Surveen Chawla (born 1 August 1984[1]) is an Indian actress and dancer who appears in Hindi films and television.[1] She started her career with television shows like Kahin to Hoga and Kajjal. She is known for her roles in movies and shows like Hate Story 2 (2014), Ugly (2013), Parched (2015) and 24 (2016) along with many other films. In 2018, she was seen in the Hindi web series Haq Se.

Surveen Chawla
Chawla in 2016
Born (1984-08-01) 1 August 1984 (age 39)
EducationChandigarh College for Women, Chandigarh
Occupation(s)Actress, model
Years active2003–present
Akshay Thakker
(m. 2015)


Television debut

Chawla first was one of the final 25 of the Channel [V]'s reality show Coke [V] Popstars season 2 in 2003. Chawla made her television debut as Charu in the Indian serial Kahin To Hoga. She also appeared in the reality dance show Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena in 2008, where she paired up with Indian cricketer S. Sreesanth.[2] Before this, she appeared in the television serial Kasautii Zindagi Kay in 2004. In 2006, she played the lead protagonist in the TV serial Kaajjal, till 2007. She hosted the television show Comedy Circus Ke SuperStars.[3][4] Then she made her film debut with Kannada film Paramesha Panwala. In 2011, she appeared in the Punjabi film Dharti which was released in April 2011. Thereafter she has appeared in the Punjabi films Taur Mittran Di, Saadi Love Story, Singh vs Kaur, Lucky Di Unlucky Story and Disco Singh (2014). She did her first item number "Dhoka Dhoka" in Sajid Khan's Himmatwala.[5] In 2013, she appeared in Tamil film Moondru Per Moondru Kadhal and also appeared in Puthiya Thiruppangal. She then appeared in Anurag Kashyap's thriller Ugly.


Chawla with her co-star Jay Bhanushali during the promotions of Hate Story 2 in 2014

In October 2014, Chawla appeared in the hit Punjabi song 'Mitran De Boot' along with Jazzy B.[6] In 2014, she also played in Vishal Pandya's erotic revenge thriller Hate Story 2, a sequel to Hate Story (2012) where she portrayed the role of Sonika Prasad, a girl who takes the revenge with those peoples who abused her physically and mentally, as well as who murdered her boyfriend Akshay Bedi (played by Jay Bhanushali), the film was her first women centric film and was successful critically and commercially.[7] Then she appeared in song "Sawan Aaya Hai" opposite Rajneesh Duggal in the film Creature 3D. Her latest Tamil film was Jaihind 2. She appeared in a song "Tuti Bole Wedding Di" in the Hindi film Welcome Back and in a Punjabi film Hero Naam Yaad Rakhi opposite Jimmy Shergill.[8][9] She also played the role of Bijli in Parched (2015). In 2016, Surveen appeared and participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa but later got voted out in a double elimination along with Arjun Bijlani.[10]


In 2018, Chawla made her debut in digital space with ALT Balaji's web series Haq Se opposite Rajeev Khandelwal. Set in the turbulent terrorist infested Kashmir, the story revolves around the Mirza sisters. Surveen plays Mehr Mirza, the eldest of the four sisters in the series.[11]

Personal life

Chawla married Akshay Thakker in 2015 in Italy. She revealed about her wedding two years later via Twitter on 27 December 2017.[12]



Denotes the films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes
2008 Paramesha Panwala Shruti Kannada
2009 Raju Maharaju Sneha Telugu
2011 Dharti Bani Punjabi
2011 Hum Tum Shabana Shabana Hindi
2011 Taur Mittran Di Keerat Punjabi
2013 Saadi Love Story Preeti Punjabi
2013 Singh vs Kaur Jasneet Kaur Punjabi
2013 Himmatwala Herself Hindi Special appearance in song "Dhoka Dhoka"
2013 Lucky Di Unlucky Story Seerat Punjabi
2013 Moondru Per Moondru Kadhal Divya Tamil
2013 Puthiya Thiruppangal Anupama Tamil
2013 Ugly Rakhi Malhotra Hindi
2014 Disco Singh Sweety Punjabi
2014 Hate Story 2 Sonika Prasad Hindi
2014 Creature 3D Herself Hindi Special appearance in song "Sawan Aaya Hai"
2014 Jai Hind 2 Nandhini Tamil/Telugu/Kannada
2015 Hero 'Naam Yaad Rakhi' Hina Kaur Punjabi
2015 Welcome Back Herself Hindi Special appearance in song "Tutti Bole Marriage Di"[13]
2015 Parched Bijli Hindi
2017 Chhuri Hindi Short film


