After pursuing her graduation, she headed to Mangaluru for a master’s in journalism at Manipal University. Her objective was to work on the technical aspects of television. So, she initially started as a task producer in the Second Season of Kannada Bigg Boss reality show, and later turned technician for production houses. Like many others before her, acting was not something she was interested in until she was asked to audition for a tele-serial. And to Apoorva S. Bharadwaj’s surprise, she was offered the lead role in Anuroopa two years ago. The rest is television history! She has already acted in four teleserials including her present venture Satyam Shivam Sundaram on Star Suvarna. Apoorva shares with Bengaluru Chronicle how her telly journey has been, from behind the camera to facing it as an actress, and more.
“After I pursued my master’s, I had chosen a different path, starting as a task producer for the popular reality show Bigg Boss. Then I worked as a technician for a TV production house. That was when the channel approached me, and to my surprise, I was offered the lead role. With a change in position from behind the camera to facing it, I have enjoyed both equally and I hope to continue acting for a long time, as I feel more comfortable acting,” says Apoorva S Bharadwaj.
“When I took up my first venture, I would simple deliver a dialogue as told by the director. While it was fun, I would observe others working so hard on every scene. I started taking mental notes, and inculcating those nuances into my performances too,” she adds.
Apoorva has also been an anchor for a few reality shows and red carpet events. The girl who loves to sing and is a trained Carnatic singer, has even acted in the film Uppina Kagada directed by the noted film maker B Suresha. It was recently screened at the Bengaluru International Film Festival and is being sent for various film festivals globally. “Uppina Kagada was a great experience. It was memorable for me to work with such experienced artistes. Nagabharana Sir plays my father’s role and we shot the film in remote locations for weeks with no communication with the outside world. I portrayed the role of a daughter, who is in search of an answer from her father, who abandoned her mother and her at an early age. In Satyam Shivam Sundaram, I essay the role of a complete opposite character who is impulsive by nature and chirpy,” Apoorva adds. She has also started writing short stories, and intends to make them into movies when she starts venturing into production with her own production house.