Theebaan G shares his love for martial arts and talks about his rising acting career
the The straight scar line that runs down the left side of Teppan Ji’s face gives him the impression of being the “tough guy”. Plus, with his tall and muscular figure, one could be forgiven for feeling a little intimidated by him.
However, as you get to know him more, you’ll discover that he got the scar when he was two years old after a bike accident, and that he’s actually a very cool, down-to-earth person with a great sense of humor. And he loves pink too!
Dhiban Govindasamy, 32, is no stranger to shattering misconceptions, thanks to his experiences in the world of martial arts and acting. His martial arts experience began at the age of five, and he represented Malaysia in karate for seven years and was crowned the National Karate Championship eight times, before becoming Malaysia’s Bantamweight Champion in 2016 in the local Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) scene.
During his interview with The Sun, Theban He explained that he started karate lessons at an early age, and his parents encouraged him and his three brothers to take part in fighting lessons and training as well.
He said: “I became a national champion for the first time in 2006, at the age of 16, and I joined the national team the following year. In 2014 I left the national team and [decided to try] Different kind of fighting experience.
“Shangkaraa, my brother, was very involved in the world of MMA, and I picked that up along the way. I started training at Klinch MMA at Publika from there, and the rest, as they say, is history.”
Dhiban later tries his hand at acting again, starring in the 2018 action movie Pascal: the movie . He was called for acting after the filmmakers saw his performance in it win over a local Tamil language action film released in 2014.
“Many people didn’t know before they acted Pascal She entered the Tamil entertainment industry for the first time by acting in this movie. I played the main role of a karate athlete, but the movie wasn’t successful, and many people don’t even know it exists,” he explained.
“[In PASKAL ] I was asked to audition for the role of Misi (a.k.a Pascal member), and at first, I didn’t want to do it,” he said. Fortunately, he eventually said yes. The film went on to earn RM30.5 million during its first theatrical run.
Theban said the scene most challenging for him to film was part of a montage sequence that showed PASKAL’s real-life training process, which took place underwater.
“My hands and feet were tied and we had to jump into the water and swim. In the scene, there was an underwater camera that captured the actors holding their breath, and sinking to the bottom of the pool at the same time.”
After, after Pascal He went on to star in other Malay films, including There are ghosts And Ghost 2 exists and romantic comedies An article for you .
He will next appear in the 22-episode Tamil series Vera where he plays the main character, and also works as a stunt coordinator.
The series revolves around a talented martial artist trained by a former boxing champion, who has to face his brother as a contender in an MMA championship match, who is the perfect character for him.
When asked if he was interested in playing a villain instead of a hero, he replied, “I am willing to participate in films and dramas as a villain, and I would be grateful for the opportunity.
“I previously played the bad guy but not the lead, but yeah, I’m willing to explore new genres or different characters in the future.”
We also asked him about his upcoming action movie Malpat: Mission Bakara which focuses on a true incident in 1993 in which 19 members of Unit 1 Malbatt join on a mission to rescue a group of American rangers during a skirmish in Somalia.
He said, “A huge crew was involved, so we flew to Turkey in batches. Some of us didn’t even meet for the duration of the shoot. It was a crazy experience, flying halfway across the world to shoot a movie.”
“Most of all, telling what really happened in Maidenhead has always been the heart of the project.”
What is his advice for those interested in martial arts or acting? He said “I like what you are into”. “Never give up after one setback. Use it to push your motivation instead of holding you back. Also, always be willing to learn from your experience.”
Watch Vera The latest episode is available on Astro Vinmeen (CH 202) and Astro Go every Monday through Thursday at 9 p.m. Catch his new series, Special Force: Anarchy on Disney Plus.