Akanksha Puri is an Indian actress & model known for Swayamavar – Mika Di Vohti (2022), Calendar Girls (2015) and Vighnaharta Ganesha (2017-20). She was born on July 26, 1988 to R.K Puri and Chitra Puri in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. She has a named brother Amitesh Puri.
Her father R.K Puri is a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police and her mother Chitra Puri is an Astrologer.
She completed her schooling from Carmel Convent School in Bhopal and later graduated from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya in Indore.
Akanksha was very active in sports during her school and college days and actively took part in various tennis and basketball competitions. She was even called a Monkey for her energy level. She said, “I have always been very active in sports. I loved to play all the time and as a child, I use to climb trees and pluck mangoes. Though I used to get scolded for this but that never stopped me. I was called a monkey as no one could match my speed, wish I could time travel and go back to those stress-free joyful days.“
After completing her college studies, she began working as an international cabin crew for Kingfisher Airlines. She also started working as a model and did photoshoots for many jewellery and clothing brands.
She made her acting debut in the tamil movie Alex Pandian (2013) in a supporting role.
Akanksha made her hindi film debut in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Calendar Girls (2015). She was not the first choice for the movie and initially actress Meghana Raj was selected for the role.
She played the role of Goddess Parvati in the mythological television serial “Vighnaharta Ganesha” from 2017 to 2020.
Akanksha has starred in many popular music videos including Jaa Rahe Ho (2022) by Yasser Desai, Bewafa Tera Muskurana (2021) by Jubin Nautiyal and Main Jis Din Bhula Doon (2021) by Jubin Nautiyal & Tulsi Kumar.
In 2022, Akanksha Puri entered the marriage reality show “Swayamvar – Mika Di Vohti” as a wild card contestant where she managed to win Mika’s heart as he chose her as his would-be-wife. Mika and Akanksha have been old friends and have known each other for more than 13 years.
She is fond of travelling & cannot imagine her life without travelling and this was the reason for starting her career as an international cabin crew as she wanted to explore the world.
Akanksha Puri was in a relationship with Paras Chhabra but the couple broke up in 2019. She told in an interview, “I moved out way before..the day he disrespected me and lied about things in our relationship for me it was over.“