Every year thousands of aspirants enter Mumbai from all over India, hoping to make their dreams come true. They’ve heard of Shahrukh Khan, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan and countless others making it big without any godfathers, and they hope to imitate the same. The good news is that there is lot of work in the industry, the bad news is that it has become much more professional now, so you’ll really have to be on the top of your game. For aspiring actors, we have listed the top 5 acting schools in Mumbai below. If you need more comprehensive information then you can also download our eBook which gives you A to Z information on finding work in Bollywood.
1) Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares
Brainchild of one of India’s most versatile actors Anupam Kher, Actor Prepares has grown tremendously over the last decade. The institute’s flagship diploma program lasts 3 months with classes being held from Monday to Saturday (8:30 AM – 6:30 PM). Students are taught acting techniques, creative body movements, yoga, martial arts, voice and diction, dance and much more. Some of the famous alumni of the institute are Deepika Padukone, Preity Zinta, Ali Zafar, and many more. The institute also offers part –time certificate program and weekend workshops.
A Mukti Trust Initiative, Mukti Building, 5th Floor
141 Model Town, Behind Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, Four Bungalows, Andheri (West)
Mumbai – 400 053
1st Floor, Film Industry Welfare Trust House
Near S.N.D.T College, Next to Ajivasan Hall, Juhu Road, Santacruz (West)
Mumbai – 400 049
Mobile: +91 9167233342 / +918080801761
2) Barry John’s Acting Studio
Most famous for producing probably Bollywood’s biggest star – Shahrukh Khan, Barry John’s Acting Studio is one of the most popular and respected acting schools in Mumbai. Run by Barry himself who is a renowned British-Indian Theatre Director, the institute covers modules like advanced acting technique, filmed scene work, audition prep, meisner technique, and much more. It’s a 6 months course with the classes being held from Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The fees of the course is 2,75,000 + GST.
301 Nanak Chambers, Opp. Fun Republic
New Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai 400053
Phone :- +91 9967977966 / 67, +91 22-26742192
3) Institute of Creative Excellence by Balaji Telefilms
Launched in 2010 by the famous Balaji Telefilms, ICE is the brainchild of yesteryear superstar Jeetendra Kapoor and soap queen Ekta Kapoor. The highlight of ICE is its Live Action Learning setup where students get the unique opportunity to learn on the sets of some of the biggest television serials and films produced by Balaji Telefilms. Presently ICE has presence in 12 cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Noida, Pune, and Gurgaon.
The schools offers two courses in acting – Basic Acting (3 Months) and Advanced Acting (9 Months). The courses at ICE are designed by industry professionals with more than 10 years of experience and include basics of acting, modern acting techniques, on-screen performance, dance, martial arts, dubbing, body language, diction and speech, improvisation, and much more. In the past few years many ICE students have bagged lead roles in prominent TV serials.
Ground Floor, Loadstar Building,
Killick Nixon Compound, Saki Vihar Road,
Andheri (East) Mumbai – 400072
A-1/163 Basement, Janakpuri,
Opp. Metro Pillar Number 621,
New Delhi – 110058
4) Roshan Taneja Acting School
Previously the head of Acting Department at FTII Pune, Roshan Taneja is considered one of the best teachers of Method Acting. Some of the biggest names who have been his students are Anil Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Sunny Deol, Sanjay Dutt, and many more. The institute offers a 4-month Diploma Course with the classes being held from Monday-Friday between 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM. The curriculum has been designed by Roshan Taneja himself, and includes acting classes, voice and diction, dance, action, yoga, portfolios and much more.
Bungalow No. 29, S.V.P. Nagar, Near Versova Telephone Exchange,
MHADA Andheri (W), Mumbai 400 053
Tel : 91 8879012356
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5) Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute
Having trained actors like Hrithik Roshan, Ranveer Singh, and Arjun Kapoor, Kishore Namit Kapoor’s Institute offers a comprehensive acting program. The program includes opening up exercises, action, dance, dubbing, movement expression, yoga, body language, character study, imagination exercise, memory exercises, and much more. The course is of 18 weeks duration, and is considered one of the best in the industry.
Vasundhara Society No.95, Unit D-4/5/6 Mhada, S.V. Patel Nagar,
Andheri-West, Mumbai-400053, India
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Tel: 022 – 2636 1626, 2639 8073
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