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Mahie Gill

india Updated: Mar 15, 2013 17:54 IST


Gifted with expressive eyes and trenchant talent, Mahie Gill got her first break with the Punjabi based Bollywood film Hawayein and has done a couple of Punjabi films along with theatre.

But the real boost for her career came with Anurag Kashyap's Dev D. She gave Paro a dimension as yet unexplored - edgy and sexy. She also won the 2010 Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for her role which she well deserved.

Anurag first saw her at a party and instantly finalized her to play the character of Paro in his opus.

She has worked in Ram Gopal Varma's 'Not a Love Story' which was based on true story of Niraj Grover Murder case of 2008. She also worked in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster with Jimmy Shergill and Randeep Hooda which was released in 2011. In 2013 she reprised her role in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns. This movie earned her a nomination at the Filmfare awards for best actress. Gill has also appeared in Paan Singh Tomar with Irrfan Khan. It was a true story of an athlete who became a dacoit. In this, she played the character of Paan Singh Tomar's wife. critic Rajeev Masand said "Not a Love Story is voyeuristic and exploitative, and shamelessly borders on soft-porn. It’s saved to some extent by a credible performance from Mahie Gill, who succeeds in humanizing her character despite the odds that are stacked against her". For her performance in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster, Tarash Adarsh said "Mahie shines in a role that seems tailor-made for her. She's excellent as the neglected biwi and also someone who seeks refuge in another man to satisfy her physical needs. It won't be erroneous to say that she outdoes her previous performances and excels in a rather complex role".

Fact File
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
School/college: Punjab University, Chandigarh
Personal life: Mahie Gill was born to a Sikh family on 19th December 1975 in Chandigarh.


2007 Khoya Khoya Chand
2009 Dev.D
Pal Pal Dil Ke Saath
Aagey Se Right
2010 Dabangg
2011 Utt Pataang
Not A Love Story
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster
2012 Paan Singh Tomar
Buddha in a Traffic Jam Filming
Dabangg 2
2013 Zanjeer Filming
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns

List of awards

Filmfare Awards

2010: Best Actress (Critics' Choice): Dev.D

Star Screen Awards

2010: Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female: Dev.D

IIFA Awards

2010: IIFA Star Debut Award: Dev.D

Quotable Quotes

On self

I am an introvert and a shy girl.

On her current partner

I am in a relationship and he is not from this industry. I want to shout (about him) from roof tops but he doesn't want me to spill the beans now.

On rumours of alcoholism
I guess the media needs to do that because I’m a very boring person otherwise.

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