Archa Joshi is a proud first generation South Asian-American actor and performer based in New York. Along with her training in acting, she is a classically trained Kathak dancer for over 13 years. Archa has also trained in music and other dance styles including, but not limited to, Bhangra, Lavani, Bollywood, and Swing.
Archa had the honor to perform alongside her gurus and internationally renowned dancers - Aditi Bhagwat, Prashant Shah, and Guru Syed Asghar Tirimizi. She has also had the great honor and pleasure of performing in front of Pandit Jasraj.
In addition, Archa was a Spring 2019 core member of Kalakars, an artistic collective where she collaborates with other South Asian artists to tell and nurture stories.
She is very fond of her parents and brothers as well as her grandparents, aunts, and uncles, whom all have tremendously inspired her throughout her life. From them, she gets her love for learning and courage for trying new things. Each year she tries to learn at least one new skill; over the years, she has learned several instruments, different dance styles, kicking ass and taking names in kickboxing, and being a badass in the aerial arts.
Throughout out her upbringing, Archa loved performing. But being South Asian, she had the pressure to major in business or science. However, she couldn't let go of her passion for performing and storytelling. This lead to Archa graduating from the University of South Carolina (go Gamecocks!) with a BS in Marketing and Management with a minor in theater.
When Archa isn't doing what she loves, she is eating (such a foodie), traveling, marketing, reading (she loves herself some Marvel comics and WEBTOONs), learning new skills, and hanging out with her amazing friends.