Alka Kaushal is a veteran Indian actress and a popular personality in the Marathi cinema. She was born on September 2, 1969 in India. Before moving to Mumbai, she started acting on a theatre in
along with the National School of Drama Repertory.
She got her fame for the role she played in the Indian soap, Kumkum on STAR Plus. She played a negative role as Sukanya Bua, a villain who brings hell to the life of Kumkum (played by Juhi Parmar). Alka was debuted as a television actress in Gaatha under the production of
. But the film was said to be copied from Shashi Ranjan’s, The Shotgun Show.
Alka also appeared in the television serial, Tum Pukar Lo under the direction of Sanjay Upadhaya. Alka also played as Smriti on Zee TV’s
Manzilein Apani Apani
and Sahara One’s, Prratima. Along with her variety of television shows, she was also part of the serial, Faasle, Zee TV’s 9 Malabar Hill and Sansar. She also acted in Kartavya and appeared as a lawyer in Kammal. She also replaced the character of Bhairavi (played by Tuhinaa Vora), the aunt of Pankaj in the popular Sphere Origin’s serial, Jyoti on Imagine TV. Tuhinaa left the show because of some health issues. Additionally, Alka’s role as Raziya Gaffur Ahmed Siddiqui in the popular soap,
received positive responses from the viewers.
She was married to popular serial director and producer, Ravi Kaushal. Alka and his husband also run the Mangalam Arts Production House and produced some television shows like Meet Mila De Rabba and Kho Gayi Manzilein… Kho Gayi. Not many people are aware that Alka is the sister of Delhi actor, Varun Bhdola and radio jockey, Kalindi. Her mother is Susheela and her father, Vishwa Mohan Badola is a popular small screen Hindi actor who was last seen in the comedy film, Lage Raho Munnabhai. Alka and her dad also acted in some plays in Delhi way back.
Alka is also part of the BAG Films Association which is the producers of Kumkum and Tum Pukar Lo was their first soap opera. Alka is a bit careful on doing films because she is more comfortable in serials. She said, in television, it is easier to define where the character is heading, unlike in films where you don’t know what happens to the character at the end of the story.