Juhi Chawla, raised in an army household and born on November 13, 1967, in Ambala, Haryana, had a passion for classical dance and studied Kathak for three years. Juhi made India proud when she won Miss India in 1984 and went on to win the Best Costume Award at the Miss Universe contest before making her film debut.
With the box office failure Sultanat, she made her acting debut in 1986. Not many people know that Juhi had already experienced tremendous success with her Kannada film Prema Loka in 1987 before she and Aamir Khan appeared together in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Juhi gained recognition as a vivacious, chirpy actress over the years, and she had great chemistry with Aamir Khan onscreen.
Juhi Chawla in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Juhi achieved success in Bollywood in 1988 when she co-starred in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak with Aamir Khan. Over the years, the movie has grown to be adored by romantics across the country and has attained cult status. Everyone praised the chemistry between Juhi and Aamir because it was one of the movie’s standout moments. Romeo and Juliet-inspired movie had a depressing conclusion that managed to elicit strong emotions from spectators.
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Shah Rukh Khan’s outstanding villainous performance in this 1993 romantic suspense film, which distinctly eclipsed Sunny Deol’s heroics, made the movie famous. However, Juhi’s portrayal of the helpless damsel in need stands out because she emoted superbly, bringing dread to her eyes and panic to her body language when she was being chased by SRK’s character.
Juhi Chawla in Ishq
The former Miss India was once more paired with Aamir in a multi-star romantic comedy in 1997, alongside Ajay Devgn and Kajol. Juhi’s effervescent persona was the ideal complement to the movie’s genre. Despite being a commercial entertainer, Ishq is among Juhi Chawla’s best successes in the cinema industry.
Juhi has a reputation for elegantly aging over time and has picked her roles deliberately in the latter stages of her career. She appeared in an anthology movie in 2011 that Onir produced up of four short films. The movie dealt with a lot of delicate subjects, including LGBT rights, sperm donation, child abuse, and the fate of Kashmiri pundits. Juhi plays a Kashmiri Pandit who returns to the valley 20 years after leaving on a business trip, only to learn that her Muslim buddy has also endured hardships.
Juhi Chawla in Gulaab Gang
Few people thought Juhi could successfully portray a nasty character given her adorable, childlike face. However, she disproved her detractors by portraying a shrewd, deceptive, and venomous politician in Gulaab Gang. Even though the film also included seasoned actress Madhuri Dixit, Juhi’s role stood out as the movie’s high point since she was so excellent in it.