In an industry which sees new-comers (and even established stars) struggling very hard to find a firm footing, actor Vivek Dahiya has done pretty well for himself in the year since he returned to India (from England) and decided to take up the acting profession.
Currently seen in the very popular Yeh Hain Mohabattein on the Star Plus channel in India, Vivek is fast racking up a substantial fan following. Proof of this is seen in the vast number of young girls in his locality who coyly vie for his attention when they spot him in public.
“It might sound strange, but I stumbled into acting, accidentally! I actually have a corporate background,” reveals Vivek. “I’m a business analyst and I’ve done my Masters in International Business Management from the prestigious Leicester University in the UK,” he adds.
So how did Vivek get into acting then? “Well, I’ve always been passionate about acting since I was a child,” he tells us. “So even while I was studying in the UK, I did theater for four months. Then, a little over a year ago, I came back to India for some personal reasons. And while I was working on those personal commitments, I also decided to audition for TV serials to keep myself busy,” he confesses.
As luck would have it, Vivek landed the role of a cop in a serial called Veera. “The story line was initially meant to span a period of two months. But the audiences loved my role so much – of a negative, conniving, obsessive and destructive cop – that the role was extended to a little short of six months.”
This role in Veera helped Vivek to bag the second-lead in Yeh Hain Mohabattein, which is being produced by Balaji Telefilms.
Of course, the natural progression towards Bollywood is also something Vivek is looking forward to but he says, “I need to groom myself a bit more with meaty roles in TV shows before I start auditioning for Bollywood films!”
And what kind of roles would Vivek like to play once he begins to explore the silver screen? “The sky is the limit actually – I wouldn’t want to limit myself to any particular genre,” confesses the strapping youngster.
“From romance to action and even comedy, I’d love to do it all!”
Here’s wishing Vivek a bright future and we hope to see him soon in a Bollywood magnum opus.