Amit Mishra : A visionary, indeed!
Updated: Feb 22, 2021
Amit Mishra is an actor and founder of the production house Pins & Needles Pictures. If you have a desire for something, then that thing should be your top priority. - Amit.
"Everyone is an actor, some are on camera some are off camera."
Tell us something about yourself?
“I did my schooling from Stella Maris Convent School, Sultanpur & went on to pursue B.Tech from GLA University, Mathura. I got a job in Mumbai from my college placement and from there my journey to become an actor started.”
What happened when people started noticing you look like Virat Kohli?
“When Virat Kohli was in the Under-19 Team and I was in school, I noticed my identity is quite similar to Virat’s and during my college years Virat Kohli became very popular everywhere, people started pointing out that I look like Virat and I became an international icon in my college.”
What was your parents' reaction to your career choice?
“Initially my parents had mixed feelings about my career choice. Being brought up in a middle-class family of Sultanpur they felt, their dreams were put up on the back burner.”
What was your mission at the outset?
“Since childhood, I had an inner voice to become an actor and my face is quite similar to Virat Kohli, therefore I had to prove myself in this field. Few years back, I met Ikram Akhtar, a film writer, director and founder of a production house during a flight. Akhtar was planning a biopic on Virat Kohli and due to my resemblance to Virat’s, everything fell into one place.”
What do you want to change about this industry?
“ Nepotism is the disease I want to change in my industry. Nepotism exists in every field whether it’s medical or sports. But in acting, if you don’t know how to act you still can stick around.”
Where do you see yourself in the future?
“I see myself having a big production house and being a successful actor, producing movies and daily soaps for big TV channels.”
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