Rufszan Hemant is an Indian actor and photographer; he shares his experience with us.
DA: What inspired you to venture into acting and photography?
Rufszan: Acting is in my blood. That is the only profession that allows me to Travel, experience cultures and the beautiful destinations inspired me to take a step into photography.
DA: At what point did you discover your talent in acting and photography?
Rufszan: While I was in school. I used to entertain the whole class during our free periods. All the teachers and friends always appreciate me for this. These little things grew the confidence in me. After schooling I decided to take a course in acting. During this course I also learnt film making where I got to study photography. So that course also triggered my interest in photography and film making.
DA: How did you start acting and photography as well?
Rufszan: Self practice is very important to learn anything. So my will power was very strong towards acting and photography.
DA: How did you get your first camera?
Rufszan: My parents are very supportive. They believe in me. So the first camera was gifted by my father, because he knew my ability.
DA: What challenges have you faced so far?
Rufszan: There is very tough competition. I always give my best and Ill always give my best.
DA: How did you overcome them?
Rufszan: Before the events and auditions, I prepared myself both mentally and physically.
DA: Who are your mentors in photography?
Rufszan: My teachers and my seniors in this profession. Their tips and suggestions sometimes give me the best knowledge.
DA: What is your greatest achievement so far?
Rufszan: The biggest bloggers in India appreciate my photos and share my photos on their profiles, etc. In acting I won an award from film festivals. Also I played a short character in Bollywood movie ‘Phillauri’.
DA: What are the first five crucial steps to take for someone venturing into photography? With low fund and no camera, how do I start?
Rufszan: First, you should have Complete Camera knowledge. Second you should be Creative. Third you should have knowledge about the Composition, basic rules of photography and cinematography. Choose the stream and what type of photography you want to do. For example, Wedding, Travels, Culture, Food. Etc.
DA: How do you combine acting and photography?
Rufszan: I always manage my time. Acting is my job this is my first love. And photography is my passion. I give it second priority.
DA: How did you land your first acting job?
Rufszan: By Auditions and Great links.
DA: General advice to upcoming actors?
Rufszan: Work hard. Always be positive and focused on your goals. Make the huge links, give your best. Experience the all things.
DA: How can we reach you?
Rufszan: U can contact me here firstname.lastname@example.org
Well the interested can share their experiences with me of photography and film making