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Real Name: Mahie Gill (Mahi Gill)
Birthday: 19th December, 1975
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Marital Status: Divorced
Awards: 1 Filmfare Award for Best Actress(Critics), 1 Star Screen award for best female newcomer, 1 IIFA Award for Star Debut.
Her name is also spelt as Mahi apart from Mahie. Mahi’s other name is Rinky Kaur Gill.
After her divorce, Mahi moved to Mumbai. She kept struggling until she made it big one day via Dev.D.
Before working in Hindi films, Mahi had worked in the Punjabi film industry.
Contrary to popular belief, she appeared in small roles before her role in Dev.D. She had worked in a Khushi Mil Gayee, Sirf Paanch Din and Khoyaa Khoyaa Chaand in miniscule roles.
She has a Master’s degree in Theatre.
Biography: Mahi Gill has mesmerised the film industry ever since her fully fledged debut with Anurag Kashyap’s Dev.D. After struggling endlessly for years, she has finally managed to carve a niche for herself in the Bollywood industry.
Her journey in films started with the Punjabi movie Hawaayein. She later bagged some small roles in few films but it wasn’t enough for her to get noticed. Her destiny changed when Anurag Kashyap noted her at a Bollywood party, where she was present with a friend. She bagged the role of Paro in Dev.D.
Despite giving a stellar performance and bagging handful of awards, she didn’t get fair share of films in her lap. Next to follow was Gulaal where her performance was much appreciated. After doing a bit-part role in Dabangg and appearing in a miniscule role in Aagey Se Right; she appeared in an item number in the multi-starrer Mirch. Her next fully fledged film was Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster, where her role of a psycho yet calculated married woman earned her great plaudits. She then appeared in Paan Singh Tomar; which was a commercial hit. Dabangg 2, her latest movie was also a commercial blockbuster. Her previous film Not a Love Story was deemed controversial owing to the various explicit scenes as well as the content.
Mahi’s upcoming films include Buddha In A Traffic Jam, Zanjeer and Sahib, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns. She has ventured into critical as well as commercial movie arena. Unconventional and talented, she is proud to have made it big finally in the film industry. After struggling with the grief of her divorce, she is now in a relationship with a guy based in Goa. Future seems rosy for Mahi Gill both professionally as well as personally.