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Published Apr 25, 2019, 12:01 am IST
Updated Apr 25, 2019, 12:01 am IST
Popular small screen actress, Rakshita M talks about her serials, Marali Bandalu Seethe and Yetu Yeduretu.
A still from Marali Bandalu Seethe
 A still from Marali Bandalu Seethe

Unlike many others, she has a different goal set to achieve with her present ‘act’ which facilitates her to realise her dream of becoming an IAS officer, serving the public. Despite attaining popularity as a television actress, Rakshitha M who plays one of the lead characters in Marali Bandalu Seethe and Yetu Yeduretu on Star Suvarna and Kasturi channel respectively, talks about her telly journey so far and her ongoing preparations for UPSC examinations and more.

“I am a Mysurean and I have been practising classical dance since childhood which I later started performing as a professional Bharathanatyam dancer on various platforms. Soon, noted serial maker Shruthi Naidu approached me for a role in one of her socio-mythological based serials — Mahadevi, wherein I played the character of Brahmacharani for few episodes.

 

It further led me to another serial Manedevru in which I replaced the lead character of Janaki. Next was Ivale Veena Pani, as Sharadha,” says Rakshitha.

At present, the actress is busy with two ongoing teleserial, one being Yetu Yeduretu, which she says has different shades to her character which revolves around the revenge saga and another popular from the production house of Vajreshwari Combines through Poornima enterprises of Dr. Rajkumar in Marali Bandalu Seethe.

With no interest in films or acting, she explains that her real dream is to become an IAS officer. “Ever since my school days, I always wanted to become an IAS officer. I would seek directions and suggestions on how to prepare myself for it. I would attend every seminar and workshops conducted by successful candidates and even officers who gives lectures on public administration. My first step was to qualify to take it up and hence pursued my bachelor’s degree in commerce from Banumaiah College in Mysuru and later I did my masters in public administration and even a degree on forensic studies,” she adds.

On what made her choose acting with a different goal, she explains that she has to support herself financially and moreover acting provides her the much needed time to study in between her shooting time. Whereas dancing too was an accident, she explains. “My relatives and others would always praise me about my eyes, which are very expressive. It led me to learn dance and music. It became a part of my life and soon led me to television.”

While she has been getting movie offers in Kannada and neighbouring film industry, but the actress says that she is not interested in acting in movies nor she loves watching them. “I rarely watch movies. I am working hard to take the big exam next year and I may soon have to sacrifice even television,” she concludes.

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