Girija Oak Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Girija Oak is an Indian entrepreneur and actor, who has worked in the Hindi and Marathi entertainment industries. She has appeared in several famous films and serials such as Jawan (2023), Qala (2022), Mauli (2018), Ladies Special Season 2 (2018), and Taare Zameen Par (2007). She is the daughter of the famous Marathi actor Girish Oak.

Wiki/Biography

Girija Oak Godbole was born on Sunday, 27 December 1987 (age 35 years; as of 2022) in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

A childhood photo of Girija Oak

A childhood photo of Girija Oak

After completing her schooling, she enrolled at the Thakur College of Science and Commerce in Mumbai, where she earned a degree in business management. She has also earned a degree in biotechnology. In an interview, Girija said that when she expressed her desire to pursue an acting career to her parents, her father told her that he wouldn’t recommend her to producers or request them to give her a role in their films. She said,

My father had made it quite clear to me that he will not recommend me to anybody and I have to look for work myself. He consciously didn’t help me as he wanted me to grow on my own.”

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Weight (approx.): 60 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Figure Measurements (approx.): 32-28-32

Girija Oak Godbole

Family

Girija Oak belongs to a Hindu family in Maharashtra.

Parents & Siblings

Her father, Girish Oak, is a famous actor, film editor, and poet. Her mother, Padmashree Phatak, is a pharmacist. Her parents are divorced. She has a stepmother named Pallavi Oak and a step-sister named Durga Oak.

A photo of Girija with her mother

A photo of Girija with her mother

A photo of Girish Oak with Pallavi and Durga

A photo of Girish Oak with Pallavi and Durga

Husband & Children

Her husband, Suhrud Godbole, is a filmmaker. The couple tied the knot in November 2011. They have a son named Kabir Godbole.

Girija posing for a photo with Suhrud

Girija posing for a photo with Suhrud

A photo of Girija with her son Kabir

A photo of Girija with her son Kabir

Other Relatives

Her father-in-law, Shrirang Godbole, is a renowned Marathi filmmaker and lyricist. Her sister-in-law, Mrinmayee Godbole is a Marathi actor.

A photo of Shrirang Godbole

A photo of Shrirang Godbole

A photo of Mrinmayee Godbole

A photo of Mrinmayee Godbole

Religion

Girija Oak Godbole follows Hinduism.

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Career

Girija started appearing in advertisements when she was studying. In an interview, she disclosed that her fascination for appearing in ads grew stronger when she began watching television dramas with her family. She also mentioned that the catchy jingles from the commercials played a significant role in her decision. She talked about it and said,

When I was a child, I loved advertisements. I remember once the TV was switched on and the commercials were playing. Then someone switched off the TV. I turned off the TV and started crying. I was crying as Jilati Jilati.”

At the age of twelve, she appeared in her first commercial, a Savlon advertisement. She talked about her first ad, in an interview, and said that her classmates used to tease her by calling her “Savlon girl.” She said,

I did my first advertisement when I was 12 years old. I used to get teased in school for being a Savlon girl.”

Girija in a still from the Savlon TV ad

Girija in a still from the Savlon TV ad

Thereafter, she received offers to appear in advertisements for numerous well-known brands such as Horlicks, Dabur Chayawanprash, Vim, and Nestle. According to her, she started getting the role of a mother in the advertisements at a very young age.

Girija in a Paytm ad

Girija in a Paytm ad

Marathi Entertainment Industry

Films

Girija made her acting debut in the Marathi film industry with the 2004 film Juiley in which she essayed the role of a character named Juiley Viswasrao Patil/ Kasturi.

A poster of the 2004 Marathi film Juiley

A poster of the 2004 Marathi film Juiley

In the same year, she shared the screen with the popular Marathi actor Swapnil Joshi in the film Manini in which she played the role of Shalimi. She acted along with Sachin Pilgaonkar in the 2008 film Man Pakharu Pakharu. In 2009, she appeared in two Marathi films, Goshta Choti Dongraevadhi, and Gulmohar. In 2011, she bagged the role of Anuja in the film Adgula Madgula. Girija essayed the character of Revati Deshmukh in The Journey To Her Smile in 2014. She appeared as the main character’s mother in the 2018 film Mauli; Girija shared the screen with Riteish Deshmukh in the film.

A poster of Mauli

A poster of Mauli

TV Show/ Web Series

Girija Oak Godbole made her debut in the Marathi TV industry with the show Lajja, which was aired in 2010 on Zee Marathi. In the show, she appeared as Manu.

A poster of Lajja, the 2010 Marathi show

A poster of Lajja, the 2010 Marathi show

In 2019, she landed the role of a character named Mrs. Sinha in Pandu. In the same year, she was seen in #MovingOut.

