Not all TV actors or actresses can become the leading persona in their shows, but there are many who are always around in a number of serials, who become known faces through their several appearances. One that falls in that category is Aditi Shirwaikar - a regular TV star and by now a very familiar face on TV, traversing various channels in her initial years in the mid 2000s. Starting from the mother of all serials “
Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii” where she appeared midway in the role of Sonu, she followed it up almost simultaneously in the role of a close friend of
Miilee, the central character in the 2005 serial “Miilee” and as Khushi in “
Hare Kkaanch Ki Choodiyaan”, the Sahara One serial of 2005. On the way, she also picked up a role in “
Baat Hamari Pakki Hai” in the 2010 offering of Sony Entertainment and in the short lived show “
Dharampatni” on NDTV Imagine in 2012. It was, however, in Life OK’s “Chabbis Barah” in 2012, based to some extent on the Mumbai terrorist attacks of 26th November 2008, that Aditi found fresh exposure in a somewhat parallel lead character in the serial, in the role of a widow, an indirect victim of the terror attacks.
However, it was not just soaps that Aditi was trying to gain exposure from. The opportunity that came her way through the hosting of reality shows was one that she lapped up very readily and found an independent space for herself apart from being one out of several characters in the serial. Her teaming up with
Mohnish Bahl in the new concept serial “Star Vivah” on Star Plus was one such forum she managed in 2009. This of course was preceded by the other well known dance reality show which she co hosted for some time – “
Nach Baliye”, once again on Star Plus. She also came in the news when she visited the sets of another dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhla Jaa”, to cheer her husband
Mohit Malik, with whom she got married in 2010 after an extended period of courtship. Incidentally, her husband Mohit himself is a well known TV actor and in between their schedules they do find out time for each other and both seem satisfied with what they have been able to achieve in their respective careers.