|Other Name(s)||• Bikini girl News 18
• Sunny Leone of the South News 18
• AG Archana Gautam - Facebook
• Archana Taxsalia
|Full Name||Archana Gautam Budha Amar Ujala|
|Nickname||Aashu Archana Gautam - Facebook|
|Famous For||Winning the title of Miss Bikini India 2018 and contesting in the State Legislative Assembly Elections 2022 from the Hastinapur constituency of Uttar Pradesh|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
|Weight||in kilograms- 52 kg
in pounds- 114 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-24-34|
|Debut||Film: Great Grand Masti (2016) as Gaav Ki Goori
Film (Tamil): Kundas (2021)
Film (Telugu): IPL (2020)
|Awards||• She won Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Memorial Award in 2018.
• She won Women Achiever Award by GRT in 2018 in Bangalore.
|Titles||• She won Miss Uttar Pradesh in 2014.
• In 2018, she won Miss Bikini India, Miss Bikini Universe India, and Miss Talent titles at Miss Cosmos India 2018.
|Political Party||Indian National Congress
|Political Journey||In November 2021, Archana joined the Indian National Congress and was elected from Hastinapur (Assembly constituency) for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election. Her party could not win the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections when the result was announced on 10 March 2022.|
|Date of Birth||• 1 September 1993 (Wednesday)
• 1 September 1995 (Friday)
|Age (as of 2021)||• Source 1: 26 Years
• Source 2: 28 Years
|Birthplace||Meerut, Uttar Pradesh|
|Hometown||Nagla Hareroo, Uttar Pradesh|
|School||• Shanta Smarak Girls Inter College, Meerut
• Ismail Girls National Inter College, Meerut
|College/University||I.I.M.T Engineering College, Meerut|
|Religion||Hinduism Archana Gautam - Facebook|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication (2009 - 2012) My Neta|
|Caste||Dalit Justice News|
|Address||D-182 Sector-3 Sushant City, Bypass Road Partapur, Meerut|
|Controversies||Hate comments on Archana
In 2022, after Archana joined the Congress party, many social media users started sharing her pictures in bikini. She was slut-shamed for her pictures in bikini, and the Congress party was also criticized for choosing a bikini model as a party candidate. In an interview, Archana talked about this and said,
"I represented India in Miss Bikini 2018. I was Miss Uttar Pradesh 2014 & Miss Cosmo World 2018. I request people to not merge my profession in the media industry with my political career." The Indian Express
Accusations on Tirupati temple management
In 2022, she alleged the Tirupati temple management for asking her Rs. 10,500 by for a quick darshan. According to her, when she could not have the darshan of Lord Venkateshwar in Tirumala on Monday, she approached the TTD office for some arrangements and accused them of asking for money. She even posted a video on her Twitter account. Later, the management refused all the allegations and said,
Actress Archana Gautam's attack on TTD employees is a heinous act. TTD vehemently refutes the untrue claims made by actress Archana Gautam." The Economic Times
Manhandled at Congress Office
Archana Gautam and her father, seeking to congratulate Priyanka Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge for the Women's Reservation Bill, were denied entry at the Congress office in New Delhi and pushed out on 29 September 2023. A video of the incident, where Archana's father was seen on the ground, soon went viral. Archana later talked about the incident in an interview and claimed that she and her father were mistreated at the Congress party office employees. She added that her father was injured and her driver was hit on his head. She also claimed that the guards had received orders not to permit their entry. India Today Archana Gautamm, in the interview, said,
I was banging on cars parked on the road, hoping I could hide in one of those. They pulled my hair. It was no less than an on-road rape. I begged them with folded hands. My father was so scared."
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Gautam Budh (politician, Kartavya Rashtriya Party India)
Mother- Sunita Gautam (homemaker)
• Mishu Gautam
• Vinay Gautam
• Gulshan Gautam
|Food||Sushi, Pita Bread, Hummus|
|Car Collection||She owns a Kia car.
