Today is International Women’s Day.
Hello Mumbai Editor-In-Chief Aleem Shaikh & Entire Team Wishes All Women Happy Women’s Day.
Every year, March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day across the world to promote women’s rights and honour their achievements across the political, economic, social and cultural spheres.
This day is a reminder of the grit and determination of women all across the world.
There is no force more powerful than a woman’s determination to rise.
Every life begins with a woman. Respect and encourage every woman for what she is. Women, are always respected, loved and appreciated.
Theme for today’s International Women’s Day 2022 is…
“Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.”
In Honour of International Women’s Day, we created an exclusive list of Mumbai based Aspiring Actress’s stories will definitely inspire all, Read all.
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Barkha Rathore is no newcomer to the dazzling world of glamour and neon’s. She is a much talented actress who has set her foot in Bollywood after having worked in Television Serials. She is known as Bhagyalaxmi in South Indian Film Industry.
On the small screen, Barkha has worked in popular serials like “Laal Ishq”, “Kundali Bhagya”, “Ishq Subhan Allah” ,”Udaan”, “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein”, “Savdhan India”, “Dil Boley Oberoi” and many more.
To much more of this beautiful and talented actress, Hello Mumbai News Correspondent Janvi S. Panjwani took the opportunity to rope in Barkha Rathore for an exclusive Interview.
Excerpts of the interview :
Janvi : Hello Barkha Ma’am, Welcome to Hello Mumbai News.
How did you choose Acting as your professional ?
Barkha: Amidst pause revealed, “my career into the acting arena started from Chandigarh Theatre titled “Samvaad Theatre Group” and the erstwhile director was Mukesh Sharma. Thereafter I landed in Mumbai, the “Mecca” of Hindi Cinema, Bollywood.
Janvi :- Which has been your recent shoot ?
Barkha: The recent shoot which I did was for South Movie in Hyderabad. I share a lead role with Amresh Raju. Also I shot for a Telugu movie in the pivotal role with Amresh Raju. This movie may be release by next month but teaser and song is already released.
Janvi: Barkha Ma’am, having done many serials which according to you has been the best for you and which has left an indelible mark?
Barkha :- My experience was great by doing serials namely ” Choti Sardarni and Paramawtar Shri Krishna ” Paramawtar Shri Krishna is a mythology based story in which I play gained a lot of experience , Also there wasn’t enough time to get ready for the shoot
So I bid adieu and landed in Mumbai to get a break in Hindi Films
Prior to stepping into the Entertainment Industry I had worked in an Automobile company and had floated my own NGO in Chandigarh .
But then shifted to Mumbai and the NGO was left in the back burner. Though stopped now but I’ll again re-open it soon.
Janvi :- Have u done any short films ?
Barkha : Amidst a smile, Barkha revealed she had recently shot for a short film with Sanjay Suri titled “Call him Eddy ” released in last October and which was selected for National Film Festival. This was aired in October on ” YouTube”
Janvi:- Barkhaji, have you shot for any regional films ?
Barkha: Yes Janvi. “I have done a Hindi movie titled ” Badtameez love” Already released on OTD platform.
The other movie which I shot for was “Undoubtedly Surgeon” directed by Amit Aseem. This will be uploaded next month. Another movie which am doing is with Romil Chaudhary slated for April release..
And also i have done a web series titled ” Dulhan” which will aired on OTD Platforms and it’s a horror based movie.
Janvi: Which was your first Serial ?
Barkha :- My first serial was Chakrdhari Ajay Krishna a mythology based story in the year 2017.
Janvi :- In next future where we all will see you ?
Barkha:- Mainly, you all will see me in Movies ( big screen) & am also planning to produce web series on social issues .I am also joining online media startup as a Brand Ambassador.Janvi:- And if you get an offer for a serial what will be your first priority a Film or a serial ?
Barkha :Obviously, my first priority will be for Feature Films. For serials if they give a long term role then I’ll try to switch to serials as well.
