A criminal lawyer by profession, a fashionista by choice, a trained Bharat Natyam dancer by passion, Mrs. India 2019 1st Runners-Up: Mrs. Archana Bordoloi opens up about her life, hobbies, passion, her family with us in this interview. Read the exclusive interview with Archana Bordoloi to know about her more.

Thousand Miles: How does it feel to be known as “1st Runners Up of Mrs. India 2019” and popularity and various felicitation associated with this since the event finale?

Archana Bordoloi: It really feels good to be the 1st runner up of Mrs. India 2019 because though I am not associated with this profession, I just tried my luck in this adventure. My hard work paid off and finally, I won two crowns in the pageant

Thousand Miles: Being beautiful and pretty is almost every girl’s dream. What is your opinion on this? Kindly talk us through.

Archana Bordoloi: Yes, being pretty and beautiful is every girl dream. But I feel every girl is beautiful in her own ways and skin. We just need to identify our qualities & polish them.

Thousand Miles: What had prompted you to go to the beauty pageant ‘Mrs. India’ 2019? Did life change for you after this?

Archana Bordoloi: I wanted to try my luck in this pageant. My family & husband supported me. Moreover, I had a great passion for fashion & styling.This prompted me to join the Mrs india national 2019 pageant. Yes, life had changed a little.I became more active socially. I feel happy and confident.

Thousand Miles: If given a chance to relieve your life, would you like to change any of the phases of your life?

Archana Bordoloi: No, I wouldn’t like to change any phases of my life because I am very happy and content with my life. I don’t have a very long desire or expectation. Hence I remain happy with whatever I have.

Thousand Miles: Apart from being a Criminal Lawyer and a passionate Fashionista, what other interests and quality do you possess?

Archana Bordoloi: I have a great interest in traveling. I am a very adventurous person. I love travelling to new places. I am an Indian classical dancer for the last 13 years. I also love cooking and singing too.

Thousand Miles: You are a trained Bharat Natyam Dancer? Where and when did you learn this cultural feat? Kindly talk us through the influence of Bharat Natyam in your life?

Archana Bordoloi: I learned Bharatnatyam since the age of 12 years. I learned it from my guru who is also my paternal aunt who lives beside our house. She had a dance school where every Sunday many students from Jorhat town came to learn from her. Seeing them I too had an immense yearning to learn a classical form of dance and hence I started my formal training with her.

I took 6 years to learn Bharatnatyam and finally got my diploma (Arangitam). After that, I performed in various stages as well as judged many shows to date.

Thousand Miles: Are you in support of the statement, ‘Success makes a man looks good’? Kindly explain your perspective into this.

Archana Bordoloi: Yes I do believe in “success makes a man look good”. When a person achieves success, he or she starts taking care of himself -food, look, dress. The whole presentation changes. He or she becomes more self-conscious about the surroundings. It is simply human nature to be a favourite among all his friends, to have more numbers of fan followers.

Thousand Miles: How was the experience when you own the subtitle of Mrs. Popularity this year?

Archana Bordoloi: It was a great feeling to win the Mrs. Popularity title. I was amazed to know how much my family, teachers, friends, colleagues supported me in real life and social media.

Thousand Miles: Were your husband and friends supportive to you? If yes, how did they support you?

Archana Bordoloi: Yes, my husband and friends were very supportive. It was due to them I won the Mrs. Popularity title. My husband was present from the very first day of audition to the day I won the title. My friends advised me with valuable guidance with the knowledge they had. I am very thankful to all of them

Thousand Miles: Do you think the advertisement of beauty products highlighting ‘Being fair is everything’ is affecting Indian people mindset?

Archana Bordoloi: Yes, I do believe Indian people mindset have been affected by beauty products promoting “Being fair is everything “. Because till date many people feel fair is beautiful. But I believe a perfect life comes from a perfect skin. People need to change this perception that a dark skin is not beautiful.

Thousand Miles: Your thoughts on being featured in the ‘February Issue’ of our Magazine.

Archana Bordoloi: I am very happy to be featured in the February Issue of Thousand Miles Magazine because this magazine has always thrived to give better exposure to the new faces in various aspects of art, literature, fashion etc. The comments & views which the online readers would give would definitely help me as I am going to take it as constructive criticism.