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Mahima Chaudhry

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Mahima Chaudhry (born 13 September 1973) is an Indian actress and a former model who appears in Bollywood films. She made her acting debut in the 1997 film Pardes, for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.[2]

Mahima Chaudhry
Mahima in 2013
Born Ritu Chaudhury
13 September 1973 (1973-09-13) (age 44)
Darjeeling, West Bengal, India[1]
Years active 1997–2008, 2015-present
Spouse(s) Bobby Mukherjee (m. 2006; div. 2013)


Early and personal lifeEdit

Chaudhry was born Ritu Chaudhry in Darjeeling to an Indian father and a Nepali-origin mother from Darjeeling. She attended Dow Hill in Kurseong till class X and later moved to Loreto College in Darjeeling.[3] Initially in the 1990s, after winning miss India she appeared in TV ads of which the most famous was for Pepsi with Aamir Khan and Aishwarya Rai. She was a VJ on music channels, where she was noticed by Subhash Ghai. Subhash Ghai gave her a break in the movie Pardes, which was released in 1997. The movie was successful and won many awards including the Filmfare award for best debut.

She dated Indian tennis player Leander Paes before she broke up with him due to his affair with then-married Rhea Pillai.[4] She married architect businessman Bobby Mukherji in 2006. She has an 8-year-old daughter Ariana from her marriage.[5] In early 2015 she was in the news for having a Swiss bank account.[6]

Acting careerEdit

Mahima Chaudhry in April 2013

In 1990 she won miss India after that she started her acting career, Chaudhry has played a variety of roles, starting with a village girl in Pardes (1997). Her other roles were in Daag: The Fire (1999), where she played a dual role; in Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin (1999) she played a widow forced to marry her brother-in-law; in Dhadkan (2000) she is a loving friend of a man who is madly in love with another woman; in Deewane she plays a singer in love with a thief; in Kurukshetra she plays the stubborn wife of a police officer; in Lajja she plays a young bride forced to fight dowry; in Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar (2001) she plays a stubborn tenant who will not give up her home at any cost; in Om Jai Jagadish she is the loving homemaker; in Dil Hai Tumhaara she is the sister who would do anything for her sister's happiness; in Dobara she is the frustrated housewife; in The Film she is a desperate struggling screenwriter; in Zameer: The Fire Within she's a paralytic dancer, in Film Star she is an uptight arrogant fading actress; in Home Delivery (2005) she's a South Indian superstar; and in Souten: The Other Woman (2006) she plays a desperate housewife who has an affair with her stepdaughter's boyfriend.

Next to doing many films, she has worked with talented actresses, including Kajol, Shilpa Shetty, Amisha Patel, Urmila Matondkar, Manisha Koirala, Raveena Tandon, Rekha, Preity Zinta, Tabu, Padmini Kolhapure, and Hema Malini. When she was asked about this, she responded by saying that she enjoyed working with other actresses, and she expressed her opinion to work with Juhi Chawla, her favorite actress.

In 2010, Chaudhary starred in a Knightsbridge Media Production film, Pusher,[7] directed by Assad Raja, also starring comedian Mani Liaqat. She is currently shooting a thriller, Mumbhaii - The Gangster, co-starring Om Puri and Sanjay Kapoor.


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Pardes Kusum Ganga WinnerFilmfare Award for Best Female Debut
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Actress
1999 Manasulo Maata Priya Telugu film
Dil Kya Kare Kavita Kishore Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
Daag: The Fire Kajal Verma / Kajri
Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin Nisha
2000 Dhadkan Sheetal Varma Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
Deewane Pooja Guest Appearance
Kurukshetra Anjali P. Singh
Khiladi 420 Ritu Bhardwaj
2001 Lajja Maithili
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar Saraswati
2002 Bharat Bhagya Vidhata
Om Jai Jagadish Ayesha
Dil Hai Tumhaara Nimmi
2003 Saaya Tanya
Tere Naam Special Appearance in song "O Jaana"
Baghban Arpita Raj Guest Appearance
LOC Kargil Reena Yadav
2004 Dobara Dr. Anjali Sehgal
2005 Zameer: The Fire Within Supriya Maheshwari
The Film Sushmita Banerjee
Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye Ghulab Khan
Sehar Anamika Kant
Film Star Heera Pandit
Home Delivery The Sensational Maya
Bhagmati Bhagmati Animated (Provided Voice)
2006 Souten: The Other Woman Mitali 'Mita' R. Singh
Sandwich Sweety S Singh
Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana Anjali
Sarhad Paar Simran
Hope and a Little Sugar Saloni
2008 Gumnaam – The Mystery Ria
2015 Mumbhaii - The Gangster Gangster's Wife Filming
2016 Dark Chocolate Ishani Banerjee

TV showsEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Chhetri, Vivek (21 December 2011). "Hills smile to conquer 'camera' & hearts". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  2. ^ Mahima Chaudhry.
  3. ^ "Hills smile to conquer camera & hearts". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Leander cheated!". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Mahima Chaudhry's marriage falling apart?". dna. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 2015-08-21. 
  6. ^ "The List: Who's Who & How Much". The Indian Express. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-21. 
  7. ^ "". Retrieved 2015-08-21. 

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