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Television actor, Gurmeet Choudhary rose to fame with his portrayal of 'Rama' in Ramayan, 'Maan Singh Khurana' in Geet-Hui Sabse Parayi and 'Yash Suraj Pratap Sindhina' in Punar Vivaah - Zindagi Milegi Dobara. Now, the actor recalled his struggling days in the industry and also explained how he feels proud after looking back at his 14 years long journey. For the unversed, Gurmeet was born to Sitaram Choudhary and Anmol Choudhary in Jairampur village in Bhagalpur, Bihar. Even after hailing from an army-background family, he had acting dreams in his eyes. And with his extreme dedication and hard work, Gurmeet has already made a name for himself.
In a candid conversation with the Humans Of Bombay, Gurmeet Choudhary revealed when he dreamt of becoming an actor. He shared that right from his childhood, he knew where his place is. And when his teacher had asked him about his dream career at the mere age of six, Gurmeet had quickly answered that he wanted to become an actor. He said:
"At 6, my sir asked, ‘What do you want to become?’ I said, ‘Actor!’ He thought I was joking. Because I was an army kid, with no connection to the industry. But I knew I belonged there..."
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Further, Gurmeet explained how he felt connected with the acting industry even after belonging to an army background. He revealed how he used to enact whatever was shown on the TV during his childhood and people also used to praise him for the same. Gurmeet shared:
"Being an army kid, we moved a lot. But Dayalpur was a constant; we spent summers there. Back then, TV wasn’t as common. Pure gaon me 1 tha. I’d sit at the front & observe everything & later on, enact it to entertain my family. And when Mohra released, I'd tie a bandana & dance on ‘Tu chiz badi hai mast’. Everyone said, ‘You’re a natural.’ With every ‘Wah’, my resolve got stronger & then at 16, I told Papa, ‘I want to go to Mumbai.’ He’d heard praises from everyone; so he agreed."
Finally, Gurmeet mentioned his initial days in Mumbai when he came to join the film institute for the first time. Afterwards, the actor went through a huge amount of struggle before he finally got the big break with his cast as 'Rama' in Ramayan. Gurmeet then took his father to show him, his TV series poster and also explained the latter gave an unmissable reaction. Gurmeet explained:
"I came to Mumbai with big dreams & a few bucks. I joined the film institute & ended up spending most of my money. When I ran out of what was left, I slept in the institute with the sweepers. When my friend Sandeep found out, he let me stay with him. And after I graduated, I began auditioning, I’d give 10 in a day. And for the next 4 years, I did modelling, & small-time acting gigs until I got cast as Ram for Ramayan at 24. Papa visited me before the show went live. So 1 evening I took him on my bike & stopped opposite a billboard & pointed towards it. When he saw me on that billboard, he gave me a tight hug! Papa isn't an expressive man, so it was a big deal."
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At the end of the conversation, Gurmeet mentioned how his female fans once surrounded him, and this was the first time when he felt proud of himself. He also talked about his loving wife, Debina Bonnerjee and their daughters, Lianna and Divisha and explained how high he is also in his personal life. Gurmeet concluded:
"I received lots of love & popularity. After it ended, I got various offers to play Shiva or Vishnu. But, I didn’t want to do similar roles. So I waited until I got cast as ‘Maan’ in ‘Geet.’ Maan became a favorite. I remember once at a cafe, I got surrounded by girls who wanted pictures clicked! And that's when it hit, ‘Maybe, I’ve made it.’ It’s been 14 years since & I’ve come a long way in life. While my work life is at an all-time high, my personal, is too. I married my ‘Sita’, Debina & am a father of 2 girls. And the aim is to keep doing what I was born to do, Entertain."
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