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How to become an actress in kollywood film industry at the age of 13 ?

Well I am 12 years old. I want to act in my first film at least when I am 14....
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Chris’s Answer

I love your passion, and although I would never tell you something is not possible, setting an age or a time that you will be in a film can be challenging. The first thing is to get training. I am not sure where you can train in India, but there are resources online right now that will make it possible to train anywhere in the world.

Learn more about the industry, are there universities or local theatre groups near you? If so, JOIN. Get involved. People that are acting love to talk about the industry and can help you find places to continue to do it. Study films. Watch videos about directing and acting, and general film making. The more you learn about the industry the better off you will be and the more prepared you will be when your opportunity comes.

We always say it is a marathon, not a sprint. Push hard, but don't burn yourself out. Goals are great to set but there is a lot of rejection in this business. You will lose more jobs than you will get, so keep that in mind and stay positive. Your job is to audition...booking the film is the icing on the cake. Now get out there and ACT!
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Donna’s Answer

I applaud you for your ambition at the age of 12. I am guessing that your parents are in support of your acting career. At your age it is crucial, as they will need to act as your agent for contracting purposes and to look out for you welfare. As you are in India, that would be where you start. I have googled a couple of casting agencies in India which you may want to research with your parents, as your next steps. Many actors and actresses got their start from commercials.

All this being said, any professional artistic or athletic endeavor is often extremely competitive and the odds of individuals living the dream life are few and far between. I am not saying this to be hurtful but realistic. Young actresses and actors spend many hours on set completing school work as well as pursuing their occupations. Make sure you speak to your parents about opportunities for tutors and on going education. What is your back up plan if you don't make it to Hollywood? What are your strengths and weaknesses in this field. Are you just an actor or do you sing, dance, and perform your own stunts also?

Donna recommends the following next steps:

https://www.projectcasting.com/category/casting-calls-acting-auditions/india/
https://www.auditionsfree.com/tag/casting-indian-actors/
https://www.backstage.com/casting/indian-american-project-17108/
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Theodore (Ted)’s Answer

It’s exciting to be ambitious for something and asking is the first step, I can tell you from first Hand experience it’s hard, I’ve seen a lot of actors and actresses go for the top before working on their core.

You want to start acting in as much as you can, wether it be short films or things with your friends. Build a routine and confidence with it.

After that start doing professional acting, after a while you may find a agent and then it’s just hard work.

You can make your own films and network with non union people IE non Hollywood but it can takes years to that level.

Not being dismissive but I like people to know the truth, the kids you see that just fell into are rare, I know actors who are 15 and have been training since age three.

Work hard, find your niche and master it.
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