She was born in a Punjabi family in Dehradun, where she did her schooling.
Singh left for Mumbai, when she was eighteen, to pursue a career in modeling.
In Mumbai, she started doing ad-films, and was successful after her most famous ad for Band-Aid. The ad was produced by Jalal Agha, and noticing her talent he casted her in the lead role in his serial,`Mr and Mrs'. Her next big break came with Pankaj Parasher's Karamchand.
She made her film debut in the year 1987, in the movie Jalwa opposite Naseeruddin Shah. Although the movie was a big hit, Archana failed to catch ...