Akshay Poptani- Life doesn’t serve us platters until we take that best foot forward towards achieving it. Be it a small goal of winning a contest, or a larger one of achieving success manifold. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. This Chinese proverb has moved lives of thousands of people around the world.
One such shining star of Raipur, Akshay Poptani, made this statement his life mantra, and has set forward his feet towards achieving his dreams. And trust us, he has become unstoppable!
Akshay did his schooling from St. Xavier Senior Secondary School, Dhamtari, post which he shifted along with his family to Raipur, where he completed his further studies. Like every other student, he too was unsure about his future. This was when he decided to choose modeling as his career.
Life gives you opportunities to realise your dreams, all you need to do is to identify these opportunities and use them wisely. So did Akshay Poptani. He participated and won the first ever modeling competition of his life, Mr. And Ms. Bilaspur 2014. He took his first step and used the opportunity wisely, and this is where his journey began. This victory soared his confidence and he now know this is what he was made for.
He went on to participate in many such competitions, and kept achieving new titles, such as Mr. Platinum of Chhatisgarh 2016- First runner up and Mr. Chhatisgarh 2017 – First runner up. He did many shoots for Dainik bhaskar. Another feather was added to his cap when he indulged in a shoot project called Make In India with our very own honorable Chief Minister, Dr. Raman Singh.
Akshay took his first step, and now his journey had begun. And the next chapter of his life was Mumbai – The City of Dreams. Along with modeling, Akshay also wished to try his hand at acting, for which he completed an acting course at Mumbai. Acting intrigued him and he actively participated in theatre plays and also played the lead in a few of them, including Chandrashekhar Azaad, Saheb Biwi aur Ghulam, and Hedda Gebler.
He also met film makers like Anurag Kashyap and Imtiaz Ali for discussions about film making.
His next big leap in life was Bollywood, the heart of aspiring actors in our Mayanagri Mumbai. He started giving auditions for movies and serials, like any aspiring actor would do. And this is where he got his first break. A break which not everybody is capable of achieving. A break with the director of blockbusters like Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Ek Tha Tiger, Mr. Kabir Khan. He worked with Mr. Kabir Khan in a web series called The Forgotten Army. Akshay says that The role was not a big one, but a good one. Working with such a famous and talented director in the very first break is an achievement in itself and means a lot. The experience was a wonderful one for him and he got to learn a lot of new things.
Akshay thrives on his journey to bollywood with full enthusiasm and says that it’s not late when we will be able to see him on the silver screen. He gives the credit of his achievement to his parents and believes that it is his parents blessing that keeps him going.
In the end, Akshay wishes to share his mantra with every person reading this. He says, A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Take that step, and watch your dreams take wings and soar the heights of success you wish to achieve.