Aditi Gowitrikar is an Indian model, actress and a doctor. Aditi had made her name in fashion career by winning the ‘Gladrags Megamodel’ contest in 1996 and then ‘Mrs. World’ contest in 2001. Apart from modeling Aditi had also acted several Bollywood movies. In 2009, she was the contestant of Indian controversial reality show, ‘Bigg Boss 3’.
Early Life & Background
Aditi was born on 21st May 1974 in Panvel, Maharashtra. Aditi has a two sibling younger sister and a brother. Her sister Arzoo Gowitrikar is also an actress while her brother Alpan Gowitrikar is her personal assistant. She did her schooling in Barns High School in Panvel. In 1997, she graduated as MBBS from Grant Medical College in Mumbai. After finishing her MBBS, Aditi started doing her MD in Gynecology and Obstetrics but due to modeling she could not finish her course.
First assignment/ First major break
Aditi started her career as a model after winning the Gladrags Mega Model contest in 1996, but she came into a limelight after winning Mrs. World in 2001.
Journey in Bollywood or other filmy industry
Aditi who was perusing MBBS turned her attention in a modeling field and won the ‘Gladrags Mega Model’ contest in 1996. In 1997, Aditi participated in the ‘Asian Super Model’ contest and won the best body and best face awards. After winning modeling pageant, Aditi modeled for the many brands like as Ponds, Philips, Shopper’s Stop, Clinic All Clear and so on. Her Coca Cola ad with the actor Hrithik Roshan became very popular. In 1999, Aditi appeared on the Indian Elle Magazine cover exposing her baby bump as she was seven months pregnant at that time.
In 2001, Aditi became a first Indian woman to win ‘Mrs. World’. She was crowned as Mrs. World in Las Vegas. After winning this pageant, Aditi started appearing in the Bollywood movies along with her modeling career. She has worked in movies like ‘Soch’, ’16 December’, ‘Baaz’, ‘Paheli’, ‘De Dana Dan’, ‘Bheja Fry 2’ and many more. Aditi has also acted in South Indian films like ‘Thammudu’.
Aditi has acted in the Hindi TV serial ‘Ye Meri Life Hai’ which use to aired on Sony Television. Aditi had also participated in reality shows like ‘Fear Factor- Khatron Ke Khiladi’ in 2008, where she landed on as a 2nd runner up, and ‘Bigg Boss season 3’ in 2009, where she got eliminated in Week 11 that was a week prior to the finale. In 2013, Aditi participated in the final week of Life Ok’s reality show ‘Welcome- Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki’ along with Gurucharan Singh, Pooja Misrra, Manish Goel and Anmol Singh.
Aditi dated Dr.Muffazal Lakdawala for over seven years, whom she met during her college. The couple got married in 1998 and Aditi changed her name as Sarah Lakdawala. The couple gave birth to their first kid in 1999. Her name is Kiara. In 2007, Aditi gave birth to another child. However, couple got divorce in 2009.
- Name of Films
|Movies/ Music Videos||Role||Year|
Dhund: The Fog
Victoria No. 203
De Dana Dan
Bheja Fry 2
Hum Tum Shabana
Baarish Ho Rahi Hai (Anu Malik)
Kabhi To Nazar Milao (Adnan Sami)
- Name of Serials:
|Aktion Unlimited… Josh
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi
Bigg Boss 3
Welcome: Baazi Mehmaan Nawaazi Ki
Clinic All Clear
Keo Karpin Hair Oil
- Awards/ Achievements
Winner of Gladrags Mega Model in 1996
Winner of Mrs. World in 2001