Status: Winner Of Star Anchor Hunt 2010
Akshay has an engineering background and has been selected from Nagpur. At the age of 20 he was selected as Laughter Champion of Chhattisgarh State.
Why Akshay thinks he should become Star Anchor:
Seeing is believing & hearing is absorbing, at the age of 6 seeing commentators live on soccer & cricket matches, made me mimic them.I started doing live commentaries of cricket since I was 14 in city level matches.When Kargil War broke out, I realized the part a News Anchor play in shaping the mindset of the people of country especially youngsters.
This was the time when I decided to serve my country the best way I can. Because of shoulder problem I couldn’t join Defense Service, so thought for other best way and decided to make my hobby into my profession. I started looking for the opportunity to enter the media industry. While doing my Chemical Engineering FM Radio channel MyfM 94.3 launched in Bilaspur, I was the first to get selected in my first ever audition. Since than I was trying to be with News Channel, but couldn’t get through as I didn’t have any degree or diploma related to any means of MEDIA.As I believe destiny is always about how you wanna make , as soon as I saw the mail about STAR ANCHOR HUNT, I rushed towards Nagpur auditions. STAR ANCHOR HUNT has given me the opportunity to become what I want. With my confidence, presence of mind, understanding of contemporary issues and skill to present that in a effective manner along with my commitment towards job, complements the best of quality of mine to become STAR ANCHOR.