Arzoo Govitrikar is an Indian TV and film actress. She is the younger sister of the Indian actress and model Aditi Govitrikar.
Aarzu Sharad Govitrikar was born on 27 December in Panvel, Raigad, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn. She did her graduation in electronics and telecommunications engineering.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
Her father passed away in 2019 due to a chronic illness. Her elder sister, Aditi Govitrikar, is a famous Indian actor, model, and psychologist. Her brother, Alpan Govitrikar, works as a chef.
Husband & Children
She got married to the Indian businessman Siddharth Sabharwal on 16 March 2010 following the traditional Maharashtrian wedding rituals. Their wedding was held at Shree Kripa Hall, Panvel in Navi Mumbai.
The couple is blessed with a son named Aashman.
Their happy married life did not last long, and in 2019, Arzoo filed a domestic violence case against her husband, and in 2021, she filed for a divorce.
She was born in a Chitpavan Brahmin family.
She started her career as a model and worked on various modelling assignments. In 2001, she got an offer to act in the Malayalam film ‘Kakkakuyil’ in which she played the role of Radhika Menon/Revathy. She made her Telugu debut in the film ‘Manasutho’ (2002) as Sapana. In 2003, she appeared in the Hindi film ‘Baghban’ in a supporting role starring the legendary Indian actors Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini.
She then played supporting roles in many Hindi films such as ‘Dreams’ (2005), ‘Tulsi’ (2008), ‘Mere Baap Pehle Aap’ (2008), and ‘Overtime’ (2012).
Apart from modelling and acting in films, she has also appeared in many Hindi TV serials. She made her debut in the Hindi TV serial ‘Ek Ladki Anjaani Si’ in which she played the character of Tulika Samarth, aired on Sony TV. From 2006 to 2008, she appeared in the episodic TV show ‘CID.’ Arzoo played the role of Vanshika in the Sahara One’s TV serial ‘Ghar Ek Sapnaa’ (2007). In 2017, she acted in the popular TV serial ‘Naagin 2.’
She has also worked as a director in two companies of her husband.
She filed a case of domestic violence against her husband on 19 February 2019, and in 2021, she decided to end her marriage and filed for a divorce. In an interview, while talking about filing a divorce, she said,
Enough is enough and I am not going to take this lying down anymore. I swallowed my pride; I tried, and I tried my best. But matters came to a head and I couldn’t continue with Siddharth. I had so far not spoken in the media, not even when I was hounded by calls from journalists two years ago.”
She further talked about domestic violence,
I will talk today. I want to tell you that he has pulled me by my neck and tried to throw me out of the flat. He has slapped me. He has kicked me in my stomach. There were days when I was beaten up black and blue and I couldn’t come out because I didn’t want my bruises to be seen. Siddharth first raised his hand on me two years after our marriage. And after our son was born three years after we became man and wife, he simply drifted apart.”
He started sleeping in another room. After that, I found out that he has a Russian girlfriend; he was constantly on chats with her. I confronted him about her. I don’t know if they’re together now because he stays separately. Mind you, I have those chats and the CCTV footage of his violence and it would help me to get justice.”
While the reporters, asked Siddharth about the whole situation, he said,
Let her say what she wants. I don’t want to say anything. It was she who asked me to slap her saying she was rehearsing for a crime show. I will respond to these allegations at the right forum.”
- Film: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
- Film Scene: A scene from ‘Titanic’ (1997) when Leonardo DiCaprio saves Kate Winslet instead of saving his own life.
- Fashion Designer: Tarun Tahiliani
- Arzoo loves travelling and doing adventure sports.
- She is best friends with the Indian TV actress Kanchi Kaul for a long time.
- In an interview, she was asked what was her fashion statement. She said,
My temperament dictates what I’m going to wear. The other day, when I went for a movie, you would have found me in my worst avataar. I had oiled my hair and had worn a dirty, tattered jean. The only principle I follow is – Wear anything, but with the right attitude, which will make heads turn.”
- She is often spotted drinking alcohol at parties and events.
- Arzoo is an avid animal lover and owns a few pet dogs, and one of her dogs’ name is Chloe.