Shefali Jariwala

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Shefali Jariwala
Shefali Jariwala at Sunidhi Chauhan's wedding reception at Taj Lands End (35).jpg
Shefali at Sunidhi Chauhan's wedding reception at Taj Lands End
Born (1982-12-15) 15 December 1982 (age 38)
Other namesThe Kaanta Laga Girl
EducationDiploma in Information Technology and Degree in Information Technology
Alma materSardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai
Years active2002 – Present
  • Harmeet Singh
    (m. 2005; div. 2009)
  • (m. 2014)
  • Satish Jariwala
  • Sunita Jariwala
RelativesShivani Jariwala (sister)

Shefali Jariwala, (born 15 December 1982) better known as the Kaanta Laga Girl, is an Indian actress who has appeared in several Hindi music videos, reality shows and a Kannada film.[2][3] She became noted when she appeared in a famous music video Kaanta Laga in 2002. Later, she appeared in a dance reality show Nach Baliye 5 with her boyfriend. In 2018, she played female protagonist in ALT Balaji's web series Baby Come Naa opposite Shreyas Talpade. In 2019, she participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 13 as a contestant.[4]

Early life[edit]

Shefali graduated with a bachelor's degree in Information technology from Sardar Patel Institute of Technology in 2005. During her engineering studies, she got the opportunity to work in a music album and since then opted for this industry rather than the IT field. She did her schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai, India.

Personal life[edit]

Shefali Jariwala was married to musician Harmeet Singh from Meet Brothers in 2004. The couple had an ugly divorce in 2009 where Shefali had pressed some strong charges against Harmeet.[5] Later, she married actor Parag Tyagi in 2014.[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 small presence in the movie Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.[7] In 2012, she participated in the reality television compeition Nach Baliye 5 with Parag Tyagi. She appeared as a contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss Season 13, but was later eliminated. There were rumors that she was a replacement for Saumya Tandon, from Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain!. But, producers from Bigg Boss have denied the rumours.[8]



Year Show Notes
2008 Boogie Woogie Herself
2012–2013 Nach Baliye 5 With Parag Tyagi
2015–2016 Nach Baliye 7
2019–2020 Bigg Boss 13 Entered Day 36 & Evicted Day 119


Year Film Role Notes
2004 Mujhse Shaadi Karogi Guest appearance
2011 Hudugaru Pankaja Naa Board Irada Bus Pankaja Song[9]

Music and Music Videos[edit]

Year Album Song Singer
2002 DJ Doll - Kaanta Laga Remix Kaanta Laga DJ Doll[1]
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. ^ a b "'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.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Top 10 Item Songs In Sandalwood".
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Bigg Boss 13: Ex-husband Harmeet Singh REACTS to Shefali Jariwala's participation as wild card contestant".
  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. ^ "Shefali Jariwala Not Replacing Saumya Tandon on Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain, Producer Confirms". Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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