An ever enthusiastic and cheerful Tara Alisha Berry gave us a glimpse in her personal life and her insights in life and we had a wonderful session! An Indian film and theatre actress, known for her works in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu films.
Here we have a chit-chat session between our host Shalini Gupta and Tara Alisha Berry-
Q. What was Tara Alisha Berry in her childhood?
Tara Alisha Berry:
“ I was stubborn, not an anti-social person and my friend circle kept increased from my close relations. And initially, I was very confused when I entered this industry because some people told me to do modelling, some of them used to advice me to go with music video and casting. I used to say to all in the film industry that ‘Don’t have any plan B and don’t have any backup plan at all.’ “
Q. Which platform will you prefer the most from this: Web series or OTT or Music album?
“I am always ready to do anything in acting. I would like to do anything on a media-related platform. If I believe in the story and ideal with my director, I will be 100% part of it.”
Q . How theatre plays an important role for media aspirants?
“In my point of view, the screenplay is completely different from theatre. When I was studying at Japan university, I have done much screenwriting. You know when you are on the stage, the last person in the last row should feel what you’re feeling. So that is the main thing in acting.”
Q. How much are you fond of acting?
“ Since I have participated in many extracurricular activities from my childhood. I have taken part in many programs in my schools and colleges. But in my college, I came to learn about the eternal things in acting. I love my passion and I love acting. So if you want to be happy, you need to follow your passion. If you wake up every day, choose what you need to live for.”
Q. Have you ever been in this situation that you are not satisfied with the project or you are not satisfied with your director but you need to adjust?
“ Yes, absolutely I have been in that situation and every actor experienced this condition. I have believed in my part I played and I need to earn money to live in Mumbai.”
Q. What is your opinion about this common phrase among Indians, ‘Unless you didn’t have a godfather from this industry, you couldn’t enter in this industry?
“Honestly, I don’t think it is true at all. I believed in the hard work in this industry. Even I know people with godfathers in the same industry can easily pick the chance for the first time. But after that, it depends upon the actor/actress. The fact is that the audience likes you or not and your hard work speaks there. At the end of the day, the audience is going to decide for you”
Q. Are any other skills needed in this film industry other than acting or it is oddly enough?
“No, acting alone is not enough. You need to be very patient and positive. There would be some months with no jobs and you may think that it would be better to shift over to plan B. At that time, you need to be persistent. I am very lucky that I am having such kind of people in my life to pull me out from those hard times and be there in my thick and thin. And sometimes, you might be alone, so you need to have the skill to pull out yourself from the bad situations.”
Q. Which do you believe is the most Hard work or Smart work?
“I think the combination of the both. Hard work is essential and I believe in hard work. Also, I am a least smart worker but I have my managers Kunal and Arthi who are handling me in this industry over the years. And also, smart work needs prior experiences.”
Q. What is the daily routine of Tara Alisha Berry?
“I usually go to sleep earlier between 10 pm to 11 pm and wake up at 7:30 am to 8 am. Then I open the window of my room and I take my dog down. Subsequently, I take my tea and breakfast. I do yoga and workouts, particularly I am interested in Zumba as it is one of my favourites. After these activities, my routines are not similar. It may change daily. In sometime, I used to spend my whole day with my cat and dog.”
Q. Are you a dog person?
“I am a lively person. and love all animals, living beings except moths and butterflies (chuckles). I kept the snake for a few days as I found it in my garden. Some people are scared about dogs or any other animals. So, what I like to say is you don’t have to rear a pet and you don’t need to dislike it.”
Q. What are the best qualities that you possess and mention two worst qualities that you would need to be changed?
“Firstly, the worst qualities are I am very stubborn and I would become very anxious if the things were scattered and not at the fixed place. I am a very emotional person and Yeah, I know that being emotional is not a disadvantage. At sometimes, I would be in bad mood. On the other hand, my advantages and positive qualities are I am a hardworking person and I am highly committed to my work. I am confident and I would always say, ‘Yes, I can do it.’ I encourage people and I give them mental support. I believe don’t be too judgemental about yourself. Because you know more about you than anyone else.”
Q. What is the best thing in this film industry and what is the one thing that you prefer to change in this industry?
“ We can get a wide exposure among people is the best thing in this industry and the industry needs to change is that more women should be placed in powerful positions. As I love to see women in powerful roles like directors, main roles and DOPs. “
Q. What do you like to say about the term ‘Feminist’?
“Lots of people think that feminism is ‘male bashing’ and it is completely incorrect. Feminism is the idea only about gender equality. Women are just the same as men and normal human beings.”
Thank you, Tara Alisha Berry.
It has been a wonderful session with you. Our sincere regards to Tara Alisha Berry all of your future success from PARADOX INDIA
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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.
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