GAYATRI JOSHI BIOGRAPHYDate of Birth
20 March 1977, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Gayatri was born in the Marathi-speaking Joshi family on March 20, 1977 In Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
She studied in Mount Carmel High School in Nagpur, and when the family re-located to Bombay, and she was enrolled in the J.B. Vachha High School in Dadar. After completing her schooling she went on to study in Sydenham College. While still enrolled there, she modeled for brands such as Godrej, LG, Ponds, Bombay Dyeing, Sunsilk, Philips, as well as with Shahrukh Khan in the Hyundai ad.. She then went on to obtain a degree in Commerce from the same college.
She was chosen as one of the five finalists of the 1999 Femina Miss India Contest, and represented India at the Miss International beauty pageant in Japan during the same year.
After this success she returned to modeling and appeared in Seasons Catalogue and Calendar during the year 2001.
She also appeared in two music videos: Hansraj Hans' 'Jhanjaria', and Jagjit Singh's 'Sagar Ki Kashti'.
She made her debut on the silver screen opposite Shahrukh Khan in the 2004 movie 'Swades'.
On June 23, 2005, she was officially engaged to Vikas Oberoi, the Managing Director of Oberoi Constructions in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.. The couple were married at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on August 27, 2005. Twinkle Khanna, Isha Koppikar, Abbas-Mastan, Rakesh Roshan, Bhushan Kumar, Inder Kumar were amongst the guests at this wedding. She gave birth to a baby boy on September 1, 2006.
Gayatri Joshi is a B.com graduate from Sydenham College, Mumbai. She began her modeling career in 1996 when she was still at college. She was one of the last five in the Femina Miss India beauty pageant in 1999 and was chosen to represent India at the Miss International in Japan in the year 2000. Though she didn t win the crown, it was a tremendous learning experience for her as she continually seeks to reinvent herself.
Her modeling assignments include the famous Hyundai ad with Shahrukh Khan and other ads for LG, Godrej Coloursoft, Sunsilk Fruitamin, Ponds, Philips, Bombay Dyeing and others.
She appeared in music videos of Jagjit Singh s Sagar Ki Kashti and Hansraj Hans Jhanjaria. Gayatri has also modeled for Seasons catalogue and calendar for the year 2001.
Gayatri made her Bollywood debut in December 2004 in Ashutosh Gowarikar s film Swades.
Renowned model turned actress Gayatri Joshi, was one among the last five finalists in the Femina Miss India beauty pageant 1999. This graduate in Commerce started modelling while in college. Some of the modeling assignments of this sweet faced lass, who had featured in music videos of Jagjit Singh's 'Sagar Ki Kashti' and Hansraj Hans 'Jhanjaria' includes Hyundai ad with Shahrukh Khan, LG, Godrej Coloursoft, Sunsilk Fruitamin, Philips etc. This down to earth, gorgeous beauty made her debut onto Bollywood with 'Swades' (2004). She was chosen as the best female debut 2005 by Zee Cine, Bollywood and Star Screen. Gayatri got married to Vikas Oberoi, a well-known entrepreneur on 27 August 2005.
# Gayatri Joshi did a commmercial with Shahrukh for Santro even before doing swades.
# The actress expressed her wish to work in regional films like Marathi and South Indian films if it is with a good director and a good script.
# In Singapore a woman who was jailed for cheating a man in an internet marriage scam. She assumed another name and e-mailed pictures of Indian actress Gayatri Joshi, claiming they were of herself.
# She began her modeling career during her college days in 1996.
# She was one of the final five candidates in the 1999 Femina Miss India beauty pageant.
# Gayatri Joshi represented India at the 2000 Miss International event in Japan.
# She worked as an advertising model before coming to the film industry.
# Gayatri Joshi has a Commerce degree from Sydenham College, Mumbai.
# She appearanced in several music videos viz, Kaghaz Ki Kashti and Jhanjaria before working for films.
# According to the contract that Gayatri Joshi entered into during Swades she was not entitled to sign any new project until Swades hits the marquee.
# Gayatri Joshi married Vikas Oberoi in Mumbai on 27 August 2005.
# The actress gave birth to a baby boy on 1 September 2006.
# Her husband Vikas Oberoi is the scion of Oberoi Constructions Private Ltd.
# Her husband Vikas Oberoi is Akshay Kumar‘s best friend
Height: 5 Ft 9 In
Weight: 49 Kgs
Hair Color: Black
GAYATRI JOSHI TRIVIA
Has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sydenham College, Mumbai.
Was in the top five of the Femina Miss India beauty pageant in 1999 and was chosen to represent India at the Miss International in Japan in the year 2000.
Husband Vikas Oberoi is the scion of the successful family business Oberoi Constructions Private Ltd, which has made the Oberoi family quite wealthy.
Gayatri Joshi quotes
# “If I get a chance, I would love to do more movies with him. But the Swades experience in itself was great. It was a great experience working with him” (About Shahrukh Khan)
# “The emotional scenes are more difficult than the other scenes”
# “I have always been more interested in work than publicity. So that’s the reason why people saw more of my work and heard less of me.”
# “I think modelling helped me to be comfortable in front of the camera but otherwise I have not had any acting courses. “
# “I was a model and didn’t aspire to be an actress but then Swades happened and I changed my mind, as I wanted to be a part of it”
# “I have always been highly influenced by my mother. It’s my mom because she is a strong person and I have learnt a lot from her. “
Gayatri Joshi best movie list
Swades [ Shahrukh Khan , Gayatri Joshi , Vishwa S. Badola , Kishori Ballal ]
Gayatri Joshi awards
Bollywood Best Female Debut, Swades 
Star Screen Most Promising Newcomer, Swades 
Zee Cine Best Female Debut, Swades 
Swades - Bloopers (Shahrukh Khan & Gayatri Joshi)
Swades - Gayatri Joshi's Rehearsal Part 2 HD
Bollywood Indian Actress Gayatri Joshi
Swades - Gayatri Joshi's Audition HD
Swades - Gayatri Joshi's Rehearsal Part 1 HD
Gayatri Joshi Yogesh Collection.Wmv
Sexy Gayatri Joshi At Launch Of Hrithik Roshan's Interior Design Store 'Charcoal'