Aditi Govitrikar

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Aditi Sharad Govitrikar
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Born (1974-05-21) 21 May 1974 (age 43)[1]
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Doctor, Model, Actor, Counselor, Psychologist
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Brown
Eye color Green

Aditi Govitrikar born 21 May 1976 is an Indian supermodel and actor. From 1997 until 2004, Govitrikar was among the highest-paid models in India. She remains the only Indian supermodel with a medical doctor and psychologist qualification. She has been touted by Business Today magazine 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 subsequently winning Mrs. World contest in 2001. Govitrikar remains the first and the only Indian woman to have won the Mrs. World title.

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).

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

Career[edit]

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).

Family and early life[edit]

Govitrikar is a Chitpavan Brahmin of Central and South Asian descent, born in Pune, Maharashtra, Western India to Sharad Govitrikar, a pharmaceutical research and development professional and Vijaya Govitrikar, a homemaker. [2]She enjoyed a happy childhood growing up in abundant love with 1 sister – Arzoo Govitrikar and 1 brother – Alpan Govitrikar. Her family neighborhood was surrounded by 8 families, each family with an average of 4 children so there were plenty of friends to socialize. In addition to Marathi, Aditi speaks English, Hindi, some Gujarati and is currently learning German.

She did her schooling at Barns High School in Panvel, was a top student and dreamt of becoming a doctor since nursery. The determination to realize her dream led Dr. Govitrikar to face several hardships including commuting by public transport to coaching classes for 6 hours a day over a year. In 1997, Dr. Govitrikar completed her MBBS and graduated from Grant Medical College in Mumbai.

In 1995, during a weekend gateway whilst in medical college, Govitrikar received a compliment from an aspiring photographer friend about her potential as a model. Eventually Dr. Govitrikar agreed to an amateur photoshoot on his rooftop terrace with his sister acting as a light boy(girl), makeup artist and stylist. This photoshoot led to a meeting with the father of the aspiring photographer, who worked for a leading advertising agency. Upon the fathers feedback a seed was planted that took life and led Govitrikar to audition and walk the ramp in her first fashion show.

In 1996, she was selected for a national Gladrags Supermodel contest, which she won starting off her career as a professional model.

Works[edit]

Filmography
Year Film Role Source
2017 Who is the first wife of my father Swati
2011 Hum Tum Shabana [3]
2011 Bheja Fry 2 Raveena Kapoor
2009 De Dana Dan Pammi Chadda [4]
2007 Victoria No. 203: Diamonds Are Forever
2005 Paheli [4]
2003 Dhund: The Fog [5]
2003 Lankesh Patrike
2003 Baaz: A Bird in Danger
2002 16 December Sonal Joshi
2002 Soch Mrs. Madhulika Raj Matthews
1999 Thammudu Lovely
Music albums
Television
Year Show Role
2002
Aktion unlimited ... Josh
Herself
2006
Kalakarz
Judge
2008
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 1
Herself
2009
Bigg Boss 3
Herself
2013
Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki
Herself
2015
Badi Door Se Aaye Hai
Vidya Mandodre

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