A well-known face of the 90’s, former actress Mayoori Kango of the popular indies’ song ‘Ghar Se Nikalte Hi’ left cinema to join the corporate world as she now works with Google.
From becoming a household name with Mahesh Bhatt’s film ‘Papa Kehte Hain’ to now living a successful life as Google India’s industry head – agency business, Mayoori has carved a different path for herself.
Mayoori started young in the world of entertainment as at the age of 15 she chose films over getting enrolled in IIT Kanpur and went on to make her acting debut with National Award-winning film ‘Naseem’ (1995). She later appeared in movies like ‘Papa Kehte Hain’, ‘Betaabi’, ‘Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet’, ‘Badal’ and ‘Papa the Great’.
She also did shows like ‘Kaahin Kissii Roz’, ‘Kittie Party’, ‘Kkusum’ and ‘Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat’.
She shared the screen space with pretty big stars like Ajay Devgn, Anupam Kher, Arshad Warsi, Shakti Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rani Mukerji, Chandrachur Singh and Jugal Hansraj.
While she kept getting offers, she left it all to get married to NRI Aditya Dhillon in December 2003, shifting base to the US. She later pursued an MBA in marketing and finance from City University of New York-Baruch College – Zicklin School of Business.
She started work there with a New York City-based digital agency called 360i as an associate media manager. She worked in the US from 2004 till 2012. Mayoori returned to India, and settled down in Gurgaon, after her son was born. She now shuttles between three cities — Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.