MANIESH PAUL & HIS MAGIC ON STAGE
iCraze|June 2020
From hosting shows to RJing, microphone has been Maniesh Paul’sbest friend ever since he started his journey in the entertainment industry. Today we know him as the best host Indian television has ever seen, successfully transitioning between small screen, silver screen and web. Raring to get back to work post lockdown and the pandemic. From hosting shows to RJing, microphone has been Maniesh Paul’sbest friend ever since he started his journey in the entertainment industry. Today we know him as the best host Indian television has ever seen, successfully transitioning between small screen, silver screen and web. Raring to get back to work post lockdown and the pandemic. The actor opens up with us in a hearty chat about his journey so far and his plans for the future with Zeba Khan.
Zeba Khan

Coming from a background that is not even remotely connected to Bollywood or Television, how did you land the idea of working in these fields?

I was always interested in entertainment. Even during my school days, I used to actively participate in plays and drama. I always had an inclination towards the field of entertainment and that has got me here in Mumbai. My father is a CA, but I never wanted to get into office work. I was interested doing plays, singing, being a part of bands etc.

When did you realize your creative instinct?

I think I realised it on the day I was born! With my parents’ constant support, I kept honing my skills of entertaining people. One day, I mustered the courage to tell my father that I wanted to go to Mumbai and become an actor. Thankfully, my family was really supportive and I landed in the city of dreams in 2005. God has been really kind, here we are and that’s how things are.

Share your earliest memory of performing on stage.

Like I said, I was always into dramatics and the extra curricular activities at school;my school management and teachers always encouraged me. When I decided to come to Mumbai, I didn’t know anybody but god and the audience have been really kind to me in my intially days. In Mumbai, I kick started my journey as an RJ , then for sometime I did Television. I did two serials and after that I started hosting. Since then, thankfully, there was no looking back!

We have seen you on different mediums and portraying different roles. What do you enjoy doing the most?

Honestly, I love entertaining people. So I’ve been an RJ, I have worked in daily soaps, done films, hosting shows since a very long time now, what matters the most to me is entertaining people. That is what I love, be it in any medium but hosting shows is all together a different experience which I love and enjoy the most.

Among extreme hustle of work, what’s your formula of keeping yourselves sane?

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