Mumbai: Jammu & Kashmir-born, 21-year-old model and aspiring actress Purnima Behl was selected the North Indian Teen Queen at an event held at Shimla in the state of Himachal Pradesh last week. India Teen Queen is a talent contest open to Indian youth between the age group of 18 to 21 with the aim of promoting talent amongst youngsters. 22 finalists from different parts of North India, vied for the crown which Purnima Behl bagged easily with her crisp answers and a crispier kathak dance performance.
After completing her graduation, Purnima Behl briefly worked with the Concepts Group in Dubai, UAE – an event company that manages events and exhibitions throughout the world. She has been modeling and participating in events and pageants since she was 16. She came back to India to pursue a career in acting and has now made Mumbai her home. Her work experience over the last 4 years includes Concepts LLC (Events & Exhibitions), Y S Events (Events), Liebe Magazine cover shoot, editorial features and shoots for magazines and publications like Woman’s Era, Meri Saheli, Vinita, New Woman, Grih Prabha, Femina Girl, and many others. She has participated in events like the BMW Launch in India, and worked on small projects with PJ Films Pvt Ltd, Ayushi Films Pvt Ltd and Om Bajaj Productions.
Well-trained in dance styles like hip hop, bollywood, Indian Classical Dance (Kathak) her hobbies include painting, modeling, travelling, listening to music, photography and writing poems. She has done a professional actors course from the Stella Adler Acting Studio in Mumbai and trained for 5 years in classical kathak at the S P Academy in Jammu.