Having celebrated the singing ,dancing and acting talents of the masses and made heroes out of India’s common man, Zee TV has always provided a national platform to the deserving talent of the country through its homegrown non-fiction formats over the years. Capturing the hearts of audiences worldwide and emerging as the slot leader in the weekend primetime band, the recently concluded season 2 of Zee TV's immensely successful children's acting based reality show, ‘India’s Best Dramebaaz’ unearthed some remarkable young talent. Gifted children entertained the entire nation with their adorable innocence, creativity, spontaneity and histrionic abilities. And from amongst them, 12 year oldKartikey Raj, who earned himself the tag of ‘Comedy King’ on India's Best Dramebaaz, was thrilled to bits when he received the 'Best Actor in a Comic Role' at the hands of the Original Comedy King Kapil Sharma in the Grand Finale of the show! Little did he know that he would soon land an opportunity to work with him in a new show. Yes, the l’il Dramebaz who enthralled viewers with his adorable antics and flair for comical acts has bagged a key part in Kapil Sharma’s upcoming comedy show. Post the finale of India’s Best Dramebaaz, Kartikey’s career is being managed by Zee Talent that provides 360-degree solutions for talent from the entertainment arena.
This spectacular talent from Patna was shortlisted through a comprehensive nationwide search and made a place for himself amongst the Top 16 in the show. He underwent intensive workshops that honed his acting talent and groomed him to emerge as a complete entertainer! He made his mark in the show and shone like a true star with his inimitable style, bringing the house down with his side-splitting punches and witty one liners. Impressed with his superb histrionic abilities, judge Sajid Khan said, “At such a tender age, Kartikey displays an unbelievable confidence while doing comical acts and it is a sheer delight to watch him on stage. I have no qualms in saying that if he keeps working like this…one day he will become like Govinda- numero uno in this genre. When he performs he reminds you of what Govinda would have been like as a child.”
Pradeep Hejmadi, Business Head, Zee TV says “Zee TV has provided a platform to and encouraged India’s enormous talent pool through its differentiated concepts of singing, dancing and acting based non fiction formats. The previous season of India's Best Dramebaaz, itself, has paved the way for talent such as Gracy Goswami, Nihar Pandya and Mehnaz Mann who have been inundated with hosting opportunities and even bagged roles across primetime shows. Kartikey Raj is another shining example of an outstanding talent getting the apt guidance and grooming on the show, thus enhancing his creativity, spontaneity and acting ability. Having made it to the Top 8, Kartikey showed a spark right from the start and his gifts were only honed further by our mentors in the course of his journey on the show. Kartikey will surely go a long way with his passion and perseverance. He has already endeared himself to audiences and we wish him all the luck for all his future endeavors.”
Ranging from launching a talent to promoting their USP, Zee Talent that handles Kartikey’s work, amongst others, fosters a long term engagement with access to a wide range of opportunities and services. Other talent discovered by Zee TV and now managed and promoted by Zee Talent includes Meenu Panchal (Top 5 finalist of India’s Best Cine Stars ki Khoj (2014). She landed a role on Zee TV’s Kaala Teeka. DID Líl Master Hardik Ruparel bagged a role in the film Wazir with Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar. Contestants of DID Season 4, Sumedh Mudgalkar has bagged a Marathi movie and Dhiraj Bakshi will be seen on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ on & TV.
Well, viewers are looking look forward to some phenomenal performances and some great entertainment from this little rockstar! Rock it, Kartikeya.