Take care in selecting a school!
We understand the human instinct well because it invariably follows a name and a fame whether it's a product, a person or being an aspiring actor-an acting school. Sometimes our dream, our passion and consequent impatience for a quick success makes us blind. We forget an age old saying that "Everything Which Glitters is not Gold!". However, later we find out that our decision was wrong and through the experiences of others, we realize that perhaps a little known product or a person or an establishment would have been a better choice.
Most of the aspiring actors join an acting school because of its publicity, name, the man behind the school or the number of students joining a school.
In my earlier post (This one) I have mentioned top acting schools of India. There is no doubt that they have a good reputation and some are really good and can join them if you can arrange sufficient money.
The question is by charging few lacs as a fee for their courses, whether they are cost effective or not and secondly, whether or not they have upgraded their training techniques with the changing times? And what happens after you have completed a course and have come out? Do they keep their doors open to help you or the doors are closed? What is the experience of others?
All these questions point to one single fact-
Investigate, Research and Research before you make your choice!
- Because, remember when you make a choice, you change the future!
- Great Heroes or Heroins in films are made by the paths they choose, not only by the talent or powers they have.
1. Monttage Film And Television Academy
25a/ 303, 3rd Floor, Suyog Chs, Bimbisar Nagar, Near Mahananda Diary, Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai - 400065
2. Attraction Acting Institute
G H Malkani Hall, Opposite Juhu Gymkhana Club, Near Juhu Church Bus Depot, Juhu, Mumbai - 400049
3. Figa (Frost Free Institute for Grooming Actors)
1003, Crescent Royale, Opposite Infiniti Mall, Behind Maurya House, Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai - 400053
4. Puppets Acting Academy
Evershine Nagar, Near Movie Time And Peoples Gym, Malad West, Mumbai - 400064
5. Rang Rasia Acting School
RUDRAKSH BUNGALOW, Near Janki Devi School, Four Bunglow, Mhada, opp.janki devi school bus stop, Andheri West, Mumbai - 400053
6. Shweta Tiwari Creative School Of Acting
Office No 15, 2nd Floor, Hira Panna Mall, Oshiwara, Behind Shreejees Restaurant, Andheri West, Mumbai - 400053
7. RDG Management (Acting and modeling)
Office No 537/538, 5th Floor, Ijmima Complex, Near New Infinity Mall, Off New Link Road, Malad West, Mumbai - 400064
8. S R M Film School (In central Suburbs)
Mini Film City , Bamandev Compound, Near Swastik Hometown, Kasarvadavli, Ghodbunder Road, Thane West, Thane - 400601
9. Make Me Filmy
Plot No 42/42, Opposite Janki Devi School, Near Telephone Exchange, Mhada, Svp Nagar, Four Bunglows-Andheri West, Mumbai - 400053
10. Actor Studio India
602, C Wing, La Chappele Building, Before Ryan International School, Malad West, Mumbai - 400064
11. Expression Acting School
Society No 81, D-6, Near Jankidevi School, Four Bunglows, Mhada, Andheri West, Mumbai - 400053
12. Little Actors Club (In South Mumbai)
+(91)-22-22842845, 22842846, 22842847, 22842848
Hormuz Mansion, Near Cymroza Art Gallery, 72,Bhulabhai Desai Road, Breach Candy, Mumbai - 400026
13. The Ita School Of Performing Arts
Ground Floor Unit No 2, Techniplex 2, Near Goregaon MTNL, Opposite Hotel Grand Sarovar Premier, S V Road, Goregaon West, Mumbai - 400062
14. Jehangir School Of Speech & Drama (Good for theater, speech and acting-South Mumbai)
+(91)-22-23515270, 23513788, 23515604
4,Darbhanga Mansion, Near Usha Kiran, Carmichael Road, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai - 400026
15. Anahita Dastoor
Ground Floor, Mazda Chaman, 13 Dattatray Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai - 400054
16. DON Bosco (Central Suburub Mumbai)
Acting and music classes
DON Bosco Comms, Opp Khalsa Colony, Matunga East, Mumbai - 400019
We can provide more names on request