Looking Shy and Bashful
Mahi Gill was born on the 19th of December, 1975 in Chandigarh. She grew up in a Sikh family. Her passion for the art of acting led her to completing her Masters degree in Theatre from the Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1998.
Posing In a Red Saree
She debuted in films with the Punjabi language film Hawayein in 2003. She continued to act in Punjabi films like Mitti Wajaan Maardi in 2007, Chak De Phatte in 2008 and did theatre work too during the same time.
Trouble In The Air
Looking Boldly into the Camera
In Traditional Indian Jewellry
It was in 2009, that she was approached by director Anurag Kashyap to reprise the immortal role of Paro for his modern version of Bengali novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s story “Devdas” in his film Dev D opposite Abhay Deol. She received critical appreciation for her role of Paro and garnered many awards because of her performance in the film including the 2010 Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer- Female, IIFA Star Debut Award and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.
In 2009, she was also a part of the film Pal Pal Dil Ke Saath where her name credit was Rimpy Gill and the film Aagey Se Right.
Pretty In Blue
Ready For The Battle
In 2010, Mahi Gill appeared in the superhit film Dabangg and even did an item number for the film Mirch.
In 2011, she was offered the female lead in director Ram Gopal Verma’s controversial film Not a Love Story which was based on true story of the sensational real life Niraj Grover Murder case of 2008. She played the central character for whom the crime of passion was committed in a real life love triangle.
She also worked in director Tigmanshu Dhulia’s superb 2011 film Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster which was a crime drama thriller that received widespread critical acclaim, but did not really set the cash registers ringing at the box office. Her performance in the film earned her a a nomination at the Filmfare awards for best actress.
Ready for the Party
Striking in Red and Diamonds
In 2012, Mahi Gill appeared in another critically acclaimed film directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia once again, in the film Paan Singh Tomar and played the lead actor, Irrfan Khan’s wife. The biographical film was a true story of a medal winner athlete who became a dacoit due to circumstances in his life. She did not forget her Punjabi film association and acted in the Punjabi language film Carry On Jatta in the same year.
Back To The Wall
Mahi has the highly anticipated Salman Khan starrer film Dabangg 2 to look forward to towards the end of 2012 and the remake film Zanjeer and Punjabi language film Hikk Naal to look forward to in 2013.
The Right Turn
Smoking is Injurious to Health
At a Public Event