Doctor turned model, actress, wife, mother, Mrs World 2001 Aditi Govitrikar, hails from a small town of Panvel, just outside of Bombay. A cute looking girl, eldest of three children, comes from a very orthodox, Maharashtrian Brahmin family. She got married to her all time sweet- heart Dr. Muzaffal Lakdawala and has a three-year-old daughter called Kiara.
A gynaecologist by profession, Aditi was never too interested in becoming a model. As a matter of fact, she says that she only thinks of it as a way to make money. If you're about to ask as to how a qualified doctor turned to modeling, here is the answer. A close friend of hers decided to send out some pictures to modeling agencies. Soon afterwards, she won the
Glad Rags 1997 contest. In no time she was a Glad Rags supermodel. She also won the
"Best Body" and "Best Face" prizes in the Asian Supermodel contest later that year. A fantastic career that wasn't interrupted even by Aditi's pregnancy! She posed for the cover of
Elle when she was 8 months pregnant - not naked though!
Thereafter she appeared in a number of ads and music videos. Her first modeling assignment came from Ponds. But the music video she did for Adnan Sami opposite Salil Ankola,
'Kabhi Toh Nazar Milao' marked her debut in the tinsel town. People went gaga over her beautiful innocent eyes. Then followed the famous coke ad with Hrithik Roshan in which she was a replacement for Aishwarya Rai. This raised her popularity immensely.
Aditi entered into films with a South Indian film but her first Hindi film was Soch opposite Sanjay Kapoor in which she plays a madly- in- love actress. The film went unnoticed, but Aditi was signed for an action thriller
16 December opposite supermodel Milind Soman, in which she had a very small role and a song to her credit. Again her beauty surpassed her acting abilities and she looked as fresh as a drop of dew in the movie.
But even after entering into films, Aditi remains assertive on not giving up her modeling career. Ads and ramp are the aspects she loved to do most. “Besides”, she says, “the money is good too.” She has no qualms about dancing around trees, which she thinks is fun. She is one of those actresses, whose careers were never affected by marriage.
On her husband, Aditi says that he was always supportive of her modelling career and marriage did not change that for the worse. It seems that her husband's support has given her wings. On her interests, she says she likes reading and shopping. And she loves to shop for clothes, with her favourites designers being Manish Malhotra and Shahab Durazi.
"Call it my Gemini temperament or what you will, but I have this urge to change my profession every now and then." asserts Aditi. Well, she has already been a doctor, a model and an actress. What comes next? Actually her next venture most probably would be towards getting a PG degree in cosmetology. We could think of this as the balancing point between medicine and modeling, but it is nevertheless an ambitious wish keeping in mind how busy she must be with her career and her daughter.
Aditi Govitrikar is certainly one of the most amazing personalities rising on the Bollywood horizon.