Mumbai: TV actor Aashka Goradia has announced her retirement from acting and will now put her focus on business. In an interview with Bombay Times, she said that ‘business’ has been in her blood and that ‘acting happened by chance’. She also revealed that she has conveyed her decision to the producers in the industry as well.Also Read - 'Dear Breasts…': Chhavi Mittal Pens a Heartfelt Note After Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer- See Post

She said, “It’s been a beautiful journey, one which has given me so much. Acting introduced me to make-up, and that led me to pursuing what I wanted to do within that industry. Yoga, which was re-introduced into my life by my husband Brent (Goble), brought a different kind of inner peace, a journey that in itself is beyond words. When I look at all that life has given me, I am grateful to be on a path that is mine, which is unlike any other, and one where my dreams are turning into reality. Today as a businesswoman, my work has been noticed and I have received appreciation in the form of awards. That makes me happy. Also Read - Ankit Siwach Shares Casting Couch Experience, Says Was Asked To Send Pictures Without Clothes

She said that she is grateful for her career and that it hasn’t been without struggle but her husband was her constant support. She said, “I look into his eyes and I know I have a whole world of love, an ocean of trust, and a belief that I can, and it’s his belief that keeps me going.” She added that she isn’t sure if her decision to quit acting is ‘permanent or temporary’. Also Read - Neeraj Chopra Shines in Cred's Hilarious New Ad, Netizens Go Gaga Over His Acting Skills | Watch

She also talked about the struggle she faced in the industry and said, “Of course. What is a story without ups and downs and what’s life without good and bad days? It’s the low points that teach you a lot, they are your biggest teachers in life. I was someone who couldn’t sit at home, who wanted to constantly be working, sometimes due to responsibilities, many times because I was a workaholic. But in recent years, I learnt to divert my energies towards what really matters. I learnt to be patient, to not always expect, to continue working — not with the motive to stay busy, but rather to create something bigger.

She rose to fame with Kkusum and went onto feature in shows such as Maharana Pratap, Naagin and Baalveer, among others. She also participated in reality shows including Bigg Boss and Nach Baliye. She was last seen on Daayan (2019)