Shefali Jariwala

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Shefali Jariwala
Shefali Jariwala in 2020.jpg
Jariwala in 2020
Born (1982-12-15) 15 December 1982 (age 39)[1]
Other namesThe Kaanta Laga Girl
Alma materSardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai
Years active2002–present
Harmeet Singh (Meet Bros)
(m. 2004; div. 2009)

(m. 2015)

Shefali Jariwala (born 15 December 1982), better known as the Kaanta Laga Girl, is an Indian actress and model who has appeared in several Hindi music videos,[3] reality shows and a Kannada film.[4] She became noted when she appeared in the famous music video Kaanta Laga and played Bijli in the film Mujhse Shaadi Karogi with Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan. Later, she participated in the dance reality shows Nach Baliye 5 and Nach Baliye 7 along with Parag Tyagi. In 2018, she played the female lead in ALT Balaji's web series Baby Come Naa opposite Shreyas Talpade. In 2019, she participated in the controversial reality show Bigg Boss 13.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Shefali Jariwala was married to musician Harmeet Singh from Meet Brothers in 2004. The couple divorced in 2009 where Shefali pressed charges against Harmeet.[citation needed] Later, she married actor Parag Tyagi in 2015. Shefali Jariwala is a graduate with degree in Computer Applications.[6]


Shefali became famous for appearing in a song in the 2002 video album Kaanta Laga. Due to the popularity of the song, she became known as The Thong Girl. After Kaanta Laga she appeared few other music albums. She also had a presence in the movie Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.[7]



Year Show Role
2008 Boogie Woogie Contestant (Evicted in 5th week)
2012 - 2013 Nach Baliye 5 Contestant (Semifinalist)
2015–2016 Nach Baliye 7 Contestant (Semifinalist)
2019–2020 Bigg Boss 13 Entered on Day 35 & Evicted on Day 119)


Year Film Role Language
2004 Mujhse Shaadi Karogi Bijli Hindi
2011 Hudugaru Pankaja Kannada

Music and Music Videos[edit]

Year Album Song Singer
2002 DJ Doll - Kaanta Laga Remix Kaanta Laga DJ Doll[8]
2004 Sweet Honey Mix Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar Remix Smita
DJ Doll and The Return Of The Kaanta Mix Vol.2 Kaanta Laga DJ Doll


  1. ^ "Bigg Boss 13 contestants Hindustani Bhau, Arti Singh celebrates Shefali Jariwala's birthday, Krushna Abhishek joins them". Hindustan Times. 17 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Television Celebrity Who Move On From Their Ex And Find A Love Again". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Shefali Jariwala : মুখ ফিরিয়েছে বলিউড, হট শেফালির হাত ধরে এবার 'কাঁটা লাগবে' বাংলাদেশে". The Bengali Chronicle (in Bengali). 13 July 2022. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Shefali Jariwala on her web show Baby Come Naa: There isn't any ..." November 2018. Archived from the original on 5 September 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Bigg Boss 13: Shefali Jariwala to enter as wild card, Rashami Desai and Arti Singh fight over Sidharth Shukla". 30 October 2019. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Shefali Zariwala enters matrimony with Parag Tyagi". Zee News. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  7. ^ Sarkar, Suparno (5 September 2018). "'Kaanta Laga' girl Shefali Zariwala on adult comedy 'Baby Come Naa': It's for intelligent dirty-minded people [Exclusive]". International Business Times, India Edition. Archived from the original on 21 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  8. ^ "'Kaanta Laga' item girl Shefali Zariwala secretly marries boyfriend Parag Tyagi". 14 August 2014. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.

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