Year Show Role Notes Ref(s)
2003–2007 Kahin To Hoga Charu [14]
2005–2006 Kasautii Zindagi Kay Kasak Bajaj [14]
2006–2007 Kaajjal Kaajjal Behl / Kaajjal Dev Pratab Singh [14]
2008 Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena Contestant [15]
2010 Comedy Circus Ke Superstars Host [14]
2016 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Contestant [16]
24 Maya season 2 [14]
2018 Teen Pehliiyan Mamta [17]
2018 Haq Se Dr. Meher Mirza
2018–2019 Rangoli Host/presenter [18][19]
Sacred Games Jojo Mascarenas
2021 Decoupled Shruti
2023 Rana Naidu Naina Naidu Completed [20]

Awards and nominations

Year Show/Film Award Category Result Notes Source
2011 Dharti PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Debut Female Won [21]
2015 Disco Singh Best actress Won
2016 Parched Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles for Grand Jury Prize Best actress Won shared with Radhika Apte, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Lehar Khan [22]
2017 Star Screen Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated [23]


  1. ^ a b "Surveen Chawla's Andaman-Nicobar beach pictures will give you vacation goals". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "Colors launches 'Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina'". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 21 September 2008.
  3. ^ "I always look out for beauty and benefit in a role: Surveen Chawla". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "Comfortable in my skin, not showing it off: Surveen Chawla". Archived from the original on 7 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Meet Ajay Devgn's five item girls in Himmatwala - NDTV Movies".
  6. ^ "Mitran De Boot is a Jazzy B, Dr Zeus and Kaur B hit ft. Surveen Chawla". Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Jay and Suvreen's scuba diving experience". The Times of India.
  8. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (17 November 2014). "Surveen Chawla to do item number in Welcome Back? - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 19 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Jimmy Shergill & Surveen Chawla in latest 'Hero Naam Yaad Rakhi'". The Times of India.
  10. ^ "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9: Arjun Bijlani & Surveen Chawla both eliminated! Nora Fatehi enters Top 5 finalists!". 2 October 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Haq Se first impression: Performances hold the fort in this riveting drama". The Indian Express. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Actor Surveen Chawla opens up about her Italian wedding which had Punjabi Bollywood songs too". 27 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Surveen Chawla performs special number in 'Welcome Back'". 18 November 2014.
  14. ^ a b c d e "Surveen Chawla: I want to do seasonal TV shows, not fiction". India Today. P. T. I. 20 July 2014.
  15. ^ "Harbhajan, Mona Singh; winners of Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena". News18. 26 October 2008.
  16. ^ "Surveen Chawla starts training for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9". The Times of India.
  17. ^ "All you want to know about Sujoy Ghosh's upcoming TV project Teen Pehliyan". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  18. ^ "दूरदर्शन के शो 'रंगोली' की होस्ट बनीं सुरवीन चावला" (in Hindi). Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  19. ^ "In the age of Netflix, can Doordarshan leverage nostalgia?". Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  20. ^ "The shooting for action-drama Rana Naidu, starring VenkateshDaggubati, Surveen Chawla & RanaDaggubati has been completed".
  21. ^ "PTC Punjabi Film Awards". Cine Archived from the original on 28 August 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  22. ^ "2016 Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles Announces Award Winners". Retrieved 11 April 2016.[permanent dead link]
  23. ^ "Dear Sonam Kapoor, you deserved to win your first award for Neerja at Star Screen". 5 December 2016.

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