Naveen Kasturia is one of the most promising talents from the Indian entertainment industry. The actor has been around for over a decade and has consistently performed to the best of his potential, across the formats. Most famous for his stints with The Viral Fever, the actor has also featured in a few movies but is better known for his stints in the longer format of storytelling.
As he returns to the screen with the much-awaited sequel of a TVF Original ‘Pitchers’, here are a few interesting facts about the actor.
Born in Nigeria
The actor was born into an Indian family living in Otukpo, Nigeria. His family moved to India when the actor was just a year old. Hence, Naveen’s childhood was spent in the streets of Delhi.
A Director in the school
Naveen was involved in theatres right from his school days. He would direct skits and plays as a student. He completed his graduation from Netaji Subhash Chandra Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Shift to the movies
After completing his graduation, Naveen joined an analytics company in Gurgaon. After working there for a couple of years, Kasturia moved to Mumbai in 2009. He worked at JP Morgan Chase, before getting into movies.
Naveen Kasturia wrote his first skit when he was 11 years old. He was greatly influenced by Hindi movies, which helped him gain better feet in crafting stories, as a writer.
Started a theatre company
Before travelling to Mumbai, Naveen started his own theatre company with his friends named Right Click Entertainment. He also wrote and directed a show called ‘Khel Khel Mein’.
Entering the film world
Naveen’s first job in the film industry was as an assistant director. He worked for Vishesh Film on a movie named Jashn, which was directed by Hasnain Hyderabadwala and Raksha Mistry.
Naveen Kasturia has worked on several acclaimed movies such as ‘Love Sex Aur Dhokha’ and Shanghai. He was also a part of an international venture where he worked with an Oscar Winning director for a film named ‘Tiger’.
Tryst with the TVF
Naveen Kasturia announced his arrival with the TVF original name ‘Pitchers’ which was released in 2015. Pitchers was one of the first full-fledged web series made in India.
Aspirants – The biggest success
The biggest breakthrough in Naveen’s acting career has to be the TVF Original ‘Aspirants’. The mini-series released on Youtube to raving reviews.