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Best 6+20 Portfolio Studios to Get Audition Calls

Good headshots of actors
Good headshots of actors

How do casting directors call you for an audition?
Of course, first by looking at your Headshots!

Actor’s portfolio photos! It’s the single most important promotional tool for an actor, and it’s amazing how many people do it wrong. Take my advice; it’s time to take it more seriously. When your headshots pops up on a casting director’s computer, you want them to say, “Yes, bring that person in!” and not just deleting it with a dislike on their faces.

Portfolio photograph tips for actors and talent

Most Important

  1. Your headshot and other profile pictures  should look like you - exactly how you would show up for an audition
  2. Remember your photo has to sell your looks and personality
  3. Go to a professional portfolio photographer. Don’t be stingy or if you are financially tight, get fewer looks rather than multiple ones. A good studio or a The good photographer in Mumbai may cost you anywhere from Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 50,000 (inclusive of makeup and wardrobe?), though there are plenty of cheaper ones also looking for a kill.

Your eyes

Just like with on-camera acting, it’s all about the eyes, and what’s happening behind them. It’s your close-up, your moment. Your eyes should be perfectly in focus, alive, and energized, and not dead. There should be strong inner thoughts, implying a backstory and a life behind the eyes. A strong piercing eyes will bring a picture to life and help it stand out among hundreds. This can be done by your “imagination” to be in a particular imaginary or observed character.
Warning: Never, never and never hide your eyes with dark glasses. This is most irritating to the casting directors.

Outdoor vs. Studio

Some photographers do both, as they offer a different look and feel. Natural light gives a very real, a “film” look, which I prefer. Studio lighting tends to be a little more polished, with a more neutral backdrop. Both can be wonderful. What I would suggest is to have a combination of few outdoor and studio looks, if possible.

General Tips

  • Tell photographer your expectations and intentions. Let them know what kind of look you want
  • Drink lots of water and be well rested (so your eyes will not have dark circles)
  • Your skin might not look best after drug/alcohol use. Try to abstain from these before your shoot
  • Arrive on time. 

Top Portfolio Photo Studio 

1. A.Rrajani Photography*

Phone:070453 60660
Website: http://a-rrajani.com/

2. Sandesh Jayakar Photography

Phone:022 4021 1956
Address: Off Aarey Rd, Vishveshwar Nagar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063
Website: http://www.sandeshjayakar.com/

3. Studio 999

Phone:098219 25888
Address: Goregaon West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400104
Website: http://www.luvisrani.com

4. Sameer Belvalkar Photography

Phone:098505 33300
Address: 505 Menka, Nalanda Menka Society,, Off J.P Road, 7 Bungalows, Andheri W, Mumbai, Maharashtra 411053
Website: http://sameerbelvalkar.com/

5. Luv Israni Photography (Branch of Studio 999?)

Phone:098212 97666
Address: New Link Road, Goregaon West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400102
Website: http://www.luvisrani.com/

6. Photography Institute

This is a photography institute where you can get some good portfolio done by few bright students/ experienced photographers attached, at an economical rate or the faculty can suggest and guide you where to go. Contact them
National Institute of Photography*
11/2, Ghamat Terrace, 2nd Floor,
Above Shagun Hotel,
Op. Dadar (WR) Station Middle Bridge,
Senapati Bapat Road, Dadar(West),
Phone: 022 24306502 , 022 65203364
Mobile: +91 9820109479
Email: info@focusnip.com

You can try top fashion/ model photographers also

Other reviewed and select photo studios for aspiring actors

1. Studio Favourite*
+ (91)-22-38575149  Shop 142, 29th Road, Off Waterfield Road, Bandra West, Mumbai - 400050, Opposite Chemistry Boutique, Chinchwadi

2. Guri Photography
 + (91)-22-38535527  D Wing, J B Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai - 400059, Opposite Kohinoor Hotel

3. Arya Studio
+ (91)-22-38523052  14, Ram Niwas Building, RRT Road, Mulund West, Mumbai - 400080, Near Railway Station

4. Alive Kraft Photography
+ (91)-7303707770, +(91)-9167252520  B 1703, Garden Estate, Link Road, Goregaon West, Mumbai - 400104, Behind Kancha Restaurant

