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Living her dream: Sandeepa Dhar.Photo:Special arrangement.  

This Mumbaiite had a dream from childhood — to make it big in tinselville, and she has achieved it with her debut movie “ Isi Life Mein”. In this movie by Rajshri Productions, she plays the lead role against Akshay Oberoi.

A Madhuri Dixit fan for whom dancing and acting are not just career but pure passion, she has showed some of her best moves in this film. She has trained under Shiamak Dawar, Terence Lewis and other dance gurus. This bubbly new comer opens up in a chat with NXg.

What is Sandeepa Dhar beyond an actress?

I am a bachelor in Mass Media and Advertising from St. Xavier's College Mumbai. I am a normal Mumbai girl who takes a little while to open up. I love talking and that helps me as an actor. I love travelling too.

Your first appearance on the screen?

It was two years ago, for my first commercial for Parle-G biscuits.

What was your first pay cheque like?

It was Rs.15,000 and I was extremely happy as it was my ticket to the mall and I did not have to ask my parents for money.

How did you land a lead role in a Rajashri Productions?

Well, it was long process; I had to give five rounds of audition for the role. The last audition was on a Friday and I was told that the final result will be out on Monday. It was the longest weekend of my life.

Salman Khan had a cameo in the movie. How was it to meet him?

Oh! Well, it was really exciting. He is very encouraging and you learn a lot on the sets watching him perform the shoots meticulously.

How do you define yourself as a person?

I do believe in spirituality and in being positive and doing good Karma.

A cause that is close to your heart?

Women's literacy. A woman who is educated can play a big role in shaping the minds of the future generation of the country.

QUICK FIVE

Favourite colour : Pink, white

Favourite holiday destination: Dubai

Five essentials in your bag: Lip balm, cash, sunglasses, mirror and comb.

Beauty secret: Drinking lots of water

Motto in life: Stay happy, be positive!


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