Born on November 21, 1982, Aarti Chabria started her career as a model doing advertisements at the age of 3 years. She did her first advertisement for Farex. It was a print ad. Aarti won the Miss India Worldwide 2000 pageant, after which she appeared in music videos like 'Nasha hi Nasha hai' for Sukhwinder Singh, 'Chaahat' for Harry Anand, 'Meri Madhubala' for Avdooth Gupte, 'Roothe hue ho kyo' for Adnan Sami. (All photos: Aarti Chabria's Instagram account)
Believe it or not! The child in the picture is Aarti Chhabria. She posted this photo on Instagram and wrote, "#childmodel #guesswho #farex ad days #childhoodmemories #throwback #bachpan #chubbycheeks #dimplechin #rosylips #poser #tvc #babyme #oldalbum"
Aarti Chabria is best remembered as Akshay Kumar's heroine in Awaara Paagal Deewana (2002). However, Aarti made her debut with Lajja, followed by she appeared in Awaara Paagal Deewana and Tumse Achcha Kaun Haiin. She was also part of films such as Shaadi No.1, Shootout At Lokhandwala and Partner.
Aarti Chabria enjoys writing poetry. She had once told mid-day, "I write poetries. But only in English though, and sometimes I do have people frowning at me when I tell them that. But guys, I just can't write in Hindi. Most of my poems revolve around the theme of love. I guess we've all had that special someone at some point who has impacted our lives in a big way."
In picture: Aarti Chabria looks wonderful in this breezy picture! She captioned it, "Life is 10 % what happens and 90 % how you react to it...... "Even if I break... Ill be shining".. said the Glow stick.... "Get used to it!" #smile #swagger #shine #quoteoftheday #quotes #quote #life [sic]"
Aarti Chabria further added, "I also love writing on important issues that concern us as a society. For instance, I had written a piece on politicians trying to buy celebrities to campaign for them. This is one issue that had been troubling me at a point."
In picture: Aarti Chabria with her brother Abhishek. She captioned this picture, "My all time favourite company.. and the #applyofmyeye @abhishekchabria [sic]"
Aarti Chabria further added, "I was inundated with offers to campaign for politicians who were willing to give me huge sums of money for the job. I had to politely decline because I feel that leaders aren't products that we can endorse. And after the 26/11 attacks we've all had reason to doubt their credibility. Considering how impressionable some of our fans are, it wouldn't be right to sell our opinions for a price."
In picture: Aarti Chabria shows off her perfect bikini body in this photo from a shoot. She wrote alongside the picture, "The #cure for anything is #saltwater - #SWEAT #TEARS or the #SEA * #beach #sunandsand #bada*s #sexy #waterbaby #miami [sic]"
Aarti Chabria loves blogging. "Like many others in the Bollywood industry, I also enjoy blogging. That is my way of connecting with my audience and fans. Lately however, I haven't had the time to blog, but hopefully I'll be on track soon," she said.
In pic: Aarti Chabria shows off her curves in a striped black-and-white bikini. She captioned the photo, "#sunshine - my favourite #accessory #southbeach #miami #imissyou #bikini #beachbabe #stripes #blackandwhite [sic]"
Talking about her equation with her mother Sunita, Aarti had told mid-day, "My mother got married at the age of 18 and I was born immediately after nine months. So my mother and I are more friends than mother-daughter. I have talked to her about my first crush, the first time I took a cigarette in my hand with her and shared many other secrets with her."
In picture: Aarti Chabria poses with her mother Sunita
The best part is that it never backfired on her. "We share a mutual respect for each other because of which I never do things that I can't tell my mom. I am so blessed that I have my mom as my friend, philosopher and guide!" she said.
In picture: Aarti Chabria posted this then-and-now snapshot on the occasion of Children's Day. She wrote, "The creative adult is the child who survived - Ursula K Le Guin #happychildrensday #mischeviouseyes #childhoodphoto #throwback #smilingfromeartoear #childrensday #quotes #quoteoftheday [sic]"
Aarti Chabria, who turned 36, looks fit and fab. When asked about her diet plans, she said unabashedly, "Actresses are not supposed to eat calorie-laden foods like ice cream, but I've never been able to say no to it."
