Mahima Chaudhry Height, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Mahima Chaudhry, an Indian actress and model, began her career with Subhash Ghai; the same filmmaker who kicks started the careers of stars like Madhuri Dixit, ‘Meenakshi Seshadri,’ and Manisha Koirala. She stepped into acting in the 1997 movie Pardes, bagging the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Her first big break was opposite Shah Rukh Khan, making the film a massive hit. Before diving into movies, she modeled and appeared in various TV ads in the ’90s. Ghai played a pivotal role in launching Mahima in the Hindi entertainment scene. Her acting in Dil Kya Kare and Dhadkan earned her nominations for the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Mahima Chaudhry Biography

Mahima Chaudhary, a well-known Indian movie star and former model, mainly works in Bollywood films. While she excels in attention to detail, she might miss out on bigger opportunities in life. One of her notable roles was in ‘Dil Hai Tumhara,’ a Bollywood film featuring Preity Zinta and Arjun Rampal in lead roles, where she played a supporting character alongside Jimmy Shergill. Her breakthrough came with ‘Pardes’ in 1997, where she earned praise for portraying Ganga, caught between the affections of Shahrukh Khan and Apoorva Agnihotri’s characters. Spotted by Subhash Ghai during her time as a VJ on a music channel, Ghai gave her the break in “Pardes.” Her fame soared with commercially and critically successful movies like ‘Dhadkan,’ ‘Daag,’ ‘Dil Hai Tumhaara,’ ‘Baghban,’ and ‘Kurukshetra.’ She received critical acclaim for her impressive performances in ‘Lajja,’ ‘Dil Kya Kare,’ ‘Dobara,’ ‘Saaya,’ ‘Sehar,’ and ‘Pyar Koi Khel Nahin.

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Mahima Chaudhry Picture

Personal Information

Real Name Ritu Chaudhry
Nickname AKA Mahima
DOB (Date of Birth) 13 September 1973 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023) 50 Years
Birth Place Darjeeling, West Bengal
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality Indian
Hometown Darjeeling, West Bengal
Religion Hinduism


School Dow Hill School, Kurseong, West Bengal (up to class 10)
College/ University Southfield College aka Loreto College, Darjeeling, West Bengal
Education Qualifications Graduation

Physical Stats


Feet & Inches 5’ 4”
Meter 1.63 m
Centimeters 163 cm
Weight (approx.) in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Figure Measurements 34-28-34

Family Information

Father Name N/A
Mother Name N/A
Siblings Brother- Siddharth Chaudhry (younger)
Sister- Ayesha Chaudhry (elder)
Marital Status Source 1: Divorced in 2013
Source 2: Separated
Marriage Date 19 March 2006
23 March 2006 (Bengali style wedding)
Husband Bobby Mukherjee (Kolkata-based architect)
Children Daughter- Ariana Mukherjee


Boyfriend Ajay Devgn (rumoured; actor)
Leander Paes (tennis player)


Profession Actor and Model
Net Worth $1 million


Color Green and Black, Pink
Food Sarson ka Saag with Chulehy ki Roti and White Butter
Drink Kokum Sharbat, Tea
Actor/Actress Parineeti Chopra, Deepika Padukone
Songs Chaleya (From “Jawan”) Anirudh Ravichander, Arijit Singh, Shilpa Rao
Movies The War of the Roses (1989)
Hobbies Parachuting, Photography
Mahima Chaudhry Childhood Picture
Mahima Chaudhry Childhood Picture
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Mahima Chaudhry Young Age Picture
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Mahima Chaudhry With her Husband Picture
Mahima Chaudhry With her Daughter Picture
Mahima Chaudhry With her Daughter Picture
Mahima Chaudhry With her Father Picture
Mahima Chaudhry With her Father Picture
Mahima Chaudhry With her Mother Picture
Mahima Chaudhry With her Mother Picture
Mahima Chaudhry With her Sister Picture
Mahima Chaudhry With her Sister Picture
Mahima Chaudhry With her Boyfriend Picture
Mahima Chaudhry With her Boyfriend Picture


Mahima’s dad was an Indian Jat, while her mom hailed from Nepal. Her father was into sports. In 2006, Mahima tied the knot with Bobby Mukerji, an architect businessman. She has an elder sister, Ayesha Chaudhry, and a younger brother, Siddharth Chaudhry. They have an eight-year-old daughter named Ariana. However, in 2013, Mahima and Mukherji went their separate ways.


