We had the good fortune of connecting with Rahul Nath and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rahul, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
How difficult it can be to land a job!
I guess when you are looking on the outside and you see all these actors/actresses on TV, you immediately think ‘Oh that must be so easy, look he/she is on TV – anyone can do what they are doing
It takes a lot of ‘no’s before you land a ‘yes’ and that yes could be what changes your career.
A career in entertainment is really a marathon and anyone who thinks that it is a sprint, I suggest they try it and see how far they go
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an actor/dancer/writer and director and I transitioned over to the world of entertainment in 2008, after having spent 11 years working and studying dental surgery,
Dental surgery was always a misfit for me and I struggled from day one to the day I left that career, my heart was always in the arts and acting.
I came to Los Angeles in 2008, not knowing where my career would take me, but after 12 years here, I have built up a roster of huge commercial campaigns, with worldwide brands, international movies with A list movie stars, network TV shows with comedic legends and also ventured into film making and screenwriting my own projects.
What sets me apart is that I am fearless and I don’t let anything or anyone stop me from what I want to create and what I want to do- this industry is not about failing, it is about getting up and standing proud when you have been knocked down several times.
And yes it has not been easy, but there has been a driving force of passion that has kept me going and still keeps me going.
I overcame the challenges by knowing that my day will come and it will be bigger and better than any of the opportunities that didn’t materialize for me and that my work will bring more work and that I have nothing to lose, only everything to be gained.
I am most proud of my own content that I have created along the way, that is feature movies, TV Pilots for the USA and South Asian market, and web series for online platforms. These projects really speak the voice that I have that represents a South Asian and LGBTQ indvidual and I am very excited about all of these coming on to the air.
The lessons that I learned along the way is that I love this profession more than I knew I did- I love the auditioning, the making of my own content and the going to set to film- that is a confirmation for me that I am on the right track.
I want the world to know that I represent an individual that is a proud LGBTQ person of color and I am happy to express who I am and what my thoughts and creativity are through my work.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
As my friends are my family, I would plan a whole one week West Coast tour, with 3 days in Los Angeles, going to Universal Studios, Disneyland and Magic Mountain. I would then take them to Santa Monica pier and the city, West Hollywood to all the cafes and Bars, to Beverly Hills for the infamous Rodeo drive (and maybe a Sprinkle cupcake) and then a drive through Hollywood, showing them Mullholland drive and the Hollywood Sign.
And then another 3 days in San Francisco to see all the major sights – Golden Gate bridge, Lombard street, Treasure Island, Twin peaks, Acaltraz, and with a ride on the cable cars.
And then maybe a one day visit to San Diego to enjoy that beautiful city as well
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I really give credit to my friends across the world, but more specifically in the UK, USA and India – they have always, and I mean always been there for me in my good, bad and amazing times, and are always there to congratulate and uplift me.
I really would not be where I am today if it was not for them- It is really important to surround yourself around people who understand who you are and what it is that you want to achieve in life – only then will you have a strong network of support.
I have always been told by friends that ‘its not some day that you will be a success’, they tell me ‘you are a success and the rest of the world is about to find out’.
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