Theatre actor Pratyaksh Rajbhatt made his debut on Netflix’s Aranyak, this December. The actor marvelously played Gagan Srivastava, a 252-year old boy preparing for IAS Mains in Aranyak alongside Raveena Tandon, Parambatra Chatterjee, Zakir Hussain, and Meghna Mallik.
On questioning about his acting career, Pratyaksh Rajbhatt was candid about every shade of the industry. It took him a decade of struggle and rejection before he landed alongside a panel of great artists on Aranyak. However, he does not romanticize the struggle, according to him, the magic lies in hard work and perseverance.
His acting career took off when he was after he made his debut on the silver screen with Balaji Telefilms starring in Gumrah Season 3. After which, he was seen on television for 5 and a half years on Starplus in ‘Mere Angne Mein’, ‘Kasam Tere Pyar Ki’ on Colours, and he was the parallel lead in ‘D4: Get up and Dance’ on Channel V too. His love for acting made him pursue him to join Prithvi Theatre where he was trained under his guru Pramod Pathak Ji and was starred in ‘Dolkar Doma aur Yeti’ musical.
Apart from acting, Pratyaksh Rajbhatt is a seasoned instrumentalist. He has been playing the tabla since he was 3, credits go to his grandfather who left the legacy of music for him. The young artist goes by the name ‘PRATYAKSH’ has several songs under his wing. His debut in the music industry was with his friend Shivam Bihari on the song ‘3 AM Bhore Bhore’ with Sony Music India after which Panchi and Sabar were independently released by him.
After relentless nights and hard working days, Pratyaksh Rajbhatt sums it all up in one line, “ Just keep at it, your manifestations won’t go for waste”. “I thank
the director Vinay Waikul and his entire team, it was because of collective dedication and hard work that Aranyak is loved by all, it is indeed a long way to go!”, he adds further.
Content by – Samprati Patil