Kruttika Desai is a popular theater artist, who rose to fame through the TV Series “
Buniyaad,” which was telecasted in 1986 in the National Channel Doordarshan. She is not only the best actress but a social activist too. She says that Theater was her school, which educated her entire nook and corner of acting. Kruttika says, “Theatre was my learning school...my discipline, my confidence, my growth all happened there, though I was studying then and it was a hobby only... and for the extra spending power... but it was my Buniyaad,! I wanted to pursue psychology and I did finally finish my M.A. in psychology but did not do my Ph.D. Buniyaad shot me to levels of fame that I had never contemplated.” When asked about the best medium of performance, a theater or cinema or TV Series, the experienced artist said, “All three mediums have their own lure...theatre for the thrill of a live audience and all its other magic, small screen for its instant fame through millions seeing you every day in their homes and feeling you are a part of their daily lives and discussions and the silver screen for its canvas and detailing and exclusivity and larger than life magic!
All three require different approaches in your style of acting and all are enjoyable to their differences.” Kruttika is a member of Akanksha and has been serving the society for years. Kruttika feels satisfied when working for Akanksha. She says, “Akanksha is an NGO for underprivileged children that I worked with for a long time training children in acting and putting up musical productions as a director, involving 100 + children..... from all the work I have done, this was the most soul satisfying.” Kruttika was just 18 when she was working on the TV Series, Buniyaad. She shares her experience about Buniyaad with us. Kruttika says, “When I started doing Buniyaad I had already done theater and a serial, Air Hostess. So, I was trained and a bit confident with acting but Ramesh sippy was the best director to have at that stage. He fine tuned whatever I had learned and taught me so much about the camera, angles lighting etc..most of the craft of the business.” She had been one among the talented bold women in the industry. Kruttika shaved her head for a TV Series.
When asked about her bold attempt, she says, “Yes it is a bold step for a woman to let go of her 'crowning glory' but I had done so much glamorous stuff, for so many years. I was then ready to experiment. Pinto Guha, the producer, an old friend, suggested it as the role was of a widow from a place where they shave the head of widows. I was very excited at the opportunity. I spoke to my daughter husband and mom. I thought they would be upset, but they were equally excited, if not more. It was a liberating experience to say the least.” She is also proud of the present generation youth. Kruttika says that they have a lot of exposure. The younger generation artists have a lot of confidence and talent, states the beautiful star. Kruttika loves to act in any language, as each would have its own flavor. She likes to do Bengali films, and also says that she is partial to European cinema.
Another Version Of Kruttika's Bio
Krutika Desai Khan, also known as Krutika Desai, was born on 23rd February 1968. She is a famous Indian film, theater, and television actress and playing a different role in Hindi Television from 1985. She is the only child of famous stage actor Late Girish Desai. She got married to Imtiaz Khan, a famous director. Krutika has the talent to work in any situation and never give up. She had been employed in different theater group. In this field, she had collaborated with “Akansha” a theater group who work for homeless children. She also worked with various Gujarati plays like Shodh Pratishodh, Pallavi Bani Parvati, and To Karo Shree Ganesh. She also worked in Saat Tari Ekvees, in which she played the role of a middle-class woman married to a wealthy family. In Indian Cinema, Krutika also plays a different role for different film.
Her worked can be noticed in
Insaaf, Dastak, etc. In Insaaf, she played the role of
Geeta Kapoor. The film was released on 19 June 1987 and was directed by Mukul Anand. Krutika is famous for her TV serial performances. As she already done lots of Hindi Serial and currently she comes to Limelight for her role in Uttaran. She is the first Indian actress in Indian television history to go bald for a role in Uttaran. Her working list includes
Superhit Muqabla, Mansi,
Tumhari Disha, Annu Ki Ho Gayee Waah Bhai Waah, Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki,
Ram Milaayi Jodi and finally Uttaran. In Uttaran, Krutika plays a negative role of a mother, and after her husband was killed, she goes bald. She always wants to try something new and for her character in this serial she cuts her hair and makes a new benchmark in Hindi television history.
Another Story of this Actress
Krutika Desai or Kruttika Desai or Krutika Desai Khan is an Indian actress. She was born on 23rd February 1968. She is the daughter of famous stage personality “Late Shri Girish Desai”. She married to Imtiaz Khan. He is the son of renowned film actor Jayant and brother of
Amjad Khan. Imtiaz is also an Indian actor and director. They have a daughter called
Ayesha Khan. She is also a theater actress. She acted in some Gujarati plays like Shodh Pratishodh, Pallavi Bani Parvati, To Karo Shree Ganesh, etc. She also acted in few movies. She worked in the TV movie “Apna Jahan” in 1985. She played the character of Rita in the film. She worked in the movie “Insaaf” in 1987. It was directed by Mukul Anand and starred
Dimple Kapadia, and
Suresh Oberoi. Krutika performed the role of Geeta Kapoor in the movie. After this, she was seen in the movie “Dattak” in 2001. Gul Bahar Singh directed it.
Then she acted in an Israel film “Turn Left at the End of the World” in 2004. It was written, directed and produced by Avi Nesher. The story of the movie is about small development town in the Negev during the 1960s and focused on the struggle of the Moroccan and Indian Jews who live there. Krutika played the role of “Rachel Talkar” in the movie. She made her entry into the television world during the period of the 1980s. She acted in the popular serial “Buniyaad” in 1986. She acted the role of Mangla in the serial. It was directed by
Ramesh Sippy and was telecasted on DD National. After this, she was seen in the serial “Chandrakanta”. She played four roles in the serial as Sabhya and Ramya (twin sisters), Amba (Vish Kanya) and Jwala (the dacoit). It was very popular show at that time. Krutika acted in more than ten serials in her career such as Zameen Aasmaan, Kismet, A Mouthful of Sky, Kkusum, Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki, Uttaran, etc. She is the only woman in the history who shaved her head for a role in Indian television. She shaved her head for the serial Uttaran. She won many awards for her acting.