Actress Archana Singh Rajput talks about her life and upcoming projects
Small-town girl Archana Singh Rajput is making her mark in the film industry
Cinema is a competitive industry to be in! However, actor Archana Singh Rajput is taking baby steps to make her mark in the film industry. Born on 27 June, 1996, Archana is a young, talented and hard-working actress with no godfather in the industry. She hails from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh but was born and brought-up in Assam as his father used to work there. As she grew up, her family shifted to their hometown in Uttar Pradesh where she did her engineering.
In an interview, Archana said, “While I was doing my engineering, I realized that it wasn’t something I wanted to do. I was not happy pursuing engineering. In fact, I was always inclined towards artistic things and wanted to do something creative in life. And thus, I chose to be an actor because it is a medium which lets a person live many characters and their emotions.”
Her journey to the glamour industry wasn’t easy. She revealed that she hails from a conservative family where academics is given preference over everything else. She had a hard time convincing her parents to let her follow her passion. After completing her education, she came to Mumbai to find work. She told, “When I came to Mumbai, I didn’t have much knowledge about the industry and how it works. I got my first role in the TV show ‘Bahu Humari Rajni Kant’. They were looking for a girl who could speak fluent Bengali. And since, I am born and brought-up in Assam, I am well-versed with Assamese and Bengali language. I got that part very easily and played the role of Deboleena Chattopadhyay. It was a small role and I worked for 2-3 months. But I learnt so much during that time.”
“Doing that show gave me confidence and I wanted to learn more about acting. I realized that I was good at it and that’s why I got that part even though I was a new-comer with no knowledge of acting. And therefore, I joined theatre to enhance my skills as an actor,” she further told.
Archana calls herself stubborn and believes that this nature of hers will make her succeed. During the interview, Shweta was asked if she ever feels scared with the thought of not succeeding in the industry. To this, she replied, “I am not scared and such thoughts don’t even come across my mind. So far, I have achieved everything I wanted in life, be it on academic front or coming to the glamour industry. I am stubborn by nature and I love challenges. I don’t have a Plan B. This is my goal and I will work hard to achieve it. Whatever I have achieved here in the last three years, it’s all because of my never give-up attitude and I believe that my journey will go on in the same way.”
Talking about her upcoming projects, she will be next seen in Telugu film titled ‘Maha Prasthanam’. It will hit the screens in the first week of March. She has also signed another Telugu film called ‘Abhimani’ which will go on floors soon.
The actress enjoys a massive fan following of over 4 lakh on Instagram. She is quite active on social media and often posts beautiful and glamourous pictures and videos of herself. Archana loves classical dance. She says, “When I was a child, I used to watch classical dance especially Bharatanatyam on TV and learned it.”
She is a big fan of Vidya Balan and Amitabh Bachchan. Archana had a dream of working with late actor Irrfan Khan who unfortunately passed away in April 2020 while battling cancer. However, Archana looks forward to working with everyone as and when the opportunity comes her way.