Happy birthday Mahie Gill: Born on 19 December 1975, Mahie Gill is an Indian actress, who works for both, Hindi and Punjabi film industries.
Best known for her role of Paro in Anurag Kashyap’s critically acclaimed Hindi film Dev., she did a modern take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Bengali novella Devdas, for which she also won the 2010 Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. She started her career in Punjabi films before making a debut in Bollywood with Dev.D.
Gill was born in Chandigarh in a Punjabi Jat Sikh family on 19 December in 1975. She completed her master’s degree in theater from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1998.
Gill got her first break with the Punjabi based Bollywood film Hawayein and has done a couple of Punjabi films along with theatre.
The actor, who turns a year older on December 19, doesn’t have too many wishes for her birthday this year — just one, and that too in terms of her craft. “Mujhe milte hi nahi romantic roles! People think I cannot do romance. I am waiting for something romantic to come my way now,” she exclaims as per HT report.
As per the sayings, Anurag first saw her at a party and instantly finalized her to play the character of Paro in the movie Dev D. She worked in Ram Gopal Verma’s Not a Love Story, which was based on the Niraj Grover Murder case of 2008. She also worked in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster with Jimmy Sheirgill and Randeep Hooda, which was released on 30 September 2011. This movie earned her a nomination at the Filmfare Awards for Best Actress.
Gill appeared in Paan Singh Tomar with Irrfan Khan. It is the true story of an athlete who became a dacoit. In this, she played the title character’s wife. Gill made her debut with Apoorva Lakhia’s film Toofan, simultaneously shot with the Hindi version, Zanjeer. She did her first ever item number in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s film Bullett Raja.
Mahie Gill to be next seen in upcoming web series ‘1962 The War In The Hills’, directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. The series features Abhay Deol, Sumeet Vyas, Akash Thosar.
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Interesting things to know about Gill
Mahie Gill is one of the underrated actresses of Bollywood. The Dev D actress turns a year older today. She is popularly known for her work in Bollywood films such as Dev D, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, Paan Singh Tomar, Dabangg, Zanjeer, Gang of Ghosts and more. A few weeks ago, she was in the news due to her personal life. For the uninitiated, Gill revealed that she’s a mother. In an interview with NavBharat Times, Gill revealed that she has a daughter named Veronica. She also mentioned that she is not married but has a boyfriend and resides in Goa. Calling marriage a personal choice, Gill said, “What to do by getting married? What is the need for marriage? It all depends on their own thinking and time. Families and children can be made without marriage.” She further mentioned that she’s proud to be the mother of a daughter. On the occasion of her birthday, check out some of these interesting and unknown facts about her.
The actress’ real name is Rimpy Kaur Gill.
Before Bollywood, Gill started her career with Punjabi films. She got her first break with the Punjabi based Bollywood film Hawayein. She’s a big name in the Punjabi industry.
She earned immense recognition for the portrayal of Paro in Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D. Reportedly, Kashyap saw her at a party and then instantly finalized her to play the character of Paro. If you’ve watched the movie then you’d agree that she absolutely nailed it.
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster
After doing a couple of Bollywood films, Gill starred opposite Jimmy Sheirgill and Randeep Hooda in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster. The movie earned her a nomination at the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Post that, she did a couple of films.
Gill did her first ever item number in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s film Bullett Raja.
The Dev D actress loves cooking a lot. She is a hardcore non-vegetarian.
The actress once revealed that she loves long drives and travels a lot.
Gill has a daughter named Veronica. She is happily unmarried and lives with her boyfriend and daughter in Goa.
We wish her luck, love and a very happy birthday!