Archana Puran Singh is most known for comedy roles , and as a judge on comedy shows, like Sony TV India’s Comedy Circus.

In Mumbai, she started doing ad-films, and was successful after her most famous ad for Band-Aid. The ad was produced by Jalal Agha, and noticing her talent he cast her in the lead role in his serial, Mr and Mrs. Her next big break came with Pankaj Parasher’s Karamchand.

She made her film debut in 1987, in the film Jalwa opposite Naseeruddin Shah. Although the film was a big hit, Archana failed to catch the eye of the leading producers and directors, she received offers mainly for B-grade movies most of which were short on content and more of soft porn type. Later, she did small 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, the Govinda starrer thriller Baaz, and Suniel Shetty starrer, Judge Mujrim.

Thereafter, she has largely restricted herself to supporting roles in Hindi Films, often in comedies. Some of her recent films include Love Story 2050, Mohabbatein, Krrish, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Masti and Bol Bachchan. Amongst these, she is possibly best remembered for essaying the role of the flirtatious college professor Miss Braganza in the blockbuster Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and for 2006 hit Krrish as Priya(Priyanka chopra)’s boss. In 2009 she starred in the Punjabi film Tera Mera Ki Rishta.

She became a television anchor, with her popular TV show Wah, Kya Scene Hai on Zee TV in 1993, which was followed by the highly successful, Uncensored, in which she introduced High Society (HS) and Low Society (LS) concept, and sitcoms like, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Shrimaan Shrimati and Archana Talkies on Sony TV India.

Later in her career, she received offers from television producers and most of her serials were successful like Junoon and Shriman Shrimati. She also started hosting chat shows featuring celebrity guests.

In television, she first entered with her tongue and cheek show, Kya Scene Hai, supplying Bollywood gossip in the 1990s.

She is married to actor Parmeet Sethi and they have two children Aaryamann and Ayushman.

 

Awards Done By Archana Puran Singh

  • 1999: Screen Award for Best Comedian: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
  • 1999: Screen Award for Best Anchor: Uncensored
  • 1999: Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Nomination)
  • 1997: Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress: Raja Hindustani (Nomination)
  • 2001: Indian Television Academy Awards :Best Actress – Comedy

Films Done By Archana Puran Singh

  • Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar (2020)
  • Housefull 4 (2019) (photo only)
  • Uvaa (2015)
  • Dolly Ki Doli (2015) as Manjot’s mother
  • Kick (2014)
  • Bol Bachchan (2012)
  • Haat-The Weekly Bazaar (2011)
  • Luv Ka The End (2011)
  • De Dana Dan (2009) – Kuljeet Kaur
  • Tera Mera Ki Rishta (Punjabi) (2009)
  • Kal Kisne Dekha (2009)
  • Good Luck! (2008)
  • Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)
  • Money Hai Toh Honey Hai (2008) – Dolly
  • Love Story 2050 (2008)
  • Mere Baap Pehle Aap (2008) – Inspector Bhawani
  • Mera Dil Leke Dekho (2006)
  • Krrish (2006)
  • The Gold Bracelet (2006) – Baljit Singh
  • Insan (2005)
  • Rok Sako To Rok Lo (2004)
  • Masti (2004)
  • Aabra Ka Daabra (2004)
  • Enakku 20 Unakku 18 / Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu (2003) (Tamil / Telugu)
  • Janasheen (2003)
  • Khanjar: The Knife (2003)
  • Jhankaar Beats (2003)
  • Maine Dil Tujhko Diya (2002)
  • Moksha: Salvation (2001)
  • Censor (2001)
  • Mohabbatein (2000)
  • Mela (2000)
  • Saamne Wali Khidki (2000)
  • Bade Dilwala (1999)
  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) – Miss Breganza
  • Judge Mujrim (1997)
  • Share Bazaar (1997)
  • Raja Hindustani (1996)
  • Aisi Bhi Kya Jaldi Hai (1996)
  • Takkar (1995)
  • Pyaar Ka Rog (1994)
  • Yuhi Kabhi (1994)
  • Aashiq Awara (1993)
  • Aasoo Bane Angaarey (1993)
  • Mahakaal (1993) Anita / Mohini Parent boyfriend
  • Kondapalli Raja (1993) (Telugu)
  • Baaz (1992)
  • Bandhu (1992)
  • Pandiyan (1992) (Tamil)
  • Naalaya Seidhi (1992) (Tamil)
  • Shola Aur Shabnam (1992)
  • Zulm Ki Hukumat (1992)
  • Saudagar (1991)
  • Jaan Ki Kasam (1991)
  • Hag Toofan (1991)
  • Jeena Teri Gali Mein (1991)
  • Agneepath (1990)
  • Aag Ka Gola (1990)
  • Ladaai (1989)
  • The Perfect Murder (1988)
  • Aaj Ke Angaarey (1988)
  • Woh Phir Aayegi (1988)
  • Jalwa (1987)
  • Abhishek (1987) (TV Movie) – Malvika
  • Nikaah (1982)

 

Television Done By Archana Puran Singh

  • 1987-88 Mr Ya Mrs Seema DD National
  • 1993 Wah, Kya Scene Hai Anchor Zee TV
  • 1994 Shrimaan Shrimati Prema Shalini DD Metro
  • 1994 Junoon Rekha DD National
  • 2005 Nach Baliye 1 Contestant Star One
  • 2006 Kandy Floss Host Sony TV
  • 2006 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Contestant Sony TV
  • 2007-2014 Comedy Circus Judge Sony TV
  • 2015 The Great Indian Family Drama Begum Paro SAB TV
  • 2019–present The Kapil Sharma Show Judge Sony TV
  • 2019 My Name Ij Lakhan Paramjeet
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