Sanika Gadgil being a sweet and generous person shares her real life experiences, her thoughts, her goals and what type of person she is with us.Believe us or not she’s one of the most interesting people we interviewed. Just like an open book she wants to live it all and experience it to fullest! She also believes ‘Work is worship’ and whatever the task is allotted to her she believes in giving her 100% no matter what!
May it be her famous character Nisha from serial Molkarinbai or Meghana from Maza Hoshil Na she has truly done justice to the curated characters which looks like written perfectly for her. She is such a treat to watch when it comes to portraying a character that should be as natural as designed.
We and some of her fans were excited to know about her journey and her life and we could barely find a source to do so. So team Paradox reached Sanika Gadgil and asked some questions that all of us wanted to know.
1. ACTING HAS BEEN FOREVER YOUR PASSION YA WAQT NE KIYA KOI HASEEN SITAM?
Sanika Gadgil: I can’t say acting was my passion, but the craft always fascinated me and I thought that this is something I want to be good at. I was always keen to discover myself as an actor and evolve in it. Yeah, waise to waqt ne hi kiya haseen sitam because over the journey I discovered small and big edges of acting and fell in love with it.
2. We have been following your dance videos and the steps you were grooving at were just so graceful ! So your dance skills helped you in
Sanika Gadgil: : Well I have learned kathak ( I am a kathak Visharad), I took admission in Dahanukar college(junior college) St.Andrews College(degree college) for the cultural background it has, so that I can participate in various events and BMM festivals that take place in the college(olio named english drama competition)but unfortunately in my second year olio stopped taking place and the reason for which I joined the college wasn’t fulfilled. But luckily I got selected for a play named ‘Mughal-E-Azam’ which had kathak dancers from all over India, this experience enriched me emotionally, physically and professionally as well as evolved my skills. I found it as one of the turning point that shaped me as a human being.
3. If given a chance to play a bollywood character,which character it would be and why?
Sanika Gadgil: Well there are many iconic characters that bollywood gave us, its hard to choose just one, but Illena Dcruz’s character from Barfi is really a role that I would love to explore and Ranbir Kapoors character Ved from Tamasha is such a challenging yet effortless role, it would really be a challenge and something I want to try out!
4. What are your personal favourites from the Marathi industry?
Sanika Gadgil: This is a hard one! Marathi industry gave us gem of actors and choosing between them is really tough, like it largely depends upon the characters that they have portrayed. Like I have always been a fan of Subhodh Bhave sir, his versatility and the amount of hardwork he puts in whether it is on TV or in cinemas it’s just beyond appreciation and Shubhangi Gokhale mam too. Also not to forget Sukanya Mone mam,she is also among the actors I always look upto!
5.How’s been your experience working on sets of Maza Hoshil Na?
Sanika Gadgil: Its been amazing, like you get to work among different,experienced and best actors of the industry. The senior actors teach me lot about improvisation.The director has also played a major role in building up the character Meghana. Gautami and Virajas have been amazing so far, we discuss over our careersand more importantly there is mutual respect among us. It is not a long running character but surely it a long lasting character that I will take with me for long span of time.
6.Do you find theatre more challenging as compared to TV?
Sanika Gadgil: Actually I think both the platforms have its own challenges and different experiences. There are perks of theatre that there is no room for mistakes but it doesn’t allow retakes so its one time, give your best shot. Its like you are done once then you are done. As of television its like you have to maintain the constant emotions and expressions till the best shot comes out. In my personal opinion as an actor I want to explore every platform whether that be OTT or theatre, everything has its own beauty to be explored by an artist.
7. What experience you will like to share with our readers?
Sanika Gadgil tell us “When I was 18 I used to play a small role in a play, I only had one work that was to go on stage show my face pick up something and come back. So at a point I was irritated ki yaar yeh kya hai, iski koi roz rehearsal karta hai kya,why am I travelling everyday to do this? But I kept on doing it and one day there was a small activity where we were told to show a scenario without speaking a word and I was thinking and thinking what to do. So I acted like I am in a local train and sab dhakka bukki chal rahi hai and I suddenly sneeze! (There wasn’t corona then! Otherwise this scenario had been different now!(laughs) and then a lady is seeing me like I have done a crime, so I turn awkward! But then I had a realisation that mucous of my nose is fallen on her hand! And then I awkwardly wipe it up. The fun fact was that I have never experienced such kind of situation but I was able to portray the situation all out of imagination and make my audiences laugh. All started laughing and then I practically realised ,acting is has its roots in reality and wings in imagination. You can be a good actor if you observe well. And everything happens for a reason, that small role can teach something really really useful.”
8. What is something valuable you learned in this whole journey?
Sanika Gadgil: I learned to be grateful for everything and owe my success to those who were by my side in the journey. I can’t be enough thankful to my parents, my family, my teachers who have always shown confidence in me and their best wishes and blessings have made a huge contribution in my growth and I will always remember this and keep myself grounded. Last but not the least my friends and co-actors have been very supportive in the process.
