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Meet the Web Series Star Saiyami Kher

From working in her parents' restaurant to auditioning for films...get up, close and personal with actor Saiyami Kher     

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!  
 

Saiyami Kher
Last Seen In: Breathe: Into the Shadows (Amazon Prime)

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“I got into acting through theatre, when I was in college. In fact, my family and friends were all very surprised that I wanted to be an actor, because I was always so immersed in sports. And so, I began auditioning for films, and trained with veterans Adil Hussain and Dilip Shankar. That’s when I really fell in love with the craft. I am an introvert in real life, but acting gives me a chance to express myself...be the different people I would never have been otherwise. I can’t see myself doing anything else now. Some of my all-time favourite movies include Casablanca, Roman Holiday, Abhimaan, and Dil Chahta Hai. And the one film dialogue that has stayed with me is ‘Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn’ from Gone With The Wind. Other than acting, I love travelling. And food...I am big foodie. Very few people know that I even worked in my parents’ restaurant as a kid. After school, I would spend time in the kitchen, and would have definitely become a chef had I not become an actor!”