Mahima Chaudhry Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More –

Mahima Chaudhry is an Indian actress and former mannequin. She acquired essential acclamation for her debut movie ‘Pardes’ (1997) during which she performed the function of Kusum Ganga.

Biography

Mahima Chaudhry aka Ritu Chaudhry was born on Thursday, 13 September 1973 (age 46 years; as of 2022) in Darjeeling, West Bengal. Her zodiac signal is Virgo.

Mahima Chaudhary’s childhood image

She studied at Dow Hill School, Kurseong, West Bengal, until class 10. She then pursued her commencement from Southfield College aka Loreto College, Darjeeling, West Bengal. In 2017, she acquired a doctorate diploma on the 2nd NIER’s Nationwide Excellence Award organised by ACS Media Company.

Mahima Chaudhary acquired a doctorate diploma from the Nationwide Excellence Awards in 2017

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 2″
Weight (approx.): 60 kg
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown

Family

She was born to a Jat father and a Nepali mom.

Parents & Siblings

Her father was a sportsperson. She has an elder sister named Ayesha Chaudhry, and a youthful brother named Siddharth Chaudhry.

Mahima Chaudhary together with her mother and father

Mahima Chaudhary together with her daughter and sister

Husband & Children

On 19 March 2006, she bought married to the Kolkata-based architect named Bobby Mukherjee, who was earlier married to Aparna Gandhi and have two youngsters together with her. Mahima and Bobby had a non-public marriage ceremony in Las Vegas, and so they stored their marriage ceremony secret from the media. On 23 March 2006, they’d a Bengali-style marriage ceremony. In 2007, the couple was blessed with a child woman named Ariana Mukherjee. Later, issues began arising of their married life because of the authorized battle between Bobby and his ex-wife Aparna. Mahima even had a number of miscarriages as a result of her harassed private life. In an interview, whereas speaking about the identical, she mentioned,

You clearly don’t inform your mother and father, you don’t inform your individuals since you really feel ‘oh, this was one issue’ and you then keep again after which another problem and you then keep again after which I additionally had a – I used to be additionally anticipating one other child and I had a miscarriage. After which I had one other miscarriage, it was all due to you not being comfortable in that house. Each time I needed to exit and do an occasion, exit and do a present, I used to return drop my child at my mom’s dwelling after which I stayed again two days and I used to really feel I’m a lot extra snug right here.”

Mahima Chaudhary together with her ex-husband

Mahima Chaudhary together with her ex-husband

Reportedly, Mahima and Bobby bought divorced in 2013. Whereas in keeping with some media sources, she by no means bought divorced, and he or she is simply separated from her husband. In an interview, whereas speaking about her life after divorce/seperation, she mentioned,

It was largely tough for me as a result of I rely rather a lot. Clearly, I got here again and began dwelling with my mother and father and also you rely rather a lot in your mother and father. That was the time when my mom was identified with an sickness and that was a time when she wanted assist and he or she couldn’t be of that nice assist for elevating my child. So, after I left for work, it was like leaving a toddler, and leaving my mom who wanted help as nicely, so I needed to utterly rely on my workers. My dad needed to reside Darjeeling. Then I had a sister who had a child too and he or she was single. So, it virtually grew to become like we each had been elevating youngsters collectively.”

She additional talked about being a single mom. She mentioned,

I used to be a single mom and needed to earn cash. With a child, it was tough to take up movies, as it could have consumed numerous time. I began judging a couple of television reveals, making appearances at capabilities or reducing ribbons as a result of it was handy for me. It additionally gave me fast and good cash. Now, after I look again, I really feel these assignments ruined me as an actress.”

Relationships/Affairs

As soon as, she was alleged to be in a rumoured relationship with the Indian actor Ajay Devgn. Nevertheless, she denied all such rumours and mentioned that after her accident Ajay was solely being good to her which was misinterpreted by the media. She added,

I keep in mind the director went and advised everybody that Ajay is in love with me and there have been rumours within the magazines that I used to be seeing Ajay. That made me much more uncomfortable. He had simply gotten married someday again once we had been doing Dil Kya Kare and that movie was not even full once they bought married.”

In 2000, she began courting the previous Indian tennis participant Leander Paes. In 2003, Mahima caught Paes red-handed whereas he was on a name with the Indian mannequin Rhea Pillai, who was married to Sanjay Dutt at the moment. Quickly after this incident, the duo broke up.  In an interview, whereas speaking about the identical, she mentioned,

It wasn’t actually stunning for me after I got here to know that he was going round with another person. His exit had no impression on my life. In truth, I grew to become extra mature as an individual,’ she mentioned, including, ‘I feel he did the same thing with Rhea (Pillai) as well. He may be a good tennis player, but he didn’t play honest with me.”

