B.H.Harsh wrote on 11 Aug 2008
Archana Puran Singh was born and brought in an upper middle class Punjabi family of Dehradun. She came to Bombay to make it big in the glamour industry when she was just 18. She started with an advertisement for which she got Rs.100 just for standing in the sidelines. She continued with many more advertisements, until she became popular for her ad film of Band Aid. Meanwhile, she continued modelling.
Archana Puran Singh’s first major role was in Pankaj Parashar’s Jalwa (1986). Although the film was a big hit, Archana Puran Singh didn’t get many big offers. She did some small parts in Agneepath (1990), Saudagar (1991), Shola aur Shabnam (1992), Aashiq Awara etc. (1993).
Archana’s first major role was in Raja Hindustani (1996). She played Karisma’s vampish step-mother in this film, and made an impact with her performance. Her comic role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) too went down very well with the audience.
Although she was noticed and appreciated in TV serial Shriman Shrimati (1989), her first popular TV show Kya Scene Hai on Zee TV, way back in 1993 Archana Puran Singh went on to do cameos in big films like Mela (2000), Mohabbatein (2000), Jhankaar Beats (2003) and Masti (2004). Meanwhile, She played a major character, that of Sunil Shetty’s greedy wife in Bade Dilwala (1999).
Meanwhile, Archana Puran Singh was always busy with her TV shows like Kandy floss, Nach Baliye, Jhalak Dikhla Ja etc. Archana Puran Singh has a major role in Harry Baweja’s Love Story 2050. She is also doing many TV shows at present. Archana Puran Singh won a Star screen award for Best performance in a comic role in Kuch kuch Hota Hai in 1998. Actor Parmeet Sethi is her husband. She was also a Miss India contestant in 1986.