Anurag Sinha is one of those actors, who having entered Bollywood with a lot of promise, has yet to get integrated into the mainstream - may not be due to his own deficiencies so much, but more due to circumstances. This lad from Bihar, now all of 33 years of age in 2015, shone in studies, during his tenures in such illustrious institutions like Scindia School, Gwalior and St Stephen’s College Delhi. He was also known as an all rounder due to his brilliant extracurricular activities, which not only included sports but elocution, debating as well as theatre. With such obvious skills in theatre, his next destination was the FTII, and while showcasing his histrionic skills in the institutes own short films, was selected for his film “Spandan” in which he was the lead actor, to participate in the Sweden Film Festival. The film finally went on to win an award in the Stuttgart Film Festival in 2007. Likewise, earlier in 2004, his film “Some Like to Dance” was chosen for the International Film Festival of India, in the screening category. Those who have been impressed seeing his performance in his plays mention the names of “Expelled” as well as “The Lower Depths” as being quite remarkable. Not for nothing, therefore, a seasoned producer director like Subhash Ghai, who normally reposes immense faith in the best of FTII pass outs, selected Anurag for his then upcoming film “”, giving him the very challenging role of a once committed terrorist suffering the pangs of his conscience. While Anurag’s performance in the film was widely acclaimed and even prompted veteran actor Anil Kapoor, who also appeared in the film, to comment: “he will soon overshadow all.” Subhash Ghai himself, impressed with his find, also announced his preference for selecting Anurag for the lead role of his next film based on the life of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who died in a Pakistani jail. Unfortunately for Anurag, however, this project has now been kept in abeyance, with a new producer taking up the theme, but it may still be possible for him to star in Subhash Ghai’s next film.
Anup Shukla Hindi Actor

Anup Shukla

With the mention of Anup Shukla and others of his ilk, one is reminded of a rapidly growing segment in the world of Indian movies. While Anup Shukla is an actor in Hindi films on his own merits, what specialises him is his dubbing skill. With the simultaneous release of Hollywood movies in India, demand for high quality lip synched dubbing has become a high priority and lucrative segment in Indian cinema. In fact, dubbing had been more prevalent in the industry in the south due to the multilingual versions that are made frequently over there, and also the regular inflow of artistes from the North with their inadequate knowledge of the local languages. However, the real boom must have come with the advent of Hollywood movies in multiple Indian languages, making the voice-over and dubbing industry grow many fold in the country. This has now resulted in a host of artistes, especially from Uttar Pradesh, like Anup Shukla, getting more and more such assignments, with excellent command on Hindi, good diction, and the required voice modulation qualities. We must at the same time remember that most of them, like Anup Shukla are actors first and then dubbing artistes. Most of them have come into dubbing via the route of acting in movies or TV serials, and are now managing both the roles amicably. They are now being given proper prominence in the credits too, and their skills are coming more and more into prominence. That Amit Sharma is equally comfortable in both English and Hindi and is very adept in translations, gives him an additional edge. Between the years 2005 to 2009, Anup has acted in supporting roles in three Hindi movies, “Fareb”, “Eik Dasttak” and “Fox”, as well as an animated Hindi film “Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan” In fact, his list of dubbing roles for Hollywood films is a little longer, and comprises of a total of 5 live movies and 3 animated ones. The list includes such famous names like “Spider Man”; “Transformers” as well as the “Madagascar” series in the animated versions.

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Arfi Lamba

Arfi Lamba belongs to that category of actors who like to be talked about more in respect of the theatre and stage rather than mainstream commercial cinema, although in case of Arfi he first shot into limelight through the immensely famous and award winning “Slumdog Millionaire”, back in 2008. However, the more discerning followers of his career would anytime concede that “Slumdog Millionare” just happened when he was still focused more on his theatre career. Having been part of the Ank Theatre Group of the famous theatre personality Dinesh Thakur, it is quite natural that Arfi has a strong love for theatre, and this trait can be noticed even in the subsequent two films in which he has acted. Whereas “Prague” is an out and out psychological drama based on the hallucinatory tendencies of the protagonist, an architect, “Fugly” once again is a seemingly frivolous movie with a deep satirical message on societal ills. Unfortunately, in spite of good individual performances in these two movies, none of them could impact the minds of the audiences anywhere close to his first landmark movie. Arfi does not shed any tears on the non success of his later films, focused as he has always been on theatre. In fact, he has been concentrating more on international theatre and film projects, some of which include “Pollutant” as well as “Last Summer”. His other fascination has been with Punjabi films, not surprising for a lad hailing from Moga in Punjab. But what matters more for him is really not the length or quantity of appearances, but the quality of his performance. In any case, he is not the type who frets over lost opportunities, or lack of them. After all, he has his own production team and has the option of picking and choosing his own roles and projects, and in the worst case can use his own production house for his ventures. All this does not, however, mean that he lacks ambition or does not at all want to make a name in the world of glamour. Secretly he also nurtures an ambition to see his name on the top of the bill boards.

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Arfi Lamba Hindi Actor