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Juhi Chawla (Born 13 November 1967 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India) is an award-winning Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. Initially starting with mainstream films, Chawla is now appearing in parallel cinema.
Juhi Chawla was the first child born to Punjabi father Dr. S. Chawla and Gujarati mother, Mona. She has one brother named Sanjeev. She graduated from Sydenham College, Mumbai.
She was the winner of Miss India title in 1984, later she won Best Costume Award for the Miss Universe contest in 1984.
From beauty contests, she moved into film - with her movie debut being 'Sultanat' in 1986. She then starred in the Kannada film 'Premaloka' which was a super-hit. She also featured in 'Goonj' with Kumar Gaurav.
Her first big hit in Bollywood was 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' in 1988, in which she starred with Aamir Khan.This Romeo and Juliet story of persecuted teenage lovers was an enormous success and launched Aamir's and Juhi's careers.Following films did not do as well.
Chawla made a special appearance in the film 'Chandni' (1989) produced by Yash Raj Films. She was later cast in the critically accliamed 'Aaina' (1993) opposite Jackie Shroff, and then in one of her biggest hits 'Darr'(1993) with Sunny Deol and Shahrukh Khan.
She won the Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1993 for 'Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke'. Her pairing with Aamir Khan has been repeatedly successful with 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' (1989), 'Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke' (1993) and later on 'Ishq' (1997) becoming hits.
She has teamed up successfully with Shahrukh Khan too, delivering his first big hit 'Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman' (1992) and then later on with 'Darr' (1993) and 'Yes Boss' (1997).
Juhi later turned producer and became the co-owner of a production company called Dreamz Unlimited with Shahrukh Khan and director Aziz Mirza. Unfortunately the first two films produced by the production company - 'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani' and 'Asoka' failed at the box office. Their third film,'Chalte Chalte' was the first success for the company.
Juhi has recently appeared in the critically acclaimed films - '3 Deewarein', '7½ Phere' and 'My Brother Nikhil' for which Taran Adarsh went as far as saying that her performance was amongst the finest in her career. She won a Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress for '3 Deewarein'.
She was recently seen in Nikhil Advani's 'Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love' for which she got good reviews for her performance. She also starred with fellow superstar Urmila Matondkar in 'Bas Ek Pal' (2006) and with Manoj Bajpai in 'Swami'. Juhi's forthcoming releases include Ravi Chopra's 'Bhoothnath' with Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan and another film called 'Krazy 4' with Irfan Khan and Arshad Warsi.
Juhi Chawla is married to industrialist Jai Mehta and is the mother of two children. She gave birth to her first child, a girl, on February 21, 2001. Her daughter's name is Jhanvi. Chawla later gave birth to a son called Arjun.