Akanksha Sharma is a famous Indian voice artist, emcee, comedian, and YouTuber. She came into the limelight after she was chosen as the official Hindi voice of the popular Japanese cartoon Shin-chan in 2015.
Akanksha was born on Saturday, 19 June 1993 (age 27 years; as of 2020). She pursued a Bachelor of Mass Communication and Journalism (2011-2014) at the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. LinkedIn
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Yogesh Kumar Sharma, is an assistant registrar at the Supreme Court of India. She has one sister, Swati Sharma, who is an anchor.
Relationships, Husband & Children
Akanksha got married to her long-time boyfriend Rajat Chauhan on Wednesday, 25 November 2020. Rajat is a very successful Indian stand-up comedian.
Winning the RJ Hunt
In 2013, Radio Mirchi was looking for a new radio jockey for their Sunday morning shows; so, they organized a competition titled ‘the hottest RJ in Delhi.’ Akanksha, who was still pursuing her Bachelor degree, got to know about this competition from a senior, who was also participating in it. Akanksha, along with 20000 other participants, took part in the contest, and she ended up winning it.
Akanksha worked at Radio Mirchi for one year before she quit it to complete her degree. While working at Radio Mirchi, she was placed under the tutelage of the reputed radio jockey RJ Naved.
The Voice of Shin-chan
In an interview, while talking about her journey of becoming a voice artist, she said,
So, along with college, I did some Radio commercials which also helped in my training for being a voiceover artist – mimicking kid’s voice for Horlicks advertisements and other different voices for various other things on the radio. From there, I got the idea of being a voice-over artist.”
After completing her graduation, Akanksha started working as a freelance voice-over artist. In 2015, she was offered to play the Hindi voice of the fictional character Shin-chan Nohara in the superhit Japanese animated series Crayon Shin-chan. According to her, she was unaware of the cartoon until she started preparing for its voice. Akanksha is the fourth artist to give the Hindi voice of Shin-chan since it first aired in 2006 in India.
Apart from Shin-chan, she has given her voice for other well-known animated characters like Bo-chan (Shin-chan’s friend), Nobita (from the anime series Doraemon), and Doraemon’s sister, Dorami.
Akanksha is known to have worked for the professional wrestling show WWE where she dubbed the voice of female wrestlers in Hindi.
Akanksha can perform more than 120 different cartoon voices.
As a YouTuber
Akanksha started her YouTube channel in 2016, and soon, she became a popular face in the Indian YouTube community. Her subscriber count on YouTube is close to 550K as of 2020. She has uploaded multiple videos on her YouTube channel, which have millions of views. Her most viewed video is titled “Cartoon Voice Mimicry Challenge by Akanksha Sharma,” which has more than 15 million views.
- Winner (2013): Radio Mirchi RJ Hunt
- Winner (2017): The Open Mic Comedy, Chandigarh
- Akanksha also works as a professional emcee at birthday parties, marriage ceremonies, comedy shows, and award functions.
- According to Akanksha, her friends from high school know her as a shy and reserved person. In an interview, she said,
I had stage fright. In 9th and 10th standard every time I tried to go on stage I just froze. Even now, I get nervous in front of the audience.”
- In an interview, Akanksha revealed that her parents did not consider voice-over a stable career option until she started earning decent money in this field.
- Akanksha is an avid dog lover, and she often posts pictures of animals on her social media accounts.
- She has often featured in some famous entertainment magazines.