Janvi : Any recent project which you have done ?
Barkha : yes recently on ” International Women’s Day ” I performed in ” HUNAR HAAT” a Government of India sponsored programmed to promote women Empowerment which was held in Hyderabad.
So this is Barkha Rathore a popular known actress of Bollywood Industry who is sure to make a mark on Big Screen ( Movies)
Shama Mavani :
Find her on Social Media : https://instagram.com/shamamavani96?utm_medium=copy_link
Myself Shama Mavani from Mumbai.. (like small town girl with big dreams)
I don’t have any family background which belongs to filmy duniya. I’m first one from my place who entered Bollywood industry, I entered industry very unknowingly like one of my frd was working as casting dir in Balaji Telefilms..
I normally told ki if any requirements where I fit in let me know hum bhi dekhe ye duniya…!
N I’m happy that I got first break from Balaji though It was small role… Yes… I was rough tough for me because I was fresher, I was facing the camera light’s for the first time n i was damn nervous .. I took tht shot for 5-6 times n finally it was ok..
But ya. It was lovely experience
Than slowly gradually I started getting adds, Printshoot and serials…I have done few serials like Chandranandi, Bal Ganesha, Santoshi Maa, Imlee, Shadi Mubarak, Mere Sai…
I want to say to the people just do whatever u love… Love yourself…
Khushboo Kankan :
Find her on Social Media : https://m.facebook.com/public/Khushboo-Kankan#!/profile.php?id=1430989087
Since childhood, Khushboo Kankan had seen just one dream — to become an actress. Coming from Lucknow, it was not easy for her, so she had to face many obstacles in between but she always believed in overcoming them and never ever had a thought of quitting.
To realize her dream she started working since the age of 18 and became independent because she never wanted to put pressure on her parents. I believe it’s not the right thing to burden your parents to pursue your own dreams, stated Khushboo Kankan.
Khushboo Kankan started her career in working in a news channel named “ETV” in Lucknow and started saving money. After completing her graduation, she took admission in Amity Noida.
It was tough to convince her family but that was only an excuse to leave Lucknow. Later, she quit her college and started modelling as that was the way to reach Mumbai
After three years experience of modeling in various cities she got her first TVc Soon she got a chance with legendary actor Amitabh Bachan and then with Tiger Shroff.
Khushboo Kankan further added, “Living alone in Mumbai, all by yourself is very tough. Many times you lose your confidence and you feel confused but like my childhood I always believed that failures makes u stronger. Without a failure you won’t cherish your success!
Two years later, I got my first web series on channel Viu “Situationship”.
In the meanwhile, she also adjudged Top 50 models of India in 2020 and again in 2021.
she also did a role in Out of Live Season 2. and have done a web series on Hotstar and also currently doing theatre with the most amazing and talented director Mr Danish Hussain. “I believe theatre gives me discipline and keeps polishing my craft .”, she said.
“I also learnt dance, martial arts and I love playing football too. I feel working out is my meditation so I am highly into in fitness.
Well, the journey is not easy specially when you are all by your own coming from a totally different city with different background. It took me years to understand how to go about it still I get confused in many of my decisions but that’s how you learn and move ahead in life.”, she added.
Muskan Jain :
Introducing Muskan Jain, 21 year old Mumbai based aspirant for stardom in Bollywood.
Muskan embraced acting as a career when she was 17 years old with “Fear Files” of Zee TV in the pivotal role.
Sharing her Bollywood Journey in the Entertainment Industry with Hello Mumbai News, she said she has shared space with Actor Salman Khan for Goldee Masala ad and thereafter did a Web Series “Invisible Woman” with Sunil Shetty, Dil Mange More (music album), Pocket FM app (main lead), Cycle Holi tvc ad (main lead), and acuvue lens tvc ad.
