21 May 1976 |
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”. She is a vegetarian and ardent Vipassana practitioner.
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. She did her schooling in Barns High School in Panvel and her MBBS at Grant Medical College in Mumbai and graduated in 1997. 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.
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).
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.
She is now divorced from Dr Muffazal Lakdawala.
Govitrikar has a younger sister, Arzoo Govitrikar, who is an electronics engineer-turned-actress. 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.
|2017||Who is the first wife of my father||Swati||Zeeshan Ahmad||Hindi|||
|2014||Myself Ghaint||Aditi (maasi)||Akashdeep Singh Batth||Hindi|||
|2011||Hum Tum Shabana||Judge||Sagar Ballary||Hindi|||
|2011||Bheja Fry 2||Raveena Kapoor||Sagar Ballary||Hindi|||
|2010||Ringa Ringa||Dream Girl||Sanjay Jadhav||Marathi|
|2009||De Dana Dan||Pammi Chadda||Priyadarshan||Hindi|||
|2007||Kaisay Kahein...||Neha Saral||Mohit Hussein||Hindi||[url=https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/bollywood/Kaisay-Kahein-/articleshow/2306239.cms]|
|2007||Victoria No. 203 (2007 film)||Babyji||Ananth Narayan Mahadevan||Hindi|||
|2006||Manoranjan: The Entertainment||Maya / Salma||Kaaran Choudhary||Hindi|||
|2003||Dhund: The Fog||Simran Malhotra||Shyam Ramsay||Hindi|||
|2003||Baaz: A Bird in Danger||Winner of the beauty contest||Tinnu Verma||Hindi|||
|2002||16 December||Sonal Joshi||Mani Shankar||Hindi|||
|2002||Soch||Mrs. Madhulika Raj Matthews||Sushen Bhatnagar||Hindi|||
|1999||Thammudu||Lovely||P.A. Arun Prasad||Telugu|||
- Music albums
|2015||Suryaputra Karn||Ganga||Sony TV||Hindi||Indian historical television series|||
|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|||
|2013||Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan Nawaazi ki (Season 2)||Herself||Life OK||Hindi||Reality television series based on Come Dine with Me|||
|2009||Bigg Boss (Season 3)||Herself||Colors TV||Hindi||Semi-finalist at reality game show television series based on Big Brother|||
|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|||
|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
|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|||
|2000||Gladrags Mrs. India||Mrs. India||Winner||Mumbai, India|||
|2001||Mrs. World||Mrs. World||Winner||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|||
|2001||Rajeev Gandhi Award||National Personality of the Year||Winner||Mumbai, India|||
|2001||Maharshtra Ratna||State Personality of the Year||Winner||Mumbai, India|||
|2008||Vegetarian Congress Award||Vegetarian Celebrity||Winner||Mumbai, India|||
- "Bold & beautiful". Hindustan Times. 18 June 2013.
- "Supermodel Aditi Govitrikar Says, 'Let Vegetarianism Grow on You'". Peta India. 12 August 2000.
- Damle, Manjiri (December 19, 2007). "A gathering of the clans". Times of India.
- 'Dating, converted to Islam, Marriage'
- 'Battling an identity crisis'
- ‘My sister is my best critic’
- "हू इज दि फर्स्ट वाइफ ऑफ माई फादर जल्द होगी रिलीज". Jagran. 16 September 2016.
- "Aditi Gowitrikar to debut in Punjabi". Times of India. 10 January 2017.
- "Hum Tum Shabana Preview". Koimoi. 27 September 2011.
- Filmography IMDB
- "Mystery in the mist: `Dhund - The Fog', a musical murder mystery." The Hindu. 20 February 2003.
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