Archana Vijaya - The Rebel on the cricket field
At first glance, Archana Vijaya comes across as an intimidating woman. She is drop-dead gorgeous, confident and wears the look of assurance that comes from years of hard-earned success. But when you see through all of that, you discover a girl, whose passion for life and a glittering career burns bright.
A model, a VJ, a wife and now a successful entrepreneur, Archana has donned many hats. But history will remember the sultry beauty for her sterling contributions in the world of cricket presentation. Many years ago, she started a revolution and changed the rules of the game for generations of female sports anchors. Archana Vijaya wanted to prove to the world that she was more than just a glamorous face - she wanted to be known as the quintessential beauty with brains.
Cricket followers around the country have fond memories of the girl that traversed a different path on the cricket field. Archana questioned the norms and decided to carve her own nice in a male-dominated industry. Her stint as a presenter for 'Extraa Innings', a show that previews and reviews Indian Premier League matches, shot her into instant fame. Yes, she was well known in the cricket circuit, thanks to her association with a sports channel early on in her career but Archana has no qualms admitting that it was the IPL that catapulted her career into greater heights.