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Faraz Chohan is believed to be the first in the UK to launch a nationally accredited qualification in Bollywood Arts. The course entitled The Art of Bollywood will help to position and uphold The Bollywood Academy as an international centre of excellence for Bollywood Asian Performing Arts. The course aims to offer top class training to students in order to develop their skills and experience within acting, dance and music no matter what age, background or disability.

The Bollywood Academy  was the brainchild of Birmingham born, Faraz Chohan whose passion for the Asian arts led him to create the course and organisation, which won him the young achiever of the year 2008 at the Asian Hafta Awards at the ICC Birmingham.

After graduating in Media production from the University of Central England, he then started work on the project and wanted to open a school were pupils can come and get training in the field of performing arts and give them a chance and an open opportunity in life for example:

•             People with poor backgrounds

•             People with Disabilities

•             The youth

His mission is to build a platform to promote the enjoyment of Asian Arts and cultural events with the emphasis on social inclusion and community cohesion. This training aims to educate, increase general awareness and increase opportunities for students looking for a career in the field of Asian Arts, or the Arts in general.  Commenting on the launch of the course Faraz Chohan said: "This is the only course in the UK specialising in Bollywood Arts where students will leave with a recognised qualification. It is open to absolutely anyone who has a genuine interest in the arts, whatever age, nationality or background”

Not only will the course teach the technical skills required in dance, acting and music, but students will also be given career guidance, including CV preparation and audition advice. The course will also provide students with the opportunity to work with famous faces from the world of Bollywood. A series of lectures are planned from well-known names including Bollywood singer and music producer Mehboob Chohan, Bollywood Casting Director Naila Mughal, Bollywood leading events company CINEYUG and many more.