She made you cry in Kal Ho Naa Ho. She made you laugh in Karishma Kaa Karishma. But where is Jhanak Shukla now?
Former Actress Jhanak Shukla,daughter of Actor Supriya Shukla, who played the lead role in Star Plus, show ‘Karishma Kaa Karishma’, an Indian remake of American series ‘Small Wonder’. The actor was also was seen in TV shows Son Pari and Hatim too and later in 2006 thriller Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante.
Jhanak made her first screen appearance in film, Kal Ho Naa Ho, at the age of 7 years she shared the screen with actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, Jaya Bachchan and Sushma Seth. The former actor has revealed, in a video by Brut India, why she quit acting.
Jhanki said in the video, “I’ve already retired, that’s what my parents say because I don’t work as such. I chill. I make soaps. I roam. I write sometimes. And I’ve done my masters so I’m like, “It’s okay” “I was an extrovert because I had a lot of exposure. Now, I’m the opposite. I’m very silent. After a point of time, I was like, ‘Okay, too many people approach me.’ I enjoyed that also. But, sometimes I felt I needed my space. Had I been acting now, I would actually mind, because I like walking on streets. So, that would’ve been very difficult, I was not actually fed up of acting. I was 15-16, so I was like, I have to chill now. I had worked a lot during childhood. But my parents made me take breaks in between. I used to go to school on a regular basis and I did my homework and everything. It was fun, but somewhere I missed a small part of my childhood. So, my parents also told me, Take a break now. That’s somewhere I lost the track of acting. And I started finding History interesting. I’m an archeologist. When I was small, I had in my mind that when I’ll be 24, I’ll be earning a lot. I’ll be married and settled well. I’m 25 and I’m not earning anything. But my parents are very supportive. They’re like, ‘Chill till you know what you want to do.’ I know what I want. I need money, that’s the problem for even doing something what I want (laughs).”