Alpana Buch is a veteran Indian film & TV actor and theatre artist. She mainly appears in Hindi and Gujarati TV serials.
Alpana Buch was born on 20 September in Mumbai, and she hails from Dwarka, Gujarat. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She completed her schooling at Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Later, she did an M.Com and a diploma in Financial Management from the University of Mumbai, Mumbai. Mumbai Theatre Guide
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Chhel Vayeda, was a Gujarati art director and production designer. Her mother, Kusum Vayeda, was a gold medalist in Sanskrit. Her brother, Sanjay Chhel, is a director, writer, and lyricist.
Husband & Children
Alpana is married to the Indian actor Mehul Buch. The couple has a daughter named Bhavya Buch, who is the owner and founder of a consulting agency ‘Studio Desyn.’
Alpana started her career as an announcer on the All India Radio network and worked there for almost 18 years. While she was studying in college, she debuted as a theatre artist with the theatre play ‘Taak Dhina Dhin.’ She then performed in various Gujarati and Hindi theatre plays such as Saalmubarak, Jaanta Ajaanta, Ek Selfie Sajode, Thodu Logic Thodu Magic, and Rupiya Ni Rani Dollario Raja. After working in a few theatre plays, she got married and subsequently, took a break from acting. In an interview, while talking about starting her career in acting, she said,
In 1990 people never encouraged girls to act. Though my father was an art director my mother never wanted me to become an actor. The acting was always considered a second option. In fact, people were not willing to let their daughters get into theatre, forget serials and films. I too kept it that way. I went on to study a lot and did my M.Com and diploma in Financial Management. All I wanted to do then was take up a good job and then get married. But it so happened that when I was in college I did some Inter-collegiate plays and got noticed by directors. I went on to do a few commercial plays after which I got married (to actor Mehul Buch) and took a long break from acting.”
After a few years of her marriage, her mother-in-law encouraged her to restart her career in acting. She then acted in various Hindi TV serials such as ‘Sanskaar Laxmi’ (2011), ‘Saraswatichandra’ (2013), ‘Anupamaa’ (2020), and ‘Baalveer Returns’ (2021).
Apart from theatre and TV serials, she has also played supporting roles in various Hindi and Gujarati films including ‘Loveyatri’ (Hindi; 2018), ‘Sharato Lagu’ (Gujarati; 2018), and ‘Luv Ni Love Storys’ (Gujarati; 2020).
Alpana has also featured in various TV commercials such as Paytm, Saregama Carvaan, and Godrej.
- Alpana is an avid dog lover and has two pet dogs named Choco and Miller.
- In her leisure time, she loves to read books and travel with her family.
- She is an ardent devotee of Lord Ganesha.
- She has received many awards for her various TV serials and theatre plays.