Mahima Chaudhry, also known as Ritu Chaudhry, was born on Thursday, September 13, 1973, in Darjeeling, West Bengal. She is currently 50 years old.


After finishing her schooling at Dow Hill in Kurseong, she headed to Loreto College in Darjeeling for her college education. Later, she pursued her graduation at Southfield College, also known as Loreto College, in Darjeeling, West Bengal.

Height and Weight

She stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 60 kilograms.

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Chaudhry kicked off her career as a Video Jockey (VJ). Her first glimpse of fame came when she noticed the Pepsi ad featuring Aishwarya Rai. Her roles spanned various characters: a dual role in “Daag: The Fire” (1999), a widow compelled to marry her brother-in-law in “Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin” (1999), a devoted friend in “Dhadkan” (2000), a singer in love in “Deewane,” a stubborn wife in “Kurukshetra,” a bride fighting dowry in “Lajja,” a determined tenant in “Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar” (2001), a homemaker in “Om Jai Jagadish,” a selfless sister in “Dil Hai Tumhaara” (2002), a frustrated housewife in “Dobara,” a struggling screenwriter in “The Film,” a paralytic dancer in “Zameer: The Fire Within,” an arrogant actress in “Film Star,” a South Indian superstar in “Home Delivery” (2005), and a conflicted housewife in “Souten: The Other Woman” (2006).

Net Worth

Mahima is recognized as a versatile and well-known actress. Her net worth amounts to $1 million.

Filmography List

Film Notes Role Year
Emergency † Filming Pupul Jayakar 2023
The Signature † Filming TBA 2022
Dark Chocolate Ishani Banerjee 2016
Mumbhaii – The Gangster Gangster’s wife 2015
Kaanchi: The Unbreakable Special Appearance Herself 2014
Pusher Anita 2010
Gumnaam – The Mystery Ria 2008
Souten: The Other Woman Mitali ‘Mita’ R. Singh 2006
Zameer: The Fire Within Supriya Maheshwari 2005
Dobara Dr. Anjali Sehgal 2004
Saaya Tanya 2003
Om Jai Jagadish Ayesha 2002
Lajja Maithili 2001
Dhadkan Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress Sheetal Varma 2000
Manasulo Maata Telugu film Priya 1999
Pardes Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Kusum Ganga 1997
Dil Kya Kare Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress Kavita Kishore  
Daag: The Fire Kajri Verma / Kajal  
Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin Nisha  
Deewane Pooja  
Kurukshetra Anjali P. Singh  
Khiladi 420 Ritu Bhardwaj  
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar Saraswati  
Dil Hai Tumhaara Nimmi  
Tere Naam Special appearance in song “O Jaana” Herself  
Baghban Arpita Alok Malhotra  
LOC Kargil Reena Yadav  
Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye Gulab Khan  
Sehar Anamika Kant  
Film Star Heera Pandit  
The Film Sushmita Banerjee  
Home Delivery Maya  
Bhagmati Voice-over Bhagmati  
Sandwich Sweet Singh / Sweety Shekar  
Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana Anjali  
Mr 100% Shilpa  
Hope and a Little Sugar Saloni  
Sarhad Paar Simran  

TV shows List

Title Role Year
Jalwa Four 2 Ka 1 Judge 2008–2009
Ticket to Bollywood Judge 2014
Chhote Miyan Judge 2012

Music videos List

Title Role Performer(s) Album Year
“Tere Bina Chain Mujhe Ab Aaye Na” Unnamed Adnan Sami Tera Chehra 2002

Awards and nominations List

Film Category Result Award Year
Pardes Best Female Debut Won Filmfare Awards 1998
Best Actress Nominated    
Best Female Debut Won Zee Cine Awards  
Dil Kya Kare Best Supporting Actress Nominated Filmfare Awards 1999
Dhadkan Nominated   2000
Best Supporting Actress Nominated IIFA Awards  
Best Supporting Actress Nominated Screen Awards  
Best Supporting Actress Won Bollywood Movie Awards  
Best Supporting Actress Won Sansui Viewers’ Choice Movie Awards  
Dobara Best Supporting Actress Nominated Stardust Awards 2005
Best Supporting Actress Nominated Zee Cine Awards  

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