Shefali Jariwala is a popular model and actress. She became famous after appearing in the song ‘Kaanta Laga’ (2002).
Shefali was born on Wednesday, 15 December 1982 (age 38 years; as of 2020), in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. She did her schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School, Gujarat, and later, she joined Sardar Patel College of Engineering Anand in Gujarat and completed B.E. in Information Technology.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Medium Ash Blonde
Eye Colour: Grey
Family, Caste & Husband
She was born into a Gujarati family. Her father’s name is Satish Jariwala. Her mother, Sunita Jariwala works at the State Bank of India. She has a sister, Shivani Jariwala, who is married and lives in Dubai with her husband and daughter.
She got married to the singer and music-director Harmeet Singh of Meet Bros in 2005. Their marriage lasted for almost four years and ended on a rough patch. Shefali accused him of abusing and assaulting her, and the couple got divorced in 2009.
She was in a relationship with the TV actor, Siddharth Shukla. Later, the couple parted ways on a cordial note. Shefali got married to Parag Tyagi (TV actor) on 12 August 2014, after dating him for a while.
She started her career in 2002 by featuring in the music video ‘Kaanta Laga’. The song was a huge hit and Shefali gained immense popularity. Later, she appeared in other music videos including- Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar Remix (2002), Maal Bhari Aahe – DJ Hot Remix (2004), and Pyar hamein kis mode pe le aaya (2006). She did a cameo in the Bollywood film- Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004). In 2008, she participated in Sony TV’s dance show ‘Boogie Woogie.’ In 2011, she appeared in the Kannada movie- Hudugaru. Shefali participated in the season 5 and season 7 of the celebrity dance reality show, Nach Baliye, along with her husband, Parag Tyagi. She has appeared in two Hindi web series- Baby Come Naa (2018) and Booo Sabki Phategi (2019). In 2019, Shefali entered the house of Bigg Boss 13 as a wild card contestant.
Reportedly, Shefali Jariwala was in an abusive relationship with her ex-husband, Harmeet Singh. She filed a case in a police station in Mumbai against him for abusing and physically assaulting her.
- Food: Italian Cuisines
- Actress: Madhuri Dixit
- Singer(s): Sunidhi Chauhan and Raghav Sachar
- She is a dog lover and owns a pug.
- She has got two tattoos inked; a heart with wings tattoo on her back and a flock of birds on her left hand.
- Her hobbies include travelling, dancing, and swimming.
- In 2016, she started a professional training and coaching company, WYN, along with her sister in Dubai.
- According to Shefali, she was offered Kaanta Laga when she was studying in college, and she was paid INR 7000 for the song. She revealed this in an interview in which she also revealed that, initially, her father was skeptical about letting her do the song, and she had to convince him of this. Hindustan Times Shefali said,
I was in college then and I come from a family of academicians, so my parents told me to focus on my studies. But I wanted to do it because I was getting paid for it. I earned Rs 7,000 from that song, and I wanted to see myself on TV. My father was completely against it. So first, I took my mom into confidence and then, we both convinced my father. And that song turned out to be such a hit that it was like a fairytale for me. It changed my life completely.”