The actor of 'Dil Yeh Ziddi Hai' Shoaib Ali: He worked as a delivery man in Mumbai before my big opportunity on television

The Jodhpur-born actor currently leading the show, Dil Ye Ziddi Hai, had to fight to make ends meet until he got his first big show on television.

Every day, thousands of people crowd in Mumbai to become actors. A young man with Jodhpur's dreamy eyes, Shoaib Ali , who is currently seen as one of the protagonists of Dil Yeh Ziddi Hai, was also among those who came to Mumbai in 2016, in search of fame in the entertainment world. After enrolling in a three-month acting workshop and running from one production house to another for work, Shoaib finally obtained a small role in Khwaabon Ki Zamin Par, six months after landing in Mumbai. Just when Shoaib thought things would fit, after filming for the program for a few weeks, he lost his job for a year and a half, leaving him with no choice but to accept small jobs, including that of a delivery man and teach dancing with the children to make ends meet Shoaib says: Simultaneously he gave auditions, but he didn't get any work. So, I worked as a delivery man for a lady who used to supply rotis and, in return, fed me twice and paid me between 50 and 60 per day. I don't come from a poor family, but I didn't want to get help from my parents. I wanted to achieve something on my own. However, after a moment, I realized that it was becoming difficult to live in Mumbai. So, I took my parents' help to pay the rent. It was my passion for acting that did not allow me to give up. And soon after, I started working. I've done Kesari Nandan and some other episodic shows. Dil Yeh Ziddi Hai It's my first show as a protagonist, ”said the actor, who is also a dancer and singer.

shoaib ali Shoaib Ali is playing the character of Rochak in Dil Yeh Ziddi Hai

Recalling the moment he decided to become an actor, Shoaib, who studied graphic design in Jodhpur, said: “Initially, I liked to dance and sing; I was part of a rock band at the university as a lead guitarist. Once, I went to see the rehearsals of a play, in which a friend of mine acted. Seeing the actors perform on stage fascinated me so much that I decided to try my luck in acting. I talked with my parents about my dreams, but we didn't know anyone from the film or television industry. I took a chance and came to Mumbai.

 Shoaib Ali

Shoaib did not try his luck in the movies, as he was clear that he wanted to become a television actor. I like the way people get emotionally attached to the characters they see on television, he shared, and said he hopes that people who watch the show will not give up their dreams of achieving what they want in life, just like him did.

When talking about his future plans, he said: I want to explore myself as an actor and I am eager to play different roles.