Archana Puran Singh has been active in the entertainment industry for more than 40 years now. She has starred in more than 100 films in her career and is popularly known for her role as Miss Braganza in Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Archana is currently seen as a judge in The Kapil Sharma Show.
Despite carving her journey on her own terms and creating a niche for herself with different projects, Archana Puran Singh craves more versatile roles and offers.
In a new interview, Archana revealed that her image in a comic role is ‘so solid’ that even after two decades of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai her character Ms. Briganza is still following her. Archana also said that as an artist, she is ‘dying to perform’, adding that the audience has seen ‘just one aspect’ of her craft. She also said that she has a serious side and can do ‘so much more than just comedy’. The actor added that she can cry and can make people cry too. She said that side of hers ‘is yet to be explored and added that it will happen one day.
Archana made her film debut with Abhishek and then featured in Jalwa opposite Naseeruddin Shah. She was also part of several films such as Agneepath (1990), Saudagar (1991), Shola aur Shabnam (1992), Aashiq Awara (1993), and Raja Hindustani (1996). Fans saw her in comedy roles such as Love Story 2050, Mohabbatein, Krrish, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Masti, De Dana Dan and Bol Bachchan.
Archana Puran Singh became a household name when she was judging Comedy Circus. She was also recently witnessed as a judge alongside Shekhar Suman in the stand-up comedy show India’s Laughter Champion.
She stated, “They say (in Hollywood) if you keep getting the same roles, it means you are very lucky, that people want to keep watching you. However, I feel it’s the death of an actor. I remember Neena Gupta had once posted on social media seeking work, I guess I will take this opportunity to ask for work from directors and producers.”
The actress has some popular shows like Shrimaan Shrimati, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Junoon to her credit, but she feels her full potential is yet to be tapped.