Acting not the kindest career, but the satisfaction is unmatched: Shubra Aiyappa
A KNOWN name in South Indian films, actress Shubra Aiyappa is now driving all her energies to enter Bollywood.
“Acting is not the kindest career to choose, but the satisfaction it delivers is unmatched. I chose this career and I believe I am here to make a mark and to stay,” said Aiyappa.
“Things are looking up and moving in the right direction,” she said.
“I am spending all my time honing my craft, and in the process have managed to become a better actor, dancer and fitness fanatic,” she added.
The actress appeared in several commercials before signing on to make her acting debut in the 2014-released film Prathinidhi, portraying a journalist.
Aiyappa later appeared in Sagaptham, a Tamil film noted for its launch of Shanmugapandian, the son of actor-politician Vijayakanth.
She also made her first appearance in a Kannada film during the same year, titled Vajrakaya.
She was a successful model before taking up acting as she worked for the country’s biggest fashion designers.
Aiyappa credits her modelling background for building confidence in her.
“My modelling career has built my confidence immensely and shaped my personality positively,” said the actress, adding: “Bollywood is definitely on the cards.
“I am driving all my energies in that direction. My dream roles would be those of Wonder Woman, Black Swan, an athlete biopic or Alia Bhatt’s performance in Highway, to name a few,” she said.
Talking about the current projects, Aiyappa can be seen showing her sexy avatar in the Kingfisher Calender 2019.
Asked if this was an attempt to break her girl-next-door image, she said: “No, as I believe I am an actor first and any character that I feel will complement and challenge me, I would consider gladly,” said Aiyappa.
“All through my growing years as a model, each photographer I worked for or with, always saw me through their lens and gave me a versatile image.
“Yes, my portfolio of my modelling work will seem like that of the girl next door because of my having endorsed some of the largest jewellery and sari brands down South.
“When Atul Kasbekar approached me with his belief in taking on this assignment, I again chose to trust the lens to explore my versatility and agreed to do my first swimsuit shoot.”
This year’s calendar will also feature Sushrii Mishraa, a beauty queen from Orissa, supermodel Diva Dhawan and Hayley Parr from the UK who flew to the exotic island of Sardinia – an Italian island – to shoot for it.
Talking about the experience, the actress said: “Being part of this year’s Kingfisher Calendar campaign was indeed a one of a kind experience. The team was outstanding, the destination was divine and the entire journey was more than memorable.” – IANS
South Indian film actress Shubra Aiyappa in the 2019 Kingfisher Calendar.