Kritika Kamra started her career with Yahan Ke Hum Sikandar in 2007 and there’s been no looking back. Surprised to find out that it’s been 10 years in the television industry for her, Kritika says, “I went blank when I was asked about it [completing 10 years] recently. It hasn’t registered and it doesn’t feel like 10 years. I have literally, grown up in front of the audiences,” she says.
Kritika came to Mumbai from Delhi when she was 18 with a “TV show in hand”.
“Doing TV has been a fabulous journey. The fact that I still get to do the kind of work I want to do is amazing. I still get to play my age in TV shows, which is a big deal as not many actors get that chance. I feel there is nothing bigger than the freedom to choose your roles and I still have that.”
Kritika was last seen in the newsroom drama, Reporters co-starring Rajeev Khandelwal and is gearing up for her next show, which is a costume drama. She admits to “never having repeated her roles”.
“I have been lucky enough to play a working modern woman, be it a doctor or a journalist. In my new show, which is a fantasy drama Chandrakanta, I play a princess. So, it has been exciting to don a role that requires me to look pretty. My look in the show has got a good response, which is gratifying as I have to look the part. I have no problems with my looks being a talking point as you need to look the part.”
While there is a lot of competition in the television industry, Kritika says she isn’t bothered. “Competition can be great but it doesn’t have to bog you down. I get roles that suit my age and which also takes my career ahead. I am happy in my space, so I am not competing with anyone. TV has a lot of space for actors to co-exist. I have never had to fight over a role with another actor or lose it or vice versa.”