Akanksha Puri is an Indian film actress, known for her work in Hindi TV shows, Malayalam films, and Tamil films, besides Bollywood films.


Actress Akanksha Puri believes in calling spade a spade and does not like mincing words. Puri, who is all set to enter the Bogg Boss 15 house as a challenger, is geared up to pump up the contestants and get them out of their slumber. Talking to Pinkvilla, Akanksha spoke about her experience in the house, her self predicted BB winner, and why she feels fit to be a part of Bigg Boss 16. "I have been following this season on and off. Whenever I get a chance, I watch the show. It's my favorite and I don't want to miss out on it at all," said Akanksha. Talking about how the BB house helps increase the patience and tolerance level of contestants, Akanksha said, "I have seen everybody have a breakdown or a meltdown in the house. The house is such that people will have a vulnerable moment and how!"

She added, "We have seen Nishant Bhatt and Shamita Shetty from the OTT and even in the main Bigg Boss season, they too have had their low moments in the house despite doing the OTT version already. On that note, I somehow feel Shamita Shetty is really very close to the trophy. I have been rooting for her from the outside too. She's very vocal and has carried herself gracefully in the show. So I truly believe she is close to the trophy."

Talking about Tejaswi Prakash and Karan Kundra's budding romance, Akanksha expressed how both are gorgeous together but that it is their relationship that is weakening their individual game as well. "Tejaswi Prakash and Karan Kundra are an extremely good-looking couple but I feel that Tejaswi has a lot of potential as an individual in the game. Karan has hosted so many shows, and reality shows and has an experience with how reality shows are, so there is no comparison to his game plan. But Tejaswi, I feel despite having so much more capability is lagging behind because of her relationship. She isn't able to completely focus on her game. I feel relationships can be dealt with outside the house too but right now it is important to focus on the game and victory."

The Calendar Girl actress seems to have been mighty irked with BB 15 contestant Abhijeet Bichukale. The actress also wants the contestants to up their game and not be like Abhijeet." One person who has been annoying me the most is Abhijeet Bichukale. I mean yesterday when he yawned in front of Salman Khan, I lost it. I mean if you are really sleepy, then it's better you go home," she said.

Akanksha further talking about her role as a challenger said, "We, the challengers, have the brownie points in fact over the contestants in the house because we can give them tasks, we can get them to do what we want. They were taking a nap like Abhijeet and we are here to pep them up and wake them from their slumber."

The actress who has been offered the reality show for quite sometime now, could not take it up earlier due to prior professional commitments. But Akanksha is in a complete mood to take it up this time if offered again. Talking about it, she said, "I have seen the house so closely now. I can say that it looks easy to be a part of the show from the outside but it is really tough inside the house.  It's not easy to stay locked in the house, testing your patience but I would love to take up the challenge."

She also added that she would prefer to be as real as she can, come what may, "I would really like to be real as I can be. I, in real life too, have no filter at all. Good, bad, mean, kind I am all on the face. Reality shows hardly have real people nowadays and I am thankfully from the minority. I am and will continue to be real, come what may."It is reportedly said that a lot many actors fear their personal life being out completely for public consumption if they participate in the show and hence refrain from doing Bigg Boss. Akanksha who agrees with this also says that a public figure should be prepared and in a way accept that his personal life can totally hog all the limelight and be in the public glare all the time.

"We are actors and once we become public figures, our personal lives are bound to be in the media glare. We have to be prepared for it. If you are not prepared to let your personal life get into the media, I think then it's better to refrain from participating in such reality shows. You have to be strong enough to deal with whatever the outcome is then," said the actress. Akanksha along with Surbhi Chandna, Vishal Singh, and Munmun Dutta entered as challengers today to spice up the show and get contestants out of their complacency.

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs for several hours, leading to flooded roads on Sunday. It is reported that at least 31 people have died in rain-related incidents in the city. The Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in a few places. However, amid this, singer Mika Singh's vehicle broke down in the middle of the night at 3 AM. He was returning after attending Rahul Vaidya and Disha Parmar’s post-wedding function and was accompanied by Akansha Puri.

The video was shared by photographer Viral Bhayani and the caption reads, “Jab Mika Paji ki car band Hoti hai to it log help Karne aa Jate Hain (when Mika’s car breaks down, so many people come to his assistance). You can see this.” As soon as his car got stuck, scores of people gathered to help him. The video shows how they are helping him. The singer also thanked everyone for their help. The crowd was seen cheering for him. It is reported that the singer and Akanksha are dating. The actress is best known for the TV series Vighnaharta Ganesha. The actress had mentioned in her earlier interviews that she knew the singer for the last 12 years and he is now like her family. 

