How I Got Hired

100. Nimrat Kaur: From Homeland to Hollywood

October 25, 2022 Nimrat Kaur
How I Got Hired
100. Nimrat Kaur: From Homeland to Hollywood
Show Notes

It's episode 100 of How I Got Hired! And I can't think of a better way to mark the occasion than share this conversation with you.
My guest today is a very talented actor who has starred in hugely successful productions like the Homeland series, as well Hindi movies like The Lunchbox (screened at the Cannes Film festival), Airlift and more recently, Dasvi. We are going to chat with Nimrat Kaur and trace her career of nearly two decades.

In this revealing chat, Nimrat talks about:

- How Nimrat got accepted into a prestigious college and decided to leave it behind to pursue a career in acting, and how her family responded

- How Nimrat started her career in print and TV ads, working in theater, and how she got her first big break, after many years of ups and downs, that changed her career trajectory.

- Taking a different path from what is typically seen in Indian commercial cinema, which tends to be heavily stereotyped by performers’ dancing and lip syncing, predictable scripts and women being in supporting roles. We also talk about how this decision to carve her own path played out pragmatically especially in the early days (bills to pay while still being authentic to who you are.)

- How an actor like her defines success

- Some cool and exciting projects she is currently working on (I can't wait for 2023 and watch Nimrat in Happy Teacher's Day!)

Hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did!

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