All of 22, Sriram Kanneganti, or Ram Kanneganti as he is also known, is brimming with ambition. With a degree in acting from the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts, he’s in a very exciting phase of his life, he says. Figuring out what lies ahead and experimenting with the options available to him, he’s ‘happy to be following his dreams’.
He recalls, “I was studying Class VIII when I got my first taste of theatre. Somehow, I loved the world and enjoyed every bit of it. That’s the beauty of art, you meet so many interesting people and just fall in love with the entire process. When I had to choose what I wanted to graduate in, I told my parents that acting was my calling. They supported my decision wholeheartedly, and here I am.”
Several years of theatre in the city saw him in plays like The Crucible, The Lion King and Les Miserables, and his four years of graduate studies in acting have surely given Ram clarity on what he wants to do in the future.
Presently in Hyderabad, Ram is soon flying back to the US where he’s playing the much-in-demand role of Romeo in the play Romeo and Juliet! “I am open to all kinds of opportunities. If there’s one thing I learnt during my graduation, it is to be uninhibited in terms of my craft. I have no qualms about the roles I take up, but only want to be a part of good work. I love theatre but it was in my final year of college that I got to be a part of film production and absolutely loved it. It is really exciting to be in front of the camera,” he shares.