• Cash: Rs. 56,220
• Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 79,718
• Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs. 4,89,680
• LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 1,35,312
• Motor Vehicles: Rs. 16,01,311
• Jewellery: Rs. 7,43,620
Gross Total Value: Rs. 31,05,861 My Neta
She has no immovable assets. My Neta
• Loans from Banks / FIs: Rs. 12,50,000
• Loans due to Individual / Entity: Rs. 5,25,000
Grand Total of Liabilities: Rs. 17,75,000 My Neta
|Net Worth (as of 2022)||Rs. 1,330,861 My Neta|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Archana Gautam
- Archana Gautam is an Indian actress, model, and politician who is known for winning the title of Miss Bikini India in 2018 and contesting the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Elections 2022 from the Hastinapur constituency.
- She has also worked in TV serials Qubool Hai, Saath Nibhana Saathiya, Akbar-Birbal, Buddha and CID.
- She has appeared in the Bollywood films Haseena Parkar (2017), Baaraat Company (2017), and Junction Varanasi (2019).
- She has appeared in the music videos Haale Dil (2018), Beinteha (2019), Dynamite (2020), Nasha Zyada (2020), and Buggu oye (2020).
- In an interview, Archana shared that she belonged to a poor family and used to extract milk from cows and also make cow dung when she was young.
- Archana followed politics since childhood. In an interview, she said that she got the motivation to join politics after she read about the ‘Ladki Hoon Lad Sakti Hoon (I am a girl and I can fight)’ slogan by Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi.
- In 2021, it was reported that she left the Congress party because she was upset about not being honoured. Later, her father persuaded her to join the party again. Aaj Tak
- According to the Election Commission, in the 2022 State Legislative Assembly Elections, Archana managed to earn 1,519 votes from the Hastinapur constituency, and she lost the elections. After she lost the election, she tweeted about her loss.
Mujhe Hastinapur Ki janta ka Bhut pyaar mila, buss unka Es beti per Viswas nahi mila, koi baat NAHI jo bhi pyaar MERI janta ne mujhe diya uske liye dil se Thks, bhut jald yeh beti aap sab logo ka wiswas bhi jeet legi. Or haan jab Bacha girta hai, tabhi toh wo chalna sikhta hai. pic.twitter.com/MT7T8uZeuL
— Archana Gautam (@archanagautamm) March 10, 2022
- In 2017, she shared a picture on Facebook in which she was seen enjoying a party with cricketer Chris Gayle.
- In 2017, Archana was kidnapped by goons who claimed to be CBI officers. They offered her a role in a commercial, which she accepted, and went to meet them to make an agreement. As soon as she sat in their car, the goons snatched her phone and car keys. They even demanded Rs. 50,000 from her. In an interview, Archana talked about this incident and said,
There were lots of people and I even saw students passing by, but they all ignored my screams. Finally, a beggar sitting nearby noticed my struggle. He came and grabbed the accused, while I went and called for help. He even helped me take the accused to the Vile Parle police station.”
- In 2020, she shared a post on Instagram in which she showed her transformation from 2012 to 2020.
- In 2022, Archana accused the administration and said that when she sought permission to use a helicopter, she was denied, but the CM of the state was allowed to use the helicopter. She said that the administration did not allow her to use the helicopter because she was the daughter of a Dalit.
- She is often spotted drinking alcoholic beverages on various occasions.
- She is often featured in various newspapers and magazine covers.
- She is a fitness enthusiast and often posts pictures of her workout on social media.
- She is also seen having hookah on various occasions.
- She is an avid dog lover and often posts pictures with them on social media.
- In 2021, she appeared in the Tamil film ’47A.’
- In 2022, she participated in the reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss 16,’ which aired on Colors TV. During the show, she had a fight with her co-contestant Shiv Thakare after which Bigg Boss asked her to leave the house. However, the host of the show Salman Khan called her back into the show.
- Archana Gautam charged around Rs 3L per week to participate in Bigg Boss 16. The Siasat Daily