‘I was born to be an actor’

INNATE TALENT: Vijayendra Kumeria
INNATE TALENT: Vijayendra Kumeria

TALENTED actor Vijayendra Kumeria has delivered winning performances in a series of successful serials, including a winning turn in highly acclaimed drama Udaan and a lead role in Sufiyana Pyaar Mera in 2019.

He is currently starring in smash-hit serial Naagin: Bhagya Ka Zehreela Khel and has also formed a production company.

Eastern Eye caught up with multi-talented star Vijayendra Kumeria to talk all things television.

What first connected you to TV?
Ever since childhood, I was fascinated by actors on television as my mom used to watch a lot of TV shows. So I think the idea of being an actor seeded in very early. I felt connected and wanted to act on television since then.

You have done diverse projects. Which has given you the greatest joy?
I have enjoyed almost all my projects except a couple of them, but top on the list is definitely Udaan as I could explore my acting capabilities.

Who have you most enjoyed working with?
Ashlesha Sawant and Meera Deosthale. I am enjoying working with Nia Sharma and Jasmin Bhasin also these days (on Naagin: Bhagya Ka Zehreela Khel). All of them are good actors.

What kind of TV shows do you enjoy?
I watch a lot of crime shows. I love Crime Alert, Crime Patrol and other such shows.

Who is your TV hero?
For me, the biggest hero is the script of the show.

What is the plan ahead?
I would really want to direct some day.

What inspires you?
In TV, you got to inspire yourself by working on your conviction.

If you could master something new, what would it be?
I would love to be a really good dancer and I want to master some dance forms in the future.

What are your passions away from work?
Fitness is something I am passionate about.

Why do you love what you do professionally?
I love acting as I enjoy being in front of the camera and do my work with 100 per cent conviction. I feel I was born to be an actor.