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Bhoomika Chawla


Bhumika Chawla (born Rachna Chawla; 21 August 1978) is an Indian actress known for her work in Telugu films. Chawla received a few Awards and nominations including Nandi Awards and South Filmfare Awards. She also appeared in a few Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam films.


Chawla was born on 21 August 1978 in a Punjabi family in New Delhi, India, and completed her schooling there. Her father is a retired Army officer. Bhumika has two siblings, an elder brother, and a sister.


She moved to Mumbai in 1997 and started her career with Ad films and Hindi music video albums. She appeared in the Zee TV series Hip - Hip Hurray and Star Best Sellers - Fursat Mein.


Chawla started off her film career in the Telugu film industry, starring in the feature film Yuvakudu (2000) alongside actor Sumanth


Her second release, Kushi (2001), in which she starred opposite Pawan Kalyan was a box office success, winning her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu following which she acted in several films in Telugu, including Okkadu (2003) opposite Mahesh Babu and Simhadri (2003) opposite Jr. NTR, which became two of the year's highest grosser in Telugu.


 Meanwhile, she made her debut in the Tamil film industry as well, starring in the film Badri (2001) opposite actor Vijay, which was followed by her second Tamil film Roja Kootam (2002).


 Her performance in Missamma (2003), as a businesswoman with cancer, was applauded. She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu and won the Nandi Award for Best Actress.


Chawla married her long-time boyfriend and yoga teacher Bharat Thakur on 21 October 2007 at Devlali, Nashik in a Gurdwara. The couple has a son born in February 2014.


Emergency as


Tere Naam as Nirjara Bharadwaj