Archana Puran Singh
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Archana Puran Singh (born 26 September 1962) is an Indian television presenter and film actress. She is known for comedy roles in Bollywood movies and as a judge on comedy shows like Sony TV India's The Kapil Sharma Show. She has been judging the television reality comedy show, Comedy Circus, since 2006 and is the only judge to have appeared despite all odds and severe opposition. Archana Puran Singh has been featured in 100+ Movies and Television serials.
Archana Puran Singh
Archana at Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo Grand Finale
|Education||Lady Shri Ram College|
|Occupation||Actor • Television Personality|
She made her film debut with Nari Hira's TV movie Abhishek opposite Aditya Pancholi in 1987. Later that year, she starred in Jalwa opposite Naseeruddin Shah. 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 did item songs in films like the Govinda-starrer thriller Baaz and the 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 are Love Story 2050, Mohabbatein, Krrish, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Masti, De Dana Dan and Bol Bachchan.
She became a television anchor, with Wah, Kya Scene Hai on Zee TV in 1993 which was followed by Uncensored. She later acted in Shrimaan Shrimati, Junoon and hosted Archana Talkies on Sony Entertainment Television.
In 2005, she was a contestant in the dance reality show Nach Baliye 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 Comedy Circus. She appeared as a judge in Comedy Circus (season 1) (2006) and Comedy Circus (season 2) (2008). 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 Jadoo, Jubilee Comedy Circus, Comedy Circus Ke Taansen, Comedy Ka Naya Daur, Kahaani Comedy Circus Ki, Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe, and Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali. She appeared in SAB TV's The Great Indian Family Drama as Begum Paro.
Awards and NominationsEdit
|1997||Filmfare Awards||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Raja Hindustani||Nominated|
|1999||Screen Awards||Best Comedian||Kuch Kuch Hota Hai||Won|
|1999||Screen Awards||Best Anchor||Archana Talkies||Nominated|
|1999||Filmfare Awards||Best Performance in a Comic Role||Kuch Kuch Hota Hai||Nominated|
|2000||IIFA Awards||Best Actress in a Comic Role||Mohabbatein||Nominated|
|2001||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress in a Comic Role||-||Won|
|2006||Method Fest||Best Ensemble Cast||The Gold Bracelet||Nominated|
- Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar (TBA)
- Virgin Bhanupriya (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)
|1987-88||Mr Ya Mrs||Seema|
|1993||Wah, Kya Scene Hai||Anchor|
|1994||Shrimaan Shrimati||Prema Shalini|
|2005||Nach Baliye 1||Contestant|
|2006||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa||Contestant|
|2015||The Great Indian Family Drama||Begum Paro|
|2019||My Name Ijj Lakhan||Paramjeet|
|2019–present||The Kapil Sharma Show||Judge|
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- Archana Puran Singh – filmography Archived 10 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine, The New York Times.
- Alive and kicking Archived 13 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine The Tribune, 6 May 2006.
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 June 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- http://www.setindia.com/showinside.php?sid=89 Comedy Circus[permanent dead link] Sony TV India.
- Archana, Parmeet entertain in Kaho Na Yaar Hai 30 January 2008.
- Comedy Circus Kaante ki Takkar[permanent dead link] Hindustan Times, 9 September 2008.