Sai Ketan Rao of Mehendi Hai Rachne Waali is an engineer, an MBA and a fantastic actor [Exclusive]

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Sandiip Sikcand brought Mehndi Hai Rachne Waali to the screens with fresh actors. The romance drama TV show stars Sai Ketan Rao and Shivangi Khedkar in the leads with some amazing supporting cast. Sai Ketan Rao has been grabbing attention of the Hindi television audience. They are loving his massy avatar as Raghav Rao. His dashing personality and killer attitude has impressed the audience. His Telugu slangs in between the dialogues are often gushed about. BollywoodLife.com got an opportunity to talk to the handsome hunk and he divulged about how he got the role, his family background, his qualifications and more.

Sai Ketan Rao revealed to us that after completing his engineering, he joined the Ramanaidu Film School. He also did an MBA while studying acting. He learned the ropes of acting and filmmaking from there. Yes, you read that right. Quite a multi-tasker, isn’t he? With no filmy background, Sai Ketan Rao began acting in 2016 with auditions and rounds for short films. He soon landed a role in a TV show following which he got opportunities to work in films. While talking to us, Sai Ketan Rao revealed that he learned about the casting call for Mehndi Hai Rachne Waali before the lockdown had opened. “I gave the audition online. They liked my performance in the video and called me up saying that they wanted to do a demo shoot with him.” When he reached Mumbai in September, the actor thought it would be a small-scale shoot. However, upon reaching the studio/set, he was blown away with the scale on which they conducted a demo shoot.

While talking to us, Sai revealed that he has a mix family. So, he can speak Marathi, Hindi and Telugu. “My dad is from Maharashtra and my mom is from Vijaywada.” Sai Ketan also revealed that he has been a part of several web shows and regional television shows. Sai opened up on working across the medium and the perks and downsides of the same. “From 2018-2019, I played a parallel lead role in Agnisakshi down in South. I have done serial, I have web series, I have done shot films. So, I have worked in each environment, so I am aware of the working styles. Even there, I would shoot for 36-48 hours. I was just travelling. That experience helps in develop the professionalism, acting skills.”

He also opened up on his camaraderie with Shivangi Khedkar who plays Madhavi in Mehndi Hai Rachne Waali. He said, “She’s a fantastic actor and we talk a lot on the sets. We keep cracking jokes, and we focus on improvising the scenes between the takes.”

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