‘Theatre is an Art of Living’

Mohd Yaseen
Mohit Sharma who featured in the role of Sevak Ram in the mega tele-serial ‘Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai’ on Star Plus and did a cameo in Amrinder Gill’s Punjabi movie ‘Sarvan’ which was produced by Priyanka Chopra and directed by Karan Gulani was born to Kanta and Romesh Sharma in 1986 and brought up in Jammu.
Mohit showed his keen interest in acting when he was just nine years old by participating in his school function. Revealing his life journey, Mohit says “My father always wanted to make his career in acting but owing family limitations he was unable to do so, and had to join Government service.
“Later he lived his dreams through me and inspired me to take active part in co-curricular activities in school and college” he adds.
He post graduated in Performing Arts from University of Mumbai after completing his graduation in the field of Music from Music and Fine Arts College, Jammu. He started his humble journey of theatre with Natrang in the year 1997 where he performed in more than seventy plays.
Giving all credit to his father, he shares “My father and brother are the big inspiration to me. They always boost me to work with full dedication”. Mohit is one of the fortunates to work under the guidance of some renowned names like Padamshree Balwant Thakur, Waman Kendre, Milind Innaamdaar, Ramesh Talwar, Govind Namdev, Himani Shivpuri, Mipham Otsal, Harish Khanna and Adil Hussain.
Afterwards, he also worked as an assistant director in different plays besides directing a play ‘Mahabhoj’ while persuing his masters in theatre arts as classroom production. Some of his famous plays are “Ghumayee”, “BawaJitto”, “Aap Hamare Hai Kaun”, “Holi” “Mere Hisse Ki Dhoop Kahan Hai”, “Saiyan Bhaye Kotwal”, “Bagia Banchha Ram Ki”, “Hawalat”, “Suno Tagore Di”, “Choona Hai Aasmaan”, “Suno Eh Kahani”, “Mind Games”, “Crazy Kiya Rey”, “Ek Tha Gadha, “No Sex Please”, “Hamida Bhai Ki Kothi” and “Bakri”.
He participated in more than sixty National Theatre Festivals, which comprises Jashnebachpan, New Delhi-2003, Vivechana’s 10th National Theatre Festival, Jabalpur-2003, National Theatre Festival, Balaghat (M.P)-2003, Satabdira Kalakara’s 6th National Theatre Festival, Bhubneshwar, Odisha-2004 and some other plays.
“I also participated in many National and International Theatre Festivals which were organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relations and were held in Frankfurt, Belgrade, Yaroslavl, Moscow, Germany” he updates.
Moving forward to make his career in television, Mohit has performed in many serials which includes CID on Sony channel, Beinteha on Colors, Jamai Raja on Zee TV, Shapath on Life Ok, Akbar Birbal & Uff Yeh Nadaniya on Big Magic and also assisted in a Hindi movie ‘Guddu Ki Gun’ which was directed by Shantanu Bose and Sheershak Anand besides giving his voice in some songs of the movie ‘Guddu Ki Gun’.
According to Mohit “Theatre is an art of living. It makes us positive in every sphere of life and gives us our own identity”. For him its medium to connect to God and give us liberty to live, imagine, explore and execute the lives of others. Theatre is a reflection of life and mirror of society.
He shares “Theatre should be taken in a good spirit and with dedication. One must achieve a hell of patience while practicing in theatre; otherwise one can easily comment upon the serious effort, like a tale in which a fox laments that, “Grapes are sour”.
“Immense opportunities are there in theatre, but one must be consistent while practicing in it. Every individual should try for theatre may be you will not become a good actor but you will definitely become a good human being for sure and it will lead you to success and if you are doing theatre do it for your learning instead of glamorous world. It is not an easy way but everyone should try it once” Mohit concludes.