7JUHI CHAWLA (MISS INDIA 1984)
Juhi Chawla was born on 13th November, 1967 in Ambala, Haryana, India. After completing her schooling from Fort Convent School, Mumbai, and graduation from the reputed Sydenham College, Mumbai, she tried her hands in modeling and got instant success. Soon, she participated in a beauty pageant and emerged as the winner of the Miss India beauty contest in 1984.
Chawla forayed into movies with the 1986 movie ‘Sultanat’. The film did not do well at the ticket window but Juhi was noticed for her performance and gorgeous looks. Soon, she was signed for Aamir Khan’s debut film, ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ (1988). The film turned out to be one of the biggest hits of Indian cinema and established the careers of both Aamir and Juhi. Their pairing in the film became talk of the town and every producer wanted to cast them in their films. The massive success of ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ earned Juhi the Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year. In years to come, she appeared in a number of hit and super hit films like ‘Swarg’ (1990), ‘Bol Radha Bol’ (1992), ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’ (1992), ‘Aaina’ (1993), ‘Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke’ (1993), ‘Darr’ (1993), ‘Deewana Mastana’ (1997), ‘Yes Boss’ (1997) and ‘Ishq’ (1997), to name just a few and established herself as one of the most popular actresses in the industry. She took a break from films after her marriage in 1998, but soon returned to acting and appeared in films such as ‘Jhankaar Beats’ (2003), ‘My Brother Nikhil’ (2005), ‘Bas Ek Pal’ (2006), ‘I Am’ (2011) and ‘Gulaab Gang’ (2014).
Besides Hindi film, Juhi has also acted in Punjabi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, and Bengali language films. In addition to acting, she is also a television host, a humanitarian, and the co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders with Shah Rukh Khan.