You must have seen the show Man vs Wild on Discovery. The popularity of this show in India is not hidden from anyone. However, you may hardly know about the person who made this show popular. This person is Arvind Mehra. It was he who initially dubbed the voice of Bear Grylls in Hindi.
Arvind Mehra has been active in the world of voice over and dubbing for almost 45 years. Some people also call him Amitabh Bachchan of the dubbing world. He has given his voice in films and many web series. This mainly includes international projects.
Today he has also opened his own production house. Now he also produces many ad videos. Arvind Mehra is knowledgeable in not just one but four languages. He has very good knowledge of Hindi, English, Urdu and Bhojpuri.
Arvind Mehra also demonstrated live dubbing. He had a script in his hand, in which dialogues from a Hollywood film were written. There was a TV in front, in which the original scenes were playing.
You have done so many shows, which show is closest to your heart? In response, Arvind Mehra said, ‘I had been the voice of Bear Grylls in the show Man vs Wild on Discovery for many years. Although now I have left this show. Being the voice of Bear Grylls and becoming famous makes me really happy.
Bear Grylls once came to India. When he heard his Hindi dubbing, he was quite impressed. He asked the people present there who had dubbed my voice? People pointed towards me. That’s how I met him.
How do you take care of your voice? What would you say to those making a career in the field of voice over and dubbing? Arvind Mehra said, ‘Everyone in my house has a very good voice. Maybe that’s why this art came into me too. I don’t take much care of my voice. I try to keep it natural. For this reason I don’t even do Riyaz etc.
As far as making a career is concerned, some people think that only if there is a heaviness or bass in their voice, they will be able to move ahead. it’s not like that at all. There may not be that heaviness in your voice, but if you know how to say the same sentence in different ways, then you will definitely be successful. The only criterion to be successful in the world of dubbing and voice over is to practice as much as you can.