Kochi: For Kshama Krishna, who is making her foray into films, acting is a dream she has nurtured for a long time.
“The passion to act has been there since childhood. Seeing some of the greatest actors giving life to a director’s imagination has always inspired me,” says Kshama.
Kshama is not an unfamiliar face for those who have followed the sitcom Chumma on Amrita TV, which became her stepping stone to films.
“Chumma is one of the best things that happened to me. I really enjoyed working with the team. It was my first step to acting and I played a comic character. Comedy is the biggest challenge but the risk was worth a try. It helped me to make a foray into films.”
Kshama is a graduate in Fashion Designing. She has also tried her hand at anchoring. Her ability to multitask has got her film offers. Third World Boys, in which she is a part of, is ready for release. However, she wishes to act more in Tamil movies.
“I have got some offers from Tamil, but I am waiting for good roles. The reason for that is my outlook. I believe working in a big industry can help me explore my acting potential to its maximum. In Mollywood, I have so far been doing supporting roles; but I want to try lead roles now. I am getting such opportunities from Kollywood,” says Kshama.
Kshama is a big fan of Shweta Menon and Mohanlal. She has no qualms about doing glam roles if they are meaningful ones.
“Though I have done fashion designing, my heart was always set on acting. An actor must have a certain knack in approaching characters. I guess, fashion designing helps a lot when it comes to choosing glamorous roles because I know exactly what I am comfortable with.”
A well-versed classical dancer, she runs a dance institution founded by her guru in Kozhikode.
“I have been learning Bharatanatyam from my childhood and my guru wanted me to keep in touch with dance so he gave me the responsibility of running the institute, which is a great learning platform.”...