Vaibhavi Upadhyaya (1990-2023) was an Indian actor, theatre artist, and singer. She played the role of Jasmine Mavani in the popular Hindi sitcom ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ (2004). On 23 May 2023, she died in a car accident in Himachal Pradesh.
Vaibhavi Upadhyaya was born on Saturday, 28 July 1990 (age 32 years; at the time of death) in Gujarat. Her zodiac sign is Leo.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Vaibhavi Upadhyaya belonged to a Hindu family.
Parents & Siblings
Her sister’s name is Jinal Thaker. Her brother, Ankit Upadhyaya, is an entrepreneur and dancer.
She was unmarried.
According to sources, she was engaged to Jay Suresh Gandi.
In 2006, she made her TV debut with the Hindi TV serial ‘Left Right Left;’ in which she played the role of Neelu Sahni. The serial was aired on SAB TV.
Some of her other Hindi TV serials are ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ (2004; Star One), ‘Ishq Kills’ (2014; Star Plus), and ‘Kya Qusoor Hai Amala Ka?’ (2017; Star Plus).
She appeared in various Hindi episodic TV serials like ‘Savdhaan India: Crime Alert’ (2012), ‘Adaalat’ (2014), and ‘C.I.D.’ (2013).
In 2014, she hosted the Hindi TV show ‘Sanrachna,’ which aired on Epic Channel.
In 2014, she made her Bollywood debut with the film ‘CityLights’ in which she played the role of Maahi.
Some of her other Hindi films are ‘Chhapaak’ (2020) and ‘Timir’ (2023).
In 2021, she was roped in the Gujarati film ‘Locha Lapsi.’
Vaibhavi appeared in a few Hindi web series like ‘Zero KMS’ (2018; Zee5) and ‘Please Find Attached Season 3’ (2020; Amazon Mini TV).
She was featured in TV commercials for various brands like Everest Shahi Paneer Masala, All About You, and Weikfield.
In 2015, she started her YouTube channel on which she uploaded her singing videos. She had around 4.28k subscribers on her channel. Some of the cover songs uploaded by her on her YouTube channel are ‘A Thousand Years,’ ‘Zara Zara,’ ‘True Love,’ and ‘ Kabhi Jo Badal Barse.’
In 2019, she was featured in the YouTube video ‘Delivery Girl’ by Blush.
- Stars on her right leg
- Ganpati tattoo with Ganapataye Namah on her back below neck
On 23 May 2023, she died in a car accident while she was on vacation in Banjar, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. A few days earlier, she had come for a vacation along with her fiancé Jay. While the couple was travelling in a Fortuner car, the car went out of control at Sidhwa near Banjar and the car fell about 50 feet in the valley. The localities there immediately informed the local police about the accident. Vaibhavi and Jay were then immediately rushed to a nearby hospital in Banjar. The doctors declared her dead while Jay survived with major injuries. Soon, her brother reached Himachal Pradesh to claim his sister’s body. On 24 May 2023, Vaibhavi’s last rites were performed in Mumbai. The Indian actor Satish Shah shared the news of her demise through his Twitter account. He tweeted,
Vaibhavi Upadhyay, aka Jasmin in our serial Sarabhai vs Sarabhai a fine actor and a colleague left for heavenly abode yday. The whole SvS team is in a shock. ओम शान्ति.”
- In her leisure time, she loved travelling, reading books, and painting.
- Vaibhavi used to participate in various garba competitions during the Navratri festivals.
- She was a dog lover and often posted pictures with dogs on her Instagram account.
- Vaibhavi enjoyed smoking hukka, and she shared various pictures of her smoking sheesha on her Instagram account.
- She was often spotted consuming alcohol at parties and events.