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Overview (3)

Born in Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Birth NameJuhi S. Chawla
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Juhi was born in the Chawla family on November 13, 1967 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India, and is the daughter of Punjabi-speaking dad, Dr. S. Chawla and Gujarati-speaking mom, Mona. She has a brother named Sanjeev. Her mother passed away in an accident during the year 1998 while Juhi was filming 'Duplicate'.

After completing her school in Ludhiana, the Chawla family moved to Bombay, Maharashtra, India, where Juhi attended at Sydenham College. After graduating, she entered in the Miss India competition and was crowned 'Miss India 1984', taking over from Miss India 1983, Rekha Hande.

Her first appearance on the tinsel screen was as Zarina in the 1986 release 'Sultanat'. She shot to fame after the release of 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' opposite Aamir Khan. As of August 2007, she has been bestowed with three awards for her performance in 'Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke', 'Duplicate', and '3 Deewarein'.

Juhi got married to multi-millionaire industrialist, Jai Mehta during the year 1998. Since then the couple have a daughter, Jhanvi, and son, Arjun.

Juhi continues to act in movies, and also makes appearances in many off-beat movies, rather than the mainstream cinema with which she started her career. She also appears in a number of TV ad commercials.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo

A certain class and benevolence has always separated Juhi Chawla from her ilk. Her upbringing in a family where education, etiquette and propriety were given their due importance, Juhi was bound to imbibe all the sophistication to cultivate herself as a true lady. A mother heading the hospitality of the Taj Group, primary education in Mumbai's Fort Convent, college education in HR and Sydenham and all those growing up years in South Mumbai led to the formation of the refined young actress of Bollywood. Before she became a heartthrob of the nation with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Juhi contested for Femina Miss India and won the crown. In 1984 she went to Miami representing India at the Miss Universe Pageant. Though she did not win the title, she came back home loaded with experience, which she shared with the viewers on television. Though a beauty queen, Juhi successfully managed to steer clear of a sexy image and carved a niche of the innocent, vivacious girl in pigtails. She refused to star in films that could project her as a sexy and glamorous star. Lootere, for example, is one film which Juhi wasn't keen on doing as she thought it would ruin her 'girl' image. After friends cajoled her into doing it Juhi acquired the glamour tag too. There has been no looking back since then. Yash Chopra signed Juhi for Darr a film which consolidated the actress's star value. On the personal front, Juhi is a thorough friend. Her commitment and a sense of attachment to her friends is for life. According to filmi journo and Chawla's college mate, Omar Qureshi, Juhi is a person to stick by her friends, newcomers or stars. That is how her firm friendship with Shah Rukh Khan started. SRK has ever been grateful to the star Juhi for agreeing to work opposite him, a newcomer then, in Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman. Juhi's trustworthiness and her trusting self is a quality that will keep her embedded on people's minds long after the star Juhi fades away into oblivion.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

Spouse (1)

Jay Mehta (December 1995 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (21)

Married to Jay Mehta, a millionaire industrialist in India.
One daughter with Jay Mehta.
Miss India 1984.
Was India's top model. Still doing movies for more than 20 years, no model has lasted as long as she has in the Indian film industry.
One brother, Sanjeev.
National Costume Winner at Miss Universe 1984.
Formed a popular on-screen pair with Aamir Khan
Son, Arjun Mehta, was born on 21st July, 2003.
Daughter, Jahnvi Mehta, was born on 21st February, 2001.
Was original choice of 1996 blockbuster movie Raja Hindustani and was offered 2nd lead in 1997 blockbuster movie Dil tou pagal hai, losing both movies to Karisma Kapoor. Later Kapoor went on to receive accolades and multiple awards for both roles.
Was a partner with actor Shahrukh khan in a production company called Red Chilli entertainment.
Gave birth to a son in 2004. The child's father is her husband Jay Mehta.
Sister of producer, actor Sanjiv Chawla. Sanjiv is also known as Bobby.
Starred in Mohabbat Mohabbat opposite Rajiv Kapoor. The film was completed but unreleased.
When actress Dolly Bindra entered the film industry in the 1990's, she was known as a Juhi Chawla look a like.
Starred in Talat Jani's shelved film " Sanatta -The Silence".(2003). The film was going to be a remake of Nicole Kidman's "The Others". But when Talat Jani heard that two other films with the same subject were being made (Hum Kaun Hain, Anjaane -The Unknown", he decided to shelve his film.
Her husband Jay Mehta is the first cousin of Madhoo's husband Anand.
Father name is Desraj Chawla.
Cousin Zarika got married in Mauritius in 2009. Zarika is the daughter of the ambassador of Mauratious,Situ.
Starred in Shobha Doctor's shelved film ,directed by Anand Mahendroo. It was shelved after announcement. This was in 1986.
Before being selected for Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Juhi Chawla was selected to play the role of Draupadi in TV series, Mahabharat. However, when asked to choose between the two by Nasir Hussain, she selected 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' on B.R. Chopra's suggestion.

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