Shrenu Parikh is an Indian television actress, and is best known for the character of Aastha Shlok Agnihotri in “Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?…Ek Baar Phir”.
Shrenu hails from a Gujarati family of Vadodara, Gujarat.She finished her educational studies by graduating from college with a BPharm degree. She loved to participate in school plays and has an interest in singing as well. Parikh won a Miss University title in 2007, 2nd runner up in Miss Vadodara title in 2008 along with a few other beauty pageants.
Shrenu in an interview with Mehul Suthar opened up about her life & career
Tell me about you.. your place of birth, where u brought up? your family? schooling? college? your interests?
I am a simple girl born in a small town named dabhoi and brought up in Vadodara. I’ve been to 3 diff schools bright day school, convent and my high schooling were done from navrachna Vidyani Vidyalaya – which played a major role in making me what I am today! I’ve graduated from Babaria institute of pharmacy, I must say Thanks to my college that I got introduced to this industry by fluke through Babaria only. I belong to a service class family where my father has been serving as Vice President in GSFC and mother works in state bank of Hyderabad since 30 years, have a younger charming brother who is a sportsperson played cricket under 19 for Vadodara and right now studying engineering.
How did you enter Industry?
I entered the industry by winning a beauty contest… Though I was studying at that time I started getting offers since then but I completed my graduation after then came to Mumbai and haven’t been looking back since then…
What do you think about Fashion world?
the fashion world, it’s a huge huge ocean where there are all sorts of fishes! But I stay in my own skin and wear only what I feel is comfortable to me…
What all projects you have done?
I am the brand Ambassador for “Gandevikar Jewellers” since 4 years or may be more than that. I have done many commercials.I started my acting career with a small role in Gulaal on Star Plus. Then did Havan on Colours. Byah Hamari Bahu Ka for Sony, Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon Ek Baar Phir for Star Plus.
Tell us something about your ongoing and upcoming projects.
I am doing Gujarati Urban Movie right now with Jay Soni & Maulik Pathak (veer Hamirji).
Actor: Ranbir Kapoor
Actress: Deepika Padukone
Place: My home
Attire: Casual & Indian wear
Food: South Indian, Home made Gujarati food & Panipuri
Film: Lot of films, I’ m very filmy
Pass time: Watching TV
Who is your latest crush?
Ranbir Kapoor all the time…
Any learning you want to share?
I’m yet in a learning phase so won’t say anything but only want to share that never forget what values u were taught and always be thankful to what God gives you!
Picture credit: Umang Bhatt