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Meet Kabeer M from Pataal Lok, Aasif Khan

"I was born and brought up in Nimbahera, a small town in the Chittorgarh district. I was there till 2009. I wasn’t a bright student during my school days. So, the students who would participate in an annual function used to get proxies in class for almost a month. I used that as my chance to miss the class and involve myself in things other than studies. My interest inclined toward theatre during that time and I started realizing what a beautiful thing it was. After that, I actively started participating in school plays. After a few years, I started writing my own stand-up acts after watching this show called ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge which was a very new concept for me. I have performed in Nimbahera, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, and many more places. I even used to perform at the camps organized by NGOs for entertainment purposes. In 2010, I thought of going to Mumbai and went there the very same year.

After I shifted to Mumbai, I stayed there for one and a half years. The only mistake I think I made was I shifted there without any training. I worked at many restaurants there as a waiter for a time I was there before I realized that I need professional training and then shifted back to Jaipur.

I came to Jaipur for 6 months to learn theatre but stayed here for 6 years instead. I trained under the best I could, my gurus who deserve a mention here, Mr Sabir Khan and Mr Ajeet Singh Palawat. I never thought of going back to Mumbai while I was here. I think that whatever I am today, is because of Jaipur theatre. I performed at Ravindra Manch and Jawahar Kala Kendra for 6 years and that was the most special phase of my life.

After staying here for 6 years, I moved back to Mumbai in 2016. But this time, I needed a nice job around the acting world so I could support myself financially and fulfill my dream. I started working as an associate casting director, but I left that job too after 1 year. I have done many supporting roles of 1-2 seconds in movies like Toilet ek Prem Katha and Pari. The first OTT break I got was in Mirzapur by Amazon Prime and my first debut movie was India’s Most Wanted starring Arjun Kapoor in lead.