Mahima Chaudhary with Leander Paes

Autograph

Mahima Chaudhary’s autograph

Career

Mannequin

She began her profession as a mannequin and appeared in numerous modelling assignments. She has walked the ramp for a lot of standard Indian trend designers.

Mahima Chaudhary in a trend present

In 1995, she appeared as a mannequin in a TV industrial of Pepsi together with the Indian actors Aamir Khan and Aishwarya Rai.

 
She then appeared in numerous TV commercials comparable to Truthful & Pretty, Hawkins, and Alapatt Jewellers.

TV

After doing a couple of TV commercials, she began working as a VJ for numerous music channels. In 2014, she judged the TV actuality present ‘Ticket to Bollywood.’

Mahima Chaudhary as a decide in ‘Ticket to Bollywood’

Film

In considered one of her music TV reveals, she was noticed by the Indian movie director Subhash Ghai, who provided her the lead function within the Hindi movie ‘Pardes’ (1997). She accepted the provide and performed the function of Kusum Ganga within the movie.

‘Pardes’ (1997)

In 1999, she acted in Hindi movies like ‘Dil Kya Kare,’ ‘Daag: The Fire,’ and ‘Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin.’

Daag- The Fireplace

In the identical yr, she made her Telugu debut with the movie ‘Manasulo Maata’ during which she performed the function of Priya.

‘Manasulo Maata’

In 2000, she appeared in 4 Hindi movies comparable to ‘Dhadkan,’ ‘Deewane,’ ‘Kurukshetra,’ and ‘Khiladi 420.’

‘Khiladi 420’

A few of her different Hindi movies are ‘Lajja’ (2001), ‘Dil Hai Tumhaara’ (2002), ‘LOC Kargil’ (2003), and ‘Mumbhaii- The Gangster’ (2015).

Dil Hai Tumhaara (2002)

In 2016, she made her Bengali debut with the movie ‘Dark Chocolate’ during which she performed the function of Ishani Banerjee. The storyline of the movie was considerably primarily based on the Sheena Bora homicide case.

‘Dark Chocolate’

In June 2022, after virtually 6 years, she introduced her comeback to Bollywood with the Hindi movie ‘The Signature.’

Car Accident

In 1999, whereas Mahima Chaudhry was capturing for the Hindi movie ‘Dil Kya Kare,’ she met with a significant accident. It was the final day of the shoot in Bangalore when she was moving into her automotive to the capturing location, a milk truck got here from the fallacious aspect and rammed into her automotive. Round 67 glass items from the automotive’s window hit her face. In an interview, whereas remembering the incident, she mentioned,

I believed I used to be dying, and at that time, nobody even helped me get to the hospital. It’s only after reaching the hospital, a lot later, when my mom got here, Ajay got here and so they went to debate. I bought up and noticed my face within the mirror and noticed the horror. After they did the surgical procedure on me, they took out 67 glass items. I used to be making ready for a life with out cinema. I used to be studying how to deal with it. Something that occurred publish that was simply God’s reward.”

After recovering from the accident, she restarted capturing for the movie. In an interview, she shared that whereas she was capturing for the movie, the media individuals used to return there with out permission simply to click on footage of her face which had been filled with scars. She additional bought teary-eyed and shared how insensitively Stardust journal wrote an article about her. She mentioned,

Once I had my accident, they got here on the units when no person was allowed. They took a shot from far as a result of I nonetheless had scars. They put an image of me on Stardust journal’s cowl and wrote ‘Mahima had an accident. She’s bought scars throughout her face. We are able to really name her scarface.’ It nonetheless hurts me.”

Mahima mentioned at the moment her co-stars Ajay Devgn and Kajol from the movie ‘Dil Kya Kare’ who had been additionally the producers of the movie, helped her emotionally. Whereas speaking about Ajay Devgn, Mahima mentioned,

Ajay was like I get scars like this on a regular basis. He was a really beneficiant producer. He took care of me. Once I went on the set, I used to be hiding the left aspect of my face as a result of the scars had been seen. The director stored bringing the digital camera nearer. It’s a kind of issues that stays with you. Ajay checked out me and requested ‘You are not ready?’ He advised the director to let or not it’s and advised him ‘let’s not do that, give her time.’ He defined to the director that I’m nonetheless not over the accident.”

Breast Most cancers

On 9 June 2022, the Indian actor Anupam Kher shared a video of Mahima on his Instagram account. Within the video, Mahima shared for the primary time on the general public platform that she was detected with breast most cancers. Within the Instagram video, Anupam wrote the caption,

Story of @mahimachaudhry1‘s braveness and Most cancers: I known as #MahimaChaudhry a month again from the US to play an important function in my 525th movie #TheSignature. Our dialog turned to her discovering that she has #BreastCancer. What adopted is on this candid dialog between us. Her angle will give hope to so many ladies everywhere in the world. She needed me to be a part of her disclosing it. She calls me an everlasting optimist however dearest Mahima! “You are my HERO!” Buddies! Ship her your love, heat, needs, prayers and blessings. She is BACK on units the place she belongs. She is able to fly. All these producers/administrators on the market! Right here is your alternative to faucet on her brilliance! Jai ho to her!! #Most cancers #Braveness #Hope #Prayersss.”

