About Svetlanna Mishra
A film & television actor, is a resident of Dubai and hails originally from India, Mumbai, the City of Dreams.
Having worked in an IT sector for 3 yrs with IT Giants like Infosys Technologies and Wipro as a software engineer, she finally re-discovered her childhood passion for acting and decided to live her dream.
Convincing her family for her career change from an Electronics Engineer to and Actor was no less than a challenge.
" Initially my parents were very reluctant but since my father himself wanted to do something of his own outside his government job , he could relate to the passion I had for acting and hence convincing him became a bit easier"
"Acting and dancing are the activities I have always been ready for anytime-anywhere. As a kid,I used to play the typical girlie games like Ghar Ghar and would also do open theatre acts and charge a small ticket of 25 paise from all my relatives who would come to watch me perform.This was at the age of 8-10 yrs.Since then acting has been my passion.One must always follow his dreams and do what he really enjoy doing as you live only once it shouldn't be spent regretting not becoming what one always wanted to!"
Mumbai is a place where every day thousands of actors struggle to give auditions,make a mark and look forward to become stars.
"Starting your acting career from scratch with no filmy / industry connections was definitely not going to be easy and i knew it and still know it! But it has to start from somewhere!Moving to Dubai was never on my cards as my career had started taking good shape in Mumbai.But the decision of moving to Dubai post marriage definitely proved good!
Dubai as a market for actors and media professionals is growing and there is abundant talent present over here.Dubai has give me much more than I had expected and in love with it.
What's misising are the real opportunities for actors as performers in the Bollywood films shot over here since most of them look only for extras from Dubai. I hope to help and contribute to the industry and my fellow actors in some way or the other. I really wish there could be some provisions or laws to protect the rights of Freelance Actors/ Talents as it will promote Acting as a full time profession and affect the Film and TV industry in Dubai."
Svetlanna has done projects for biggest brands like Dubai Tourism, Philips, Rak tourism, Aster clinics , Danube , Etihad Airways, Chambers of Commerce Abu Dhabi and serials like Mata ki chowki, Savdhaan india, Balika Vadhu, and many commercials like Subway, Deer Basmati Rice and many more in India and in Dubai including the current highest TRP show - Khwabon Ke Darmiyan Produced by Elite Films on Zee TV middle East.
"I believe in being positive and living each day as it comes. Success has no shortcuts and specially in an industry of ours - Bollywood and TV, one might have to struggle or work hard for even 10 yrs to get the fame and recognition.
Am a simple denim person with the simplest wardrobe.I love Bollywood freestyle dancing and sports like badminton, throw ball and cricket.And i hope to create a niche in the Film and TV Industry here as well as around the globe with my talent"
She won Best Supporting Actress award for a full length English play last year.
Her most recent theatrical project- Sandhya Chhaya ,Directed by a veteran Theatre Director Arif Bhaldar, where she was seen as a protagonist - 60 yrs old was staged at India Consulate, Dubai and won her accolades for her excellent performance.
Catch her live on stage once again in Sandhya chhaya which will be staged in Abu Dhabi in March 2017 .Final Show date to be announced soon.