Kavita Ghai is an Indian television actress and makeup artist. She is best known for playing the character of Piyali in the television show Dosti… Yaariyan… Manmarziyan (2015).
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Kavita Ghai belongs to a Hindu family.
Parents & Siblings
Husband & Children
Kavita Ghai’s husband’s name is Manoj Ghai.
She has two daughters named Ahana Ghai and Orvana Ghai and a son named Lohash Ghai.
In 2015, Kavita made her television debut with the serial Dosti… Yaariyan… Manmarziyan in which she played the role of Piyali. She appeared in various other TV shows like Beyhadh (2016), KumKum Bhagya (2018), Ishq Aaj Kal (2019), Kartik Purnima (2020), and Avrodh: The Siege Within (2020). In an interview, she talked about her acting career and said,
Oh! This is still very new to me. I started acting about five years back. I was a regular mother living in Delhi taking care of my three children, in-laws and husband, going for a lot of kitty parties like any other Delhi woman. Acting just happened by chance. So someone spotted my elder daughter at a wedding and the writers and production team of the television serial Manmarziyan were discussing new faces for the show. While Orvana’s name was selected for the second lead of the show, writer Durjoy Datta, who is also a family friend, along with his team randomly said that ‘Uski mom ko bhi check kar lena. She doesn’t look so bad’. So it was like that.” The Times of India
In 2018, Kavita made her film debut with the film Veere Di Wedding in which she played the role of Ritu Puri. Later, she appeared in numerous films like Thugs of Hindostan (2018) and Love Aaj Kal (2020). In an interview, Kavita talked about her role in the film Love Aaj Kal (2020) and said,
I am very happy that I am essaying the role of a mother in two places simultaneously. The one thing to note is that I am playing Kartik’s mother in both the places, Kartik Aaryan’s mother in the film ‘Love Aaj Kal‘ and Harsh Nagar’s mother in our new show ‘Kartik Purnima’. I am truly glad that the film and the show are doing well.”
Before venturing into acting, Kavita worked as a makeup artist in New Delhi. She owned a beauty salon in New Delhi. Kavita, since her childhood, wanted to become a makeup artist. In an interview, while recalling her childhood memories, Kavita said,
I remember the time when I was just 14 or 15 years old, I would tear out Rekha Ji’s pages from magazines and stick them to the mirror and try to copy all that fabulous makeup she donned. So it’s like, I almost learned all my makeup from her.” The Times of India
- Kavita follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- She has three tattoos inked on her body: a symbol of ‘Om’ inked on her left hand, a tattoo on her back, and a tattoo on her right hand.
- Kavita is a fitness enthusiast and she often posts her workout photos on various social media platforms.
- Kavita bears a striking resemblance to the veteran Indian actress Rekha. In an interview, Kavita talked about this and said that during her high-school days in the United States, the NRI’s and Pakistanis used to address her as Bollywood actress Rekha. She quoted,
In my high school years when I was studying in America, the NRI’s and Pakistanis would literally say dekho Rekha aayi hain. For them, I was Rekha, itna importance milta tha. Back in college also people used to say that there was some kind of resemblance with Rekha Ji especially when I would wear Indian attire.”
- In an interview, Kavita Ghai talked about the entertainment industry and said that her elder daughter convinced her to pursue a career in acting. She quoted,
One day when I was returning from a kitty party, my daughter slid a script into my hand and told me that it was for me to which I obviously laughed. Later I got to know that my daughter sent my pictures to the team of Manmarziyan and they sort of liked my face and asked me to audition. So after a week of persuasion and convincing, I finally filmed my audition tape and handed it to my daughters.” The Times of India
- Kavita is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog. She often shares pictures of her pet dog on her social media handle.
- In an interview, Kavita Ghai said that she does not enjoy watching television serials. She quoted,
Not at all! I was not really the kind who would sit down and watch television serials except when I had to sit with my mother-in-law for a brief span while drinking tea. When she saw me on the screen for the first time, however, she was astonished because no one knew about it. I had told everyone in the family that I was going to Mumbai to take care of my daughter Orvana. My in-laws are definitely very proud and happy for me though,” The Times of India