‘Avantika Hundal’ is an Indian television actress from Punjab, who played the role of Aarushi Saxena in the Star Plus serial
Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya (2009). The popularity of this serial can be seen from the fact that it was telecast in Pakistan on Pakistani Channel, Urdu 1. The series was also remade in Tamil language as
Puthu Kavithai and telecast on Star Vijay. Born and brought up in Mumbai, she chanced upon acting while waiting for her course to start. Avantika says, “Well, it all started back when I had just finished my BMS and had planned to pursue masters in HR from London. I had some time in between, as my course was scheduled a little late and a friend of mine was going to give a look test for Pratigya. So for fun, I just went ahead and I too gave the look test. The same evening I got a call that I was selected. It did take me a while to choose, but I guess I made the right choice.” She has acted in the Punjabi movies Mr & Mrs 420 (2014), Rab Ton Sohna Ishq (2013) and Burrraahh (2012). She has also acted in the Hindi film
Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008).
Taking up acting as a leisure pursuit, she had no idea it would bring her huge recognition. After doing her first daily soap ‘Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya’, she moved the Pollywood way because she’s been fascinated by the Punjabi film industry for a long time. The first Punjabi film ‘Burrraah’ brought her sufficient success. Her second film ‘Rabb Ton Sohna Ishq’ was shot in Jalandhar and it was the first time that she shot for a film in Jalandhar. She says “It is like my second home. My mom’s brother lives here so I have been visiting this place since childhood. Everybody is so warm hearted here. Also, I love the food. I don’t think there is any eatery that I have missed out on. I loved visiting “Haveli”. It owns the aura that takes you back to your Punjabi roots.” Asked why she chose to do Punjabi films, she says “Punjabi is my mother tongue and it was a proud moment for me when I did my first Punjabi film. I have an emotional connection with my films. I didn’t choose to enter the Punjabi film industry from the point of view of my career; rather I did it because it gave me a chance to connect with my people. I had no language difficulty because I am a Sikh and have a good command over my language.” In the Punjabi movie, Mr & Mrs 420, she says “My role in the movie is the opposite of the one I performed in ‘Burrraah’.
The character’s name is Kiran and she’s a pampered girl. Her elder brother adores her a lot and she wants everything that she wishes for and makes sure that she gets it.” About her experience in ‘Pratigya’, Avantika says that doing Pratigya was a fun experience. Although it was very hectic, there were times when she shot for 26 hours non-stop but at the end of the day she liked it. She also realized how capable she was. She has the propensity to learn all good things from people. So, whatever she had inculcated was positive. Also, at that time, she made some really good friends. She always wanted to study further. So, in case she gets some time she would like to get an MBA degree soon.
Avantika Hundal is a gorgeous looking Indian Actress, who has predominantly worked in the Punjabi Film Industry. She recently did a supporting role, in the Punjabi movie Mr and Mrs 420 that released in the year 2014. This blockbuster film was directed by
Ksshitij Chaudhary. The movie is a comical depiction of the life of two unsuccessful friends, with big dreams. Avantika played the character Laddi in the flick. Avantika began her career in the year 2009, through a television soap. She acted as Arushi Shyam Saxena, the sister of the protagonist in the soap Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya. The serial was aired on Star Plus and ran until the year 2012.
In the year 2008, she got the big opportunity to act in a Yash Raj Chopra film. She was cast in the superhit movie Bachna Ae Haseeno, as the friend of one of the heroines. In the year 2012, Avantika appeared in the Punjabi Movie Burrraahh. The flick is a comic one about a group of boys, who have to win a competition to safeguard their college. In 2013, she acted in the film Sohna Isshq.
Avantika Hundal is in a relationship with the lead star of the serial Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya, Arhaan Behl.