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Mahima Chaudhry Biography – Indian actress who diagnosed with breast cancer

Mahima Chaudhry Biography
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Real Name: Mahima Chaudhry
Profession: Indian actress and model
Birthplace: Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Husband: Bobby Mukherji
Age: 49

Mahima Chaudhry (born Ritu Chaudhry in 1973) is an Indian actress and model who worked in Hindi films. During the 1990s, Chaudhry did a few modeling assignments and appeared in several television commercials before venturing into films. She made her acting debut in the 1997 film Pardes, for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She established a career with several roles in films including Daag (1999), Dhadkan (2000), Kurukshetra (2000), and Dil Hai Tumhaara (2002), and received critical recognition for her performances in Dil Kya Kare (1999) and Lajja (2001).

Mahima Chaudhry Biography
Mahima Chaudhry Biography
Mahima Chaudhry Biography
Born 1973 (age 48–49)

Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Other names Mahima
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Bobby Mukherji (m. 2006; div. 2013)
Children Ariana

Early and personal life

Mahima Chaudhry was born in Darjeeling. She attended Dow Hill in Kurseong till class 10 and later moved to Loreto College in Darjeeling. She appeared in several 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 film Pardes, which was released in 1997. The movie was successful at the box office and won many awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

Mahima Chaudhry with her family
Mahima Chaudhry with her family

She dated Indian tennis player Leander Paes before she broke up with him due to his affair with then-married Rhea Pillai. She married architect businessman Bobby Mukherji in 2006. She has an 11-year-old daughter Ariana from her marriage. In 2013, she separated from Mukherji. Their hush-hush wedding was steady until 2011 when reports came that the couple is staying separately due to incompatibility and differences. In a recent interview, Mahima Chaudhry opened up about her accident where the media called her scarred face, divorce, and her daughter’s custody.


On 9th June 2022, In an interview with Anupam Kher on Instagram Post, Mahima revealed that she is having Breast Cancer, she had already gone through Chemotherapy. Further, Mahima Chaudhry tells how she found out about her breast cancer and she became very scared and depressed but the conversation with a child in the hospital during chemotherapy gave her courage and she was impressed with the child and decided to fight this disease strongly.

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 (2002) 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 many talented actresses, including KajolShilpa Shetty, Amisha Patel, Urmila MatondkarManisha Koirala, and Raveena TandonRekhaPreity ZintaTabu, 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 desire to work with Juhi Chawla, her favorite actress.

In 2010, Chaudhary starred in a Knightsbridge Media Production film, Pusher, directed by Assad Raja and starring comedian Mani Liaqat. She also worked in the thriller Mumbhaii – The Gangster, co-starring Om Puri, and Sanjay Kapoor.

Mahima Chaudhry Biography
Mahima Chaudhry Biography


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Pardes Kusum Ganga Filmfare 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 Kajri Verma / Kajal
Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin Nisha
2000 Dhadkan Sheetal Varma Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
Deewane Pooja
Kurukshetra Anjali P. Singh
Khiladi 420 Ritu Bhardwaj
2001 Lajja Maithili
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar Saraswati
2002 Om Jai Jagadish Ayesha
Dil Hai Tumhaara Nimmi
2003 Saaya Tanya
Tere Naam Special appearance in song “O Jaana”
Baghban Arpita Alok Malhotra
LOC Kargil Reena Yadav
2004 Dobara Dr. Anjali Sehgal
2005 Zameer: The Fire Within Supriya Maheshwari
Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye Gulab Khan
Sehar Anamika Kant
Film Star Heera Pandit
The Film Sushmita Banerjee
Home Delivery Maya
Bhagmati Bhagmati Voice-over
2006 Souten: The Other Woman Mitali ‘Mita’ R. Singh
Sandwich Sweet Singh / Sweety Shekar
Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana Anjali
Mr 100% Shilpa
Hope and a Little Sugar Saloni
Sarhad Paar Simran
2008 Gumnaam – The Mystery Ria
2010 Pusher Anita
2015 Mumbhaii – The Gangster Gangster’s wife
2016 Dark Chocolate Ishani Banerjee

TV shows

  • Ticket to Bollywood (judge) (NDTV Prime)

Awards and nominations

Awards and nominations
Year Film Award Category Result
1998 Pardes Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Won
Best Actress Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut Won
1999 Dil Kya Kare Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2000 Dhadkan Nominated
IIFA Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Screen Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Bollywood Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
Sansui Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
2005 Dobara Stardust Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated


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