Muskan has also done photo shoot for Sandeep Yadav, Emiraas by Indrani, Enrobe by Varsha, Avani Agasti, Diva Salon, Satnam Studio, Anu Jagtap and Inatur brand.Her forthcoming projects are Fuljariya Music album with Biggy Bro.
Muskan makes her known that she never imagined and couldn’t believe her eyes that her journey would be so interesting. She feels much happier than ever, because she gets to meet meet lot of people, and an opportunity to share good knowledge and a good bond.
Muskan feels proud that she has the support from her family who love her very much. This in itself makes her journey more graceful. Her Mother plays an a big role in her chosen journey as an actor and model. Her mother is always accompanies her during her shoots and also during the auditions.
Muskan feels elated and unable to imagine that by virtue of having done many auditions she has started getting work which she actually deserves.
Her message to her dear audience and her fans is to never give up on your dreams, tough time comes, but one fine day you will achieve what you always wanted . One need to have faith in God and a little bit of patience for a successful and bright future ahead.
Goldie Masala ad with Salman Khan,Gudgudi short film with Govinda’s family member (Aarti),Ilike Cycle (Government Ad), Dil mange more music album,Fuljariya Music album, Pocket FM app (main lead), Invisible woman (webseries with Suneil Shetty),fear files serial in Zee tv (main lead), acuvue lens ad, holi colour ad, Photoshoot for Emiraas by Indrani, enrobe by Varsha,Sandeep Yadav, Avani Agasti,Anu jagtap, Jhanvi Jagwani, Satnam studio
My upcoming projects are Gudgudi short film with (Govinda’s niece Aarti), Invisible woman (Suneil shetty) Dil maange More (music Album), Ilike Cycle Government Ad Cinema is something which has always made me happier, I want to work as an artist and will die as an artist. I don’t want to focus much on glamour but just on my acting. I want to play different roles in movies in future and want to achieve Padma shri award and National Film award.
Pallavi Jadhav :
Meet Pallavi Jadhav. She is an aspirant for stardom. No doubt of the fact that glamour in Bollywood attracts and lures those stardom-struck aspirants who hop to the Mecca of Hindi Films ‘Bollywood’ in Mumbai.
In this glamorous world not all get an opportunity to become an actor. Initially there are struggles and hurdles before one faces the camera and the flood lights of Bollywood.
Notably, It is Pallavi Jadhav’ s cherished dream to be popular and recognized as an actress. She hails from a small city nestled near Aurangabad in Maharashtra. She set her foot to Mumbai to pursue a career as a Bollywood actress. She is a Theatre artist too and this helps to get a break in Bollywood. She is a struggler and enjoys it.
It has always been her wish to give audition and feels confident that some producer may call her for an audition and eventually select her and give her a break in their films. She wants to be an actress like ‘ Priyanka Chopra though knowing that it isn’t easy.
Pallavi further adds that she has to stand in que amidst thousand people who have to give their audition. Even as there is only one casting department yet she is not loosing hopes to get a character designed for her.
Infact she has been sharing her profile atleast with production houses daily but no one reverts.
Pallavi’s message :
She makes it known to believe in yourself. If there is a God that’s your trust. Always think positive. Don’t think about those things which you don’t have. Think about those things which you achieve. Just do the hardwork give your 100% destiny will be yours. There is nothing impossible, every thing is possible you just have to trust yourself. When you step out towards your dreams that’s not easy, every one is stand on that path to pushing you back but don’t give up. You have to focus on that golden rays. And your dream comes true.
Farha Khan :
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Acting, coupled with the right mix of talent and perseverance takes an aspirant to places in the flourishing entertainment sector-Bollywood, Mumbai popularly known heaven of Hindi Films.
Many such glamour struck aspirants to stardom hop to the City for a break in films or into modelling. Infact, modelling is the passport to break in films.
One such aspirant lured by the dazzling World of Glamour and Neons is actor “Farah Khan” who is also a Model. She shares her exciting journey in Bollywood with Hello Mumbai
Since in her childhood and school days, Farha was more interested in sports and annual functions, dance, performance etc. thereafter studies.
