Simi Garewal Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Real Name Simrita Garewal
Nickname Simi
Profession Actress, Filmmaker, Chat show Hostess
  Physical Stats & More 
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 168 cm
in meters– 1.68 m
in feet inches– 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 55 kg
in pounds– 121 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
         Personal Life           
Date of Birth 17 October 1947
Age (as in 2017) 70 Years
Birth Place Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Libra
Nationality Indian
Hometown London, United Kingdom
School Newland House School, England
College Not Known
Educational Qualification Not Known
Debut Film: Tarzan Goes to India (1962)
Tarzan Goes to India
Directorial: Living Legend Raj Kapoor (1985, TV documentary)
TV: Rendezvous with Simi Garewal (1997)
Family Father– J.S. Garewal (Brigadier)
Mother– Darshi Garewal
Brother– None
Sister– Amrita Garewal (Older)
Religion Sikhism
Address Paviova, 6th Floor Little Gibbs Road, Malabar Hill, Mumbai
Hobbies Cooking
Controversies • In 1972, she played the role of a courtesan in the film ‘Siddhartha’ starring Shashi Kapoor. Due to her semi-nude avatar and intimate scenes, it created controversy, and the Censor Board cleared the film with cuts. She even sued a magazine for publishing her topless photos in the film.
• In 2011, Rani Mukherji made an appearance on Simi’s show ‘India’s Most Desirable’, but lost her temper when she was persistently provoked to talk about her relationship with Aditya Chopra.
       Favourite Things      
Favourite Food Thai, Italian, and French cuisine
Favourite Wine Blue Nun
Favourite Actors Amitabh BachchanShah Rukh KhanHrithik Roshan
Favourite Actresses Deepika PadukoneAishwarya Rai
Favourite TV Show Suits
Favourite Singers/Bands Kishore KumarA.R. RahmanShreya GhoshalMichael Jackson, The Beatles, Metallica
Favourite Chef Vicky Ratnani
Favourite Colour White
Favourite Fashion Brand Shahab, Armani, Anamika, Nike, Reebok
Favourite Destination Las Vegas
 Boys, Affairs and More 
Marital Status Divorced
Affairs/Boyfriends Shatrushalyasinhji Digvijaysinhji (Maharaja of Jamnagar)
Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (Cricketer)
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Salman Taseer (Pakistani businessman)
Ravi Mohan (Businessman)
Husband/Spouse Ravi Mohan (Businessman, Ex-husband)
Simi Garewal with her Ex-husband Ravi Mohan
Children Son– None
Daughter– None
           Style Quotient      
Car Collection Mercedes-Benz E200


Simi Garewal

Some Lesser Known Facts About Simi Garewal


  • Does Simi Garewal smoke?: No
  • Does Simi Garewal drink alcohol?: No
  • Simi was born into a Sikh Jat family in Punjab but raised in London.
  • She was always fascinated towards the glamour world and used to roam around the Twickenham Studios in England. She soon realized that it was difficult to get a change in the British film industry, so she decided to try her luck in Bollywood. Twickenham Studios, London
  • At the age of 15, Simi came to Mumbai along with her mother and sister.
  • Her initial period in Mumbai was not easy as due to her western accent and appearance,  she wasn’t able to get roles in Bollywood films. Sooner, she realized that she had to change completely to get any opportunity in Bollywood.

Simi Garewal in younger days

  • In 1962, she got her first break with the adventure film ‘Tarzan Goes to India’, where she was paired opposite Feroz Khan. The only reason she got this film was her good command of English.

Simi Garewal - Tarzan Goes to India

  • Her big break came in 1970 with Raj Kapoor’s ‘Mera Naam Joker’, where she played the role of a glamorous teacher, Miss Mary. Her bold avatar in the film was quite rare those times which got her a lot of attention but compelled the Censor Board to release the film with cuts.

Simi Garewal in Mera Naam Joker

  • Despite doing a lot of bold films in the 1970s, she wasn’t able to get the tag of being a ‘sex symbol’ in Bollywood, largely due to her offbeat films.
  • Though she married her long-time boyfriend Ravi Mohan, a businessman from the aristocratic family of Chunnamals of Delhi, it only lasted for 18 months, mainly because of a long-distance marriage. The couple initially started living apart but got divorced after a decade.
  • After a memorable role in Subhash Ghai’s ‘Karz’ (1980), she shifted her focus towards documentary filmmaking and TV hosting.
  • Her 2 documentaries on Raj Kapoor and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, gave her a lot of praise.

Simi Garewal with Rajiv Gandhi

  • Her persona for ideal for hosting TV shows and she achieved success with shows like – It’s a Woman’s World (1983), Rendezvous with Simi Grewal (1999).

  • Though she didn’t have any child, she once wanted to adopt a girl called Vijaya, from an orphanage. As per adoption laws, she had to publish Vijaya’s photo in the newspaper, and within a span of 3 months, if no one claimed the child, she could get her. Everything went well for 2 months, but just when she was about to get her custody, the parents showed up.
  • She is the maternal cousin of Pamela Chopra, wife of filmmaker Late Yash Chopra. Simi Garewal with Pamela Chopra (right), and Hema Malini (centre)
  • She considers filmmaker Raj Kapoor as her mentor.
  • She is an avid animal lover.
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