Mahesh Babu cast Aarti in Abhay because she has a good height, which is essential for any heroine of tall Darshan; also, she can understand Kannada since her family has roots in Karnataka.
Aarti is a multi-talented personality. She is a model, dancer, fitness trainer and aerobics expert. Aarti is married to Mumbai businessman Deepak Thakur and the couple has two kids. The actress has acted in many Hindi TV serials and short films.