Biography / trivia
# Bhumika Chawla’s birth name is Rachna Chawla. She was born on 22nd Aug 1978 in New Delhi, India.
# Her parents are originally from Punjab. Her father was an Indian Army officer. Her elder brother is an army officer and she has an elder sister too. Since her father was in army her family had to live in different places following his transfers and she claimed it as it was an opportunity to travel and live in different cultures.
# Bhumika did her schooling in New Delhi and after completion of her education she moved to Mumbai and started her modeling career in 1997. She worked for several Ad films & video albums before getting to work in films.
# After few years of modeling career she made her film debut with “Yuvakudu” opposite Sumanth in 2000 and the movie did well at box office and her performance was appreciated by film critics.
# Her next movie “Kushi” opposite Pawan Kalyan in 2001 was a blockbuster hit of the year and her career got huge boost after that, she won Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance in Kushi. She delivered few more hits with Okkadu and Simhadri.
# She made her Tamil film debut with “Badri” opposite Vijay in 2001 and the movie did very well at box office.
# After gaining prominance in Telugu and Tamil film industry she moved to Hindi films also. Her Bollywood debut was with “Tere Naam” opposite Salman Khan in 2003 and it had an excellent opening at box office.
# Though majority of her movies are in Telugu she worked in several other languages also including Hindi, Tamil, Bhojpuri, Malayalam, Punjabi etc.
# Bhumika dated her Yoga Guru Bharat Thakur for four years before marrying him on 21st Oct 2007 in Nashik.
# She has keen interest in poems and whenever she has some free time she prefers to read poetry. Bhumika herself is a poetess and wrote plenty of poems but very reluctant to publish all of them.
# Bhumika was working in HCL- HP before moving to films and her first salary was Rs.2,200/-, she still keeps that money without spending.
“I have no hesitation in doing glamorous roles. I want to perform roles where I could exhibit all aspects of my acting. I want to perform a glamorous role like that of Urmila in ‘Rangeela’.”
“Whenever success comes, people come and appreciate us but when failure comes no one will come and say something. It’s too late by the time we notice the failure so I don’t feel much or go into depression for a failure. But it doesn’t mean that I ignore nor neglect failure. I know that it teaches me to be cautious in life.”
“I am a person who goes by scripts. The end result which is the after release result, I would not say does not matter much to me but it is not that important to me as it would be for any other actor. I’m happy with whatever I have done till now.”
“I give my best shot at work. I try and strike a balance in life, family, friends and work. I believe in finishing any work that I take up. I don`t like to walk out leaving it incomplete.”
Filmography / all movies list
|4||2001||Snehamante Idera||Bala Sekharan||Akkineni Nagarjuna,Sumanth|
|7||2003||Okkadu||Gunasekhar||Mahesh Babu,Prakash Raj|
|10||2003||Tere Naam||Satish Kaushik||Salman Khan,Sachin Khedekar|
|11||2004||Run||Jeeva||Abhishek Bachchan,Mukesh Rishi|
|12||2004||Samba||Vinayak||Jr. NTR,Genelia D’Souza|
|13||2004||Naa Autograph||Gopal Reddy||Ravi Teja,Gopika|
|14||2004||Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa||Atul Agnihotri||Salman Khan,Preity Zinta|
|15||2005||Silsilay||Khalid Mohamed||Tabu,Riya Sen|
|16||2005||Dil Jo Bhi Kahey||Romesh Sharma||Amitabh Bachchan,Revathi|
|17||2005||Jai Chiranjeeva||Vijaya Bhaskar||Chiranjeevi,Sameera Reddy|
|18||2006||Sillunu Oru Kaadhal||Krishna||Suriya,Jyothika|
|19||2006||Family||Rajkumar Santoshi||Amitabh Bachchan,Akshay Kumar|
|20||2006||Mayabazaar||M K Indraganti||Raja,Balasubramaniam|
|21||2007||Gandhi, My Father||Feroz Abbas Khan||Darshan Jariwala,Akshaye Khanna|
|23||2007||Gangotri||Abhishek Chhadha||Amitabh Bachchan,Manoj Tiwari|
|24||2007||Anasuya||Ravi Babu||Abbas,Ravi Babu|
|25||2008||Swagatham||Dasaradh||Jagapati Babu,Anushka Shetty|
|26||2008||Mallepuvvu||V. Samudra||Murali Krishna,Suman Shetty|
|27||2008||Yaariyan||Deepak Grewal||Om Puri,Gurdas Mann|
|29||2009||Naa Style Veru||ShyamaPrasad||Rajasekhar,Bramanandam|
|30||2009||Amaravathi||Ravi Babu||Sneha,Sindhura Gadde|
|31||2010||Yagam||Arun Kumar||Navdeep,Kim Sharma|
|32||2010||Collector Gaari Bharya||Krupakar Reddy||Prakash Raj,Shivshankar Master|
|33||2012||Kalavadiya Pozhudugal||Thangar Bachan||Prabhu Deva,Sathyaraj|