According to Farha that’s the precise reason that after schooling, she chose for BMM (Bachelor in mass media) in advertising.
Briefing Hello Mumbai Farha made it known that she wasn’t aware what she wanted to pursue in life. Yet, while studying for BMM, she got such projects like a short film on banana , plays / fests and what was hammering her mind was Understanding Cinema. In College movies were screened and in the process she visualized that she was enjoying it. She has acted in short films and has also participated in fashion shows etc.
Farha, one fine day, she received a call from one photography institute and they needed models to shoot for their students. But it was honorary. No payment for the project. She got selected on the basis of her Facebook Mobile clicked pictures. She opted for it. And it was her very First Photoshoot in life. She was fear struck in front of camera. Generally facing the camera for the first time, it is quite obvious one gets conscious doing a professional shoot. However in her case, she felt that camera was like a best friend.
Some people had even suggested that she take up acting as her professional career when she showed them her first shoot pictures. At that time around she was still studying for 2nd year BMM and visualized that she should give priority to complete her studies first.
Farha further affirmed that after graduation she started to gauge how can she get a break in films, how the work takes place, who are genuine and how should one pitch.
This process proved the toughest for her because, when you are new, you know nothing and it is a known fact in Bollywood people make a fool of you. There are also people who befriend and take you for a ride. They ask her to meet at McDonalds Cafés and gave you false hopes of giving a break in their project. Relying on their words she used to literally travel from Mira Road since she was living with her family there. She also used to travel by local trains to Andheri, Bandra, Churchgate. This has bend her reap struggle for a real genuine break in films. In this process of her struggle she had wasted one full year. During her struggle she has also met genuine producers and got work. She has also shot for print ads. There she got an opportunity to work as First Assistant in her first movie titled is “Secret of Love” starring Ravi Kishan as older Osho ( it’s based on Osho biography)
Working as an Assistant Director gave her immense confidence for full fledged feature films like Ranbir /Sonal Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal etc. who were into Ad’s before emerging as lead actors !
She started her career in 2018 and in 2020 there was covid-19 lockdown and shootings came to a stand still. Farha has also done online theatres with Reknown theatre director Shree Arvind Gaur sir ( Asmita theatre ) theatre group from where actor like Kangana Ranaut groomed and has become a big actress. Farha also mentioned she got opportunities to learn a lot on filmmaking and as an actor.
From 2021 after lockdown was partially lifted, for 7-8 months she worked hard and started giving auditions and meeting deadlines. Giving auditions is also good for an actor as you get to learn different characters and situations.
Gradually after phase wise lift of lockdown she started getting assignments that too after putting in hard work. Her recent ads are Cadbury Dairymilk Silk, Airtel , Himalaya tvc , Coco Cola ad , RVCJ media and she has also worked with NETFLIX MATCHED@netflix Show.
Farha has also done short films for festivals, Star Plus No 1 show Anupama Beautiful Cameo etc.
Recently she has done a music video with singer Rishabh Tiwari who sang with Kannika Kapur ( ek duje ke vaaste 2 ki lead , Sony show ).
In her video she is playing the female lead and also have sung in his beautiful voice for the song Zeher ( releasing soon , right now in post production)
Her Upcoming projects :- Fitness cycle ( it’s new brand & unique product which will soon launch in markets ) & more big ads to come !
She has faced many challenges and stuck to “Never Give Up Attitude.”
She has been getting calls directly from people like Mukesh Chabbra (mccc), Parag Mehta casting, Kunal M shah, Anti casting, Anamika Singh, DM starts etc. and crime for giving shortlisted audition.
Farha is indebted to Almighty has grateful to god who has given me courage to do these things in life. She feels proud of herself for all het achievements.
Farha also goes to the extent of saying acting is a struggling industry as there are many aspirants who want to make it big but not all get assignments even after struggling.
