Maria Goretti (actress)
Maria Goretti in 2012
26 January 1972|
|Spouse(s)||Arshad Warsi (1999–present)|
Goretti was born into a Roman Catholic family in Mumbai India. She was named after Saint Maria Goretti. She married Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi on 14 February 1999, whom she met in 1991, when he was invited to judge a dance competition in college in which she was participating. She instinctively knew that he was going to be the one. They have a son named Zeke Warsi, born on 10 August 2004. On 2 May 2007, the couple had a baby girl named Zene Zoe Warsi.
Goretti was a popular MTV VJ before she was married to Arshad Warsi. After studying at Mumbai’s St Andrew’s College, she tried her hand at modelling and did a few advertisements for Titan and Sunsilk. By 1999, she was finding a niche in the modelling world. The year proved to be crucial for her as she not only married Arshad Warsi but was selected as a VJ through a talent hunt competition. The job was great because she loved facing the camera and could talk till she dropped. "I got a few film offers but I never gave acting a fair shot. I did just one movie, Raghu Romeo, in 2003, and didn’t actively pursue a career in films. Besides, one actor in the family is enough," she said.
Cooking and foodblogging
Her biggest turning point came in 2010 when her friend, Jaya, suggested that she blog about her cooking experience. "I am so technologically challenged that I had to ask her what a blog was! Eventually, she helped me set up the blog," she said.
In 2011, she enrolled in UK’s Tante Marie School of Cookery, an institute run by the Michelin-starred chef, Gordon Ramsay. "For three months, I cooked my heart out during classes. It was wonderful to be in a place where everyone who came had one thing in common: their love for food. I consider myself really lucky because I found myself again. Since I don’t shy away from desserts, I have now become the brand ambassador for a prime ice cream brand," she said.
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