Today we’d like to introduce you to Rajiv Khilnani.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Rajiv. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I moved to LA in early 2016 to pursue an acting career. Before moving to LA, I had done numerous on-camera, mostly commercial and short film, gigs in the San Francisco area where I had been living since early 2000. While living in Nor Cal, I took numerous acting workshops. However, I started training for an acting career seriously in 2013 by studying at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, SF campus. I am considered a diversity actor which I believe is a good thing now a days.
Apart from acting, I am also an award winning Fine Artist who also dabbles in Digital Media Art works. Now a days I mostly paint contemporary abstract works. I have been painting and exhibiting for over 25 years and am focused on growing my art career in Los Angeles and beyond.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Creative pursuits are not for the weak. The fact that I am trying to make a living out of art and acting has its own share of challenges. Uprooting my social circle, leaving a comfortable 9 to 5 job and moving to a new city to chase my dreams has been challenging and stressful at times, but I have the support of my family and friends for which I am very grateful. Plus, I have always been a very goal driven person and don’t give up easily.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about RajivKhilnaniArt – what should we know?
I am an actor and a painter. As an actor, I fall in what you call the “Character Actor” casting category: ready to play a doctor, professor, landlord, boss etc. on screen.
As far as Art is concerned, now a days I mostly paint abstract works. I have been told that my works are different from most others because I try to incorporate elements from the Eastern and the Western cultures into my paintings.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
I think that in order to succeed, you need to believe in yourself, be persistence and professional and not get discouraged by rejection.
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