for this Corona, I would be working in Tech Mahindra and I lost my job due to this pandemic. They say, what’s gone is all for the best. Guess that’s true. Losing my job, gave me the opportunity to attend more auditions and get more offers and get myself more closer to the Cinema field.


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

We decide for ourselves and no one else. We set our eyes on one goal and never stop until we reach it. Not always we can seek help from someone. For outsiders it is pretty difficult to get their hands in a career like acting. But persistence and the attitude of not giving up helps us a lot. 

Then when it comes to family and friends, they’re definitely gonna stand against us. But that should never stop us from reaching our goal. When I told my parents that, I wanted to become an actor, they didn’t agree with me right away. 

But after seeing me go up the ladder in the acting career, that is when they were convinced, that I have got this and nothing can stop me from becoming an actor.


6. What is your mantra of success?

As I aforesaid, hard work, determination, dedication and always be inspired. Everybody work with different principles and this is mine. Never stop until your goal is reached.


7. Which is your favorite book and why?
To be honest I’m not really a book person. But I remember reading this book by Mark Russinovich called "Trojan Horse". It has been my favorite since then. Other than that I’ve lots of movies in my favorite list than books.


- Prarthana Huparikar

- Interview by - Chamanth Krishna


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