From Bhutan Observer
28 November 2009
He has acted in nine movies, produced a movie and is presently working on his next movie.
Popular for his role in the Korean remake The Rose, Kezang Tobgden made his debut in 2005 in Muensel, where he played the role of a blind student who goes on to become a doctor.
While studying in Kolkata, Kezang Tobgden met movie director Karma Tshering who promised him a role in a movie. Right after his graduation in 2005, he met Karma Tshering who offered him the lead role in Muensel.
A fter Muensel, Kezang started getting offers from producers and has since been in the film industry. After acting for some time, he decided to start a production company and embarked on producing his own films. Kuzoo, his first production, he said was well received by the audience.
Talking to Observer, Kezang Tobgden said he had a dream of appearing on the wide screen one day, and is happy that he got the opportunity to live his dream after graduation.
His passion for movies and acting developed early. As a kid, Kezang said he would participate in skits and dramas in school. But he could never be a good dancer, he added with a smile.
D uring his college days in Kolkata, he said he would bunk classes to go and watch films being shot in a local film city.
He always found local Bhutanese actors fascinating. “I had an uncle who worked in the Bhutanese film industry, and loved hanging out with him because I got to meet our local actors and singers,” he said. His favorite local actor is Kinzang Dorji of Rangdol and Yangdon fame.
Kezang said acting was all about the right attitude. The 29-year-old actor said his role in the movie The Rose was the most challenging of all the roles in his movies so far.
Most of his fans are high school children, and he recollects an incident where some high school children came to him with a pen and a book asking for his autograph. “We are not used to such things, but that shows that they love us,” he said.
Kezang said he would also like to try his hands on editing and directing in future.
A s a producer, he said it was easy and fun producing a film, but when it came to screening it was a big problem because of shortage of movie halls in the country. He, however, said that the future of film industry was bright.
From Mongar, Kezang is a happy father of a son.
By Tandin Pem