|Real Name:||Mahima Chaudhry|
|Profession:||Indian actress and model|
|Birthplace:||Darjeeling, West Bengal, India|
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
|Born||1973 (age 48–49)
Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Bobby Mukherji (m. 2006; div. 2013)
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.
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.
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 Kajol, Shilpa Shetty, Amisha Patel, Urmila Matondkar, Manisha Koirala, and 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 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.
|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|
|Kurukshetra||Anjali P. Singh|
|Khiladi 420||Ritu Bhardwaj|
|Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar||Saraswati|
|2002||Om Jai Jagadish||Ayesha|
|Dil Hai Tumhaara||Nimmi|
|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|
|Film Star||Heera Pandit|
|The Film||Sushmita Banerjee|
|2006||Souten: The Other Woman||Mitali ‘Mita’ R. Singh|
|Sandwich||Sweet Singh / Sweety Shekar|
|Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana||Anjali|
|Hope and a Little Sugar||Saloni|
|2008||Gumnaam – The Mystery||Ria|
|2015||Mumbhaii – The Gangster||Gangster’s wife|
|2016||Dark Chocolate||Ishani Banerjee|
- Ticket to Bollywood (judge) (NDTV Prime)
Awards and nominations
|1998||Pardes||Filmfare Awards||Best Female Debut||Won|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Female Debut||Won|
|1999||Dil Kya Kare||Filmfare Awards||Best Supporting Actress||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|