Hina Khan rose to fame as Akshara in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. She has become a household name. Recently, the actress recalled her journey in the entertainment world. She revealed to the Humans of Bombay that she comes from an orthodox Kashmiri family where becoming an actor was never an option.
Her post read, “I come from an orthodox Kashmiri family where becoming an actor was never an option. My parents were even hesitant to send me to Delhi for college but somehow, I convinced Papa. So, when a friend suggested auditioning for a serial, I said no. Upon insistence, I gave it a go and the casting directors loved me! The next day, I was selected for the lead role. I moved to Bombay without telling my parents, I was 20. The production people helped me find a place. It took me weeks to tell Papa. He was livid. Mom’s friends and relatives cut ties with us.”
She added, “But by then, my serial had gained popularity. After weeks of cajoling, Papa said, ‘you can continue only if you complete your studies.’ Then, my parents moved to Mumbai.”
Hina also stated that the popular TV reality show Bigg Boss helped her to shape her career. She added, “After 8 years, Bigg Boss came my way. Initially, I had a ‘no shorts, no steamy scenes’ policy but over time, I decided to make my own rules.”
In conclusion, she said, “It’s been 11 years since I first faced the camera. From Srinagar to Bombay, from being the first actor in my family to dating someone out of the community to giving up easy money at my peak, I’ve proudly carved my own way.”