|Alternate Names||Mahima Chaudhry|
|Birth Name||Ritu Chaudhry|
|Date of Birth||September 12, 1973|
|Birth Place||West Bengal, India|
|Mahima Chaudhary Height||5’5″|
|Eye colour||Light Brown|
|Spouse||Bobby Mukherjee |
|Schoool Days||Loretto, Darjeeling|
|Favorite actress||Juhi Chawla|
|First movie||Pardes |
Biography / trivia
* Mahima Chaudhry was born on 13th Sep 1973 in Darjeeling to a Hindu family.
* Her birth name is Ritu Chaudhry and she prefers to use Mahima Chaudhry as her stage name since she thought its was lucky for her.
* She did her schooling in Darjeeling and later joined reputed “Loreto College” in Darjeeling.
* During her college days itself she won local beauty pageant held in Darjeeling.
* She started her career as a model appearing for Wall’s ice cream in 1990s and later worked for music channels as VJ.
* She was first recognised by Subhash Ghai and he offered a lead role in blockbuster Pardes in 1997 opposite Shahrukh Khan. She won filmnfare best debut award in 1998 for her role in “Pardes”.
* So far she worked for several blockbusters like debut film Pardes, Daag: The Fire in 1999 alongside Sanjay Dutt and Chandrachur Singh, Dhadkan in 2000 opposite Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Shilpa Shetty for which she received nomination for Filmfare award.
* She dated tennis player Leander Paes for some time before marrying Mumbai based architect Bobby Mukherjee in 2006 in Las Vegas.
* The couple gave birth to baby girl named Aryana on June 10, 2007 at Mumbai’s Leelavati Hospital.
“I agree that spending time with your family and having kids may be more fulfilling that doing one more film, but that’s not the case with me at this point in time. The only thing on my mind is work.”
“I am not in race with anyone. I do believe in the limit of decency. I would never cross it and indulge in body exposure to win the audience. However, I have done glamorous roles in the past, and am not averse to doing them in future.”
“I think the six-year sentence is very harsh, with due respect to judiciary.” [About Sanjay Dutt conviction in 1993 Mumbai blasts case]
“Mr Ghai always has problems with his heroines. Madhuri and he are not on speaking terms, I am told. Manisha and he are in court. Mr Ghai is a very fine film-maker but he cannot sustain relationships. He expects too much of his heroines.”
“Dad was never the strict person. Mom was the disciplinarian. When it came to our parents leaving us to school, I always hoped it would be dad and not mom, because mom gave us just that exact amount of money while dad used to willingly throw in an extra note or two in our pockets. Those are the moments I remember dad very very fondly.”
“There are so many talented actors today in the industry. There are 40 people who are not working in the top production houses of our country, but that does not mean they are not good actors. I feel if they need me they will call me. So it is better to wait rather than rue.” (November 29, 2005)
“I want to do different films, I want to do mature and challenging roles, and today thankfully there is so much to choose from.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||1997||Pardes||Subhash Ghai||Shahrukh Khan,Amrish Puri|
|2||1999||Manasulo Maata||Krishna Reddy||Jagapathi Babu,Srikanth|
|3||–||Dil Kya Kare||Prakash Jha||Ajay Devgn,Kajol|
|4||–||Daag: The Fire||Raj Kanwar||Sanjay Dutt,Chandrachur Singh,Shakti Kapoor|
|5||–||Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin||Subhash Sehgal||Sunny Deol,Apoorva Agnihotri|
|6||2000||Dhadkan||Dharmesh Darshan||Akshay Kumar,Sunil Shetty,Shilpa Shetty|
|7||–||Deewane||Harry Baweja||Ajay Devgan,Paresh Rawal,Urmila Matondkar|
|8||–||Kurukshetra||Mahesh Manjrekar||Sanjay Dutt,Om Puri|
|9||–||Khiladi 420||Neeraj Vora||Akshay Kuma,Gulshan Grover|
|10||2001||Lajja||Rajkumar Santoshi||Manisha Koirala,Jackie Shroff,Madhuri Dixit,Anil Kapoor|
|11||–||Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar||Priyadarshan||Sunil Shetty,Paresh Rawal|
|12||2002||Bharat Bhagya Vidhata||Osho Rojo||Tom Alter,Rakesh Bedi,Laxmikant Berde|
|13||–||Om Jai Jagadish||Anupam Kher||Waheeda Rehman,Fardeen Khan,Anil Kapoor,Abhishek Bachchan|
|14||–||Dil Hai Tumhaara||Kundan Shah||Rekha,Preity Zinta,Arjun Rampal|
|15||2003||Saaya||Anurag Basu||John Abraham,Tara Sharma|
|16||–||LOC Kargil||J.P.Dutta||Nagarjuna Akkineni,Sanjay Dutt,Saif Ali Khan,Ajay Devgan|
|17||2004||Dobara||Shashi Ranjan||Jackie Shroff,Raveena Tandon|
|18||2005||Zameer||Kamal||Ajay Devgan,Amisha Patel|
|19||–||The Film||Junaid Memon||Vivek Madan,Khalid Siddique|
|20||–||Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye||Samar Khan||Arshad Warsi,Shah Rukh Khan|
|21||–||Sehar||Kabeer Kaushik||Arshad Warsi,Sushant Singh|
|22||–||Film Star||Tanuja Chandra||Priyanshu Chatterjee,Vasundhara Das|
|23||–||Home Delivery||Sujoy Ghosh||Vivek Oberoi,Ayesha Takia,Boman Irani|
|24||2006||Souten||Karan Razdan||Gulshan Grover,Shakti Kapoor,Kiran Rathod|
|25||–||Sandwich||Anees Bazmee||Govinda,Raveena Tandon|
|26||–||Kudiyon KaHai Zamana||Amar Butala||Rekha,Vasundhara Das,Kim Sharma|
|27||–||Sarhad Paar||Raman Kumar||Tabu,Sanjay Dutt|
|28||–||Hope and aLittle Sugar||Tanuja Chandra||Anupam Kher,Vikram Chatwal|
|29||2008||Gumnaam||Neeraj Pathak||Dino Morea,Irrfan Khan,Suman Ranganathan|
|30||2010||Pusher||Assad Raja||Assad Raja,Marc Anwar|
|31||2012||Mum Bhai||Wilfred Lobo||Sanjay Kapoor,Om Puri,Arya Babbar|