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Meet the Web Series Star Amol Parashar

From quitting his job as an engineer to shifting to Mumbai to pursue his dreams...get up close with actor Amol Parashar.  

The digital world is arguably in its most-loved-yet phase right now, with various streaming platforms capturing the imagination of the audience like never before! This striking shift in the consumption of entertainment has not just birthed an unprecedented domination of the digi-landscape, with several addictive shows to boast, it has also led to the rise (and rise!) of a melange of web superstars!

In an ode to the changing trends, Cosmo gets talking to some of these new-age stars, on how they started out, their journey so far, and why this supremely-talented bunch needs to be on your watch list right now!  

Amol Parashar
Last Seen In: Tripling, Season 2 (TVFPlay & SonyLIV)

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“I took to the theatre while I was studying engineering. I even worked as an engineer for a short while, but found myself missing being on stage and performing. So I quit my job and moved to Mumbai. I didn’t know how exactly I was going to go about it, or for how long, so I just decided to go with the flow. It has been a few years now and I’m still here! It has definitely been an eventful journey...which has taken me from theatre to ads, to films and now to web shows. But if not bitten by the acting bug, who knows, maybe I would have continued with my job. There’s a high probability that I could have even had my own start-up, or joined a friend’s (a lot of my friends were starting their own ventures around that time). When not in front of the camera, I think I am a lot of different people at once, and I like it like that! I am constantly evolving. I don’t like to put myself in a box...I believe that when you try to define yourself in words, you end up restricting yourself. So, I let other people decide what kind of person they think I am.”