When GQ magazine called ArchanaVijaya the best thing to happen to cricket since the IPL, they did not know the half of it. The once shy convent educated Kolkata college girl who burst into the spotlight as the Winner of the first edition of Channel [v]'s Get Gorgeous had never imagined that life was soon to be a whirl of the highest visibility fashion shows like the Rome Fashion Week, French Bienalle, Singapore fashion week, ad campaigns, VJing, amongst other things. The glamour was mixed with the grit as she travelled across the length and breadth of India with Channel[v]'s Freedom Express and got to really see India from up close.
A significant career transition happened in 2007, when she became host of the "cricketainment" show " Cricket TadkaMaadke" on Neo Cricket, home of Indian cricket. The next year put her front and center of cricket coverage as she started hosting the unique cricket travel show "Tour Diary". Hobnobbing with India's most famous sportspeople, yet getting a chance to meet ordinary Indians whose never say die spirit made them truly extraordinary, the opportunity to host "Tour Diary" seemed an opportunity made in heaven for the travel crazy Archana. She managed to make a mark with live cricket broadcasting just like she had done earlier in each of her earlier endeavours. As she says, "It was a whole new ball game". But it also was a new challenge to be overcome and that has been Archana's motto always when it came to new challenges: "Bring it on!".
It is this never say die spirit that has made Archana a very popular choice for hosting, VJing and compering all kinds of events from music shows to corporate launches to award nights. Since then, she saw her life come full circle as she turned mentor on the UTV Bindaas show "Sunsilk Blue Carpet" where she gets to give 13 girls a dream makeover. As she says,"I had my Cinderella story, and now it's my turn to make someone else's dream come true." If you thought that was life coming a fill circle, in the year 2010 she went back to where it all started - Channel [V] to be mentor to the girls on Get Gorgeous Season 6.
2011 was a momentous year as she became the host of IPL4 and since then there has been no looking back on premier television shows in India, including hosting IPL5 again in 2012, and then as part of the celebrity dance reality show JhalakDikhlaja as one of the 12 celebrities. The same year saw her win best television presenter (female) at the Indian Television Awards.
But, you can't keep a travel junkie away from her one of her biggest passions, and as luck would have it, she returned in 2013 as one of the celebrities on Life meinEkBaar 2 along with the likes of Barbara Mori, Yana Gupta in a truly "once in a lifetime" show, where she got the opportunity to tick off a list of things on her bucket list like sky-diving, bungee-jumping, shark cage-diving, scuba diving amongst a host of other activities she totally lives for and that too in probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world, captivating Cape town in South Africa. In her own words, "I'm a very lucky girl, thank you God".
But make no mistake. This is no Cinderella who has just had things handed to her on a platter. She has worked very hard to get to where she is but still believes that her journey has only just started. There are many more milestones to pass;many other dreams to be ticked off. The one thing you can be sure of is that each of those dreams will involve connecting with people. That is what she does best, and that is what she wants to keep doing. Year after year she been voted by leading magazines such as FHM, Maxim in the top 50 sexiest women in the world, but that doesn't seem to faze this easy going lass who wants her work doing the talking or vice versa of you please !
2014 saw her come back at the IPL 2014 by popular demand ! In the same year she was seen a television program called Live the fresh life where she is the face , and judge of a show, where she gives aspiring youngsters the opportunity to make their dreams come true and live life "queen" size like she has always dreamed of ! 2015, was a year of many milestones as she conquered her fears on the very popular GEC show KhatronKeKhiladi, Fear Factor in South Africa, a month before her ultimate test, that of getting married! As a self confessed workaholic, Archana was soon back from a barely 2 day honeymoon to start shooting for IPL 2015.

In the year 2016, Archana was awarded the Bengal Ratna from Indian Chamber of Commerce in Bengal for her contribution to Media and Television.

In the summer of 2016, Archana was back at Hosting the IFFA in Madrid for Colors Infinity, a project close to her heart and one that she has been associated with for years.

Never one to be content with doing just one thing, Archana decided to make her lifelong dream of always being an entrepreneur a reality as she ventured to create her Label, KISS – Keep it Simple and Sexy. As Founder, Managing Director and “Slave” of the brand, as she says so herself, she quickly went on to hire a team to create www.labelkiss.com, an ecommerce lifestyle space to give people the opportunity to shop for all things accessories at the comfort of their home or office. The website will be content driven, where consumers will have the opportunity to upload their pictures, interact with each other and build a community. An Online stylist to help with any style recommendations buyers may need. In addition to it there will be a daily blog by Archana , which will focus on Culture, Fashion, and lifestyle to further enhance the entire user experience on the website.

The website houses accessories for both women and men, because as Archana says “why should girls have all the fun?”. They will include jewellery, sunglasses, bags, scarves, home curios, handmade scarves, ties, cufflinks, by KISS and other designer brands, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna,VasundharaMantri,, Eurumme, AA Living to name a few.

As a social influencer, Archana has a very active and large presence across social media, with a following of 7,00,000 on Facebook, 380,000 on Instagram and 2,30,000k on Twitter as well .Some of the Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle brands that Archana has worked with closely on Digital platforms include, Cadbury, Dior, Bacardi, Apple, Puma, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, RocknShop, Innisfree, BPLVivid. Sony, Mercedes, Sephora, NiravModi, Raw Presseryto name just a few.

The year 2017 has begun with a bang for Archana, as she comes back to host the Indian Premier League season 10, as the only female host to have done the IPL for 6 seasons! She has recently been signed on as the face of Kotak Mahindra Bank, and as an ambassador for Queensland Tourism as well.

She has been voted as Maxim and FHM Top 100 sexiest women in the world for the 6 the year running to make sure that things are always simple and sexy !

In the month of July, Archana also joined en esteemed list of 20 ladies who were awarded at Millionaire Asia Women on Top of their Game Awards held in New Delhi, India.

2018, saw Archana back on the International cricket field as she hosted the Nidahas Trophy 2018 in Sri-lanka, She recently did wrap around show for Reliance JIO for the IPL and has been hosting a variety of shows for world renowned brands such as BMW, Toyota, Bestseller, ICICI Bank, Samsung, OPPO, Epicurean Guild Awards and recently was a judge on the show Ek VJ KeLiye on Sony Mix.

What is next for ArchanaVijaya, model, VJ, cricket host, compere, mentor and now entrepreneur? She doesn't know what is coming her way next. But she just knows that her doors are open to all the opportunities that life brings. And she knows that as always, it will be her work doing the talking!