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Film Institutes in Mumbai

Updated on: Mar 18, 2023
Do you spend hours in front of the mirror talking to your reflection, imitating an actor from the Bollywood? Do you say aloud the dialogues from Sholay as sincerely as you recited your school poems? If yes, then you have been besotted by the acting bug and you need to head to Mumbai, the Mecca of India’s entertainment industry.

With opportunities in the field of acting registering a substantial rise, acting as a profession has gained popularity among the youth.

With satellite television going 24x7, and mainstream Bollywood industry shaping for a tectonic shift, acting is one profession that is in great demand today. There are lots more of opportunities now than there were in the past.

Chandra’s acting institute has churned out Bollywood stars like Jackie Shroff, Akshay Kumar, Meenakshi Seshadri, Chandrachur Singh, and Sunny Deol, among others. Her institute is one of at least 20 such acting schools in Mumbai that groom youngsters for a career in cinema and television.

And there are two other big film schools coming up in Mumbai. The ambitious Whistling Woods International, to be launched by showman Subhash Ghai later this year, will offer training in acting and other film disciplines like cinematography, direction, editing, art direction etc. Sahara India group also plans to start a similar film institute. The fact that both Ghai and Sahara wish to invest heavily into such institutes is an indication that they want to tap into the booming entertainment sector that is expected to touch revenues of more than Rs.15, 000 crore in the next five years.

This is perhaps also why the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), the country’s premier and only government-run film school, has re-launched its acting course after a gap of 26 long years.

Following is a list of the Film Institutes situated in Mumbai

Taneja Actors Studio
102, Horizon Apartments,
9th Road Extension,
J.V.P.D Scheme, Juhu,
Mumbai - 400 049
Tel.: + 91-22-2620 0605
Fax: + 91-22-2625 1026
Email: [email protected]

Asha K. Chandra Acting Institute
6/C 1st Floor, Sangeeta Apartment,
Opp. S.N.D.T. Women's University,
Behind Food in Restaurant,
Juhu Road, Juhu, Mumbai - 400 049
Tel: + 91-22-2660 4660/ 9821436660
E-mail: [email protected]

Whistling Woods International

Film City Complex,
Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400065
Tel: + 91-22-30916000
Fax: + 91-22-28401492
Email: [email protected]

Padmini Kolhapure’s Acting School
Tel: + 91-22- 26357813

Zee Institute of Media Arts
Magnum Bungalow Society,
Plot No.17, Unit-C,
Lokhandwala Complex,
Andheri (W), Mumbai-400 053
Tel.: + 91-22-2630 2937 / 38.
E-mail: [email protected]

Department of Film & TV Studies,
P.D.N. College of Communication and Management,
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,
Kulapati K.M. Munshi Marg,
Chowpatty, Mumbai - 400007
Tel: + 91-22-23670056.

Academy of Cinema & TV Arts

Hem Villa, 3rd floor,
67 Jawahar Nagar,
Goregaon (W), Mumbai 400 062
Tel: + 91-22-28723560

Acting Institute (Harish Magon)
D-67, North Mumbai Soc,
Juhu, Mumbai - 400 049
Tel: + 91-22-26150980

Acting Studio (Kumar Butani)
8 Palm View, Gr. Floor,
Opp. Nasik Taxi Stand,
L.N. Road, Dadar,
Mumbai - 400 014
Tel: + 91-22-24143703

Actors House (Atam Prakash)
Bldg. No.40, 402-A,
Manish Nagar,
Four Bungalows, Andheri (W),
Mumbai - 400 053
Tel: + 91-22-26239079 / 26230103

Actors Workshop (Anil Chowdhury)
Gulistan-E-Hind, 10th Road,
Juhu, Mumbai - 400 049
Tel: + 91-22-26205420

Ashok Kumar's Academy of Dramatic Arts

47, Union Park, Near R.K.Studios,
Chembur, Mumbai - 400071
Contact: Preeti Ganguli
Tel: + 91-22-25202649

Ashok Academy of Model Line
Empire Building, 2nd floor,
Apna Ghar, Lokhandwala Complex,
Andheri(W), Mumbai - 400 053
Telefax: + 91-22-6343715

Chandra Academy of Model Line
20 Rembrant, Pali Hill,
Bandra, Mumbai - 400 050
Tel: + 91-22-6049641

Cine Acting Academy
354 Jawahar Nagar, Road No.19,
Goregaon (W), Mumbai - 400 062
Tel: + 91-22-28739286

Daisy Irani's Film Institute
682, Roop Kala, 16th Road,
Khar (W), Behind Khar Gymkhana,
Mumbai - 400 052
Tel: + 91-22-26042886

Filmalaya Acting School
Filmalaya Studios, Amboli,
Andheri, Mumbai - 400 058
Tel: + 91-22-6249544 / 6249545

Kanha Acting Classes
(Kumar Kanha) Hafkine Comp. D-32,
Opp. Tata Hospital, Lower Parel (E),
Mumbai - 400 012
Tel: + 91-22-24126031

Kishore Namit Kapoor
B-303, Sun Swept,
Lokhandwala, Andheri (W),
Mumbai - 400 053
Tel: + 91-22- 26261626 / 26260900

Madhumati Academy of Film Acting & Dance
202, Trinton Green Fields,
Juhu, Mumbai - 400 049
Tel: + 91-22-26204647

Nalini Chonkar's
B-2 Nutan Ganotri,
15 V.D. Road,
Andheri (W),
Mumbai - 400 053
Tel: + 91-22-26267042

P. L. Raj Dance Classes
153-B Debonair, F-103,
V.S. Marg, Mahim,
Mumbai - 400 016
Tel: + 91-22-24456683 / 4451719

18-Noor Mahal,
135/137, Sir Ratan Tata Road,
Tardeo, Mumbai - 400034

Roshan Taneja Actor Studio
102, Horizon Apt., 9th Road,
Juhu, Mumbai - 400 049
Tel: + 91-22-26200605

Sameer Dance Academy
90, Aram Nagar-1,
Near Welfare School,
Seven Bungalows,
Andheri (W), Mumbai - 400 061
Tel: + 91-22-26266045 / 6320490

Xaviers Institute of Communication

St. Xaviers College
Mahanagarpalika Marg,
Mumbai 400 001
Tel: + 91-22-2621366 / 2621639
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