From a Dancer to a Successful Actor – Meet the Gujarati Superstar, Raj Jatania
Raj has not only been a kind human, but also a very jovial person to deal with. Raj began his entertainment career from reality dance shows on TV and has now become a chocolate hero for Gujarati cinema lovers. He has given brilliant performances in many Gujarati movies and left a smile on his fans’ faces.
His acting skills has not been limited to his regional language; he was appreciated for his various character roles played in popular TV programs like, Crime Patrol; he also swayed the audience by his dance on Yeh Hai Jalwa dance show (9xm channel).
Raj may look like a perfect actor for comic genre, but he has his emotional side of personality who cares for poor street kids and is always open for charity to them. When I first met him, I thought he is a typical actor with lots of snobbish attitude on his face, but as I got to know more about him, he is a truly happening soul around.
What does Raj like the most?
He is a foodie and loves to try different cuisines. Chinese food is his weakness. Being a Gujarati, it is needless to say that he is the best companion to exchange conversations over the dining table. You will either find him spreading his charm with his delightful smile, or discussing about his passion in music.
Raj is a freak in dance and began his career with the renowned choreographer, Ganesh Hedge’s dance group. He was given break by his other dance guru, Ganesh Acharya.
To share with you a secret about Raj, he can talk endlessly with all the fervour on old Bollywood tracks. You will find oodles of music tracks from Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, and Sonu Nigam in his car.
My experience with Raj Jatania:
We started on a casual meet and ended being well-wishers for each other. It’s not just about the positive vibes between us; his own down to earth nature makes him a special person and a very dear friend. As my father always said; ‘Popularity is easy to accomplish, what is important is how you digest it.’ Raj Jatania is an actor whom I know will never let his fame reach his head.
He is fanatic about Shah Rukh Khan’s movies and you better don’t disturb him when he is watching any of his Badshah’s collection. It is no surprise that his favourite colour is black and you would find him mostly wearing that colour for his shoots.
Accomplished and upcoming projects:
- Aa Te Kevi Dunniya
- Kaik Karne Yaar
- Gandhi Ni Golmaal
- Tu Maari Aas Paas Che
- Munna Michael
My best wishes are always with you Raj Jatania and I pray that everything you touch turns out gold for your career.