Aashka Goradia

Aashka Goradia (born 27 November 1972) is an Indian television actor. She has walked the ramp in several fashion events and has acted in various Hindi television serials. She became popular after portraying the role of "Kumud" in Kkusum (2003–2005) on Sony TV and playing the role of Kallavati in Laagi Tujhse Lagan. In 2012, she participated as a contestant in Colors TV's reality show Bigg Boss. She has also appeared in the television series Baal Veer and Naagin. Goradia is also known for her appearance in reality shows like Bigg Boss and the dance reality show Nach Baliye in which she participated with her then boyfriend, Brent Goble.

Aashka Goradia
Aashka Goradia Fashion show for girl child 04
Born (1972-11-27) 27 November 1972
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, Model
Years active2002–present
Known forBigg Boss 6
Naagin 2
Daayan
Spouse(s)
Brent Goble (m. 2017)

She was most recently seen playing the role of Sapt-roopa on &TV's show Daayan.[1]

Career

Goradia started her career with Sony TV's Achanak 37 Saal Baad in 2002 and comedy sitcom Acting Acting. Soon after, she was signed on for Kkusum on Sony TV in which she played the role of Kumud.[2] She then acted in another serial Akela which also aired on Sony TV. She also did a reality game show Jet Set Go on Star One but was replaced by Shama Sikander. She then played some roles in TV serials like Sindoor Tere Naam Ka on Zee TV, Mere Apne on 9X and Virrudh on Sony TV. She was also seen as Kalika in Zee TV's Saat Phere, Sony TV's Shubh Vivah and Kalavati Laagi Tujhse Lagan[3] on Colors TV, which were all negative characters.

Goradia has also participated in some reality shows like Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar, Mr. & Ms. TV and Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 4. In 2012, she participated as a contestant in the sixth season of Bigg Boss, the Indian version of the original UK show Big Brother entering the Bigg Boss house on 6 October 2012 and getting evicted on 28 December 2012 (on the 83rd day of the show). Slamming reality shows in an interview in 2018, she alleged that the producers had misreprented her as a lesbian on the show.[4][5]

From 2013 to 2015, she played the role of Maharani Dheer Bai Bhatiyani in the television series Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap on Sony TV. In August 2015, she played the evil fairy Mahavinashini on Sab TV's Baal Veer. She was then seen in the supernatural drama Naagin from 2016 to 2017.[6][7]

In 2017, she participated in the couple dance reality show Nach Baliye Season 8 on Star Plus with fiancé Brent Goble. First eliminated on 14 May,[8] they as a wild card entry only to be eliminated again on 4 June.[9]

She was most recently seen playing the role of Sapt-roopa on &TV's show Daayan.[10]

Personal life

Aashka dated television actor Rohit Bakshi from 2006–2015.[11] After her break-up, she started dating Brent Goble, an American businessman. Aashka married Brent on 1 December 2017 in a Christian wedding ceremony, followed with a traditional Hindu ceremony on 3 December 2017.[12][13]

Trolled for undergoing a lip job in 2018, Aashka silenced her critics by opening up about the surgery and claiming that her choice to look better did not make her fake.[14][15] Earlier the same year, she slammed the reality show Bigg Boss in an interview with actor and talkshow host Rajeev Khandelwal on his show Juzzbaatt for misrepresenting her as a lesbian by using editing tricks.[16]

In 2018, she launched India's first double stitched 3D eyelashes under the brand Renee by Aashka named after her mother-in-law.[17] She named the first products after close friends like actresses Juhi parmar and Mouni Roy.[18] She was also invited to be a speaker at a TED Talk later that year.[19][20]

