1.What do you do for a living?
I was in Indian Army for 21 years .. I took a premature retirement in May 2016 and in September 2016 got my portfolio shot and my first assignment as a model . Now I am a model and an actor
2.How would you describe what you do?
I am an actor and a model .. done print shoots , TV commercials, short movies , and have done 2 Tamil movies now .. I also groom guys and girls who want to get into this field… I love what I do and want to work more and achieve much more .. I am still at the first step .. long way to go still
3.What does your work entail?
My work is as a model and an actor also train people who want to come into this field
4.What’s a typical work week like?
When there is shoot I am busy when there is no shoot that is the time to work on myself and improve myself .. so everyday is full of activity and I love that
5.How did you get started?
I was spotted by some one at the airport in August 2016 and it all started then .. I had no plans for this but it just happened and now I am so much in love with my work that I don’t think of anything else
6.What do you like about what you do?
I love everything about my work .. love to be in front of the camera and also love to groom people for their future in this industry..
7.What do you dislike?
There is nothing what I don’t like about my work .. I just love it .. yes , ups and downs are always there but that’s the challenge to keep yourself going in every kind of situation
8.How do you make money or how are you compensated?
How do I make money .. I get paid for my work as a model and an actor
9.What skills are needed to do this?
I think confidence and self belief
10.what is most challenging about what you do?
Most challenging is to keep moving ahead keeping your head high even if the tide is against you
11.what is most rewarding? What advice would you offer someone considering this career?
My advice would be have confidence in yourself, self belief, hard work , perseverance, dedication and above all be truthful to yourself .. Enjoy the journey because the destination is the end
12.How much time off do you get?
Don’t have must off time .. but yes whenever I have I meditate, go to gym , I love to cook and love to go for my bike rides with my friends.
13.what else would you like people to know about your career?
The road to the top is always hard .. keep moving at whatever pace it is but keep moving .. it is in every field of life … I was a helicopter engineer in indianArmy for 21 long years and after that I am in a field which is absolutely out of phase than my previous work .. so don’t limit yourself ..
14.what is a common misconception people have about what you do?
Let people have misconceptions.. I do my work with dedication , loyalty and integrity.. every field of work has two shades .. black and white .. you have to choose what you want .. there is so elevator to success, you have to climb each step if you want to enjoy the journey
Text: Saif Rahman Sozib