Minimum No entry barrier

Preferred relevantworkexperience

The task an Extra is expected to perform includes:

Playing minor roles in theatrical or television productions

Ability to emote using different means


Ability to memorize dialogues

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Ability to emot while acting


Stage presence


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available
Working hours

Flexible working hours Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards like body ache, joint pain, fatigue, stress, etc.

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(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Film and Television Sector in India

The Media and Entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The television segment in India accounts for over 40% of the revenues. It also contributes to above 35% of the revenues to the Indian advertising industry. The film industry, on the other hand, has seen a tremendous growth and has become a brand name in the recent years. This has helped it to enter the international market.

The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only). The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 2022.

The last decade has seen a surge in the creation of movies in India. With an increase in the spending capacity of the middle class, there has been a surge of movie-goers. With an increase in demand of films and the glamour associated with becoming an actor, there has been a steady increase of new actors and actress becoming a part of the industry. All these factors put together are only going to increase the job opportunities for an Extra in India.

Production houses


Cities across India

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Anupam Kher?s Actor Prepares centres across Mumbai

Film and Television Institute of India (FTTI, Pune)

Barry John Acting Studio in Mumbai and Delhi

National School of Drama (NSD)

Subhash Ghai?s Whistling Woods International

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