Bhumika Chawla is one Indian’s major female actors (and one of the most beautiful). An award-winning Thespian, she has performed in over 30 films in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Punjabi, Bhojpuri and Malayalam language. She was born on August 21, 1978 to a Punjabi family in New Delhi; her father was an Army Officer and today, her brother is also an officer in the army. She began her acting career in Mumbai in 1997 in several ad films, Hindi music video albums and TV appearances for Zee TV and “Hip Hip Hurray”. She then transitioned to the movies. After that, the rest is history. Her first film was Yuvakudu in 2000 where she played the love interest of the movie’s hero. This highly acclaimed drama is about a family of two – a mother and her son, and the struggles that ensued after the son fell in love with Bhumika’s character. The dramatic movie is filled with song and dance numbers. The beautiful actress with sultry eyes went on to take on more engaging characters. Some of her earlier Telugu movies were “Khushi” in 2001, “Snehemante Idera” in 2001, and “Vasu” in 2002. “Khushi” was her first major break in the industry because with it she won her first major movie award as Filmfare Best Telugu Actress.
On the other hand, she starred in only three Tamil movies, which include the “Badiri” in 2001, “Roja Koottam” in 2002 and “Sillunu Oru Kaadhal” in 2006. In 2003, she won her second Best Actress Award for her role as Meghana in the Telugu film “Missamma”. She was the lead actor in “Missamma”, which was subtitled “She is the Boss”, pertaining to her character.
Still in 2003, Bhumika was nominated for Best Actress in Filmfare and Best Actress for Star Screen and won Best Female Debut in the Zee Cine Award all for the same movie, “Tere Naam”. It is a Hindi film where she played the role of Nirjara Bharadwaj. In another 2003 movie, “Aadanthe Ado Type”, she made a short special appearance.
She went on to make more Telugu and Hindi films and on 2007 won some more awards. In the same year she won a Nandi Special Jury Award for her performance in “Sathyabhama”. She also got the Santosham Best Actress Award for “Anasuya”. In 2010, she produced and starred in her own film, “Thakita Thakita”. The film is a coming of age story that focused on a group of college friends. The actress spent a fortune as the film’s producer and her film performed decently in the box office, although it was not a top grosser. Her recent movies were “Bhramaram”, “Naa Style Veru”, and “Amaravathi” in 2009; and “Professor” and “Collector Gaari Bharya” in 2010.
She is filming four projects to be released in 2011, including the much awaited “Classmates”. It is a remake of a popular Malayalam film of the same title. On October 21, 2007, Bhumika Chawla married her long-time boyfriend Bharat Thakur. He was her Yoga instructor for a few years. The coupled dated for four years before tying the knot and they are happily married today.