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Juhi Chawla, a popular Bollywood actress, was born in the city of Ludhiana, Punjab, on November 13, 1967 to Dr S Chawla and Mona Chawla. Juhi has a younger brother named Sanjeev.
Juhi foray into acting started after she won the Miss India title in 1984. She represented India in the 1984 Miss Universe contest to win the Best Costume Award. This is the time when Juhi made the switch from beauty pageants to films. She went on to become a famous and versatile actress.
Her first film was Sultanat in 1986. However, Juhi got her big break in 1988 in the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak where she starred opposite the now famous Bollywood actor Aamir Khan. This film was an Indianized version of Romeo and Juliet and launched Aamir and Juhi into stardom. After Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Juhi and Aamir were considered the hottest romantic pair in Bollywood. They went on to act in number of successful films together.
Today, Juhi is happily married to the millionaire industrialist Jai Mehta and a mother of two. Juhi has a daughter and son. Juhi’s daughter is named Janhvi while her son is called Arjun. However, marriage and motherhood has not deterred Juhi from continuing her career in Bollywood.
In 2005, Juhi acted in the much acclaimed film titled My Brother Nikhil which broached the taboo topic of AIDS. In November 2006 Salaam E Ishq opposite Anil Kumar is slated for release. While 2007 will see the release of her new film opposite Shahrukh Khan titled Happy New Year. Juhi has also signed up for a film opposite the Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan.
In 1993 Juhi Chawla won the Filmfare award for Best Actress for her role in Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke. She acted in this film opposite Aamir Khan. In fact, Aamir Khan and Juhi happen to be good friends in real life.
In the same year that she won the Filmfare award, Juhi’s film Darr opposite Sunny Deol, son of famous yesteryear actor Dharmendra, and Shahrukh Khan was released. This film went on to be a blockbuster hit. In 1999, Juhi won the NY Bollywood Award for the Most Sensational Female Performance for her role in Duplicate in which she acted opposite Shahrukh Khan.
Besides acting skills, this petite and beautiful actress also has business acumen. She and Shahrukh Khan are partners in a production company called Dreamz Unlimited.