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Aditi Govitrikar
Born (1976-05-21) 21 May 1976 (age 41)[1]
Panvel, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress, Model, Doctor
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Title Gladrags Megamodel 1996
Gladrags Mrs. India 2001
Mrs. World 2001
Spouse(s) Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala (m 1998 d 2009
Beauty pageant titleholder
Gladrags Megamodel 1996
Gladrags Mrs. India 2001
Mrs. World 2001
(Best in Swimsuit)

Aditi Govitrikar (born 21 May 1976) is an Indian model, actress and a doctor. From 1997 until 2004, Dr. Govitrikar remains the only Indian supermodel with a medical doctor and psychologist qualification. She has been touted by Hindustan Times as “Beauty with Brains”[2]. She is a vegetarian and ardent Vipassana practitioner.[3]

She won the Gladrags Megamodel Contest in 1996 and the Gladrags Mrs. India in 2000 subsequently winning Mrs. World contest in 2001. Dr. Govitrikar remains the first and the only Indian woman to have won the Mrs. World title.

Dr. Govitrikar ventured into acting when she played the lead 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).

Dr. Govitrikar launched PETA in India and has also endorsed top tier international brands such as Coca Cola, Chopard, Fendi and Harry Winston.


Govitrikar was born in Panvel, Maharashtra in a Chitpavan brahmin family.[4] She did her schooling in Barns High School in Panvel and her MBBS at Grant Medical College in Mumbai and graduated in 1997.[1] She started doing her MS in Gynaecology and Obstetrics after finishing her MBBS, but could not finish it as she got into the field of modelling.[1]


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 modeled 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 modeling 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, Dr. 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 after her conversion to Islam, she took the name Sarah Lakdawala. They have a daughter Kiara, who was born in 1999. The couple had another baby recently in May 2007.[5]

She is now divorced from Dr Muffazal Lakdawala.[6]

Govitrikar has a younger sister, Arzoo Govitrikar, who is an electronics engineer-turned-actress.[7] She also has a younger brother Alpan Govitrikar who is 9 years younger than her and is her personal assistant. In the show Kalakarz as being the judge she didn't like the judgements, she wanted Richa Tiwari from Sagar, Madhya Pradesh to win which later she did in the final round by Govitrikar's judgement.


Year Film Role Director Language Source
2017 Who is the first wife of my father Swati Zeeshan Ahmad Hindi [8]
2014 Myself Ghaint Aditi (maasi) Akashdeep Singh Batth Hindi [9]
2011 Hum Tum Shabana Judge Sagar Ballary Hindi [10]
2011 Bheja Fry 2 Raveena Kapoor Sagar Ballary Hindi [1]
2010 Ringa Ringa Dream Girl Sanjay Jadhav Marathi
2009 De Dana Dan Pammi Chadda Priyadarshan Hindi [11]
2007 Kaisay Kahein... Neha Saral Mohit Hussein Hindi [url=]
2007 Victoria No. 203 (2007 film) Babyji Ananth Narayan Mahadevan Hindi [2]
2006 Manoranjan: The Entertainment Maya / Salma Kaaran Choudhary Hindi [3]
2005 Paheli Kamli Amol Palekar Hindi [4]
2003 Dhund: The Fog Simran Malhotra Shyam Ramsay Hindi [12]
2003 Baaz: A Bird in Danger Winner of the beauty contest Tinnu Verma Hindi [5]
2002 16 December Sonal Joshi Mani Shankar Hindi [6]
2002 Soch Mrs. Madhulika Raj Matthews Sushen Bhatnagar Hindi [7]
1999 Thammudu Lovely P.A. Arun Prasad Telugu [8]
Music albums
Year Show Role Channel Language Notes Source
2015 Suryaputra Karn Ganga Sony TV Hindi Indian historical television series [9]
2015 Badi Door Se Aaye Hai Vidya Mandodre SAB TV Hindi Drama television series
2014 Mothers Care Host Khana Khazana Hindi Cooking show for expectant and new mothers and their children
2013 Arjun Herself Star Plus Hindi Crime television series [10]
2013 Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan Nawaazi ki (Season 2) Herself Life OK Hindi Reality television series based on Come Dine with Me [11]
2009 Bigg Boss (Season 3) Herself Colors TV Hindi Semi-finalist at reality game show television series based on Big Brother [12]
2008 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (Season 1) Herself Colors TV Hindi Finalist (second runner up) held at Johannesburg, South Africa
2006 Kalakarz Judge DD National Hindi Reality television series featuring a competition for new actors
2005 Ye Meri Life Hai Herself Sony TV Hindi Drama television series [13]
2004 Kkehna Hai Kuch Mujhko Anuja Sony TV Hindi Drama television series
2003 Aktion unlimited ... Josh Herself Star Plus Hindi Action television series
Awards & Nominations
Year Award Category Result Location Source
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 [14]
2000 Gladrags Mrs. India Mrs. India Winner Mumbai, India [15]
2001 Mrs. World Mrs. World Winner Las Vegas, Nevada, United States [16]
2001 Rajeev Gandhi Award National Personality of the Year Winner Mumbai, India [17]
2001 Maharshtra Ratna State Personality of the Year Winner Mumbai, India [18]
2008 Vegetarian Congress Award Vegetarian Celebrity Winner Mumbai, India [19]


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