Hari Bhaskar Interview by Jen Bush
Bhaskar is a multi-faceted actor on stage and screens. He can currently be seen as the star of the web series Thadayam . Between a combination of his lineage and the geographical location he happened to end up in, Mr. Bhaskar was destined for a career in the arts. We had a chance to chat with him and find out all about what’s going on in the life of this interesting artist.
“I’m originally from Kerala, India, which is a very cultural place in terms of it having many influences, and that is reflected through its art and cuisine. My family is also very culturally inclined, with my maternal grandfather being an amateur actor, and my parents both proficient in singing and dancing. I was always in love with the spotlight, which was I always tried being the class clown, and my objective was always to make people’s lives memorable, which I’m glad I could hear when one of my friends said that after we graduated. I never wanted to be known as “the academic”, which was why I wanted to enter this field, but it was also I felt my true calling.”
Acting is a collaborative endeavor. It can be invigorating to be around a plethora of creative energy which often leads to positive relationships among artists. This is exactly what happened to Mr. Bhaskar in high school which started him on his artistic path. “I did a production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in high school, where we had late night recording sessions that went from 11 am to 1 am the next day. The camaraderie that I developed over there with my fellow co-actors made me realize that acting is what I want to do for the rest of my life, and I haven’t looked back since.”
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