Juhi Chawla is a renowned Indian actress and producer of Bollywood films. She was born on November 13, 1967 in Ambala, Haryana in India. She studied at the Fort Convent School in Mumbai and took an HR course at the Sydenham College. In year 1984, she bagged the Miss India title at the Femina Miss India beauty pageant. In the same year, she also got the Best in Costume award at the Miss Universe pageant, which was held at Miami, Florida in USA. Juhi is a trained Kathak dancer and classical singer. She got married to Jay Mehta, an industrialist, and they have two children namely Jhanvi and Arjun.

She has worked predominantly in many Hindi films and few Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Bengali films. She made her debut in the film industry in year 1986 through the Bollywood film, Sultanat, along with Sunny Deol and Dharmendra. Subsequently, she acted in the Kannada blockbuster, Premaloka, which features Ravichandran and Leelavathi in the lead roles in year 1987. Her performance in the film was praised by the critics and the audience. She made her first major role as an actress in the very successful Bollywood romantic drama film, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in 1988, alongside Aamir Khan in the lead role. Because of her brilliant performance in the film, she was praised by the critics and gained a nomination for Best Actress at the 34th Filmfare Awards. She also bagged the Lux New Face Award at the said event. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak attained the cult status from then till now.

In the year 1990, she acted in the Bollywood action film, Pratibandh, which stars Chiranjeevi in the lead role. The film became a box-office hit and her performance was once again appreciated by the audience and the critics. Juhi also earned another nomination at the Filmfare for Best Actress award. In the same year, she was seen in another hit entitled Swarg, together with Rajesh Khanna, Madhavi and Govinda. Juhi made an appearance in the blockbuster hit film, Bol Radha Bol as Radha, a village girl. She then received another nomination at the Filmfare for Best Actress. Later that year, she acted in the Bollywood comedy film, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, together with Shah Rukh Khan, Amrita Singh and Nana Patekar. SRK attributed the success of the film to Juhi since she is already a big star during that time while SRK is a newcomer.

By the year 1993, Juhi acted in four top-grosser films. The first one was with Sunny Deol in the Bollywood action film, Lootere. The film became a box-office, and her girl-next-door image and performance was praised by the critics. This was followed by another blockbuster hit film, Aaina, together with Jackie Shroff and Amrita Singh in the lead roles. The film solidifies her place as the leading lady of the 1990s. Next to it was Mahesh Bhatt’s romantic comedy film, Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, where she acted in the lead role opposite Aamir Khan. Critics claimed that this is Juhi’s best performance in her career. Juhi and Aamir’s team up was well praised by the critics. Aamir was considered as the funniest actor in the history of Hindi films, and no actor can match up to it. This time, Juhi finally earned the Best Actress Award at the 39th Filmfare Awards, while the film bagged the Best Film Award. Juhi’s last release in the year 1993 was the romantic thriller film, Darr: A Violent Love Story, which was produced and directed by Yash Chopra. It stars Sunny Deol and Shah Rukh Khan in the lead roles. The film became a blockbuster after the release and was also one of the top-grossing films of the year. All the success that she got made her the most accomplished actress of the year.

Most of her films in the year 1994 to 1996 failed to make it to the box office aside from the Hindi drama film, Naajayaz with Ajay Devgn and Anil Kapoor-starrer entitled Loafer that were both moderately successful at the box office. Juhi also acted in the Hindi thriller film, Daraar, helmed by Abbas-Mustan. She played the role of a battered wife in the film, from which she received critical acclaim and a nomination at the Filmfare.

In 1997, she acted in the romantic comedy films Yes Boss, Ishq and Deewana Mastana. These films became very successful and earned her major critical and commercial success. She also earned her sixth nomination at the Filmfare for her performance in Yes Boss. In the same year, she was seen alongside Akshay Kumar in the Hindi comedy film, Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi. The film became an average grosser, and her performance received positive reviews and appreciation by the critics and the audience.

In 1998, Juhi acted with Mahesh Bhatt’s Duplicate, opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role. She was once again praised by her notable performance in this film and her chemistry with her lead actor was much appreciated. Later, she acted in the comedy film, Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate, together with Anil Kapoor. She appeared in the Hindi film, Arjun Pandit with Sunny Deol in the year 1999. This film became successful at the box office, and she earned favorable reviews for her performance.

In the 2000s, she started to appear in art and independent films including the critically acclaimed films, 3 Deewarein with Jackie Shroff, Nagesh Kukunoor and Naseeruddin Shah, 7 1/2 Sphere with Irfan Khan and My Brother…Nikhil with Sanjay Suri. Her performance as a documentary filmmaker earned her the Best Supporting Actress award at the Star Screen Award. In 2007, she was seen in the multi-starrer romantic drama anthology film, Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love. She was starred in the 2006 Bollywood film, Bas Ek Pal, along with Urmila Matondkar and with Manoj Bajpai in the Hindi drama film, Swami in 2007. She also acted in the Bollywood supernatural comedy film, Bhoothnath, alongside Amitabh Bachchan. Juhi made her singing debut in this film as she sang Chalo Jaane Do in the year 2008. In the same year, her film with Irrfan Khan entitled Krazzy 4 failed to make it to the box office. She made a guest appearance in Zoya Akhtar’s Luck By Chance in 2009, from which she dyed her hair and performed a comedic role.

Juhi appeared in several Punjabi films including Des Hoyaa Pardes in year 2004, Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris in 2006 to name a few. She made her debut in the Malayalam cinema through the 1998 detective comedy film, Harikrishnans, together with the superstars of the Malayalam films, Mohanlal and Mammootty. When she was just starting her film career, she also acted in some Kannada films including Ravichandran’s Premaloka in 1987.