You'll always find a tub of some yummy ice cream in Aarti Chhabria's refrigerator. Aarti can't resist ice cream!
In picture: When Aarti Chabria played Holi with her friends. She captioned the image, "#throwback my favourite #holi picture (even though I have a whole bottle of coconut oil on my body & hair) [sic]"
"I live to eat. Life's too short to contain yourself from indulging in the things you love, and ice cream is one of them. I just can't stop at one," said Aarti.
In picture: Aarti Chabria sizzles in swimwear and turns up the heat with this stunning black-and-white picture
Talking about her love for Ice cream, Aarti Chabria said, "I like all varieties of ice cream, from the cheapest to the most expensive. In fact, I'm a candy person and love strawberry and mango flavoured candies. The butterscotch and praline combo too is a big hit with me. And yes, I just love eating kulfi."
In picture: Aarti Chabria pouts for a selfie. She captioned the photo, "Cause theres nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shore line,no matter how many times its sent away...' #neverendinglovestory #eternallove #kisses #ocean #sunsets #seashore #lovers #quotes #peace #romance #truelove [sic]"
Aarti Chabria is a curd lover too. "You'll also catch me gorging on all types of curds. Dahiwala Chawal (curd rice) with salt and rai ka tadka is just perfect. I love curd and have it with almost every meal."
In picture: Aarti Chabria enjoys a cruise in a sexy yellow bikini
Talking about her diet plan, Aarti Chabria said, "My breakfast is the heaviest meal of the day with cornflakes and milk, poached eggs, prunes and dates, while my lunch is made up of dal, sabzi and roti and I try to avoid carbs post 7pm."
In picture: Aarti Chabria doesn't shy away from showing off her toned body in a bikini. She captioned the image, "#chillinlikeavillain #farfarawayland #yellowbikini #cruise #happiness #adriaticsea"
Coming back to the work front, Aarti Chhabria made her Television debut with reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 4. In fact, she even emerged as the winner of the season.
In picture: Aarti Chabria hugs her grandmother in this lovely picture. She captioned the photo, "My Living God: My Nany"
Talking about her experience in the show, she told mid-day, in an old interview, "The experience of roughing it out has made me tougher and has helped me overcome my fear of fire, darkness and claustrophobia. There was a stunt where I was buried in a coffin with hundred rats under heaps of sand. I felt like I was never going to come out of the coffin, which led to breathlessness. And to add to it, the rats were all over my body sniffing; it took me days to shake off the wet sensation! I kept chanting the Hanuman Chalisa like a possessed woman."
In picture: Aarti Chabria shares this picture with her brother Abhishek on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. She wrote a special message alongwith the photo that read, "My baby! Happy Rakshabandhan @abhishekchabria I laaaaaaaabbbb you soooo muchhhhhhh! Bless from the core of my heart all the love, happiness, good health, success and awesome travel... Your the bestt brother in the whole (sic)!"
In 2013, she participated in dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 6). The season was hosted by Kapil Sharma and Maniesh Paul, and judged by Madhuri Dixit, Karan Johar and Remo D'Souza.
In picture: Aarti Chabria attended the wedding reception of Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay looking gorgeous in traditional attire
In 2016, Aarti Chabria returned to the showbizz, as she turned director with short film Mumbai Varanasi Express.
In picture: Aarti Chabria looks beautiful in this no make-up picture. She captioned the photo, "One with nature.."
Though Aarti's acting career never took off, her debut directorial won her accolades and awards! She won several awards for Mumbai Varanasi Express at Film Festivals across the world such as Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival (2016), Jaipur International Film Festival (2017), International Festival Of Short Films On Culture & Tourism (2017) and North Carolina South Asian Film Festival (2017).
In picture: Aarti Chabria captioned the image, "Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience who you really are... #justathought"
Here's wishing Aarti Chabria a very happy birthday!
Aarti Chabria, who is best remembered as Akshay Kumar's heroine in 'Awara Paagal Deewana' (2002), turns 36 today. On her birthday, see how the Bollywood actress has changed over the last 16 years since the release of the film
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