Shefali Jariwala was studying engineering when director duo Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru spotted her outside college and offered her the lead spot in the music video of Kaanta Laga. With its success, she became a household name and decided to pursue a career in showbiz instead.
In an interview with The Times of India, Jariwala credited Kaanta Laga for her success. “I was in college then and I come from a family of academicians, so my parents told me to focus on my studies. But I wanted to do it because I was getting paid for it. I earned INR7,000 from that song and I wanted to see myself on TV,” she said.
Though the starlet was keen to take up the offer, her father was not in favour of it. “My father was completely against it. So first, I took my mom into confidence and then, we both convinced my father. And that song turned out to be such a hit that it was like a fairytale for me.
In 2018, Shefali made her digital debut with ALT Balaji’s adult comedy series Baby Come Naa, directed by Farhad Samji. She played a girl whose boyfriend (played by Shreyas Talpade) two-times her with another woman.
Most recently, Jariwala was seen as a wild card entry in the popular reality show Bigg Boss 13. She made headlines for her fights with friend-turned-foe Asim Riaz.