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Archana Chandhoke
Born (1982-07-02) 2 July 1982 (age 41)
Alma mater Ethiraj College for Women
Occupation Television host | Actress | Radio Jockey
Years active 1999–present
Vineet Muthukrishnan
(m. 2004)
Children Zaara Vineet
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Years active 2020- Present
Subscribers 822 thousand
Total views 176.7 million
Subscriber and view counts updated as of 24 July 2022.

Archana Chandhoke or more simply known as Archana, is an Indian television presenter, actress and radio jockey who has primarily worked in Tamil film and television industry.



In September 1999, Archana started her career as a newsreader in Jaya TV's English News while studying in college. She later moved on to Sun TV, where she hosted the shows Comedy Time and Ilamai Pudhumai. In May 2007, she left Sun TV to priortize family commitments.

After a break of one year, she joined Star Vijay in 2008 and hosted Namma Veetu Kalyanam till 2014. In September 2015, Zee Tamil approached her to do the show Athirshta Lakshmi. The following year, she appeared as a judge of the comedy show Junior Super Star along with K. Bhagyaraj and Khushbu.

In 2020, Archana entered Bigg Boss as a wildcard contestant. She received criticism from audiences for her behavior on the show. Following her stint on the show, she rejoined Star Vijay and is hosting various reality shows and also various special episodes like Kadhale Kadhale, Old is Gold Black and White, Parivattam, Namma veetu kalyanam Snehan and Kanikka Special, Singappene, Namma veetu thiruvizha, Samsaram athu Minsaram, Sabash Sariyana Potti, Pattikada Pattanama,Thai illamal Naanillai and Udanpirappe(Paasa Malargal).

In 2022, she rejoined Zee Tamil to host the most popular show, Super Mom season 3. She is hosting this show along with her daughter Zaara Vineet.


Archana has also worked as an actress in Tamil-language films, often portraying comedy roles. She first appeared in En Vazhi Thani Vazhi (2015), an action film starring and produced by businessman R. K. During the audio release function of the film, she was confronted by actor Radharavi on stage, who felt she failed to address him with respect. R. K. then cast her again in his next film, Vaigai Express (2017) in another small role.

Her appearance in Yenda Thalaiyila Yenna Vekkala (2018) saw her feature as a cheating wife in love with the character portrayed by Yogi Babu. A reviewer noted the scenes were "high on adult content but manages to evoke a smile". She was seen in Doctor (2021), where she featured alongside her daughter Zaara in a supporting role.


Year Title Role Notes
2015 En Vazhi Thani Vazhi Unknown UnCredited Role
2017 Vaigai Express Anuradha
2018 Yenda Thalaiyila Yenna Vekkala Thaara
2019 Aadai - Title Voice Over
2020 Naan Sirithal Anchor Archana Special Appearance
2021 Doctor Sumathi Debut As a Brief Role


Television Host

Year Name Network Language Notes
2000-2007 Comedy Time Sun TV Tamil
2007 Ilamai Pudhumai
2008 Kalakka Povathu Yaaru Star Vijay
2008–2014 Namma Veetu Kalyanam
2013 Veedu Manaivi Makkal Kalaignar
2014 Celebrity Kitchen Puthuyugam
2015–2018 Athirsta Lakshmi Season 1 Zee Tamil
2016–2018 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs Season 1 & 2
2017–2019 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Seniors Season 1 & 2
2018–2019 Super Mom Season 1 & 2 With Zaara Vineet
2021 Parivattam - 6th Annual Vijay Television Awards Star Vijay Prelude Show
Old is gold Special show
Kadhale Kadhale
Namma Veetu Kalyanam
Namma Veetu Thiruvizha
Samsaram athu Minsaram
Sabash Sariyana Potti
Pattikada Pattanama
Thai illamal Naan illai
Singa penne
Mr and Mrs Chinnathirai Season 3
Super Daddy Episode 4 and 5
2022 Bigg Boss (Tamil season 5) Kondattam
Podungamma Vote uh Enga serial Paathu -

7th Annual Vijay Television Awards

Prelude Show
Super Mom Season 3 Zee Tamil With Zaara Vineet

Reality shows

Year Show Role Network Notes
2016 Genes Season 1 Participant Zee Tamil With Aravind
2017-2019 Junior Super Star (Season 1 & 2) Judge
2018 Genes Season 2 Participant With Zaara Vineet & Anita Chandhoke
2020-2021 Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4 Contestant (Wild Card Entry) Star Vijay Evicted Day 10- 77
2021 Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4 Kondattam Herself Special Show; Along With Zaara Vineet
Start Music Season 2 Participant BB4 Special
Neeya Naana Guest Kids Vs Parents Episode (S23 E189)
2022 KPY Champions Season 3 - Doubles Judge

Televisions serials

Serial Network Language Notes
2019 Sembaruthi Zee Tamil Tamil Cameo appearance as herself
Yaaradi Nee Mohini
2021 Bharathi Kannamma Star Vijay


Year Show Role Network Notes
2021–present Hi Chennai With Achuma Radio Jockey Radio Mirchi Morning Show


Year Channel Role Language Notes
2020 – present Wow Life Creator Tamil Own Lifestyle Channel
2020 Smile Settai Host Super star E-Awards (Virtual Award show)
2021 Aval Vikatan Aval Awards 2020
Cine Ulagam Manidhi Vaa (Special Show For Achieved Women)
2022 BehindwoodsTV Marakka Mudiyatha Kalyanam
Mirchi Tamil(Official YouTube channel of Radio Mirchi Tamil) One Minute please (Public Interview Program)


Year Show Network Role Notes
1999 News Jaya TV News Reader Presenter for English News

Award Shows & Live Shows

Year Show Role Network Notes
2016 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs Season 1 Grand Finale Host Zee Tamil Live Show
2017 Dance Jodi Dance Season 1 Grand Finale
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Seniors Season 1 Grand Finale
2018 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs Season 2 Grand Finale
1st Galatta Nakshathra Awards Award Show
1st JFW Movie Awards
1st Zee Tamil Kudumbam Viruthugal
2019 2nd Zee Tamil Kudumbam Viruthugal
2020 1st Zee Cine Awards
2021 Mirchi Music Awards Star Vijay
2022 Mirchi Music Awards South
7th Annual Vijay Television Awards
Homepreneur Awards / சுயசக்தி விருதுகள் (5th Season) Colors Tamil

Awards & Nominations

Television Awards

Year Honouring Body Category Outcome
2018 Galatta Nakshatra Awards Best Anchor Nominated
2019 Nominated
Sensational Anchor Won
Anandha Vikatan Awards Best Anchor Won
2018 Zee Family Awards Best Anchor- Female Won
Best Duo Anchor (Along With Deepak Dinkar) Nominated
Favourite Anchor Won
2019 Won
Best Anchor Nominated
2020 Behindwood Gold Medal Awards Best Anchor - Television Won
Zee Family Awards Best Anchor Nominated
BlackSheep Digital Awards Star Family Entertainer For Wow Life

(Along with Zaara Vineet & Anita Chandhoke)

2022 Realistic Awards Inspiring Icon & Contribution To Media Won
Streeshakti Awards Best Anchor Won
7th Annual Vijay Television Awards Nominated

Film Awards

Year Artist/Work Honouring Body Category Outcome
2022 Doctor Edison Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
JFW - Just For Women Movie Awards Won
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