Actor Pearl V Puri has been sent to 14 days of judicial custody on the alleged rape charges. Last week, ANI reported that Naagin 3 actor Pearl V Puri has been arrested by Waliv and Mumbai Police. “He was arrested in connection with the rape of a minor. A case has been registered under Section 376 of IPC & POCSO Act: Mumbai Police,” read ANI’s Twitter post. Later, it was also reported that the Vasai court had sent Puri to judicial custody.

Many TV celebs have come out in his support on social media. Recently, Akanksha Puri extended her support to Pearl and asserted that she has known the actor for quite some time now and can strongly say that he can never ever do or even think of doing something like this. Sharing her picture with Pearl, she wrote, “It’s so disheartening to see what’s happening around When it comes to raising our voice for the RIGHT, people try to go on the back foot and escape, or else they just say something for the sake of being a part of the trend !! I am a Police officer’s daughter and I know how sensitive these cases are, taking names in public, sharing details without consulting the concerned person’s lawyer can really make things worst for someone who is innocent!!.”

The Vighnaharta Ganesh actress added, “If we want to HELP, let’s do it the right way !! Let’s not be the JUDGE here and let the concerned people do their job!! I am sure the truth may prevail !! I have known Pearl for quite some time now, good enough to strongly say that he can never ever do or even think of doing something like this in his wildest of dreams! He is an amazing person with a beautiful soul and knows how to respect women

The shooting of Khatron Ke Khiladi season 11 is going on in Cape Town, South Africa with contestants enjoying every bit of their workstation. Amongst them, Divyanka Tripathi has been quite active on social media platforms and has been keeping fans updated and entertained with her posts. Also, celebrities are extending their support and rooting for their friends, who have participated in the show. Recently, actress Akanksha Puri came out in support of Divyanka Tripathi and mentioned that she wants her to win the show.

Talking to The Times of India, the Vighnaharta Ganesha actress said a lot of people she knows are doing Khatron Ke Khiladi this year, so it's difficult for her to take one name, but definitely, she is supporting Divyanka as they have come a long way. “We are homies, from the same hometown and same school. I definitely know what she is capable of. She is a strong girl and she can give a tough time to all contestants, it will be a proud feeling to see her win KKK,” Akanksha was quoted as saying.

Akanksha Puri, who is rumored to be approached for Bigg Boss 14 this year, made her debut on television as Parvati in Vighnaharta Ganesha. She won hearts with her performance and now after completing 700 episodes and giving nearly 3 years to the show, Puri has decided to quit Vighnaharta Ganesha. Yes, you read it right!

According to sources, Akanksha Puri will be quitting Vighnaharta Ganesha, reasons for which are yet to be known. A source informs that Akanksha has applied for the notice period and will soon be dropping out from the show. She was playing one of the leads (Mata Parvati). The actress is reportedly prepping up for an upcoming project. We tried reaching Puri for a comment but she remained unavailable. Earlier last month, Parth Samthaan of Kasautii Zindagii Kay fame quit the show, later, Neha Mehta and Gurucharan Singh of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah too quit their respective shows. 

Recently, the actress was in the news again after she shared a cozy picture with Mika Singh. Akanksha is seen sitting on the singer’s lap as he holds her. She bids him ‘good night’ in the caption and guesses

It’s just a few hours left for the holy festival of Ganesh Chaturthi and our celebs are leaving no stone unturned to celebrate this holy occasion. Although the COVID 19 pandemic has dampened the festive spirit, everyone is coming with their own ways to celebrate Ganesh Mahotsav. Amid this, Akanksha Puri, who plays the role of Parvati in Vighnaharta Ganesh has made her first Ganpati Idol this year and she is over the moon for the same. To note, it is an eco-friendly idol and is made of clay.

The television actress paid special attention to the intricacies of the idol and the outcome has left Akanksha beaming with joy. Talking about the same, Akanksha stated, “This is the first-ever time I have made eco-friendly Ganpati and I’ll always keep it close to me as Ganpati Ji has been there for me helping and guiding me throughout. I have been carrying it on my set and performed puja and staple as well. And the character I am playing is Parvati, the mother of Ganpati Ji. I will always be thankful to Ganpati Bappa for his blessings".

what! Singh has also shared the same picture on his Instagram handle now! The actress was also approached for Bigg Boss 14 but she reportedly was still mulling over the offer and nothing has been decided so far. Meanwhile, talking about the work front, Akanksha has been winning hearts with her performance as Parvati and she often shares pictures of herself from the sets dressed in her character. Her pics are proof that the lady is very much attached to her character and believes in portraying it with utmost honesty and conviction.

