Bio: Bijou Thaangjam is a talented actor from Imphal. He has acted in many Bollywood films including Mary Kom and Shivaay. Initially he dreamed of being a researcher but during his final year of graduation, he was bitten by the acting bug after watching a play and there was no looking back.
How do you choose your roles?
The role chooses me. I am open for any role.
What do you like to do when you have free time?
Cook, eat, sleep, and repeat
Any one actor who you would like to work with?
The one particular actor that I wanted to work with was Om Puriji . But sadly, that wish will never come true.
What is your favourite movie of all time?
I have many favourites. The 1954 film ‘Robinson Crusoe’ is one of my favourite films. It is probably one of the first few films I ever saw in my life. Some beautiful memories of me and my younger brother are attached to this film. Another one is the 1992 film ‘School Ties’.
Do you follow a diet?
I don’t follow any particular diet but I always eat clean and healthy.
Any life motto that you live by
Life is a climb but the view is great.
What/who inspires you?
Many people inspires me in many ways. My late grandfather was one of them. His last words to me is the main inspiration of my life. He said, ‘Bijou live your life in such a way that even in a crowded place, some random stranger walks up to you and says, “Bijou, because of you, I never gave up”‘.
What project are you working on now? Any upcoming movies that fans can look forward to?
Currently, I am shooting for a web series, directed by Nagesh Kuknoor. It is for Ekta Kapoor’s ALT Balaji, a digital entertainment channel/app. I have completed shooting for a few films, and some will be out soon namely III Smoking Barrels and Karma Cafe.