Aditi Govitrikar

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Aditi Govitrikar
Govitrikar in 2011
Born (1976-05-21) 21 May 1976 (age 47)
Occupation(s)Actress, Model, Doctor
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
(m. 1998; div. 2009)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleGladrags Megamodel 1996
Gladrags Mrs. India 2001
Mrs. World 2001
Gladrags Megamodel 1996
Gladrags Mrs. India 2001
Mrs. World 2001
(Best in Swimsuit)

Aditi Govitrikar (born 21 May 1976) is an Indian actress, physician and former model. She is the first Indian woman to win the Mrs. World title in 2001.[1] From 1997 to 2004, Govitrikar remained the only Indian supermodel with both a medical doctor and a psychologist qualification. She has been touted by Hindustan Times as "Beauty with Brains".[2] She is a vegetarian and ardent Vipassana practitioner.[3] She was a contestant on Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 1 and Bigg Boss 3. Govitrikar won the Gladrags Megamodel Contest in 1996 and the Gladrags Mrs. India in 2000, subsequently winning Mrs. World Contest in 2001. She ventured into acting when she played a prominent role in Thammudu (1999), a movie that was a runaway hit. She went on to act in many movies including Paheli (2005) India's official entry to the 79th Academy Awards and De Dana Dan (2009), that won an award at the International Indian Film Academy Award. She also played a leading role in several super hit music videos such as Kabhi to Nazar Milao by Adnan Sami and Asha Bhosle (1997) and Aaeena by Jagjit Singh (2000). In 2020, she hosted the show Mother's Care on Zee Zest. She launched PETA in India and has also endorsed top tier international brands such as Coca-Cola, Chopard, Fendi and Harry Winston.

Early life[edit]

Govitrikar was born in Panvel, Maharashtra on 21 May 1976.[4] After attending Barns High School in Panvel, she subsequently went to Grant Medical College in Mumbai where she graduated with an MBBS medical degree in 1997.[5] After completing a postgraduate MS degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Govitrikar ventured into modelling.[5]


Aditi Govitrikar at Bollywood Fashion Awards, 2006.

She started her career as a model after winning the Gladrags Megamodel Contest in 1996. She also won the best body and best face prizes at the Asian Super Model Contest in 1997. She modelled for companies such as Kaya Skin Clinic, Pond's and appeared in TV commercials, including her immensely popular Coca-Cola ad with Hrithik Roshan.

Since winning Mrs. World 2001, Govitrikar continued modelling and also appeared in minor roles in a number of Bollywood and South Indian films. She has acted in the Hindi TV serial Ye Meri Life Hai and participated in reality television series such Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi (2008), hosted by Akshay Kumar, and in the reality television series, Bigg Boss (Season 3) (2009).

Personal life[edit]

Despite early parental opposition, she married a Dawoodi Bohra Muslim medical school senior, Muffazal Lakdawala, whom she met while still in college and dated for over 7 years. The couple married in 1998 under both civil and Muslim law and she took the name Sarah Lakdawala. They have a daughter Kiara, who was born in 1999. The couple had another baby in May 2007.[citation needed] She is divorced from Muffazal Lakdawala.[6]

Govitrikar has a younger sister, Arzoo Govitrikar, who is an electronics engineer-turned-actress.[7] She was a judge on the show Kalakarz.

Recently she completed her post graduate course in counselling from Tata Institute of Social Sciences and obtained a master's degree in psychology from IGNOU. She is currently pursuing a second master's degree in psychology from Harvard University. She has been honoured with Life Membership of International Women's Film Forum of Asian Academy of Film and Television.



Year Film Role Language Notes Ref
1999 Thammudu Lovely Telugu
2002 Mounamelanoyi  — Telugu special appearance in the song "Dancheti Ammalakkalalo" [8]
Soch Mrs. Madhulika Raj Matthews Hindi [9]
16 December Sonal Joshi Hindi [10]
2003 Baaz: A Bird in Danger Winner of the Beauty Contest Hindi [11]
Dhund: The Fog Simran Malhotra Hindi [12]
Lankesh Patrike  — Kannada special appearance in the song "Sweetu Rasagolla" [13]
2005 Paheli Kamli Hindi [14]
2006 Manoranjan: The Entertainment Maya / Salma Hindi [15]
2007 Victoria No. 203 Babyji Hindi
Kaisay Kahein... Neha Saral Hindi
2009 De Dana Dan Pammi Chadda Hindi
2010 Ringa Ringa Dream Girl Marathi
2011 Bheja Fry 2 Raveena Kapoor Hindi
Hum Tum Shabana Judge Hindi [citation needed]
2014 Myself Ghaint Aditi (Maasi) Hindi [16]
2017 Who Is The First Wife Of My Father Swati Hindi [16]
2019 Smile Please Dr. Aditi Marathi
2021 Koi Jaane Na Suhana's mother Hindi

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Platform
2019 Parchhayee Rosie ZEE5
2022 Escaype Live Meenal Bhalla Disney+ Hotstar
2022 Mismatched Kalpana Netflix
2024 Backroad hustle ALTBalaji

Music Videos[edit]


Year Name Role Ref
2003 Aktion Unlimited ... Josh Herself
2004 Kkehna Hai Kuch Mujhko Anuja
2005 Ye Meri Life Hai Aditi
2006 Kalakarz Judge
2008 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 1 (Contestant) (2nd runner up )
2009 Bigg Boss Hindi (Season 3) (Contestant) Semi finalist (Evicted on Day 76) [17]
2013 Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki
2014 Arjun Mohini
2015 Badi Doooor Se Aaye Hai Vidya Mandodre
Suryaputra Karn Ganga
2020 Mother's Care Host [18]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Location Ref
1996 Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel Contest Model of the Year Winner Mumbai, India
1996 Carrie's Asian Supermodel Contest Classic Face Best Body Winner Singapore [19]
2000 Gladrags Mrs. India Mrs. India Winner Mumbai, India [20]
2001 Mrs. World Mrs. World Winner Las Vegas, Nevada, United States [21]
Rajeev Gandhi Award National Personality of the Year Winner Mumbai, India [22]
Maharshtra Ratna State Personality of the Year Winner Mumbai, India [23]
2008 Vegetarian Congress Award Vegetarian Celebrity Winner Mumbai, India [24]


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  18. ^ "Expert care for mothers and their babies". The Indian Express. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
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  21. ^ "History | Mrs. World". 8 October 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  22. ^ "Birla, Govinda, Aditi receive Rajiv Gandhi Awards". The Times of India. 19 August 2001. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  23. ^ Chakrabarty, Ankita (30 April 2012). "13 actors and artists who made Maharashtra proud". DNA India. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  24. ^ "Aditi Govitrikar, Swami Ramdev at Vegetarian congress awards in NCPA on August 23rd 2008". Archived from the original on 3 February 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2021.

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