Another thing that Farha points out us that we are not paid monthly. She had herself slipped Into depression. She even thought of taking up a job.
In this industry one needs to have patience as money is not paid on time, many people have told Farha not to enter the acting field for name and fame. Hard work is necessary for name and fame.
Farha’s advice to strugglers is to have patience to the new crop of actors is to work Hard, have patience and not just for name and fame.
Finally it is Farha’s appeal to the new generation of actors all the best to everyone out there who wants to start in this beautiful world of art.
The story hasn’t ended. Because its just the beginning. She wants to do a lot in the future and bag big projects.
Rashmi hails from Uttarpradesh. She had a great craze of acting from the beginning of her childhood. At the time, there was no great demand on the Internet, so she thought to take the Journalism Course but her choice was only for acting. She received a Master’s degree in mass communication from Makhan Laal Chaturvedi National Press University and later received training courses in a few news channels. From the beginning, she liked to work in front of the camera. She then came to the city of Dreams, Mumbai, in 2017.
She has done her work in concepts like photographic designers, photographed websites, and many types of fixed images and documentary films.
Some SDPG documentary films collage shri ganga nagar as an anchor such as The Blue Line and the traffic in Delhi for the college,
In addition she has done ads for knee based product, Pragati furniture and Utkal tea, much more. she’ve done work for the MH1 news channel in programming, She worked with Connect Gennesis as a broadcaster. She worked at game shows like Aazma, Pehchaan Kaun, and Teen Patti.
In serials like,
Iss pyar ko kya naam doon Ek baar phir se,
Fear files, aahat,Shapat
,Cid ,Saavdhaan India,
Qurbaan hua etc
Her favorite stars are Kajal and Shah Rukh Khan. Her best memory was, her first job of anchoring, which she always loved from the beginning. By giving a lovely message to every woman, she says, “If you have the inner spark of work inside you then no one can stop you from doing that , just focus and talent should be there ”
She loves to play a negative role.
She faced many struggles in the start in her Bollywood journey, she didn’t know how to give auditions, how to go to production houses still she believed in herself and she got a job in a production as a Designer and from that company she got a chance to do anchoring. In life she has to gain name , she has to make her own identity.
Rekha Chaudhary :
Rekha Chaudhary is an actress, dubbing artist and a RJ at All india Radio on Fm Radio. She has done her Master’s in Radio and Tv Journalism from Delhi. She has a experience of 10 years .she have done a win big add with Anant Desai, some short movies and serials like…. Dil se dil tak,mu koun,ishq baaz, agnifera, Udaan,badalte rishte,c handrgupt morya, nagin four, balveer, crime alert,crime petrol,savdhan india etc and a Punjabi movie ‘zind jaan’ wnich is released now,and a Hindi movie in process with Ranvir shorey. She have done some stories with IBN 7 and ABP news channels and before lockdown she was doing a character role (in continuty)for a running serial Vidya (colours channel)and was writing articles at Hindustan Times Newspaper in Delhi. She started her first Bollywood career in Delhi in “Savdhaan India” 10 years ago . In the year 2016 she came to Mumbai for her work in serials and she is a dubbing artist and has done Many stage anchoring in Mumbai Bhopal, Nagpur. Her favourite star is Akshay Kumar . Her next film “The Case of Gill will be releasing next month.”
She faced many challenges in the start like Chaudhary families girls used to go out less for work but little restrictions were there still she came up with this . The main struggle she faced in Mumbai is that in a day she used to give 7-8 auditions at a time and whole one month she had given auditions so she decided to go to delhi for work, but when she was on her way to go to delhi she got a call from Shashi Sumeet . Then from there the journey of her work began . she got many work opportunities to do dubbing too .By giving her amazing message to all the women’s she stated that, ” Whatever wish/desires you have for work don’t let it go, do the work. She loves to do negative roles and next month her film will release in which she will be seen as a negative role. Her best and first memory was in Dil Se Dil Tak movie.