Is one of the most popular faces on TV today, thanks to three back-to-back hit shows, which he had anchored. He even won the Nandi Award for Best TV Anchor in 2010
What was your first stint on TV and what would you consider as your breakthrough show?
I anchored a dance show named Jagadam in 2008 while I was working as an RJ at Radio Mirchi. But my next show, Gadasari Attha Sogasari Kodalu was my breakthrough show on TV. The game show featuring mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law was a huge hit.
The best compliment you have received?
A 90-year-old woman once told me that she would have married me if she was younger!
Being alone is a nightmare for me. I like to be surrounded by people all the time.
Given a choice between films and TV, what would you prefer?
No matter where I am, I like to entertain people.
What’s your favourite show on TV?
Kaun Banega Crorepati.
Who’s your favourite actor on TV?
Wentworth Miller from Prison Break. I would love to do something like that.
What’s your USP?
I am the same person both on and off the screen. I don’t like my shows to be scripted and I refrain from speaking dramatically on my shows.
Craziest experience so far?
Once we were shooting near Rajahmundry. I was told that I had to meet one or two girls near a college, but the moment the college gates were opened, more than 30-40 girls mobbed me. I had to shake hands with all of them for an hour-and-a-half. It was really more than I had imagined.
What’s your dream show?
If I had the freedom, then I would want to introduce TV shows, which are natural and, which don’t seem to be extremely dramatic. It’ll be good if we can change the format of the TV shows because people will watch anything as long as it entertains them.
About the Author (Author Profile)
Hemanth writes primarily about Telugu cinema, although he finds inspiration from the works of filmmakers like Woody Allen. Apart from writing, he spends most of his time on Twitter discussing about cinema, travel and life in Hyderabad.