Actor Ajay Mahendru is celebrating his birthday today. After winning hearts of his young fans with his versatile acting skills, astonishing dance moves and mystique that surrounds his persona, the dynamic actor who carved a niche for himself started his career on the small screen in Yahaan ke Hum Sikandar on Doordarshan. He later went on to do Ishq Unplugged as the extrovert guy and dazzled with his performances in Jhalli Anjali on Channel V, Suhani Si Ek Ladki on Star Plus, Nancy on DD National as well as Episodic shows in popular Crime Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Sansani, Crime Files, Wanted and many more. In this candid and comprehensive tete-a-tete with editor Saajan Verma of Filmy Sansaar, Ajay Mahendru talks with wisdom about his passion to experiment all sorts of roles that his heart says yes to.
Filmy Sansaar – So what’s the special ringtone today ?
Ajay Mahendru – Normally, I don’t like to celebrate my birthday. I’m basically a very private person. But my phone hasn’t stopped ringing. Lots of sms, messages on WhatsApp and other Social Media have been making its rounds wishing me a Very Happy Birthday. I am overwhelmed with my fan and friends love and adulation. It’s their love that has helped me reach here today, cheered this birthday boy.
Filmy Sansaar – Money, Fame, Glamour… what brought you to acting ?
Ajay Mahendru – Unlike others, I will never say that acting to me happened just by chance. Acting is what I always wanted to; you can say it’s my passion. I did 2 years acting course from Delhi’s Sri Ram Centre for the Performing Arts and passed out with Excellence. Naturally, the next five years I excelled doing theatre with renowned personalities like Hema Singh (NSD), Swaroopa Ghosh (Films & Theatre, SRC), Tripurari Sharma, Govind Pandey (Films & Theatre, NSD), Sajjad Khan, Avtar Sahni etc. Having excelled in acting, I landed up with a plum role in Yahaan Ke Hum Sikandar. One thing led to another and I was offered a good role in Nancy as well as Ishq Unplugged for Channel V. But my fond memories are of Yahaan Ke Hum Sikandar as that was my first break and this role is still cherished by my fans.
Filmy Sansaar – Mumbai was then your next destination…
Ajay Mahendru – Mumbai is the Mecca of this Industry, and the next I did was take a flight and land in Mumbai. Here the struggle started, but I soon bagged a role in Jhalli Anjali for Channel V, Suhani Si Ek Ladki for Star Plus as well as did a lot of Ads in the meanwhile.
Filmy Sansaar – Tell us something about the ads…
Ajay Mahendru – In between I did a lot of Print and TV Ads for Star Sports, Mart of Images, Images Bazar, Axis Bank, Rembrandt Media, Films & TV World, Labels India Magazine etc. I also did TVC for leading brands including Sprite, Ceat Tyre, BhimApp, Amazon, Amul Sporto, Saraya Hand Sanitizer and so on.
Saajan Verma “Sanjay” is a Founder of FilmySansaar.com. He has worked for many producers and directors in Indian Film Industry. He is a good Hindi writer and his interest towards film industry has leaded to startFilmySansaar.com. Sanjay is a cool guy from small town landed at Mumbai and working in various fields in Bollywood. He has good knowledge in all the sections on film making, graphic designing and media production.
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