Monday Motivation: Rajesh Sharma used to drive a taxi on the streets of Kolkata, in Bengal people call him ‘Tinnu Gunda’

As dazzling as the film industry looks from afar, on coming closer, the roads here look as crooked and full of difficulties. Every year many people come to Mumbai city with the dream of becoming a hero. While some of them become stars overnight, some continue to struggle year after year. In this hope, he keeps wandering from one filmmaker to another, that maybe at some point he might get a role. We often hear these sayings that the fruit of patience is sweet. Do the work but don’t worry about the result. These things sound good in hearing, but when after a long time hard work and dusting from rate to rate, success is not achieved, then the mind becomes disappointed. If this is the case with you too, then look at actor Rajesh Sharma. Rajesh Sharma, who was seen in ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’, was once a modest taxi driver, but today he is one of the seasoned actors of Hindi cinema. In Monday Motivation, we are going to tell you such an anecdote related to Rajesh Sharma’s struggle and success, knowing about which you will get courage. At the same time, it will also be learned that sooner or later the fruits of hard work and patience are definitely available and they are sweet. Rajesh Sharma has played the role of Villain in many Bengali films. He has also been a part of many National Award winning films. Rajesh Sharma is called by the name of ‘Tinnu Gunda’ in Bengali cinema. He got this name after the character he played in the film ‘Pratiban’. Born in Ludhiana, working in Kolkata Rajesh Sharma was born in Ludhiana, but started his business in Kolkata. He was a taxi driver. Since he was fond of acting, he also started doing theater simultaneously. Rajesh Sharma joined a theater group named ‘Rangkarmi’ in Kolkata itself. In 2016, Rajesh Sharma told in an interview to ‘Anand Bazaar Patrika’ that he was a taxi driver in Kolkata. He had driven a taxi for 4 years from 1994 to 1996. Rajesh Sharma was a taxi driver, it was difficult to get a job Rajesh Sharma had said, ‘I did not have any taxi of my own at that time. I then used to drive a taxi till Bachchan Singh Dhaba. In the morning, I used to make the riders and then go to the rehearsals of the play at 5:30 in the evening. That had become my daily routine. There weren’t many opportunities at that time. There was no IT sector. It was very difficult to get a job at that time. So I used to drive taxis. After this he came into the world of TV and films. After driving a taxi for 4 years, Rajesh Sharma made his Bollywood debut in 1996 with the film ‘Maachis’. Rajesh Sharma had a small role in this film. After the debut, Rajesh Sharma wandered in search of the film for 4 years. Rajesh Sharma stepped into the Bengali film industry in the year 2000, instead of being disappointed when he did not get a chance in Bollywood. The situation came such that he would do about three to four films in a year. In Bengali films, Rajesh Sharma played mostly negative and villain characters. About 9 years after his debut in Bollywood, Rajesh Sharma got another chance in Hindi films. In 2005, she got the film ‘Parineeta’. Vidya Balan made her Bollywood debut with this film. Rajesh Sharma was noticed in this film and then gradually films came to him. Rajesh Sharma worked with Vidya Balan in many films, including the National Award winning ‘The Dirty Picture’ and ‘Ishqiya’. Part of several National Award winning films, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is gaining buzz almost every second. Became an important part of the third Hindi film. But she got recognition from Rani Mukerji starrer ‘No One Killed Jessica’. Rajesh Sharma became a tough cop in this film. The film also featured Vidya Balan. People may not know Rajesh Sharma by his real name, but definitely know by the characters he plays. In Salman Khan starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, Rajesh Sharma appeared in the role of a Pakistani policeman, while in ‘The Dirty Picture’ he managed to make a mark in the role of a filmmaker. Rajesh Sharma was also well-liked in ‘Special 26’, now Rajesh Sharma is being praised in ‘Bhool Bhulaiya 2’. Rajesh Sharma also did web series Kamarajesh Sharma has also worked in many web series, in which ‘Life Sahi Hai’ and ‘Matsya Kand’ are also included. Rajesh Sharma also appeared in a web series named Kark Rogue.

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