Sakshi Agarwal joins the long list of models who have turned actresses. After having walked the ramp for nearly two years, Sakshi says she wants to taste success in the film industry. “I wasn’t only a model. I have been a theatre student and have also been part of Shiamak Davar Dance School. I took time to complete my academics - I am an engineer and did my MBA before I stepped into the tinsel world. I did print ads and TV commercials, aside of fashion shows,” she explains.
The young lass from Nainital, stationed herself in Mumbai for a while before moving to Bangalore to settle here. “My first brush with acting came with the Tamil tele-film No Parking after which I had a guest appearance in Raja Rani, another Tamil film starring Arya and Nayantara. I picked up this small role only to meet A R Murugadoss and I am glad I did,” she says
As for her career in Sandalwood, Sakshi will soon be seen in Hedhari, directed by Tejas, in the lead role opposite Prithvi. “I have completed shooting for most portions of the film, only the song sequences remain,” says Sakshi, who has already signed up for her second project, Karaab Story, a film based on the mafia and to be directed by Prathap Gowda. Pranav, a newcomer, will be debut as a hero with this film. Karaab Story will also see Jackie Shroff and Sharath Babu playing pivotal roles.
Currently, Sakshi is undergoing a rigorous workshop for Karaab Story before it goes on the floors on November 15. “This is an acting workshop, but we have meditation and stunt training too. I am a student of Prathap’s who is teaching us the navarasas of acting,” she says.
Modelling was cake walk for Sakshi but she is definitely finding facing the camera different. “Walking the ramp is easy, but in a film there is performance, expressions, emotions and diction to be counted for too.
“Now that I am here in Bangalore, I have started learning Kannada,” says Sakshi, adding that her small role in Raja Rani got her noticed in Tollywood and she landed good offers. “I have finalised most of them, but will make an announcement only once I have signed on the dotted line.”