In the previous times, a pretty face was enough to get a role in a movie but today you need to pass screen tests and have great acting skills in order to get into a movie. Hence, to gain such skills, you obviously require experienced teachers and mentors and a degree from a reputed institute. Below is a general description of the top 5 acting schools in India –
National School of Drama – NSD was founded by the Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1959 and later became an autonomous entity under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. NSD is well-known in the film business for occasionally producing exceptional talents, such as Nawazuddin Siddiqui of Gangs of Wasseypur fame. Getting into NSD, unlike other acting schools in India, is a long and arduous process
Institute of Creative Excellence – Balaji Telefilms created ICE in 2010 with the goal of providing a world-class education for all key specializations in the Media & Entertainment sector, including acting, modeling, cinematography, direction, editing, production, scriptwriting, sound, and VFX. Through a specialized placements committee, ICE provides placement support to all of its students across all streams, as well as grants to motivated and qualified students who cannot afford the courses.
Film and Television Institute India – FTII in Pune offers a two-year postgraduate diploma in acting. It was founded in 1960 on the premises of Prabhat Studio in Pune, has a long history in the Indian film industry. The institute was later called “The Film and Television Institute of India” in 1971. At the same time, the Television wing of Mandi House in New Delhi was relocated to Pune in order to provide film and television instruction under one roof.
The Barry John Acting Studio – If you’re not familiar with Barry John, he’s the man who helped Shah Rukh Khan become the King Khan of Bollywood by training him. Barry John, a well-known British-born Indian theatre director who began his career by founding a Theater Action Group in Delhi, is currently based in Mumbai. When he moved to Mumbai, he established the Barry John Acting Studio.
Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares – Anupam Kher founded Actor Prepares, a new and one-of-a-kind acting institute in Mumbai, a decade ago. This acting school is unique in that it focuses on the on-the-job experiences of performers and their advice for success. Most significantly, during the program, you will receive individual coaching and counseling from Anupam Kher, one of the finest and most accomplished actors in the world.
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