Kavita Ghai is an Indian television actress and makeup artist. She is best known for playing the character of Piyali in the television show Dosti… Yaariyan… Manmarziyan (2015).
Kavita was born on Sunday, 20 February 1966 (age 56 years; as of 2022) in New Delhi, India. Kavita has attained her high school education in America.
A picture of Kavita Ghai when she was 17 years old
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Kavita Ghai belongs to a Hindu family.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about Kavita Ghai’s parents and siblings.
Husband & Children
Kavita Ghai’s husband’s name is Manoj Ghai.
Kavita Ghai with her husband
She has two daughters named Ahana Ghai and Orvana Ghai and a son named Lohash Ghai.
Kavita Ghai and her daughters, Orvana Ghai (left) and Ahana Ghai (right)
Kavita Ghai and her son, Lohash Ghai
In 2015, Kavita made her television debut with the serial Dosti… Yaariyan… Manmarziyan in which she played the role of Piyali. She appeared in various other TV shows like Beyhadh (2016), KumKum Bhagya (2018), Ishq Aaj Kal (2019), Kartik Purnima (2020), and Avrodh: The Siege Within (2020). In an interview, she talked about her acting career and said,
Oh! This is still very new to me. I started acting about five years back. I was a regular mother living in Delhi taking care of my three children, in-laws and husband, going for a lot of kitty parties like any other Delhi woman. Acting just happened by chance. So someone spotted my elder daughter at a wedding and the writers and production team of the television serial Manmarziyan were discussing new faces for the show. While Orvana’s name was selected for the second lead of the show, writer Durjoy Datta, who is also a family friend, along with his team randomly said that ‘Uski mom ko bhi check kar lena. She doesn’t look so bad’. So it was like that.”
Kavita Ghai in a still from the Hindi television show Beyhadh (2016)
In 2018, Kavita made her film debut with the film Veere Di Wedding in which she played the role of Ritu Puri. She appeared in numerous films like Thugs of Hindostan (2018) and Love Aaj Kal (2020). In an interview, Kavita talked about her role in the film Love Aaj Kal (2020) and said,
I am very happy that I am essaying the role of a mother in two places simultaneously. The one thing to note is that I am playing Kartik’s mother in both the places, Kartik Aaryan’s mother in the film ‘Love Aaj Kal‘ and Harsh Nagar’s mother in our new show ‘Kartik Purnima’. I am truly glad that the film and the show are doing well.”
Before venturing into acting, Kavita worked as a makeup artist in New Delhi. She owned a beauty salon in New Delhi. Kavita, since her childhood, wanted to become a makeup artist. In an interview, while recalling her childhood memories, Kavita said,
I remember the time when I was just 14 or 15 years old, I would tear out Rekha Ji’s pages from magazines and stick them to the mirror and try to copy all that fabulous makeup she donned. So it’s like, I almost learned all my makeup from her.”
- Kavita follows a non-vegetarian diet.
Kavita Ghai’s Instagram post about her food habit
- Kavita is a fitness enthusiast and her fitness has been an interest in news and social media. According to Kavita Ghai, her positivity and eating habit are the biggest reason behind her great health and physique.
- Kavita bears a striking resemblance to the renowned actress Rekha. In an interview, Kavita talked about this and said that during her high-school days in America, the NRI”s and Pakistanis used to address her as Bollywood actress Rekha. She quoted,
In my high school years when I was studying in America, the NRI’s and Pakistanis would literally say dekho Rekha aayi hain. For them, I was Rekha, itna importance milta tha. Back in college also people used to say that there was some kind of resemblance with Rekha Ji especially when I would wear Indian attire.”
Kavita Ghai shares an uncanny resemblance with actress Rekha
- In an interview, Kavita Ghai talked about the entertainment industry and said that her elder daughter convinced her to pursue a career in acting. She quoted,
One day when I was returning from a kitty party, my daughter slid a script into my hand and told me that it was for me to which I obviously laughed. Later I got to know that my daughter sent my pictures to the team of Manmarziyan and they sort of liked my face and asked me to audition. So after a week of persuasion and convincing, I finally filmed my audition tape and handed it to my daughters.”
- Kavita is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog.
Kavita Ghai with her pet dog
- In an interview, Kavita Ghai said that she does not enjoy watching television serials. She quoted,
Not at all! I was not really the kind who would sit down and watch television serials except when I had to sit with my mother-in-law for a brief span while drinking tea. When she saw me on the screen for the first time, however, she was astonished because no one knew about it. I had told everyone in the family that I was going to Mumbai to take care of my daughter Orvana. My in-laws are definitely very proud and happy for me though,”