Akanksha Puri Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 35 Years
Marital Status: Unmarried
Height: 5' 5"

Akanksha Puri

Profession(s)Actress, Model
Famous RoleNandita Menon in the Hindi film Calendar Girls (2015)
Akanksha Puri as Nandita Menon in Calendar Girls
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-28-34
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBrown
DebutFilm (Tamil): Alex Pandian (2013) as Divya
Film (Malayalam): Praise the Lord (2014) as Annie
Film (Kannada): Lodde (2015) as Akanksha
Film (Hindi): Calendar Girls (2015) as Nandita Menon
Web Series (Hindi): Inspector Avinash (2023) as Meetu Punjaban
Personal Life
Date of Birth26 July 1988 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023)35 Years
BirthplaceIndore, Madhya Pradesh
Zodiac signLeo
HometownIndore, Madhya Pradesh
School• A village school in Bhopal
• Carmel Convent School, Bhopal
Educational QualificationGraduate
Food HabitVegetarian [1]IWMBuzz
Tattoo(s)On her lower back: Akanksha had a Lotus tattooed on her lower back. Later, she got it modified into wings.
Akanksha Puri's lower back tattoo

On her left wrist: Her boyfriend Paras Chhabra's name. Post their breakup, she got it covered with a bar code with ‘BEING ME’ written along with it.
Akanksha Puri's left wrist tattoos before and after

On the side of her left hand: Ahamasmi Yodha
Akanksha Puri's Sanskrit tattoo
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsSidharth Shukla (rumoured) [2]News18
Akanksha Puri with Sidharth Shukla
Paras Chhabra
Akanksha Puri with Paras Chhabra
Mika Singh (rumoured) [3]The Times of India
Akanksha Puri with Mika Singh
Husband/SpouseIn July 2022, Mika Singh selected her as his vohti through reality TV show – Swayamvar: Mika Di Vohti. [4]The Times of India
ParentsFather- R.K. Puri (Retired Assistant Commissioner of Police)
Mother- Chitra Puri (Astrologer)
Akanksha Puri's parents
SiblingsBrother- Amitesh Puri (Businessman)
Akanksha Puri with her brother
Sister- None
Actress(es)Jacqueline Fernandez, Deepika Padukone
ActorSalman Khan
CricketerMahendra Singh Dhoni
Cartoon CharacterCinderella
Travel DestinationParis

Akanksha Puri

Some Lesser Known Facts About Akanksha Puri

  • Akanksha Puri is an Indian actress and model, who mainly works in Hindi TV serials and South Indian films. She is popular for playing the role of Nandita Menon in the Hindi film Calendar Girls (2015).
  • Growing up in a middle-class family in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Akanksha pursued her primary schooling at a village school.
  • During an interview, while sharing her childhood memories, Akanksha said,

    I come from a small town and I completed my primary education in a village, my favourite childhood memory till date is going to the government school on a horse cart and sitting under a tree, using a chalk and slate! I am an animal lover and meeting the horse who took us to the school use to get me all excited and playful.”

  • She was very active in sports in her school and college days and took part in various tennis and basketball competitions. In an interview, Akanksha shared that she was very playful and energetic in childhood and people often called her a monkey for that. 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 finishing up with her college studies, Akanksha began working as an international cabin crew for Vijay Mallya‘s Kingfisher Airlines.
  • Meanwhile, she also worked as a model, doing photoshoots for print advertisements of many jewellery and clothing brands.
  • She also appeared in the TV commercials of many renowned brands.
  • In 2012, a Tamil Production House spotted her in a TV commercial and offered her a role in a Tamil film. She initially wanted to pursue a career in hospitality. However, she accepted the offer as Kingfisher Airlines was on the verge of getting shut at that time.
  • She started her career as a model in 2010 by featuring in the print shoots of many popular brands. She has also appeared in various TV advertisements.
  • She has endorsed several beauty, food, and clothing brands like Sunfeast Dark Fantasy, mCaffeine, and Naari Collection on her Instagram account.
  • She made her television debut in 2015 with the Indian crime drama TV show CID, which airs on Sony Entertainment Television.
  • In 2017, she played the role of Goddess Parvati in the Hindi TV series Vighnaharta Ganesha aired on Sony Entertainment Television. Akanksha left the show midway in 2020.
  • She appeared as a guest in the reality TV game show Bigg Boss twice, first in 2013 and then again in 2015. The show airs on Colors TV.
  • In 2022, Akanksha appeared as a wild card contestant in the reality TV show Swayamvar – Mika Di Vohti. Aired on Star Bharat, the show revolves around the Indian singer Mika Singh, who tries to find a suitable match for himself from among the contestants of the show.
  • Puri has been featured in the music videos of many Hindi songs like Chitthi by Jubin Nautiyal, Jahaan Tum Ho by Shrey Singhal, Main Jis Din Bhula Doon by Jubin Nautiyal and Tulsi Kumar, Bewafa Tera Muskurana by Jubin Nautiyal, and Jaa Rahe Ho by Yasser Desai.
  • In 2013, she made her Tamil film debut with the film Alex Pandian in which she played the role of Divya. Subsequently, she appeared in the Tamil film Tihar (2014) as Shalini.
  • Her Malayalam debut came in the year 2014 with the film Praise the Lord in which she played the role of Annie.
  • She played the role of Akanksha in the 2015 Kannada film Lodde, marking her Kannada debut.
  • Thereafter, she played the role of Saira in the Malayalam film Samrajyam II: Son of Alexander (2015). In the same year, she played the lead role of Nandita Menon in the Hindi film Calendar Girls, which marked her Hindi film debut.
  • She has also appeared in the 2019 Tamil film Action as kaira.
  • In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and dancing.
  • Apparently, Akanksha was not the first choice for Madhur Bhandarkar’s Hindi film Calendar Girls; It was the Indian actress Meghna raj who was first selected for the role.
  • In 2023, she appeared as a contestant in season 2 of the reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss OTT.’ In an episode of the show, Jad Hadid kissed Akanksha Puri for 30 seconds during a task in the reality show, which went viral on social media. [5]The Times of India

    Akanksha Puri inside the house of Bigg Boss OTT Season 2

    Akanksha Puri inside the house of Bigg Boss OTT Season 2