Archana Puran Singh is an Indian actress and television personality known for her comedy roles in several Bollywood movies and as a judge in the comedy shows The Kapil Sharma Show and Comedy Circus. She has also acted in various TV serials, directed sitcoms, and hosted reality shows. This article will examine her net worth, wiki, age, height, career, and more.
Early Life and Education
Archana Puran Singh was born in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, on September 26, 1962. She belongs to a Hindu family and has two brothers and a sister. She did her schooling from a convent school in Dehradun and graduated in English from Delhi University.
Archana Puran Singh Career
She started her career as a model in the early 1980s and moved to Mumbai to pursue her acting dreams. In 1987, she made her film debut in Aditya Pancholi and Nari Hira’s TV movie Abhishek. Later that year, she starred in Jalwa opposite Naseeruddin Shah, her breakthrough film.
Archana Puran Singh then appeared in minor roles in big banner films like Agneepath (1990), Saudagar (1991), Shola Aur Shabnam (1992), Aashiq Awara (1993), and Raja Hindustani (1996). She also did item songs in films like Baaz (1992) and Judge Mujrim (1997).
She mainly focused on comedy roles and worked with actors like Govinda, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Aamir Khan. Some of her popular comedy films are Love Story 2050 (2008), Mohabbatein (2000), Krrish (2006), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Masti (2004), De Dana Dan (2009) and Bol Bachchan (2012).
She ventured into television and became a popular anchor, actress, and judge. Archana Puran Singh acted in TV serials like Shrimaan Shrimati (1994-1999), Junoon (1994-1997), she Talkies (1996-1997), Zee Horror Show (1993-1998), Samne Wali Khidki (2003-2004), and My Name Ijj Lakhan (2019).
She hosted shows like Wah, Kya Scene Hai (1993), Uncensored (1995), Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 1 (2006) with her husband Parmeet Sethi, and The Great Indian Family Drama (2015) as Begum Paro.
Archana Puran Singh also judged comedy shows like Comedy Circus (2007-2014) for 18 seasons, Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala (2011), Comedy Ke Superstars (2011), Mad In India (2014), Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza (2016-2017), and The Kapil Sharma Show (2019-present).
She also directed sitcoms like Jaane Bhi Do Paaro (2000) and Nehle Pe Dehla (2000) and produced Samne Wali Khidki.
Archana Puran Singh Personal Life
She had a failed marriage before meeting Parmeet Sethi, an actor and director. She decided not to get married again but changed her mind after falling in love with Parmeet. They married on June 30, 1992, and have two sons, Aaryamann Sethi and Ayushmaan Sethi.
Archana Puran Singh is a fitness enthusiast and follows a healthy diet. She loves traveling and reading books. She is also a supporter of Anna Hazare and the AAP Party.
Archana Puran Singh has an estimated net worth of around $15 million as of 2023. She earns around Rs. 3 crore per season as a judge on The Kapil Sharma Show. She also earns from endorsements, appearances, and other projects.
Awards and Achievements
Archana Puran Singh has won several awards for her work in films and television. Some of them are:
- Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1999
- Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actress – Comedy for Shrimaan Shrimati in 1999
- Indian Telly Award for Best Judge for Comedy Circus in 2012
- Lions Gold Award for Favourite Judge for Comedy Circus in 2013
- Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for Best TV Judge for The Kapil Sharma Show in 2019
- She hates dancing but participated in Nach Baliye 1 (2005) with her husband, Parmeet Sethi.
- She played the role of a ghost in many episodes of Zee Horror Show in the early 90s.
- Archana Puran Singh is the first female judge on The Kapil Sharma Show, replacing Navjot Sidhu in 2019.
- She is one of the few actresses who has worked with all three Khans of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, and Salman Khan.
- She Singh is also a voice-over artist and has dubbed for many animated films like The Lion King (1994), The Incredibles (2004), and Kung Fu Panda (2008).