Sudhanshu Pandey’s previous path in showbiz has been a part of television and movies. He is also a singer and part of the popular boy band A Band of Boys. The actor, who currently plays the role of Vanraj Shah on hit series Anupamaa, agrees that the love, support, and following that one gets from television is extraordinary. Though satisfied with the way his career has developed over the years, he doesn’t want people to forget the real Sudhanshu Pandey and the artist in him. He recently did a new photo shoot and looks incredibly stylish.
“I’ve been part of over 40 films and even played the heroes opposite actresses like Priyanka Chopra [Jonas], Raveena Tandon and Gracy Singh. I also played the villain in one of the most expensive films 2.0 and made an international film with Jackie Chan. Well, I’ve worked a lot. When it came to television, I had to think a long time before starting this show. It took a lot of strength to make the leap from the world I was in to the daily soap world. But I believe God always shows you the way and leads you in the right direction. At Anupamaa, the popularity I’ve experienced today is almost unreal, I’ve never seen that before. It’s a big milestone in my career and one of the best things that happened to me, ”he says.
Looking back at the time when Sudhanshu became more focused on music and formed their band with his friends in 2001, we ask him what made him turn to acting. Even if he still has music in his head and the actor-musician explains his point of view and also reveals his future plans.
“I was privileged to be part of India’s first boy band and it was great. We performed in India and around the world and were very much appreciated. But gradually I switched to acting because I had a family to look after and music was not financially viable at the time. But I love to sing and a couple of years ago I put out a single and now I’m recording another. I will keep singing because that is something that is very close to my heart, ”he concludes.