With utmost dedication and hard work, it's not difficult to achieve staggering success in your life. Former TV actor Saurav Gurjar is a living example of that. He didn't let his small town humble upbringing stop him from chasing his dreams and paving his way to becoming a WWE wrestler. The six-feet-eight inches tall former kickboxer was recently signed by WWE, to a developmental contract.
We recently also learned that he has been signed for the fantasy-adventure movie 'Brahmastra' by Ayan Mukerji and will be playing a negative role.
Saurav Gurjar comes from a small village called Dabra near Gwalior, M.P. In an interview, he revealed that his father was a farmer and didn't have TV while growing up. But he used to watch WWE on his neighbour's TV and became a die-hard WWE fan.
As he did not have many choices to explore, so he flirted with politics. Saurav has contested Municipality election from Dabra as a Congress party representative.
He has also been a professional kickboxer and four times national champion.
Not many people know, during his initial days in Mumbai, he has been a part of a reality show called 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' which was judged by Farah Khan and Anu Malik. He played the 'Gong-Guy', who gonged when the audience didn't like any performance on the stage.
The show was brought to India by TNA (Total Nonstop Action Wrestling) and was shown on Colors TV. His on-screen name was 'Deadly Danda'.
To play one of the leads in a mainstream show was challenging for him and he took the classes from Rajit Kapur for it.
On television, because of his towering personality and muscular physique, he also got the role of Raavan in the show 'Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanumaan' which was aired on Sony TV.
Because of his huge popularity in Indonesia, he also got to work in an Indonesian show called 'The New Eat Bulaga Indonesia' where he interacted with residents while playing games and quizzes.
He has often been invited by Indonesian families to their house to celebrate the birthday of children who are undergoing major illnesses.
A glimpse of which can be seen on his Instagram page.
Let's wish that Saurav Gurjar makes India's name proud when he turns into a professional WWE wrestler.