Television actress Ekta Kaul hails from Jammu. She started off her career as Saahiba in Zee TV's cross-continental love story Rab Se Sonaa Isshq. She has earlier worked in the Marketing and Sales department of one of India's biggest FMCG giants. Ekta had never really dreamt of acting or even auditioned for a role before she ventured into this field.
A complete tomboy all through her childhood, Ekta was stumped when she had to wear heavy earrings that made her ears bleed and caused excruciating pain during the elaborate mehendi, chooda and shaadi sequences shot in Punjab. But not once did she crib or cringe.
Ekta, in all her life, had never ridden a bicycle, a motorcycle, driven a car or a tractor but the enthusiastic learner that she is, she practiced and became adapted all of the above in the course of the 20-day Punjab shoot since her character Saahiba was required to do them all.