Sanjay Mishra is perhaps one of the most underrated actors in Indian Cinema. Nonetheless, no film would be complete without him.
He has the brilliant ability to become the character he plays. Mishra can very easily fool the audience with the level of authenticity.
However, life was not always full of stardom for him. He lived with great struggle.
If you want to get truly inspired, read on to know his story.
Rags to Riches
Mishra initially made his debut in 1991. He appeared in several television series and films. However, the struggle remained. Everyone knew his face, just not his name.
Subsequently, after decades of struggle, Mishra has made it big. The Indian cinema reeks of nepotism. Thus, in a cinematic world like that, Sanjay Mishra played his own god father to land himself films.
In a recent interview, Mishra revealed various details about his early struggle.
He quoted that going to directors for work or eating street food for survival isn’t exactly struggle. It is a generic part of one’s life.
Mishra proudly exhibits that he was never victimized by paid media. Even during his years of struggle, he had his own terms and conditions when playing a role.
Sickness and Breakthrough
Mishra also suffered from severe illness. The doctors removed 15 litres of pus from his stomach. Subsequently, after his recovery, he lost his father.
This was rock bottom for Mishra. Mishra did not succumb to struggle. Rather, he started making a living for himself. He went to Rishikesh and started making omelets at a dhaba.
The owner used to pay him Rs. 150 for washing 50 cups.
Rohit Shetty offered him the stepping stone role of his career. The Golmaal director called Mishra and offered him a role in one of his films. The omelet maker at a dhaba now gives excellent performances in the Indian cinema.
Sanjay Mishra has worked in renowned films like Ankhon Dekhi, Masaan, Newton, and many more!