Apara Jariwala (Mostly Known By Her Maiden Name Apara Mehta) is an Indian television and Bollywood actress known for her supporting roles like Savita Mansukh Virani in the iconic show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.
|Other names||Apara Mehta|
|Parent(s)||Ushakant Mehta (Father) and Mandakini Mehta (Mother)|
Now currently, she is seen in the show Sargam Ki Sadhe Satii which airs on Sony Set in which she is essaying the role of Ketki Awasthi the female protagonist Anjali Tatrari's mother in law and is screen sharing with her husband Darshan Jariwala after a long hiatus.
In 1980 she married Indian television and film personality Darshan Jariwala, with whom she has one daughter. The two have separated now. Excerpts about their personal life were shown in the reality show Maa Exchange, which aired on Sony Entertainment Television.
Mehta has worked on stage since 1981. She has acted in over 150 plays in various roles. She has found a constant career in plays.
- Apara started her television career anchoring a children's programme called Santakukdi for Mumbai Doordarshan at the age of 15.
- Her first major break was in Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka, in which she played Paro.
- This was followed by Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, in which she played Savita Mansukh Virani (mother-in-law of lead character Tulsi).
- She then appeared in a negative role as Kukki Kaaki in Saat Phere and other soaps like Parrivaar, Dhak Dhak In Dubai, Dillagi, Alpviram, Hum Hain Anari, Love Marriage and Chandan Ka Palna.
- She also did comedy roles in Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo as Damini Devi Diwan, Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai as Pari on SAB TV and as Leela in Hamari Saas Leela on Colors TV.
- She also played supporting roles in some Bollywood films.
- She played a role in Firangi Bahu on Colors TV.
- She used to appear in Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai as Basundi on SAB TV.
- She worked
- s on the weekend horror/thriller fiction show Qayamat Ki Raat on Star Plus as the main female protagonist's grand in 2018.o
- She recently appeared in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai and Sai-Shraddha aur Saburi
- Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka (1999)
- Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2000-2008) As Savita Mansukh Virani
- Khichdi (2004) Guest Appearance
- Saat Phere as Kukki Kaki (2006)
- Karam Apnaa Apnaa (2006)
- Parrivaar (2007)
- Chandan ka palna aur resham ki dori as Kusum
- Dhak Dhak In Dubai (2007)
- Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (2009)
- Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo as Damini Devi Diwan (2009-2012)
- Hamari Saas Leela as Leela (2011)
- Kya Huaa Tera Vaada as Suhasi Alok Singh (2012-2013)
- Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai as Pari (2012)
- Firangi Bahu (Sahara One) (2013-2014)
- Jamai Raja as Nani (2014-2016)
- Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai as Basundi (2014)
- Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle as Mrs. Dilwale on Sab TV (2016)
- Naya Mahisagar as Tiwari Mehta
- Brahmarakshas (TV series) as Jasmit/Jassi/Dadi Bua (2016)
- Bakula Bua Ka Bhoot on &TV as Rekha (2017)
- Qayamat Ki Raat as Madhuri Thakur (Gauri's paternal grandmother)
- Bhabhi ji Ghar Par Hai as Alpaa-episodic role (2018)
- Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Cameo (2021)
- Indiawali Maa as Kesar Masi (2021)
- Sargam Ki Sadhe Satii as Ketki Awasthi née Mishra: Chedilal's wife, Purushottam's daughter, Sargam's mother in law and Aparshakti, Eklavya, Aastik, Asha Amar and Alaukik's mother (2021–present) on Sony Set .