The Kurkure Girl and Miss India of yesteryears turns 44 today! She has been the bubbly face of Kurkure for a while now and is known for playing off-beat roles of late.
Chawla was born in Ludhiana, Punjab on November 13, 1967 to Dr. S. Chawla and Mona Chawla, and was brought up in Mumbai. She graduated from Sydenham College, Mumbai, with a specialization in HR. In 1984, she was crowned as Miss India, following which, she won the Best Costume Award for Miss Universe.
Chawla got her first break in films in 1986, in Sultanat. Her first major hit was in 1988, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (QSQT), the modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, for which she won the Filmfare Lux New Face Award and received a nomination for Filmfare Best Actress. Few of her noted films are Swarg (1990), Bol Radha Bol (1992), Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992), Aaina (1993), Darr (1993), Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke (1993), Yes Boss (1997), Ishq (1997), Duplicate (1998), Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000), Aamdani Attanni Kharcha Rupaiyaa (2001), Jhankaar Beats (2003), My Brother Nikhil (2005), Paheli (2005), Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love (2007), Bhootnath (2008), Luck by Chance (2009) and her recent one, I Am (2011). She has also produced films like Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Asoka and Chalte Chalte under the banner Dreamz Unlimited, with Shah Rukh Khan and Aziz Mirza.
Chalwa has appeared in several non-Hindi language films. She has appeared in various Punjabi films - Shaheed Uddham Singh (2000), Des Hoyaa Pardes (2004), Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waris (2006) and Sukhmani:hope for life (2010). Her first Malayalam film was Harikrishnans. She started off with Kannada films at the beginning of her career, which include the Kollywood Box Office Hit Premaloka and few flops like Shanthi Kranthi and Kindara Jogi.
Chawla is married to industrialist Jai Mehta and has two children - a daughter Jhanvi, and a son Arjun. Though in her mid-40s, she still looks as charming and sweet as ever.
FridayMoviez wishes Juhi Chawla a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!