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Girija on the sets of Pandu

Girija on the sets of Pandu

Short Films

She acted in her first short film, Quarter, in 2020. In the film, she played the role of Ashwini Ranade. She was featured in the 2021 film Daraar – A Lockdown Story as a homemaker.

Girija on the poster of the Marathi short film Quarter

Girija on the poster of the Marathi short film Quarter

Hindi Entertainment Industry

Films

Girija Oak Godbole made her debut in Bollywood in 2007 with the film Taare Zameen Par in which she landed the role of a character named Jabeen.

Girija with Aamir Khan in Taare Zameen Par

Girija with Aamir Khan in Taare Zameen Par

In 2010, she essayed the character Sejal in Shor in the City and took on the role of Shrishti in Cycle Kick in 2011. For playing the role of Sudha in the 2022 film Qala, Girija received appreciation from her fans and film critics; the film premiered on Netflix and received numerous accolades such as Zee Cine Awards, Bollywood Hungama Style Icons Awards, and FOI Online Awards. In 2023, she shared the screen with the famous actor Shah Rukh Khan in Jawan; she appeared as a character named Ishkra. She talked about her experience of working with Shah Rukh, in an interview, and said,

I shot the movie Jawan for two years. It was a very thrilling experience. Shahrukh was coming to the sets fully prepared. Apologizes to other co-stars if retakes are caused by him. What we hear about him is that he is a very good man, he behaves very politely. All these things are true.”

In September 2023, she was seen in another Hindi film The Vaccine War, directed by the famous director Vivek Agnihotri.

Poster of The Vaccine War

TV Show/ Web Series

She made her debut in the Hindi TV industry with the second season of the serial Ladies Special in which she played the role of Meghana Nikade. The season was aired on Sony TV in 2018.

Girija (left) with her co-stars of the serial Ladies Special Season 2

Girija (left) with her co-stars of the serial Ladies Special Season 2

In 2021, she was seen in Cartel as Rama. She appeared as Kriti in the 2022 series Modern Love: Mumbai, which premiered on Amazon Prime.

Kannada Entertainment Industry

Films

She made her debut in the Kannada film industry with the 2009 film House Full in which she appeared as Neetu.

Girija on the poster of the 2009 Kannada film House Full

Girija on the poster of the 2009 Kannada film House Full

Entrepreneur

Girija is the co-owner of an online apparel store named Fresh Lime Soda.

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A logo of the Fresh Lime Soda

Awards

  • In 2018, Girija Oak Godbole received the European Cinematography Award (ECA) for Best Actress for the short film Quarter.
    European Cinematography Award's certificate of Girija Oak

    European Cinematography Award’s certificate of Girija Oak

  • Girija won the Most Natural Performer Award at the Zee Natya Gaurav Puraskar in 2016.
    Girija with her Most Natural Performer Award

    Girija with her Most Natural Performer Award

  • She received the MAAI Award in Australia for her Marathi play Don Special in the same year.
    Girija posing for a photo with her MAAI Award

    Girija posing for a photo with her MAAI Award

Car Collection

Girija Oak Godbole owns a Fiat.

Instagram post of Girija

Instagram post of Girija

Favourites

  • Food: Sushi, Puran Poli, Bottle Gourd, Food cooked by her mother, Biryani
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Maharashtrian
  • Cheat Meal: Moong Dal Halwa

Facts/Trivia

  • Girija is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. She was taught classical dance by Reshma Shetty.
  • She is an avid dog lover and owns a white Labrador named Sakura.
    A photo of Girija with her pet lab Sakura

    A photo of Girija with her pet lab Sakura

  • She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
  • She occasionally consumes alcohol.
    A post uploaded by Girija on her Instagram account

    A post uploaded by Girija on her Instagram account

  • She is an avid traveller and has visited numerous places.
  • Apart from acting in films and series, Girija has also acted in several plays and theatre shows such as Laghu and Don Special.
    Girija in a still from a Marathi play titled Laghu

    Girija in a still from a Marathi play titled Laghu

  • In 2011, she gave a dance performance in the Zee Marathi Eka Peksha Ek Apsara Aali.
  • She is multi-lingual and is fluent in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, and English.
  • In an interview, Girija revealed that she still owns her grandmother’s clothing, including a saree from her youth.
  • Girija once claimed that she faced online trolling from her fans after appearing in an advertisement for an internet-based card game. She talked about her trolling, in an interview, and said,

    I looked at that ad only as a project. Are people going to stop playing without advertising? I did not think about it in terms of values. I have never advertised fairness creams. Because the original color of the skin does not change. That is wrong. But if I say play rummy, I don’t think it will make any difference immediately. It’s your choice. It is up to you to drink alcohol or not, to smoke or not, to play rummy or not.”

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