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Aditi Govitrikar
Sangeeta Bijlani 2.jpg
Born (1972-05-14) 14 May 1972 (age 47)[1]
OccupationActress, Model, Doctor
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
TitleGladrags Megamodel 1996
Gladrags Mrs. India 2001
Mrs. World 2001
Muffazal Lakdawala
(m. 1998; div. 2009)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Gladrags Megamodel 1996
Gladrags Mrs. India 2001
Mrs. World 2001
(Best in Swimsuit)

Aditi Govitrikar (born 14 May 1972) is an Indian model, actress and a doctor. From 1997 until 2004, Govitrikar remains the only Indian supermodel with the both 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 was a contestant on Bigg Boss in 2009.

She won the Gladrags Megamodel Contest in 1996 and the Gladrags Mrs. India in 2000, 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.


Govitriar 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, 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 in May 2007.[5][better source needed]

She is now divorced from Muffazal Lakdawala.[6]

Govitrikar has a younger sister, Arzoo Govitrikar, who is an electronics engineer-turned-actress.[7] In the show Kalakarz as being the judge she didn't like the judgments, she wanted Richa Tiwari from Sagar, Madhya Pradesh to win which later she did in the final round by Govitrikar's judgement.

Recently she has completed a post graduate course in counselling from Tata Institute of Social Sciences and obtained a master's degree in Psychology from IGNOU. Currently she is pursuing a second master's degree in Psychology from Harvard University.



Year Film Role Director Language Source
1999 Thammudu Lovely P.A. Arun Prasad Telugu
2001 Kakkakuyil Radhika Menon Priyadarshan Malayalam
2002 Soch Mrs. Madhulika Raj Matthews Sushen Bhatnagar Hindi [1]
2002 16 December Sonal Joshi Mani Shankar Hindi [2]
2003 Baaz: A Bird in Danger Winner of the beauty contest Tinnu Verma Hindi [3]
2003 Dhund: The Fog Simran Malhotra Shyam Ramsay Hindi [8]
2005 Paheli Kamli Amol Palekar Hindi [4]
2006 Manoranjan: The Entertainment Maya / Salma Kaaran Choudhary Hindi [5]
2007 Victoria No. 203 (2007 film) Babyji Ananth Narayan Mahadevan Hindi Victoria No. 203 (2007 film)
2007 Kaisay Kahein... Neha Saral Mohit Hussein Hindi
2009 De Dana Dan Pammi Chadda Priyadarshan Hindi
2010 Ringa Ringa Dream Girl Sanjay Jadhav Marathi
2011 Bheja Fry 2 Raveena Kapoor Sagar Ballary Hindi Bheja Fry 2
2011 Hum Tum Shabana Judge Sagar Ballary Hindi [9]
2014 Myself Ghaint Aditi (maasi) Akashdeep Singh Batth Hindi [10]
2017 Who is the first wife of my father Swati Zeeshan Ahmad Hindi [10]
2019 Smile Please Dr Aditi Vikram Phadnis Marathi

Web Series[edit]

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2019 Parchhayee Rosie ZEE5

Music Videos[edit]


Year Name Role Channel Notes Ref
2003 Aktion Unlimited ... Josh Herself Star Plus Action television series
2004 Kkehna Hai Kuch Mujhko Anuja Sony TV Drama television series
2005 Ye Meri Life Hai Aditi
2006 Kalakarz Judge DD National Reality television series featuring a competition for new actors
2008 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 1 Contestant Colors TV Second Runner Up
2009 Bigg Boss 3 Reality game show television series based on Big Brother, Evicted, Day 76 [6]
2013 Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki Life OK Reality television series based on Come Dine with Me
2014 Arjun Aditi Star Plus Cameo
2015 Badi Door Se Aaye Hai Vidya Mandodre SAB TV Comedy series
2015 Suryaputra Karn Ganga Sony TV Indian historical television series

Awards and Nominations[edit]

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 [7]
2000 Gladrags Mrs. India Mrs. India Winner Mumbai, India [8]
2001 Mrs. World Mrs. World Winner Las Vegas, Nevada, United States [9]
2001 Rajeev Gandhi Award National Personality of the Year Winner Mumbai, India [10]
2001 Maharshtra Ratna State Personality of the Year Winner Mumbai, India [11]
2008 Vegetarian Congress Award Vegetarian Celebrity Winner Mumbai, India [12]


  1. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 September 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Bold & beautiful". Hindustan Times. 18 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Supermodel Aditi Govitrikar Says, 'Let Vegetarianism Grow on You'". Peta India. 12 August 2000.
  4. ^ Damle, Manjri (19 December 2007). "A gathering of the clans". Times of India.
  5. ^ "Exclusive biography of #AditiGovitrikar and on her life". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Divorce after a decade! - Times of India". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum".
  8. ^ "Mystery in the mist: 'Dhund - The Fog', a musical murder mystery." The Hindu. 20 February 2003.
  9. ^ "Hum Tum Shabana Preview". Koimoi. 27 September 2011.
  10. ^ a b "Aditi Gowitrikar to debut in Punjabi". Times of India. 10 January 2017.

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