A page from the personal diary of Asha Negi
Hello everyone!! I am Asha Negi whom you know as Purvi from Zee TV’s Pavitra Rishta.
Born and raised in the beautiful city of Dehradun, Uttarakhand where my parents reside, I am currently staying in Mumbai. Undoubtedly, I miss Dehradun but Mumbai has been great to me and I am enjoying my stay here.
Having completed my schooling from St. Mary's Higher Secondary School Dehradun, I did my graduation in commerce from DAV College, Dehradun. During my college days, I won the title of Miss Uttarkhand 2009.
Since my childhood, I have been inclined to watch films of Shah Rukh and Kajol. I used look in the mirror and wonder whether I looked like Kajol as I really adore her. From my childhood, I wanted to get into acting in TV serials but my relatives discouraged my parents to not allow me to get into the TV industry.
So after finishing college, I went to Bangalore to work in a Tours and Travel Consultancy Agency. But within a month, I got bored and left the job and came back to Dehradun after I realised that this was not my cup of tea.
After coming back to Dehradun, I started convincing my parents to send me to Mumbai to chase my dreams. In fact, I starved for two days to convince my parents. Finally, they agreed and allowed me to come to Mumbai.
I still remember that after I came to Mumbai in April 2011, I started appearing for a lot of auditions since I had no knowledge about acting whatsoever. One of my friends was looking out a fresh face for his upcoming show. So, I appeared for the audition of the same but later came to know that they required a fat girl. However, after that audition, I got selected for the role of Apeksha Malhotra (cameo) in Balaji Telefilm’s Bade Acche Lagte Hain.
I was really scared as I didn’t know head and tail of acting. I thought Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar would not talk to me as I was a junior actor. But when I started shooting, it was a different story all together. Ram Sir was so sweet and helped me a lot. He motivated me and during the shoot he made me so comfortable that I did not feel that I was a junior actor. And what should I say about Sakshi Ma’am (Tanwar). She is superb and my biggest inspiration. I really want to be like her.
After Bade Acche... , I got an opportunity to work again for Balaji Telefilms’ Pavitra Rishta as Purvi. I treat myself as being extremely lucky to work with Ekta Ma’am (Kapoor). I am enjoying playing my character and am getting to learn a lot from Ankita Ma’am (Lokhande). In real life also, Hiten Sir (Tejwani) is very sweet and gives a baba (fatherly) feeling. The atmosphere on the sets is so nice that all of us work as a family and have a blast on sets.
I think my journey has been great till date. Initially, I was very bad in acting but now I am more confident and have groomed a lot.
Well... talking about my personal life, all I can say is that I am a very moody girl and get mood swings. I usually spend most of my time with my on-screen sisters Mrinalini, Shruti and Jia. We are a bunch of four naughty buddies who hang out together. During my leisure time, I like to eat, sleep and listen to music.
Well, this is my journey till yet. I hope you like me in Pavitra Rishta.
Thank you everyone for watching and loving me. I promise to keep entertaining you over the years.