Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain Actress Shilpa Raizada: 'My Family Didn't Know I Had Set Out To Become An Actor'- EXCLUSIVE

Actress Shilpa Raizada, who is currently a part of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, speaks to exclusively about her acting aspirations, journey and how she hid all of it from her family

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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain Actress Shilpa Raizada: 'My Family Didn't Know I Had Set Out To Become An Actor'- EXCLUSIVE
TV actress Shilpa Raizada, who has been part of shows like Hamari Devrani, Jodha Akbar and Dilli Waali Thakur Gurls, is playing Surekha Goenka in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain currently. But do you know the actress' family was not aware about her aspiration of becoming an actor?

In fact, the actress did a few ads and anchoring assignments before entering the acting space without informing them. Shilpa informed them about her dream after signing the contract of her first show, Hamari Devrani. ALSO READ: Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain Actors Sachin Tyagi, Swati Chitnis And Samir Onkar Test Positive For COVID-19; Makers Release Official Statement Saying 'Their Health Is Our Priority' 

Talking to us exclusively, Shilpa said, "I come from Betul district in Madhya Pradesh- it's a very small place called Pathakhera, so convincing everyone at home that I wanted to act and I want to go to Mumbai was a challenge. In fact, even in my college days in Bhopal, I was the President of the Art and Cultural society, so I used to participate in plays and dance. After college, I did a few ads and anchoring too, but nobody at home knew about this. I came to Mumbai twice for a look test, when I came here for the second time, I got selected for 'Hamari Devrani' and after signing the agreement, I called my parents and told them everything. They agreed and have been supportive since then." ALSO READ: Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai: Harsha Khandeparkar To Step Into Mohena Kumari Singh's Shoes- EXCLUSIVE

Shilpa further added, "I wanted to see myself on the big screen and I am working every day towards that. I have been in the industry for over a decade now and every day teaches me something new. Whatever I have achieved so far, is because of my hard work. And I am my hero, be it in life or acting."

Talking about her ongoing show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain the actress said, "I will soon complete four years in the show and the experience has been amazing. It's a typical Indian show full of family values and love and that's why it's loved so much. As far as my role is concerned, people say that I look very beautiful on-screen and that my acting looks very natural. Also, if I go out of town, people recognise me. What more can an actor want?" 

Image Source: instagram/ shilpa_s_raizada
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