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Juhi Chawla

Juhi Chawla

Juhi Chawla is an Indian actress, film producer and entrepreneur who was the winner of the 1984 Miss India beauty pageant. She became one of the most popular Hindi film actresses from the late 1980s until early 2000s and gained recognition for her comedic timing and vivacious on-screen persona. She has won two Filmfare Awards.Chawla made her acting debut in 1986 with Sultanat, and received public recognition with the tragic romance Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988), where she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She established herself as a leading actress of Hindi cinema by starring roles in Lootere (1993), Aaina (1993), Darr (1993), and Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993), for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Further success came in 1997 with films including Deewana Mastana (1997), Yes Boss (1997) and Ishq (1997) becoming commercial successes.The following decade, Chawla was willing to play against type and began working with independent filmmakers in art-house projects, garnering critical acclaim for her performances in Jhankaar Beats (2003), 3 Deewarein (2003), My Brother Nikhil (2005), I Am (2011) and Gulaab Gang (2014). Moreover, she starred in several Punjabi films, including the biopics Shaheed Udham Singh (2000), Des Hoyaa Pardes (2004), Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris (2006) and Sukhmani – Hope for Life (2010). Chawla has been married to industrialist Jay Mehta since 1995, with whom she has two children. Along with her husband and Shah Rukh Khan, she is the co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders. Along with Khan, she was the founder of the production company Dreamz Unlimited, which produced three films, starting with their self-starring Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000). Among her television work, she featured as a talent judge on the third season of the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
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