Shital Patel is an Indian-American actress, model, and corporate executive. In August 2022, she came to the limelight after taking part in the reality TV show named Indian Matchmaking Season 2.
Shital Patel was born in 1984 (age 38 years; as of 2022) in Edison, New Jersey, United States of America. In 2005, she earned her bachelor’s degree in science with Biology as a specialised subject at the University of Maryland.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 36-28-36
Shital Patel belongs to a Gujarati family.
Parents & Siblings
Not much is known about her father.
Shital Patel’s mother and father together
Her mother’s name is Pallavi Patel.
Shital Patel with her mother
She has two sisters. The elder sister’s name is Arpita Patel and the younger sister’s name is Nikita Patel.
Shital Patel with her sisters Nikita (left) and Arpita (centre)
Shital Patel is unmarried.
Her boyfriend, Niraj Mehta, is a doctor. The couple met each other on the reality TV show, Indian Matchmaking Season 2.
Shital Patel with her boyfriend Niraj Mehta
After completing her formal education, Shital Patel joined Constellation Energy, located in Baltimore, United States of America. There, from 2007 to 2015, she worked as a Principal Pricing Analyst and made policies for fortune 500 clients related to the consumption of energy as well as the exposure of the clients to volatile energy. In 2015, she was given a promotion and was made a Senior Business Development Manager (SBDM) in the same organisation.
Entertainment and Modelling
According to Shital Patel, it was during the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020 that she decided to pursue a career in the entertainment and modelling industry. While giving an interview, she said,
Well you see..! I lived in a shabby and a small apartment in the New York City. It was drastically affecting my mental health. It was then when I started watching entertainment industry and realised how much happy they make people through their acts. At that point of time, I relaised that, Yes! This is what I want and this is where I will go.”
After making a decision to pursue a career in modelling, in 2020, Shital Patel began receiving modelling offers from several international brands. In 2020, she was offered a modelling contract by the American doughnut-making company named Dunkin Doughnuts.
Shital Patel during her photoshoot for a Dunkin Donut’s ad
Later in the same year, Shital made a debut with In A Man’s World, a web series made by Bravo TV and streamed on Amazon Prime.
A poster of the film In A Man’s World
In 2021, she modelled for a perfume brand from Dubai named Roja Parfums.
Shital Patel modelling for Roja Parfum’s scent bottle
Later in 2021, she modelled for an American apparel brand named Madewell.
Shital Patel during the photoshoot of Madewell clothing
In 2022, Shital Patel was shortlisted as a participant in season two of the Indian matchmaking reality show named Indian Matchmaking. During an interview, she revealed that she was not concerned about the OTT platform on which the show would be streamed, but she was there only to find her true love. She also said that through the show she wanted to find a life partner who is a family man. She said,
When I was shortlisted to appear on the show, I was only concerned about one thing, that is, to find a life partner with whom I can live for the rest of my life. I was not even thinking about the platform on which it would show, I got to know about Netflix a lot later. I was looking for a man, who is a family person and prioritises family over everything else.”
- Shital Patel, during an interview, said that being from a typical Indian family, her family wanted her to either become a doctor or an engineer, while she wanted to join the corporate sector and pursue a career in it. Shital said,
I wanted to follow a passionate life in the corporate sector, but my parents, being from a typical Indian family, were in the favour of me pursuing a degree in medicine or engineering. I still did my graduation in BSc, but only after that I decided that no.. I want pursue a career in corporate, and that I shall do.”
- In an interview, Shital Patel said that after her selection as a participant in the Indian Matchmaking reality show, she was demotivated by many close relatives of her. She said,
After giving the news, many close relatives demoralized me by saying that I should stay away from the reality TV shows because they do no good and their producers are unable to get promising results. This really demoralized me.”
- When several media outlets questioned Shital Patel about her plans on getting married to Niraj Mehta, she said that she did not want to rush her marriage and take it slow and steady. In an interview, she said,
We are very happy and we are moving in the right direction. We are also very thrilled but so are my parents. They are like, When is the wedding? and I am like, Let’s pump the brakes a little bit and not rush.”
- Shital Patel drinks alcohol.
Shital Patel enjoying wine during a date with Niraj Mehta
- Shital Patel has a tattoo of “Everything Happens For A Reason” inked on her arm.
Shital Patel’s tattoo inked on her arm