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Mahima Chaudhry


Mahima Chaudhry (born Ritu Chaudhry) 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), Baghban (2003), and received critical recognition for her performances in Dil Kya Kare (1999), Lajja (2001) and Dobara (2004).


Born as Ritu Chaudhry in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India, she attended Dow Hill in Kurseong until class 10 and later moved to Loreto College, Darjeeling. Prior to her first release Pardes, she changed her name to Mahima Chaudhry upon the recommendation by her director Subhash Ghai, who believed the letter 'M' to be lucky for leading actresses in his films.


In 1999, while shooting for Dil Kya Kare, Chaudhry was involved in a car crash; her car rammed into a truck in Bangalore and multiple pieces of glass had to be removed from her face as a result of the accident.


She married architect Bobby Mukherji in 2006. The couple separated in 2013.

Chaudhry was diagnosed and treated in 2022 for breast cancer.


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.


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


Emergency as Pupul Jayakar


Baghban as Arpita Raj


Tere Naam as Dancer