9. What is one important thing in your bucket list that you like to share?
Sanika Gadgil: In my college days I used to teach kathak in an orphanage. I will soon begin to teach dance to the underprivileged children,help them out in their studies. I will definately dedicate sometime in sharing my knowledge with them.
10. Message to your fans and readers?
This was a small message from Sanika Gadgil to her fans. We are sure you loved reading it.
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Amit Diwan who made us think over and over again!
Amit Diwan who is the founder of Youtube Channel AMIT THINKS and STUDYOPEDIA shared with us insane number of views and response he gets from his followers and We were shocked! We also were very curious to know how he grew it, what was his motivation and lots of other things related to his journey.
Now you are also curious to know everything about him, and his journey and we know that! Here is the Exclusive Interview with Amit Diwan!
1) Sir, my very first question from you will be to tell us about your journey till here, as you started your journey from a young age and reached a great height till here. Tell us something about it. When and how did you start your career ?
I did MCA in Delhi. In the final year, at the age of 22, I was more focused on getting freelancing work, than getting a job. Finally, I got my first freelancing gig, where I worked on a Python programming project.
After completing my MCA, I got placed at Accenture. The joining was postponed by three months. Meanwhile, while working on my freelancing projects and waiting to join Accenture, I landed a job at IIT, Delhi. I decided to quit accepting an offer from Accenture as a Software Engineer to focus on the job and freelancing gigs, with the aim of starting my own IT company one day.
2) When did you first discover your entrepreneurial spirit and How is your
entrepreneurial career developing so far?
Even before starting the company, I was able to make a name for myself as a freelancer, with top e-learning websites as clients. At the age of 23, my freelancing clients included India’s and Australia’s top E-Learning websites, Tutorialspoint and Sitepoint, respectively.
I have till now worked on, created, and published Text and Video Tutorials in 30+ technologies, including programming languages, databases, CMS, etc. Till now, I have written/published more than 70k articles, posts, codes, blogs, and videos on e-learning for students, engineers, and professionals. These posts/blogs/videos have received millions of views.
After getting experience from all these reputed government offices and private companies through full-time jobs and freelancing, including, IIT Delhi, IASRI, University of Delhi, and C# Corner, I decided to begin my own work as an entrepreneur. I launched my own startup, studyopedia.com and the Amit Thinks YouTube Channel. Programming and web development courses are provided on my channel and website.
My entrepreneurial career is going well, with the website Studyopedia and a Tech YouTube Channel Amit Thinks reaching greater heights.
The videos have gotten more than 23 million (2.3 crore) views on YouTube (as of November 2022). The monthly views have crossed 1.5 million. More than 866k Unique Viewers visit the YouTube Channel every month. The total number of impressions is 118 million. The Watch Time have reached 804k hours i.e. around 5 crore minutes. We have also surpassed the official YouTube Channel of GeeksforGeeks in terms of monthly views.
We are now providing a Certificate of Completion for any course completed on our website. Students need to pay a minimal amount to get a certificate. This brings us to a paid model.
3) What inspired you to develop your idea?
The Global E-Learning Market will reach $457.8 billion by 2026. This proves that the EdTech revolution is not a temporary adjustment but a permanent solution. I thought that this revolution would also see educational YouTube channels and websites joining the EdTech ecosystem. Also, every person has some knowledge that he or she can share. Sharing is caring, and this one quote helped me a lot in providing free notes and videos for students, engineers, and professionals.
4) How did you come up with the idea for an E-learning website called
studyopedia.com and YouTube Channel Amit Thinks, how did it all start?
I wanted to include both text tutorials and video courses for the same programming languages and web development technologies. Therefore, I decided to add the notes, i.e., the text tutorials, on the website Studyopedia and the videos for free on my Tech YouTube Channel Amit Thinks.
5) Knowing what you know now, is there anything you would have done differently when you were first starting out?
I should have started the Entrepreneur journey before.
6) There are many skills or practices that are important for entrepreneurial success.
What are the qualities of a good entrepreneur?
I consider perseverance and patience to be the two key skills needed to achieve success in any field. The ability to take quick decisions and people management also contribute to success.
7) How do you define success?
Success is to never give up in life, whatever happens.
8) What have been the biggest success and biggest failure stories you went through?
I would rather consider telling my own success and failure stories, beginning with the latter for obvious reasons.
I developed an Android app, Learnofy, for kids facing difficulty learning, but the app was discontinued the same year itself.
We have received a lot of views, watch time, and engagements from a global audience in the last 2 years. Not even college students, but experienced IT Professionals trust us and request video tutorials on our platform. The support of our unique viewers, which are over 800k each month, has helped in achieving this milestone in such a short period of time.
9) In your opinion, what are the hurdles that keep people away from starting an entrepreneurial career?
Funds and manpower management. If you know how to crack people management, you can begin the entrepreneurial journey with less funds.
