An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic production or in film, television, theatre, or radio. Actors communicate an author's script to others by acting in a creative and convincing fashion. They express ideas and create images and entertain people in theater, film, radio, television, and other performing arts media. Their skills can also be used in industrial theatre and education to convey important information to the audience in an effective way. Some actors even do voiceover and narration work for advertisements, animated features, books on tape, and other electronic medias.
Actors work under constant pressure. Many face stress from the continual need to move along with the changes and competition that surround them. To succeed, actors need patience and commitment to their craft. Actors have to deliver flawless performances, often while working under undesirable and unpleasant conditions. Moreover, They experience stress not only from these reasons, but also from the need to adhere to work rules and production schedules. Actors typically work long and irregular hours. Actors may have to shoot or perform one scene at night while another during the day and the next after a week.Acting demands self-confidence, determination, willpower, the ability to adapt to different situations and the talent to deal maturely with criticism. Personal characteristics like intelligence, sensitivity, keen perception, good memory, a sense of self-discipline and above all the knack for acting are also required. Employers generally look for people with the creative instincts, innate talent, and intellectual capacity to perform. Actors should possess a passion for performing and enjoy entertaining others. Most aspiring actors get their primilanary experiences by participating in high school and college plays, work in college radio stations, or perform with local community clubs, CBOs, NGOs and INGOs.
Formal dramatic training, either through training programs of institutes or a university program, generally is necessary, but some people successfully enter the field without it. Actors should be able to project personality and emotions. The command over some additional languages are additional requirements that complement actors.