Actor Danish Sait opens up about his journey to becoming the most wanted TV host
Seven years ago, Danish Sait came back to Bengaluru. He was seeking a safe and secure place to live. Though born here, Danish studied at a boarding school in Coorg and graduated from a college in Coimbatore, after which he started working in Bahrain, and later moved to Dubai. It was a decade since he had left Bengaluru, and 2011 seemed to be the right time to come back to his city. “I was young and I wanted to be successful immediately, I had the hunger to succeed. Though I was working in Dubai, I wasn’t happy. I was lonely and depressed. I wanted to be home, with family,” he says.
That one decision to come back home has been a game-changer in his life. Today, Danish is one of the most sought-after TV presenters, an actor and a prankster on radio. In fact, after his first Kannada film, Humble Politician Nograj, Danish was signed on for Sold, his second Kannada film. “I play a police officer. It’s a serious role. I have never portrayed anything like this before, not even on stage. I haven’t been this serious even in real life,” he enthuses.
Though Mumbai would have been the right city to make a career as an actor and performer, the 30-year-old says he consciously chose Bengaluru because, “This city is a lot more kinder compared to Mumbai. It’s less of a rat race here. What matters is your talent and not the connections you have,” he says candidly.
Next, Danish will be seen on the online platform Cricbuzz.com as a presenter and he is also working on the sequel to Humble Politician Nograj. Though he is constantly travelling on assignments and for improv shows, he says he will always return to Bengaluru. “The city gives me room to breathe,” he signs off.