Within the video, Mahima mentioned that she bought to find out about pre-symptoms of most cancers throughout her common check-up. She didn’t inform her mother and father about her situation. She additional went for chemotherapy periods and surgical procedure. Later, she shared a video on her Instagram account during which she thanked everybody who supported her throughout this section.

Controversies

Tiff with Subhash Ghai

Mahima as soon as revealed that after the discharge of her debut Hindi movie ‘Pardes’ (1997), she was bullied by the Indian movie director Subhash Ghai. In an interview, whereas speaking about the identical, she mentioned,

I used to be bullied by Mr Subhash Ghai. He even took me to the courtroom and needed me to cancel my first present. It was fairly annoying. He despatched a message to all of the producers that no person ought to work with me! If you happen to choose up one of many problems with Commerce Information journal in 1998 or 1999, there was an advert that he had given which acknowledged that if anyone needed to work with me, that particular person must contact him. In any other case, it could be a breach of contract.”

She additional mentioned that there was no such contract, and at the moment Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, David Dhawan, and Rajkumar Santoshi helped her. Later, when Subhash Ghai was requested in regards to the incident, he mentioned that he was good buddies with Mahima and no matter she mentioned was not true.

Account within the Swiss Financial institution

In 2015, a number one Indian newspaper revealed an inventory named ‘Swiss Leaks’ containing the names of the Indian celebrities who had an account in HSBC Switzerland. Mahima’s title was additionally on the checklist. Nevertheless, she was mocked by the netizens for having an account within the Swiss financial institution.

Awards

  • 1998: Filmfare Award for Finest Feminine Debut for the movie Pardes
  • 1998: Zee Cine Award for Finest Feminine Debut for the movie Pardes

    Mahima Chaudhry receiving Zee Cine Awards 1998 Finest Debut Feminine award

  • 2000: Bollywood Movie Award for Finest Supporting Actress for the movie Dhadkan
  • 2000: Sansui Award for Finest Supporting Actress for the movie Dhadkan

Favourites

  • Film: The Warfare of the Roses (1989)
  • Food: Sarson ka Saag with Chulehy ki Roti and White Butter

Facts/Trivia

  • Whereas she was learning at school, she was inclined in direction of sports activities.
  • Her maternal aunt used to make documentaries on Doordarshan, and he or she inspired Mahima to make her profession in performing.
  • As Subhash Ghai had a perception that the alphabet ‘M’ was fortunate for his movies, so, he modified her title from Ritu to Mahima. In an interview, she shared that Mahima was her cousin sister’s title which she adopted as her screen title.
  • In an interview, with a number one media home, Mahima shared that after her profitable debut within the Hindi movie ‘Pardes’ (1997), she was provided a task within the Hindi movie ‘Satya’ (1998). The producer of the movie Ram Gopal Varma had signed her and given her the signing quantity, however he began capturing for the movie with one other actress. Mahima mentioned,
    I had taken the signing quantity. Ram Gopal Varma didn’t even have the decency to name me or my supervisor and inform me in regards to the actuality. I learnt from the press that he had begun capturing with out me. I had already given interviews stating that I’d be capturing for ‘Satya’ in every week. I and Ram Gopal Varma had even mentioned the look.”

  • After separating from her husband in 2013, she went via a tough section in her private {and professional} life. In an interview, she mentioned,
    I keep in mind wrapping up the shoot for Hope And A Little Sugar and going straight to a salon to chop my hair very quick. Later, I went to the US the place I met my husband, Bobby Mukherji and we determined to quiet down.’

  • In 2015, Mahima campaigned for the Trinamool Congress within the Siliguri municipal polls.

    Mahima Chaudhary in a political rally

  • She is an avid animal lover and has a pet canine named Antonio.
  • Mahima is commonly noticed consuming white wine at events and occasions.

    Mahima Chaudhary holding a glass of white wine

  • In 2016, she launched the superior magnificence and beauty clinic ‘Kilpauk’ in Chennai.

    Mahima Chaudhary on the launch occasion of her clinic

  • Mahima Chaudhry follows a vegetarian weight-reduction plan and has labored for numerous PETA campaigns.

    Mahima Chaudhary in a PETA marketing campaign

  • She has been featured on the quilt web page of assorted magazines comparable to Stardust, Present Time, Prevention, and Good Housekeeping.

    Mahima Chaudhary featured on {a magazine} cowl

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