In 2011, Juhi was starred in the critically acclaimed anthology film, I am, which was helmed by Onir. She was seen in the episode; I Am Megha together with Manisha Koirala. She earned the London Asian Film Festival for Best Actress and a nomination at the Filmfare for Best Supporting Actress for her outstanding performance in the film.

She continued her career appearing in art films and doing guest appearances or supporting roles all through the years. She made a comeback in the year 2014 through the women-centric crime drama film, Gulaab Gang, alongside Madhuri Dixit. She bagged nominations at the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Star Screen Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role. This is the first time that she acted as an antagonist in her entire career, and it was widely appreciated and gained her rave reviews. Eventually, she won the highest Indian award, Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Best Actress for her memorable performance in the film. Juhi was also seen in the Hollywood film, The Hundred Foot Journey, which was produced by Steven Spielberg.

Aside from consistently acting in the big screen, Juhi has been a television presenter and hosted several TV shows and award ceremonies including the Zee Cine Awards and Filmfare Awards. She became a jury in the third season of the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, together with Vaibhavi Merchant and Saroj Khan. She turned producer and established her very own production house called Dreamz Unlimited along with Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker, Aziz Mirza. The company produced the Bollywood comedy drama film, Phir Bhi Deil Hai Hindustani in 2000 and the epic historical drama film, Asoka in 2001. Their first success came from their third film venture, Chalte Chalte.

Juhi was involved in several social causes and charities. She supported the fight against the fatal disease called Thalassaemia and had organized some events to raise money for it. Juhi and his husband are the co-owners of the Kolkata Knight Riders alongside Shah Rukh Khan under their very own, Red Chillies Entertainment.

Recently, she was seen in the Bollywood film, Chalk n Duster as the school teacher.

Jharana Bajracharya Hindi Actress

Jharana Bajracharya

Jharana Bajracharya is well known for her charm in entertainment industry. Born in 1981, she had come a long way from Miss Nepal to well known actress. At the age of 16, she had won the crown of Miss Nepal during 1997. In addition to Bollywood and Nepali films, she also made her appearance in few advertisements. After being crowned as Miss Nepal, she had gone to "Siddhartha Vanasthali Institute" to learn the basics of acting and modeling. She also entered Miss World contest, in 1997 to represent Nepal. This brown eyed beauty made her entrance into films, through a Nepali movie called Hatiyar. After this movie, her journey continued with “Pareni Maya Jalaima”. It is a Nepali movie that had won several awards. She did make a debut into Bollywood through "Love in Nepal", but could not sustain for a longer tenure. Jharana Bajracharya made a very nice choice about which products to promote. She was a brand ambassador on behalf of Nepal for Lux (Soap), during 2003. In addition she had also been a brand ambassador for products like 2 PM Noodles, and Muna Chai etc. Though born in a Nepali Muslim family, Jharana Bajracharya had a fun loving childhood where she was given ample freedom to do what she wants to do. She always loved playing outdoors. She loved doing pottery and did her graduation in sociology. Rumors and viral spread videos revealed that she got engaged to Karar Hill, who lives in Kathmandu but originally is a citizen of North America. Currently Jharana is practicing and teaching meditation basing out of Kathmandu. In an interview she explained that she loves meditation and her efforts are only to bring something good to people in terms of teaching meditation.


Jyoti Amge

Jyoti Amge is an Indian actress, known to be the Guinness World Records’ smallest living woman in the whole world. She was born as Jyoti Kisanji Amge on December 16, 1993, in Nagpur, Maharashtra in India to Ranjana and Kishanji Amge. She has one brother named Satish and three sisters namely Rupali, Archana and Vaishali. Jyoti studied at the Bhartiya Vidyalaya Niketan High School in Nagpur. She stands 2 ft 0.6 in or 0.62 m only, but despite being the smallest in the world, she already has a long list of achievements in her entire life. She believes that she can do the things that the normal people can do. Jyoti has achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, but this little girl wanted to be treated like a normal human being. Weighing only 12 pounds, she was often carried like a doll by some people. She has a wax statue, placed in the Lonavala’s Celebrity Wax Museum. She likes acting, and her biggest dream is to become a Hollywood actress and to win an Oscar. Aside from being declared officially as the smallest living woman in the world by the Guinness, Jyoti was also declared as A Shorted Girl by the LIMCA Book of Records in 2007. She was featured in the documentary series, Body Shock: Two Foot Tall Teen in the year 2009. Jyoti became a guest participant in the sixth season of the reality show, Bigg Boss in the year 2012. She also hosted the show, Lo Show Dei Record on Canale 5 (an Italian TV channel). In the same year, she met Chandra Bahadur Dangi, who was declared as the world’s shortest man from Nepal. They both posed for the Guinness World Records’ 57th Edition in the year 2013. She got her breakthrough after she fulfilled her ultimate dream of acting in Hollywood in the year 2014, as she was cast in the fourth season of the American Horror Story: Freak Show. She played as Ma Petite for 12 episodes of the popular series. The producer of the show saw the video of Guinness and found Jyoti’s website and so she was cast in the show. Jyoti is more focused now in working in Hollywood and has been travelling around the world for the Guinness World Record book. Jyoti has done an album entitled Party Special with the popular Bollywood singer-composer, Mika Singh in 2007. She acted in the 2010 film, Pan Supari and appeared in many television shows in Brazil, Tokyo, Europe, USA, China and more.

Jyoti Amge Hindi Actress