Real Name: Archana Puran Singh
Genres: Actress, Reality television judge
Birthday: 26 September, 1962
Birthcity: Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Height: 1.73 m
Spouse: Parmeet Sethi
First film: Nikaah
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. 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 ''Jalwa'' opposite Agneepath'' (1990), ''Saudagar'' (1991), ''Shola aur Shabnam'' (1992), ''Aashiq Awara'' (1993), and ''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 ''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 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 started hosting chat shows featuring celebrity guests.In 2005, she was a contestant in the dance reality show, ''Nach Baliye (Season 1)'', in which she participated with her husband, Parmeet Sethi; they were eliminated in the sixth episode.In 2006, she and her husband hosted another dance reality show ''Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'' (season 1).Thereafter, she appeared as a judge on comedy shows, including Sony TV India's ''Sony TV India''. In January 2008, she hosted ''Kaho Na Yaar Hai'' on Star Plus, along with her husband, Parmeet Sethi. With the end of ''Comedy Circus (season 2)'' in September 2008, it was followed by another show, ''Comedy Circus – Kaante Ki Takkar''. After ''Comedy Circus – Kaante Ki Takkar'', she was the judge of ''Comedy Circus – Teen Ka Tadka'', ''Comedy Circus Ke Superstar'', ''Comedy Circus Ka Jaddo'', ''Jubilee Comedy Circus'' and ''Comedy Circus Ke Taansen''. Comedy Ka Naya Daur-Tabla toad, Kahaani Comedy Circus ki and the current "Comedy circus ke ajoobe" and ''Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali''.
|Krrish 3 (2013)||Priya Mehras boss|
|Bol Bachchan (2012)|
|Luv Ka The End (2011)||Sonias Mom|
|De Dana Dan (2009)||Archana|
|Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)||Mrs. Handa|
|Money Hai Toh Honey Hai (2008)||Dolly|
|Shola Aur Shabnam (1992)||Boxers Wife|
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