Bigg Boss 14 contestant Pavitra Punia: Lesser-known facts about the gorgeous actress

Updated: 21 October, 2020 11:17 IST | Nikita Wagh
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    Born on April 22, 1986, Pavitra Punia's birth name is Neha Singh. The actress, who is currently one of the strongest contestants in the Bigg Boss 14 house, adopted the name 'Pavitra Punia' as her stage name. (All photos/Pavitra Punia's official Instagram account)

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    Pavitra hails from Haisawada in Uttar Pradesh. After completing her schooling from Abhinav Public School in Rohini, Pavitra moved to Delhi for higher education. Pavitra completed her graduation and did a diploma course in hospitality and aviation.

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    After completing her graduation, Pavitra got a modelling assignment with Kingfisher. She later gave an audition for MTV Roadies. But she got rejected for the show. Little did she know that she would be a part of another MTV reality show - Splitsvilla.

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    Though Pavitra rose to fame with the popular reality show MTV Spiltsvilla - Season 3, entering showbiz was never her career plan. Pavitra aspired to become an IPS officer, before she found her way into acting. 

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    Pavitra was 23 when she was preparing for her IPS exams and Spiltsvilla came her way. She gained immense popularity after the show.

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    A year later, Pavitra Punia made her acting debut with a small role in Geet Hui Sabse Parayi (2010). The TV show starring Drashti Dhami and Gurmeet Chaudhary saw Pavitra's cameo as Dalljiet.

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    In 2011, Pavitra Punia bagged a lead role in the TV show Love U Zindagi, where she was paired opposite Sidharth Shukla. Coincidently, the duo were in the Bigg Boss house together this season.

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    Jab We Met director Imtiaz Ali had conceptualised Love U Zindagi, back then. It was based on his movie and character of Geet that was essayed by Kareena Kapoor, which was rendered by the bold Splitsvilla contestant Pavitra Punia. Love U Zindagi was a complete image makeover for Pavitra, who had gained popularity as the bikini babe.

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    After Love U Zindagi, Pavitra Punia starred in TV shows such as Sawaare Sabke Sapne Preeto, Honge Judaa Naa Hum, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Kavach... Kaali Shaktiyon Se, Gangaa, Sasural Simar Ka, Kaleerein, Roop - Mard Ka Naya Swaroop, Naagin 3 to name a few.

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    Pavitra Punia loves tattoos and has a lot of them inked on her body. The actress is said to have 5 tattoos, a rose on her finger, seven chakras on her spine (as can be seen in the picture), a peacock feather and an eye on her arm, and a fairy on her shoulder.

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    Another lesser-known fact about Pavitra Punia is that the actress had made her debut in films with a film called 'Siddhartha: Love, Lust, Peace'. The Mukul Misra-directorial starred  Shivam Bhaargava, Mahesh Bhatt, Shazahn Padamsee in pivotal roles.

    In picture: Pavitra Punia on the sets of her show Baalveer. She played the role of Timnasa, the evil queen.

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    Ever since she entered Bigg Boss 14, the buzz around Pavitra Punia's past relationships has been doing the rounds. With her ex-flame Paras Chhabra claiming she is married, to her admitting in the house that she once dated two men at the same time, Pavitra Punia surely managed to pick the curiosity of many. Her growing proximity with fellow housemate Eijaz Khan is currently the hot topic in the house!

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    Pavitra Punia feels Bigg Boss is a big platform. "I feel all platforms are made for something. 'Bigg Boss' is a big platform for those whose careers stop after a point. There are ups and downs in everyone's lives. There is a time when fame is with you. And when it starts going down then 'Bigg Boss' is the platform that turns out to be a rising point," she said.

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    Here's wishing good luck to Pavitra for her journey in Bigg Boss!

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Pavitra Punia, who is currently seen inside the Bigg Boss house as the contestant of the controversial reality show's 14th season, has come a long way. The actress, who once wanted to become an IPS officer, is one of television's most popular actresses. A look at her journey in pictures.

First Published: 21 October, 2020 09:15 IST