13 August 1960
Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Other names||Apara Jariwala|
|Parent(s)||Ushakant Mehta (Father) and Mandakini Mehta (Mother)|
Apara learnt Classical Music from Ghulam Mustafa Khan and also learnt Kathak at a young age.
In 1980 she married Indian television and film personality Darshan Jariwala with whom she has one daughter. The two have separated now. Excerpts about their personal life were shown in the reality show "Maa Exchange", which aired on Sony Entertainment Television.
Mehta has work on stage since 1981. She has acted in over 150 plays in various roles. She has found a constant career in plays.
- Apara started her television career anchoring a children's programme called Santakukdi for Mumbai Doordarshan at the age of 15.
- Her first major break was in Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka in which she played Paro.
- This was followed by Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in which she played Savita Mansukh Virani (mother-in-law of Tulsi).
- She then appeared in a negative role as Kukki Kaaki in Saat Phere and other soaps like Parrivaar, Dhak Dhak In Dubai, Dillagi, Alpviram, Hum Hain Anari, Love Marriage and Chandan Ka Palna....
- She also did comedy roles in Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo as Damini Devi Diwan, Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai as Pari on SAB TV and as Leela in Hamari Saas Leela on Colors TV.
- She also played supporting roles in some Bollywood films.
- Currently she seen in the show Kya Huaa Tera Vaada on Sony TV in which she played role of Suhasi Alok Singh (mother-in-law of Mona).
- She played a role in Firangi Bahu on Colors TV.
- Currently she can be seen in Jamai Raja as Nani.
- She used to appear in Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai as Basundi on SAB TV.
- Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka (1999)
- Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2000-2008) As Savita Mansukh Virani
- Khichdi (2004) Guest Appearance
- Saat Phere as Kukki Kaki (2006)
- Karam Apnaa Apnaa (2006)
- Parrivaar (2007)
- Dhak Dhak In Dubai (2007)
- Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (2009)
- Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo as Damini Devi Diwan(2009-2012)
- Hamari Saas Leela as Leela(2011)
- Kya Huaa Tera Vaada as Suhasi Alok Singh (2012-2013)
- Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai as Pari (2012)
- Firangi Bahu (Sahara One)(2013-2014)
- Jamai Raja as Nani(2014-2016 )
- Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai as Basundi(2014)
- "Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle"as Mrs.Dilwale on Sab TV(2016)
- Naya Mahisagar as Dadi Saas
- Brahmarakshas (TV series) as Jasmit/Jassi/Dadi Bua ( 2016)
- Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar (2001) - Dayashankar's elder sister
- Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001) - Prostitute
- Devdas (2002 Hindi film) (2002) - Badi Aapa
- Just Married (2007 film) (2007)
- Tees Maar Khan (2010) - Tabrez Mirza Khan's (Tees Maar Khan) mother
- Tags:. "Apara Mehta returns to Balaji with Kyaa Hua Tera Vaada". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
- "Apara Mehta in Jamai Raja". MyTrendyZone.