5. Fine Arts Studio
 +(91)-22-38566873  E/40, Sahar Rd, Andheri East, Mumbai - 400069, Koteshwar Nagar,Opp Garware House & HDFC Bank

6. Shree Vireshwar Digital Studio & Colour Lab
 + (91)-22-39622369  Shop No 10, Premavati Chawl, Marol Military Road, Andheri East, Mumbai - 400059, Opposite Seven Hills Hospital

7. Sana Chhabra Photography
 + (91)-22-38535809  601, 6th Floor, Landmark Platinum, S V Road, Bandra West, Mumbai - 400050, Opposite Khar Mosque, Behind National College

8. Vilas Photo Services
+ (91)-22-38596171  Shop No 7, Flower Queen Building, Veera Desai Road, Andheri West, Mumbai - 400058, Opposite ICICI Bank And Dominoz

9. Snapshot*
+ (91)-22-38517366  29/232 Motilal Nagar 1, Imperial Heights, Andheri West, Mumbai - 400058, BEST Nagar, Near Fire Brigade

10. Midastouch Productions and Events
 + (91)-22-38524917  303 Elavia Manor, Chincholi Bunder Road, Malad West, Mumbai - 400064

11. DYT*
+(91)-22-39930267  +(91)-22-26465322, 26465323; 3 Sethi Terraces, 1st Floor, P D Hinduja Marg, Khar West, Mumbai - 400052, Opposite Canera Bank

12. X Pose Studio & Color Lab
 + (91)-22-38562109  Shop No 7, Ground Floor, Amina Manzil, Kishore Kumar Lane, Juhu, Mumbai - 400049, Opposite Ram Mandir

13. Studio Patidar
 + (91)-22-39370950  Unit No A/25, Oshiwara Industrial Estate, New Link Road, Goregaon West, Mumbai - 400104, Opposite Goregaon Bus Depot

1. Elite Images Studio & Colour Lab
 + (91)-22-38586908  Shop No 1, Imperial Plaza, Linking Road And 30th Road, Bandra West, Mumbai - 400050, Opposite Amarsons Collections

15. Fotoscenic*
 + (91)-22-38579395  A 1, Sun And Sea Apartment, Royal Lane, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai - 400049, Near Sea Princess Hotel, Opposite Royal Hotel

16.  Priyanka Photo Studio
 + (91)-22-38564961  Shop No 31,Heera Panna Shopping Centre, Adi Shankaracharya Marg, Powai, Mumbai - 400076, Near Jal Vayu,Hiranandani Gardens

17. Starlight Model And Talent Management Pvt Ltd
 + (91)-22-38559246  Shop No. 25, Ground Floor, Om Heera Panna Premises Co-operative Society Ltd., Andheri West, Mumbai - 400053, Behind Oshiwara Police Station

18. Ajay Kaustubh
 + (91)-22-38526959  Shikhar Society, Plot No 104, Room No 16, Sector No 1, Kandivali West, Mumbai - 400067, Near Muncipal School, Charkop

19. Star Color Lab and Photo Studio
 + (91)-22-38585959  Shop No 12 Gren Ville, Lokhandwala Complex, Millat Nagar Circle, Andheri West, Mumbai - 400053, Next To Samarth Vaibhav Shopping, Next To Shiva`s Stylo Salon

20. Ridham Creation
 + (91) -22-38515180  R3/303, Asmi Complex, Ram Mandir Road, Goregaon West, Mumbai - 400104, Near Movie Star Cinema


  • Though the above details are best to our knowledge, you are strongly recommended to check the quality of their work (Portfolio albums) and other credentials, as over the time, a good may become bad and a bad, good 
  • Also check what they are offering in a portfolio package like make-up, costumes, no of looks, indoor/ outdoor, etc. 
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  2. What if a boy's height is 5'7" ?
    Can he expect to be in bollywood being outsider?

    1. Yes, a film story has all types of characters

  3. Well what if girl has 5' n wants to do TVC, modelling, shortfilms...??? Can it be possible.... What does exactly director looks for...???


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