Great people, great Coaches, great CEO, all they have one thing is common that is certain intuition to invest their time in a right way. They don’t let their dreams to go in darkness but they live their dreams in reality.Since the verdict has come loud and clear, we are here to present a remarkable story of a man Deep Kanungo, who defy all his odd, pursuing his passion along with job. Not out of nothing it is really something from ground. According to him the only religion that he follows is his passion and dedication to work.
An IT engineer in a well-known MNC Bank Of Newyork Mellon Technology India, moving towards his dreams in Cinematography, Singing and Acting. Where others are living a normal life carrying their monotonous activities, his passion is drawing himself to do things which are out of the box. It’s always easy to be bombastic but if we go to hard core reality of life we suppress our passion, our interest over survival. He is putting his extra hard work to chase his passion apart from his daily working life style. This Man is Deep Kanungo, who hails from Odisha.
A Brief about upbringing:
Talking about his parents his father is in Doordarshan Odisha. Starting from his childhood he saw his father living his passionate life and so he got inclined towards cinema and direction. Deep got more involved in the whole process and loved doing all the activities very much. He spends hours and hours at his father’s office to learn new things.
He has done schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya Andrews Ganj School, New Delhi. So, a boy who didn’t get opportunity to join some famous institute and learn direction, but he learnt it practically. The involvement and interest made him realise to go in the direction field.
As every Indian Parent’s wish to make their child Engineer, Doctor or Lawyer, so he joined engineering in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering at ITER Bhubaneswar. His love towards cinematography was so intent that affords some valuable time from his hectic engineering schedule to visit Mumbai to spend time with directors while shooting movies or short film.
The most happening thing came when he got placed in a MNC, which brings him to Pune city. It was a big opportunity for him to continue live his dream with more determination. He put all his efforts to grab all opportunities to show his talent to the world.
Along with his office work, he also took an additional responsibility to make the corporate videos for his organisation where everyone praised his talent.
On the meantime, he got various projects for music videos and short movies.
He believes, work is neither small nor big, it’s the learning which makes you great. This learning attitude and ground to earth nature landed him to various big projects and many more to come in future.
- Assisted in Doordarshan national award winning documentry drama film “Nisha”
- Assisted in commercial films in Odisha & Advertisements.
- Music Video with Akshit Dhadwal, who is well known musician currently pursuing his advance music study from Berkeley College of music, Boston.
- Full featured film in Odisha # Daddy the living God #
- Worked as an assistant director in Mumbai for various short film and adds.
- Currently working as, a main director in School Life Vs College life (2017) Hosted by Vishal Jainani , which feature various well known famous serial actors.# Avika Gor # Manish Rai Singh # Swarda Thigale # Helly Shah # Sonal Vengurlkar #
Excerpts from the interview:
Q1. How you describe your journey from Odisha to Pune?
A. Coming to Pune was like written in my destiny. It was unexpected to come to Pune. After completion of my engineering I got placed in a very well Known MNC Bank Of Newyork Mellon Technology India. It’s been 4 years from now and Pune has taught me so many things in each and every aspects of life. I have learnt a lot of things about myself and I must say anyone, who gets chance to visit Pune, should take it, because this city has lot of opportunities in every field. I love being here and I always try to learn new things.
Q2. What are the hurdles that you faced to carry your passion together with job? How you manage things?
A. For me the biggest challenge is to manage my time properly. If anything goes wrong it will directly affect my job as well as cinematography career. I still remember being a Novice in Pune, the first challenge was to get an assignment. Nobody was known to me and I have to start from zero, prove myself and gain trust from everyone.
After that I have been facing countless challenges from time to time. At every point there is something new and I accept it as an opportunity to learn. It drives me closer to who I am and makes me stronger to pursue my dreams.
Money is also a biggest factor which has always been there as a challenge for me. The equipment, travelling to different locations for shooting and other expenditure is not cheap. I have always been struggling to get things manageable. After all, its not at all easy to do job and follow your dreams side by side.
I’m still looking for a break to show my skills and project my work in big banner of Bollywood.
Q3. What you think it is the right time to make your passion a full time career?
A. Well, according to me when I will have that much money where I can fulfil my family needs and give them the lifestyle they want, where I will not have to worry about my own bread and butter for at least 1 year. Reaching at a point where I know I have earned enough money to start my own production house, will be the day I will start living my dream as full time career and I am working on it.
Q4. Who is your role model?
A. “My Parents” are my role model and I want their teachings within me. The way they nurture me is really a life lesson for me. My mother’s teaching always helps me to choose the right path. And if I talk about my father he always taught me to accept every challenge as a new opportunity to prove me in the exam of life, it always motivates me in hard times. At last, I want to say that their blessings always give me strength and pushes me in life to go further to achieve every milestone that I have desired.
Q5. What is your Future Plans?
A. I want to open my production house and I am working on it. I have started working on different projects to enhance my skills and earn more. It takes lot of things to open a production house and I am getting prepare for that.
Q6. What message you want to give to newbie and to the one who are thinking to go to his own business?
A. I believe challenges are the main ingredients of every successful person’s life. It will not be easy to chase your passion without challenges. If you are getting something easily, you will not have value for it. If you are getting something after hard work it will be a remarkable success journey in your life that motivates you at hard times of your life to conquer that shortcoming easily.
I want to suggests you, if you want to go for your passion to be a full time then prepare yourself first. You should have a strong mind-set to execute it. Start working on it from now.
Second thing is financial stability, start saving from today. Everyone is not blessed with rich parents to support you financially for your decisions. Increase your savings and reduce your expanses is the key to get your best time and then
“GO FOR IT”
This is the law of nature what you think, you are 80% on the path to do it. So start with a commitment to do it. No one can stop you, except you.
For those who are planning:
According to my experiences and what I have learnt from past is The Never give up attitude and do what you like. World will follow your footsteps later on when you will prove yourself to everyone and more importantly to yourself.
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