Television

Year Show Role Channel Notes
2002Achanak 37 Saal BaadKamalSony TV
2003KkusumKumudSony TV
2004Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu ThiRaziaSTAR Plus
2006AkelaKinnariSony TV
2006Kahiin to HogaGayatri AhluwaliaSTAR Plus
2006Sinndoor Tere Naam KaArpita RaizadaZee TV
2006Jet Set GoContestantSTAR One
2007VirrudhNaina ChopraSony TV
2007Mere ApneSaniya Pandey9X
2008Saat PhereKalikaZee TV
2008Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii YaarContestant (Eliminated in Week 2)Sony TV
2009Specials @ 10TaraSony TVStory - Heroine – Zindagi Ke Panno Se
2010Laagi Tujhse LaganKalavatiColors TVNominated: Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role (Jury) (2012)
2010Mr. & Ms. TVContestantSony TV
2010Kaun Banega Crorepati 4Guest appearanceSTAR Plus
2011Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 4ContestantColors TV
2012Bigg Boss 6ContestantColors TV[21]
2013–2015Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana PratapDheer Bai BhatiyaniSony TV
2014 Adaalat Advocate Meera Thakur Sony TV
2014Get Rich With AashkaAashkacnbcHost of Gujarati TV series (business program by cnbc)
2015Baal VeerMahavinashini PariSAB TV
2016NaaginQueen Avantika of Mahishmati KingdomColors TV
2016–2017Naagin 2Queen Avantika of Mahishmati KingdomColors TV
2017Nach Baliye 8ContestantSTAR Plus[22][23]
2019DaayanSapt-roopa, beholder of the jivyani-mani&TV
2019Kitchen Champion 5ContestantColors TV[24]

References

  1. "An emotional goodbye from Tinaa Datta to Aashka Goradia on Daayan". Mid-day. 26 June 2019.
  2. "Ditto for Kkusum!: After nearly 550 episodes, Kkusum has stormed ahead by 18 years". Indian Television. 27 January 2004.
  3. "Aashka Goradia the makeup artist". Times of India. 30 August 2011.
  4. "Aashka Goradia Claims Bigg Boss Misrepresented Her As A Lesbian After 'Editing Tricks'". NDTV. 8 June 2018.
  5. "Naagin actress Aashka Goradia revealed how Bigg Boss destroyed her image by portraying her as a 'Lesbian'". Catch News. 8 June 2018.
  6. "Aashka Goradia to enter Naagin as 'Ichchadhari Madhumakhi'". Times of India. 24 May 2016.
  7. "Aashka Goradia to be 'ichadhaari' honey bee in 'Naagin'". Mid-day. 26 May 2016.
  8. "Nach Baliye 8: Aashka Goradia, Brent not out yet, will compete for wild card entry". Hindustan Times. 18 May 2017.
  9. "Nach Baliye 8 - Shocked over Aashka Goradia-Brent Goble's eviction, Sonakshi Sinha calls them an underestimated couple". Pinkvilla. 2 June 2017.
  10. "'Naagin' actress Aashka Goradia says sabbatical from fiction TV wasn't planned". The New Indian Express. 3 April 2019.
  11. "Actors Aashka Goradia and Rohit Bakshi Split Up After 10 Years". NDTV. 2 August 2016.
  12. "Nach Baliye 8 couple Aashka Goradia and Brent Goble to tie the knot on December 3". Indian Express. 21 July 2017.
  13. "Aashka Goradia marries Brent Goble. See new pictures, videos from her white wedding". Hindustan Times. 3 December 2017.
  14. "Aashka Goradia: The choice to look better doesn't make you fake or plastic". Mumbai Mirror. 16 August 2018.
  15. "Aashka Goradia, Trolled For Her Lip Job, Says 'No Sob Story, That's My Choice'". NDTV. 16 August 2018.
  16. "Aashka Goradia claims she was portrayed as a lesbian on Bigg Boss after editing tricks". Hindustan Times. 8 June 2018.
  17. "My focus is on my new venture: Aashka". Business Standard. 25 May 2018.
  18. "Aashka Goradia names eyelashes after close friends Mouni Roy, Abigail and Juhi Parmar's daughter". Mid-day. 9 June 2018.
  19. "Naagin actress Aashka Goradia gears up for TED Talks". India Today. 8 August 2018.
  20. "Aashka Goradia gears up for TED Talks". The Weekend Leader. 8 August 2018.
  21. "Aashka Goradia evicted from Bigg Boss". Hindustan Times. 28 December 2012.
  22. "Nach Baliye 8: Aashka Goradia, Brent Globe eliminated from the show". Times of India. 10 May 2017.
  23. "Nach Baliye 8, Episode 17: Perfect score fails to save Aashka Goradia, Brent Goble from elimination". First Post. 5 June 2017.
  24. "Reel life mother-son duo Aashka Goradia and Faisal Khan reunite after Maharana Pratap". Times of India. 2 April 2019.
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