Shefali Jariwala, Kaanta Laga

Shefali Jariwala gained immense popularity after she appeared in a famous music video ‘Kaanta Laga’ in 2002. However, after that, she was missing from the screen and was not seen in many projects. Now, the actress revealed that she suffered from epilepsy seizures at the age of 15 which had an effect on her professional life. The actress talked about battling anxiety and depression

Talking to the ETimes, Shefali said: After I did Kaanta Laga, people asked me why I didn’t do more work. I can now say that it was because of the epilepsy seizures that I couldn’t take up much work. I didn’t know when I would get my next seizure… This went on for 15 years. Today, I am nine years seizure-free. I am proud of myself because I managed my depression, panic attacks, and anxiety naturally and with the help of a strong support system.”

Further, Shefali Jariwala opened up on battling the disorder at the age of 15, she added: “I had an epilepsy seizure at the age of 15. I remember at that time I was under tremendous pressure to do well in my studies. Stress and anxiety can lead to seizures. It’s interrelated, you could get a seizure due to depression and vice versa. I have got seizures in classrooms, backstage, while on roads, and somewhere that lowered my self-esteem.”

The actress is married to actor Parag Tyagi. The pair also later participated as a team in ‘Nach Baliye 5.’ She was last seen in the reality show ‘Bigg Boss 13’ as a contestant. The show was a turning point for the actress as she received immense fame and success from the show. She was also one of the strongest contestants on the show and received lots of love from the audience

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