The shoots for television shows have finally resumed and are on in full swing for the past one week. Akanksha Puri too has resumed shooting for her show, Vighnaharta Ganesh. In an exclusive chat with Pinkvilla, Akanksha revealed that her set has been shifted to Amgaon and that she feels it is one of the best decisions. She also shared that she feels at home to be back on set and is really excited to work again. Not just that, the actress made sure the cast and crew of 40 people now start the 'new normal' with sweetness.

She said, "I started by distributing chocolates !! Muh Meetha kara Kar shoot starts Kar Rahe hai," and added, "It was a very good idea to shift to Amgaon. This place is so positive and so safe. They are taking care of everything. Sanitizing every corner !! Maintaining social distancing !! Every staff in my room is with a PPE kit. I feel so safe and secure here !! Way safer than my flat in Malad. She continued, "No one is allowed to come in or go out from the set."

Akanksha Puri is an Indian film actress, known for her work in Hindi TV shows, Malayalam films, and Tamil films, besides Bollywood films. She made her entry into Hindi cinema with Madhur Bhandarkar’s film Calendar Girls in 2015. She is famous for her Parvati role in the television show Vighnaharta Ganesh. Akanksha hails from Indore and has been active in the glamor industry since 2010. She shifted to Bhopal to complete her studies. Akanksha did her early studies at a convent school in Bhopal Madhya Pradesh and graduated from DAV University, Indore. After completing her studies, she has also worked as an air hostess for some time.

Akanksha Puri has a Stunning figure and she is 168 cm tall which is 5 feet 6 inches. She has a keen interest to maintain her body fitness her weight is 53 kg. Akanksha Puri is very health conscious she always takes care of her looks and appearance. She visits the gym regularly and her figure measurement is 34-27-36 she has attractive Black hair and Dark Brown eyes.

Akanksha Puri was born on Tuesday, 26 July 1988 in a Hindu family in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The name of her father is R.K. Puri and the name of her mother is Chitra Puri. Her father is a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police and her mother is an astrologer. Akanksha also has a brother. Akanksha Puri is currently single. Between 2017 and 2019, she was dating Bigg Boss fame, Paras Chhabra. Paras explained the reason for the end of this relationship to her possessive nature.

Akanksha was selected for air hostess after auditioning in Chandigarh. After which she shifted to Bengaluru, she used to work as an air hostess in Kingfisher Airlines. During the job, Akansha’s friend encouraged her to do modeling. After which she moved to Mumbai from Bangalore. In Mumbai, she started doing television commercials and modeling. Apart from this, she has also done a ramp walk for small designers. Before joining the film industry.

Akanksha Puri started her career in Bollywood with Madhur Bhandarkar’s film Calendar Girls. In this film, she played the role of Nandita Manon. Apart from this, she is famous for her role as Parvati in the television show Vighnaharta Ganesh. She has also acted in films such as Calendar Girls, Alex Pandian, Praise the Lord, Lodde, Tihar, Action, etc. She has appeared in the Tamil film “Kiara”. Puri has appeared in T-Series’s video song “Chitthi” with Jubin Nautiyal.

Real Name Akanksha Puri
Nickname Akanksha
Profession Actress, Model
Debut Movie-Calendar Girls (2015)
Language Known Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi & English
Date Of Birth 26 July 1988
Age (as of 2020) 32 Years
Birthplace Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Hometown Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Leo
Height in Centimeters 168 cm
Height in Meters 1.68 m
Height in Inches 5′ 6″
Weight in Kilograms 53 kg
Weight in Pounds 116 lbs
Figure Measurement (approx.) 34-27-36
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Father RK Puri
Mother Chitra Puri
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends Paras Chhabra
Educational Qualification Not Known
School Not Known
College/University Not Known
Favorite Actor Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan
Favorite Actress Aishwarya Rai, Kajol
Favorite Food South Indian Food
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Favorite Film Hum Aapke Hain Koun
Hobbies Traveling, Dancing, Reading
Favorite Color Black, Red, Blue, White
Favorite Sport Cricket
Car Collection Mercedes-Benz
Favorite Holiday Destination Goa, London, Dubai
Salary (approx.) Not Known
Net Worth (approx.) $0.8

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