Are you an aspiring actor and feeling confused about your future and career? Then you are at the right place, because here we are going to discuss the life story of one of the most renowned comedy actor, Mr. Sanjay Mishra. Sanjay Mishra was born in Darbhanga, Bihar. As per Sanjay, he was into acting since his childhood and his father always supported him for the same. He shifted to Mumbai and joined the National School of Drama.
"When I came to Mumbai in 1991, you had to either be a comedian or a villain or a hero. People couldn’t place me in any of these categories." - Sanjay Mishra
Then for a very long time, he was known as the comic actor who could add spark to any scene. He made his first appearance through TV shows and Chanakya and Hip Hip Hurray, however “Office Office” brought him to the limelight.
“Jab aap nahi samaj pa rahe ki app kaha fit hai, vo aapka haar ka period nahi hai. Wait kijiye aur khud ko engaged rakhiye.” - Sanjay Mishra
Gradually his wait and patience served the purpose and he became a prominent face in the comic world of Bollywood. Despite of becoming what he wanted he still had to face a lot of ups and downs, one such incident was his father’s death. The incident affected him to such an extent that he left all his belongings behind and went to a place where he was unknown to everyone.
“I could not go back to Mumbai. I wanted to be alone, so I went to Rishikesh and started working in a Dhaba, making omelets. The Sardar who owned the Dhaba did not recognize me." Sanjay Mishra claimed this in an interview with Rediff.
Then Rohit Shetty was the person who contacted him and motivated him to work in his next film All The Best.
“During the shooting, I would cry in my van very often because I would miss my father.” - Sanjay Mishra
Even after facing this huge loss, Mishra gave a crackling comic performance and received a lot of appreciation. His dialogue "Just Chill" is still hugely popular!
The time between action and cut is when the world sees the actor in him. For the rest of the time, he stays an artist.
Now, we can confidently say that Mishra is not just an actor but a true artist. Followed by a very popular meme we can also conclude it like acting is an art and Sanjay Mishra is the Artist.
Apart from acting Sanjay also loves cooking which he sometimes does at the shooting sets too. While shooting for Baadshaho he got the news regarding his brother going to the comma. But he didn’t give up and completed the shooting.
“Baadshaho ki shooting ka pehla din, Jodhpur mein, aur mujhe pata chala mera bhai coma mein hai. Lekin jo mera job hai wo to mai kar lun.” - Mishra
At the age of 54, Sanjay Mishra is still inspiring his audience with roles that leave a strong impact. So if you are an aspiring actor confused about your career or if something is holding you back then story of Sanjay Mishra will keep you going. You dream to become an actor is not going to be a cakewalk however it is not impossible as well. Now there are platforms like FirstCut that aims to provide opportunities to all talented actors to live their dreams
If you want to be an Actor, you will become an Actor. The only thing that will work towards will be YOUR WILLINGNESS!!