Neelu Vaghela (Hindi: नीलू वाघेला; born 15 April 1970) is an Indian actress, dancer and television personality, well known for her work in the Rajasthani cinema. She is also well known for the role of Santosh Rathi aka Bhabho in the soap opera Diya Aur Baati Hum and its sequel Tu Sooraj, Main Saanjh Piyaji on Star Plus. She has her own production house, Aruneel Films, which makes Rajasthani movies.
|Occupation||Actress, Dancer, TV presenter|
|Known for||Diya Aur Baati Hum|
Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh, Piyaji
Early life and careerEdit
Neelu Vaghela started her career as a stage artist and was chosen for films. She appeared in Supattar Binani in 1981 at the age of 11 and acted in Bai Chali Sasariya which was remade in Hindi as Saajan Ka Ghar. She has spent her earlier phase of life in Jaipur.
She has also appeared in films like Ramgarh Ri Ramli, Jai Karni Mata, Naini Bai Ro Mayro, Lancha Gujri, Derani Jethani, Ramkudi Ghamkudi, Baisa Ra Jatan Karo, Dadosari Laadli, Veer Tejaji and Bai Chali Sasariye.
Vaghela became a household name after portraying Bhabho on popular Star Plus soap Diya Aur Baati Hum. She then went on to participate in dance reality show Nach Baliye 5 with her husband Arvind Kumar. On 23 March 2013, Vaghela and her husband finished in 3rd place on the fifth season of Nach Baliye.
She is married to Arvind Kumar, and has two children - a boy Kaizer and daughter Vanshika.
|2011–2016||Diya Aur Baati Hum||Santosh Arun Rathi aka Bhabho|||
|2012–2013||Nach Baliye 5||Herself / Contestant||With husband Arvind Kumar|
|2013||Meri Maa||Herself / Host||Star Plus Mother's Day Special|
|2017–2018||Tu Sooraj, Main Saanjh Piyaji||Santosh Arun Rathi aka Bhabho|||
|2018–2019||Main Maike Chali Jaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo||Satya Devi|||
|2020–2021||Aye Mere Humsafar||Pratibha Devi|||
- Ramgarh Ri Ramli
- Jai Karni Mata
- Naini Bai Ro Mayro as Naini Bai
- Baba ji ka tullu
- Derani Jethani
- Dharambhai(with Naresh Kanodia and Arvindkumar)
- Ramkudi Ghamkudi as Ramkudi Ghamkudi
- Baisa Ra Jatan Karo
- Dadosari Laadli
- Veer Tejaji
- Bai Chali Sasariye
- Nanad Bhojai
- Supattar Binani
- Lado Tharo Gaon Bado Pyaro
- "SBS Special: Neelu Vaghela celebrates her birthday and spends a day with SBS". Abp Live. 16 April 2019.
- "Diya Aur Baati Hum's Bhabho Aka Neelu Vaghela's Special Birthday Gift". 16 April 2015.
- Saloni Bhatia, "Raj film queen on telly", Daily Pioneer, 4 February 2012
- "50 फिल्मों से भी नहीं मिली पहचान, यूं मशहूर हुई". www.patrika.com. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
- "Neelu Vaghela: Today's life situations teaches you to go away from your relatives - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
- "Is Neelu Vaghela quitting Diya Aur Baati Hum?". Times of India.
- "I get all my energy from my kids: Neelu Vaghela". Times of India.
- "TV stars to celebrate Mother's Day with real-life moms". India Today.
- Razzaq, Sameena (22 February 2017). "Bhabho is back for round two in TV". The Asian Age. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
- "A day out with Bhabho aka Neelu Vaghela". India Today. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
- MumbaiAugust 2, Indo-Asian News Service; August 2, 2018UPDATED; Ist, 2018 12:24. "Bhabho aka Neelu Vaghela to make a comeback in a different avatar". India Today. Retrieved 7 August 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
- "Ashok Lokhande and Neelu Vaghela to play exes on 'Main Maayke Chali Jaaungi' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
- "Rajshree Thakur seeks inspiration from veteran actress Neena Gupta for her upcoming role as Preeti Jindal in 'Shaadi Mubarak'". The Times of India.
- "Neelu Vaghela: 'Namish Taneja calls me 'maa' on the sets, and is always up for feedbacks'". The Times of India.
- "Neelu Vaghela In Rajasthani Movie, Lado Tharo Gaon Bado Pyaro - Rajasthani Scene 4/15". YouTube.