Mahima Chaudry, born 13 September 1970 is an Indian actress and model who is mostly known for her works in Bollywood. Her acting career started when she appeared in several TV ads, of which the most famous was for Pepsi, with Aamir Khan and Aishwarya Rai. From there she was spotted by Subhash Ghai, who then gave her a break in the movie Pardes. This film went on to become very successful and even won many awards including Filmfare Award for Best Debut and thus launched Chaudry into the Bollywood spotlight. Her other roles were in Daag: The Fire, Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin, Dhadkan, Deewane, Kurukshetra, Lajja, Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar, Om Jai Jagadish, Dil Hai Tumhaara, DObara, The Film, Zameer: The Fire Within, Film Star, Home Delivery, and Souten: The Other Woman. Other than doing several hit films, she has worked with many talented actresses, including Kajol, Shilpa Shetty, Amisha Patel, Urmila Matondkar, Manisha Koirala, Raveena Tandon, Rekha, Preity Zinta, Tabu, Padmini Kolhapure, and Hema Malini. She has also expressed her interest to work with Juhi Chawla, her favorite actress. Her later works include a Knightsbridge Media Production film Pusher in 2010, and the thriller Mumbhaii – The Gangster, co-starring Om Puri and Sanjay Kapoor.