10) What have you enjoyed most about starting your own company?
To take decisions on my own. A lot of times, the hurdle related to funds and competition came in between, but I never gave up.
11) Lastly, What advice would you give to someone who is trying to become an
Never give up! Have patience! Keep Learning!
Sanyam Sharma : The OG Sharmaji ka Bada Beta
Content producers have been essential to the evolution of Indian humour ever since the creative age began. There are selective few creators out there that have mastered the alchemy of this community and produce unadulterated material. Few makers are mastering the charm of this community and providing the audience with the most unadulterated stuff. One of them is Sanyam Sharma, better known by his famous name “Sharma Ji ka Badda Beta,” who transforms the essence of real-life events into comedic moments. His outrageous and grandiose comedy content has consistently left audience in splits due to the high number of engagements. Watching his outrageous and spectacular comedy content has been a blast. He has come a long way in compelling comedy. Let us hear from the man himself.
When did you start generating content as a career?
Sanyam Sharma: In March 2020, I first started producing content. Sadly, the first video I made, which was about the Zomato guy, didn’t turn out as I imagined. I then began producing content in lockdown for three months, but I failed to reach the target engagement levels. Later, I created a haphazard video with the title “Crush Kaise pataye? ” and it gained a lot of followers nd ended up going viral! This gave my career something of a speed boost. That’s how I got my career boost.
What was your breakthrough moment when you realized you had a content creation aspect to your life?
Sanyam Sharma: When my reels went viral in June 2022, I had no idea what was happening and I had no idea if it would bring in money or not. I was unaware about what brand deals were, let alone anything else pertaining to content development. Unexpectedly, Hypp Agency called me one day and said they wanted to manage my account when I was still unaware of these things. Later, brand agreements began, and I gained popularity among both artists and viewers. I was clueless about what was happening as time went on I got the hold of everything.
3) What is the story behind the name ‘Sharmajikabaddabeta’?
Sanyam Sharma: My father’s friend used to refer to me as “Sharmajikabaddabeta.” I am the actual bada beta of Sharma Ji, so this is a story and the inspiration behind “Sharmajikabaddabeta.” Many people would ask my father, “What does your bada beta do?,” but the truth was that “bada beta” was doing nothing noteworthy until now, when we can describe it in a humorous filmy way, “Sharmaji ka bada beta brand ban Gaya hai.”
4) How did those in your immediate vicinity respond when you first started creating content?
Sanyam Sharma: It is considered that you are doing nothing if you are a content creator. Eventually, everyone around you will begin to think that way, but only the creator is aware of their specific actions. Initially, there were no responses from individuals around me, but now they watch my videos and recommend them to others they think can relate!
5) What other passion do you have outside creating content that you would love to pursue?
Sanyam Sharma: Writing poems and short stories is my passion. I worked in theatre for five years as an actor before switching to content creation. I enjoy actively organising seminars in my leisure time, along with reading some Hindi literature.
6) What difficulties did you encounter on your journey?
Sanyam Sharma: If this statement is accurate, there were no substantial problems that come to mind; rather, I had the most difficulty figuring out how to beat the algorithm!
7) We’ve discovered that you enjoy travelling as well. What destinations are the most intriguing that you could visit at any time?
Sanyam Sharma: Yes, I did started travelling a lot last year. I find content through acting as an observer. CONTENT IS STILL KING AT THE END OF THE DAY!
I would love to visit Kashmir again in the winter to witness the snowfall and breathtaking views of the valleys, lovely lakes, and natural scenery that inspires us to fall in love with the outdoors because, in my opinion, it is the most beautiful destination.
8) What characteristics do you possess that make your dad his favourite child?
Sanyam Sharma: They don’t believe I’m all that favourite according to him. If you grow up in a middle class home, everyone will finds you charm of the eye if you do well in school. I’m incredibly committed and determined, it’s the only thing that comes to mind.
9)Along with comedy, we have learned that you are also a poet. What inspired you to start writing your thoughts?
Every time I did theatre, we had to read literature, and at the end of the day, that’s the way we evolve as an artist.
By 2019, after finishing college, at noon, I used to write poems. Vinod Kumar Shukla, Nirmal Verma, Premchand I was fond of all of them. I read them and through these different windows of thought I got the perspectives to write and since then I started penning down my thoughts in the form of poetry.
10) How did you come up with “Single Launda Samiti” and why?
Sanyam Sharma: The first episode of “Single Launda Samiti” aired in 2019. The desire for singles to express themselves through brand new content was the idea. I just made a couple reels about it with that in mind, and people started to connect with it and like it. That is how it began!
11) What final message would you like to convey to your supporters and well-wishers?
Sanyam Sharma: If you want to create content, all you need to do is be conscious of your surroundings, keep an eye on everything, and watch. You need also be coherent, take care of yourself, and be appreciative. “BE GOOD AND GOOD WILL COME.
Check out his best of the best comedy reels
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