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Actor and Actress

Aliases: Performer

Industry/Sector(s): Media and Entertainment


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The task an Actor and Actress is expected to perform include:

  • Playing different roles in theatrical, radio, television and radio productions for a live audience or before a recording camera

WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available

 

Working hours

  • Flexible working hours

  • Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

Maybe

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 
Minimum – Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject or a Diploma/Certificate course in Acting

 

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of various acting techniques
  • Ability to emote using different means
  • Ability to portray a character  
  • Ability to memorize dialogues at length
  • Ability to sing or dance
  • Knowledge of more than one language

 

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
Not applicable 

 

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares centres across Mumbai
  • Film and Television Institute of India (FTTI, Pune)
  • Barry John Acting Studio in Mumbai and Delhi
  • National School of Drama (NSD)
  • Subhash Ghai’s Whistling Woods International

 

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
http://nscsindia.org/AboutUs.aspx

 

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
https://targetstudy.com/courses/diploma-in-acting-and-drama.html

 

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Junior Artist → Actor and Actress → Senior Actor and Actress

 

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 
For freshers - ₹ 15,000 to ₹ 20,000 per day
For candidates with experience - ₹ 45,000 to ₹ 1,00,000 per day
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
 

 

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Preferred relevant work experience   

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

  • Production houses

  • Directors

KEYWORDS 
Performer
Artist

 

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20152655.0100Actor and Actress
ISCO 20082655 Actors
NIC 200890009Other creative arts and and entertainment activities
QP ReferenceNANA
NSQFNANA
REFERENCES 
1

1 National Classification of Occupations Division 2

2

2 ”Human Resource and Skill Requirements in the Media & Entertainment Industry Sector (2022) – A Report” released by NSDC

3
http://www.ibef.org/industry/media-entertainment-india.aspx
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