, one of television's youngest and most popular faces recently visited Kazakhstan, where the show currently features the story of a young Anandi in Balika Vadhu
. With close to 500 episodes of Balika Vadhu
to her credit, all of which have been airing in Kazakhstan, Avika has grown to be a very popular face on Kazakh television.
The young girl is loved by people of all ages - be it teenagers, mothers watching the show or even old ladies who religiously sit in front of their television sets waiting to catch their favorite show. Owing to this, teenaged Avika was in for a surprise during her visit when one of the oldest woman in Kazakhstan, 100-year-old Zeinep from the Kaleiva family presented her with a gold ring as per a popular local tradition.
Confirming this, Avika said, "I was taken aback when the oldest lady in Kazakhstan invited me and presented me with a gold ring. It was an extremely kind gesture and I am truly humbled by the love and affection. My experience in Kazakhstan was very enriching and I have come back feeling very proud for having touched their hearts."
Avika's popularity has been soaring internationally and in fact, local broadcasters of the show are now looking at buying rights of telecasting Sasural Simar Ka
, where Avika portrays the role of Roli, lead character Simar's younger sister.