More than his debut film Rakta Charitra, actor Abhimanyu Singh earned fame after portrayal of Siddappa Naidu in Gabbar Singh. The film brought him unexpected offers in Telugu and since then the actor started focusing on building his career in T’town .
From Gaya to Mumbai
Born and brought up in Gaya, Abhimanyu belongs to a happy middle class family. His father worked for RBI and mother was a homemaker. After his schooling, their family shifted to Patna, Bihar and he pursued graduation from St Stephens College, Delhi. “I have always been interested in theatre and that’s what inspired me to take up acting. I worked with many senior actors of Bollywood who were also a part of those theatre workshops. That’s how I got my film debut. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra roped me in for Aks. In fact the role earned me a Stardust award for breakthrough performance,” says Abhimanyu.
Working with Sridevi
Abhimayu will be playing a grey shade character in Sridevi’s MOM. The actor says that he was the most happiest to know when he learned the news that he has a role in MOM. “I am thrilled about the role and working with Sridevi has been great. She is a down to earth person and never threw any tantrums on others in sets even at difficult situations. She is such an amazing and fabulous actor and I got a chance to lean many things from her. She is still very committed as an actor,” shares the actor.
All about the Rakshasi
His looks and physique make him fit well in the role of an antagonist. But with a thought of trying something new, Abhimnayu has portrayed a positive role for the first time in the film Rakshasi, starring Poorna. “I was offered a high energy role and I could not say no to it. I got a chance to do such a role for the first time and I decided to make the most of it. The film unit was and working with them was a good experience. The director encouraged every actor to perform well and yes, I am playing a positive role this time,” he adds.
Enjoying every moment
Abhimanyu is right now shooting for Jr NTR’s Jai Lava Kusa. The actor again plays a negative role in the film. He says that right from Pawan Kalyan to Jr NTR, he has been comfortable with every actor he worked with and finds every one professional and disciplined. He says, “I enjoy every working moment and love to cherish them all the time. My work is my passion and that is what helps in getting better day by day.”
Always a new day
“Every day is a new day for me and I try to learn new things. I am happy that I could earn fame for myself without any godfather in the industry. Sometimes I even feel that having a godfather never helps one to prove their capabilities properly. Audience should accept me as an individual and not because of some big shot name that I carry,” tells a serious Abhimanyu.
A word to all his fans
“I would like to thank all my fans who encouraged me in every possible way. They always gave me feedback, whether it could be positive or negative. Their comments were genuine. I am always grateful to them for the way they received me,” concludes the star.