Parle-G Poster Girl Niru Deshpande Completed Her 60 years: Fact Check


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Picture Showing Parle-G Poster Girl Niru Deshpande Completed Her 60 years
Parle-G Poster Girl Niru Deshpande Completed Her 60 years

Story: 

Parle-G Poster Girl Niru Deshpande Completed her 60 years Today…
Before 56 year her photo postered on Parle G Ad. When She was only 4 year

Other Versions

Girl from Parle-G Biscuit

Neru Deshpandey (65 Years old now) is the girl who was clicked for parle-g biscuit when she was 4 year old.

(Hindi)

नीरू देशपांडे ने 4 साल की उम्र में पार्ले-जी के लिए फोटो क्लिक करवाया था, अब ये 65 वर्ष की हो चुकी हैं

Picture Showing Parle-G Poster Girl Niru Deshpande Completed Her 60 years
Parle-G Poster Girl Niru Deshpande Completed Her 60 years

Facts Analysis:

A story in circulation online with a picture purports to show that the cute little girl on the well-known Parle-G biscuits packet in India is actually Niru Deshpande and she has completed her 60 years. No, the claims are not true – the Parle-G girl is not Niru Deshpande.

Picture Showing Parle-G Poster Girl
Parle-G Poster Girl Niru Deshpande Completed Her 60 years

Other Claims about Parle-G Poster Girl

Apart from the claims saying the Parle G poster girl is Niru Deshpande, couple of other names too were associated to her. Some versions said the kid featured on the cover of Parle-G biscuits is Sudha Murthy, wife of N.R. Narayan Murthy, the founder of Infosys. Other versions, allegedly appeared on Parle G’s Wikipedia page and said the Parle-G girl’s name is Gunjan Gundaniya.

Picture of Parle-G Poster Girl Media Report
Parle-G Poster Girl Media Report
Picture of Pack of Parle-G Biscuits
Pack of Parle-G Biscuits

Not Niru Deshpande or Any Other Girl

The claim saying the Parle-G girl is Niru Deshpande became popular after it appeared in a local newspaper in India. Interestingly, some versions of the story also said a businessman in Nagpur married the Parle-G girl Niru Deshpande. Allegedly, her father took the picture when she was just 4 years 3 months old.

Despite the popular claims, the cute little kid featured on the cover of Parle-G biscuits is not Niru Deshpande or any other girl. A group product manager at Parle Products, Mayank Shah revealed the kid is not even real. Everest creative Maganlal Daiya created the illustration picture of the cute little girl back in the 1960s.

Picture of Parle-G Poster Girl
Parle-G Poster Girl

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

References:

Who’s that girl? – Parle-G: The journey of a biscuit for masses


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Prashanth Damarla
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