Among India's finest acting school is Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares – The School of Actor. The school was established in the year 2005 by Anupam Kher It is the one-stop solution for those who aspire to make a mark in the film industry. The college is known to offer the aspirants with a professional level course involving specialized training along with theoretical knowledge. The curriculum is set in a constructive manner that involves faculty dealing with students in the way of games, discussions, exercises and so on. The school has professional-level courses which provide specialized training in acting and screenwriting. Apart from this, there is also a roster of Bollywood celebrities as school’s visiting faculty.
The school provides a number of courses which includes short certificate and diploma courses. Below mentioned are the courses provided by the school under various choices.
Acting and Dance
Full-time Diploma (3 Month)
Scriptwriting Diploma Program (3 Month)
Weekend Acting Program (4 Month)
Story Writing for Cinema
Part-time course (1 Month)
Candidates seeking admission in the acting or scriptwriting can collect the registration forms from the school or download the form from their website (www.actorprepares.net). After filling up the form, they should submit/courier/e-mail, duly filled in with a draft of 250 INR for the registration fee. The Demand Draft must be payable to “Film Industry Welfare Trust Actor Prepares”.
Admission in Acting Diploma Program:
Admission in Scriptwriting Program:
Admission in Part-time program, Weekend workshop, and 4-month Weekend Program
Admissions for these programs are on a first come first admit basis and are not subject to interviews and auditions.
The school provides Alumni Sponsored Scholarship scheme for the students. In this scholarship, the management will choose a deserving candidate who will receive a scholarship of 25,000 INR. This will be offered to one candidate every four months. The candidates interested in this will have to undergo an audition and an interview process.
Eligibility Criteria: They must be above 18 years old. The annual income of the candidate’s family must be under 4 Lakhs.
1. Exposure to film & theatre industry by film fraternity – The College being a dream venture of veteran actor Anupam Kher has its own set of advantages. It is among the few colleges which are owned by an active professional actor. The chairman coming from the filmy background itself has led to many known theatre and film professionals coming t the college and imparting their share of experience to the students. The best part being that the college has eminent personalities from Hollywood also visiting the campus and shares their professional in job experiences in the cinema world. Some of the eminent guest faculties who have been to the campus are Danny Boyle from Hollywood Director, Shekhar Kapoor – Hollywood and Bollywood director, Imtiaz Ali – renowned Bollywood director, Mahesh Bhatt – famous Bollywood Director, Ranbir Kapoor - Bollywood actor, Anil Kapoor - Bollywood actor, Russel Peters, Preity Zinta - Bollywood actor.
2. Renowned Alumni –The Alumni from this college have made a name for themselves in the theatre and film industry. The list though is vast, here are some of the names that one can recollect are Deepika Padukone – Bollywood actor , Varun Dhawan – Bollywood actor , Gauhar Khan – Bollywood and television, Shashank Vyas – television actor , Ali Zafar - Bollywood actor , Manish Paul – VJ ,Anchor, Bollywood actor and so on.