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Meet the Web Series Star Shruti Bapna

From being an adventure lover to a massive Govinda fan...get up close with actor Shruti Bapna.

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!  

Shruti Bapna
Last Seen In: Breathe: Into the Shadows (Amazon Prime)

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“I am a hermit, a minimalist, and live a very simple life! I love travelling, adventures, and experimenting with new things. And I am extremely forthright and can’t pretend or be fake. I also have a sarcastic sense of humour! I was always active in dance and dramatics in school, and gradually found myself learning and reciting jokes to people, instead of preparing for my board exams. As my family moved to Mumbai (fun trivia: I grew up in Nigeria, Africa, and I sometimes make videos speaking in African English), I began exploring the world of acting through theatre. I also worked with a few renowned directors for a couple of years, while in college. Thereafter, I ventured on to other side of the silver screen, as an actor, with films and television. I love Govinda’s films. Some of my other favourite movies include Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Before Sunrise trilogy, Anchorman, and lots more. The dialogues that are embedded in my mind forever are ‘I like to feel his eyes on me when I look away’ from Before Sunrise. And ‘If you’re a bird, I’m a bird’ from The Notebook. If not an actor, I think I would have been a pilot serving in the Indian Air Force.”