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Rimpy Kaur Gill (born 19 December 1975), commonly known as Mahi Gill,[1][2] is an Indian actress, working in the Hindi and Punjabi film industries. She is best known for her role of Paro in Anurag Kashyap's critically acclaimed Hindi film Dev.D, a modern take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's Bengali novella Devdas, for which she also won the 2010 Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. She started her career in Punjabi films before making a debut in Bollywood with Dev.D.[3][4]

Mahi Gill
Designer Pria Kataria Puri with showstopper Mahi Gill at Lakme Fashion Week, by SouBoyy, Sourendra Kumar Das..jpg
Gill in 2013
Born
Rimpy Kaur Gill

(1975-12-19) 19 December 1975 (age 43)[1][2]
Alma materPanjab University
OccupationActress
Years active2003–present
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Children1

She consequently gained recognition after portraying Madhavi Devi, a sexually frustrated wife in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster, as well as its sequel, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns.

Early life and educationEdit

Gill was born in Chandigarh in a Punjabi Jat family on 19 December in 1975.[5] She completed her Masters in theater from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 2008.[6]

CareerEdit

Gill got her first break with the Punjabi based Bollywood film Hawayein and has done a couple of Punjabi films along with theatre. Anurag first saw her at a party and instantly finalized her to play the character of Paro in the movie Dev D.[7] She worked in Ram Gopal Verma's Not a Love Story, which was based on the Niraj Grover Murder case of 2008.[8] She also worked in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster with Jimmy Sheirgill and Randeep Hooda, which was released on 30 September 2011. This movie earned her a nomination at the Filmfare Awards for Best Actress.[9]

Gill appeared in Paan Singh Tomar with Irrfan Khan. It is the true story of an athlete who became a dacoit. In this, she played the title character's wife. Gill made her debut with Apoorva Lakhia's film Toofan, simultaneously shot with the Hindi version, Zanjeer. She did her first ever item number in Tigmanshu Dhulia's film Bullett Raja.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Mahie Gill has a daughter named Veronica. [11]. As of 2019, she lives in Goa with her boyfriend.[12]

FilmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Hawayein Laali Hindi
2004 Khushi Mil Gayee Punjabi
2006 Sirf Panch Din Punjabi
2007 Khoya Khoya Chand Starlet at Prem Kumar's house Hindi
Mitti Wajaan Maardi Raani Punjabi
2008 Chak De Phatte Simran Punjabi
2009 Dev.D Parminder 'Paro' Hindi Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress
Gulaal Madhuri Hindi
Pal Pal Dil Ke Ssaat Dolly Hindi Credited as Rimpy Gill
Aagey Se Right Sonia Bhatt Hindi
2010 Dabangg Nirmala Hindi
Mirch Hindi Special appearance in an item number
2011 Utt Pataang Sanjana Mahadik Hindi
Not A Love Story Anusha Chawla Hindi
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Madhavi Devi Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Michael Rwitika Hindi
2012 Paan Singh Tomar Indira Hindi
Carry On Jatta Mahie Kaur Punjabi
Dabangg 2 Nirmala Pandey Hindi
2013 Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns Madhavi Devi Hindi
Zanjeer Mona Hindi
Bullett Raja Hindi Special appearance in song "Don't Touch My Body"
Gang of Ghosts Manoranjana Kumari Hindi
2014 Buddha in a Traffic Jam Charu Siddhu Hindi/English
2015 Shareek Jassi Punjabi With Jimmy Shergill
2016 Aatishbazi Ishq Veera'n Punjabi Producer
2017 Wedding Anniversary Kahaani Hindi
2018 Phamous Teacher Rosy Hindi
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 Madhavi Devi Hindi
Apharan - Sabka Katega Madhu/Malini Hindi Web series on ALT Balaji
2019 Family of Thakurganj Sharbati Hindi
Posham Pa Prajakta Deshpande Hindi Web Movie on Zee5
Fixerr Hindi Web series on ALT Balaji
Dabangg 3 Nirmala Pandey Hindi Post-Production
Orphan Train Helen Spanish, English, Hindi post-production

Awards and nominationsEdit

Filmfare Awards
Screen Awards
IIFA Awards
BIG Star Entertainment Awards

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mahie Gill's Biography"; retrieved 6 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b "My first marriage failed because I was immature: Mahie"; retrieved 6 July 2013.
  3. ^ "I don't have time to date anyone: Mahi Gill". Indian Express. 11 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Mahi Gill: A girl on the verge". Express Buzz (Indian Express). 3 July 2009.
  5. ^ Wadhwa, Akash (10 December 2012). "My first marriage failed because I was immature: Mahie". The Times of India.
  6. ^ "Life History Of Celebrity And Actress Mahi Gill". Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  7. ^ Menon, Neelima (3 July 2009). "Mahi Gill: A girl on the verge". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  8. ^ IANS (21 July 2011). "It was difficult working in 'Not A Love Story': Mahi Gill". Mid Day. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2011 - Nominations List". India Times. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  10. ^ Udasi, Harshikaa (2 March 2013). "The next item". The Hindu. Chennai, India.
  11. ^ https://m.timesofindia.com/videos/entertainment/hindi/mahie-gill-i-am-unmarried-and-mother-of-a-three-year-old-girl/amp_videoshow/70046137.cms
  12. ^ https://www.ibtimes.co.in/mahie-gill-reveals-she-has-3-year-old-daughter-live-boyfriend-800875
  13. ^ "3 Idiots shines at Filmfare Awards". Economic Times. 28 February 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Filmfare Awards Nominations 2011 – 2012". Indicine. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Star Screen Awards Winners 2009 – 2010". Indicine. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Winners of the IIFA Awards 2010". One India. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Nominations for IIFA Awards 2010". Bollywood Hungama. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  18. ^ "Nominations for IIFA Awards 2012". Bollywood Hungama. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  19. ^ "Nominations for 4th Big Star Entertainment Awards". Bollywood Hungama. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2014.

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