Neelu Vaghela Wiki, Height, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Neelu Vaghela

Neelu Vaghela is an Indian television actress and dancer, who mainly works in the Rajasthan entertainment industry. She is best known for playing the role of Santosh Arun Rathi, popularly known as Bhaboo in the television show “Diya Aur Baati Hum” (2011-2016) and its sequel Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh, Piyaji (2017-2018). Both shows were aired on the StarPlus channel.


Neelu Vaghela was born on Wednesday, 15 April 1970 (age 53; as of 2023) in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 4″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Figure Measurements (approx.): 37-34-38

Neelu Vaghela


Her family belongs to Marwar, a Jodhpur region. [1]Instagram – Neelu Vaghela

Parents & Siblings

Neelu Vaghela with her brother

Neelu Vaghela with her brother

Husband & Children

She is married to Arvind Kumar, a Rajasthani actor. The couple has two children; daughter Vanshikha and son Kaizer.

Neelu Veghela with her husband

Neelu Veghela with her husband

Neelu Vaghela children

Neelu Vaghela’s children


She belongs to a Rajput caste. [2]Wikipedia



Neelu started her acting career as a stage artist and was eventually selected for the films.


In 1981, she made a debut with the Rajasthani film Supattar Binani. She was just 11 when she acted in the film.

Supattar Binani

Supattar Binani (1981)

Her other films include Dharam Bhai, Bai Chali Sasariye, Veer Tejaji, Nanad Bhojai, Binani, Baba Ramdev, Jai Karni Mata, Ramgarh Ri Ramli, Baba Ji Ka Tullu, Derani Jethani, and many more.


TV Shows

In 2011, she made a television debut with the TV show Diya Aur Baati Hum in which she played the famous role of Santosh Arun Rathi aka Bhabhoo.

Diya Aur Baati Hum

Diya Aur Baati Hum (2011-2016)

Her other TV shows include Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh, Piyaji (2017-2018), Main Maike Chali Jaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo (2018-2019), Shaadi Mubarak (2020), Pavitra: Bharose ka Safar (2021-2022), Bindiya Sarkar (2022-2023), Laal Banarasi (2023), and many more.

Reality Show

She took part in the dance reality show Nach Baliye Season 5 alongside her husband Arvind Kumar, and they achieved the position of third runner-up in March 2013.

Neelu Vaghela-Nach Baliye 5

Neelu Vaghela and her husband Arvind on sets on Nach Baliye 5

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • Best Actress in Supporting Role, ITA Awards 2013-2014
  • Favourite Saas, Diya Aur Baati Hum, Star Parivaar Awards 2015
  • TIIFA Award 2016
  • Best Couple Award, Outstanding Contribution to Entertainment Area 2016
  • Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2018

Car Collection

She owns a Hyundai i20 Active Car.

Neelu Vaghela with her car

Neelu Vaghela with her car


  • Food: Gatte Ki Sabji
  • Dessert: Cake, Kheer, Custard
  • Beverage: Coffee


  • In her leisure time, she loves to dance, reading books, listening to music, gardening, and watching films.
  • She owns a production company called Aruneel Films, which has produced several Rajasthani films including Oji Re Deewana, Preet Na Jaane Reet, Hiwde Su Door Mat Ja, and Raju Bangayo MLA.
  • She spent her early life in Jaipur.
  • On her 45th birthday in 2015, her husband Arvind Kumar gifted her a brown coloured Hyundai i20 Active car. [3]Filmibeat
  • Neelu Vaghela has worked in more than 50 Rajasthani films.
  • She has a pet dog named Vinci.

    Neelu Vaghela pet dog

    Neelu Vaghela’s pet dog

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