Mahima Makwana is an Indian television and film actress. She gained immense popularity with her role as Rachna Tripathi in the Hindi TV serial ‘Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke’ (2012).
Mahima Makwana was born on Thursday, 5 August 1999 (age 22 years; as of 2021) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Leo.
She did her schooling at Mary Immaculate Girls’ High School, Mumbai. She pursued Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) from Thakur College of Science and Commerce, Mumbai. The Indian Express
Height (approx.): 5′ 2″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Figure Measurements (approx.): 30-28-34
Parents & Siblings
Her father worked as a construction worker, and he passed away in 1999 due to a kidney infection. Her mother, Meena Makwana, used to work as a social worker. Her elder brother, Chetan Makwana, is an accountant.
In 2018, there were rumours that she was in a relationship with her co-actor Ankit Siwach. India Today Later, she denied all such rumours and while giving the clarification, she said,
I am not dating Ankit. Everyone talks about the relationship rather than companionship. We share a good bond! That doesn’t indicate that we’re dating!”
At the age of 10, she started auditioning for various acting and modelling projects. As a child actor, she appeared in various TV commercials. She debuted as a child actor in the Hindi TV serial ‘Mohe Rang De’ (2008) in a small role. She then appeared as a child actor in popular TV serials such as ‘Balika Vadhu’ as young Gauri Singh and ‘Miley Jab Hum Tum’ as young Nupur Bhushan in 2009.
In 2012, she made her debut in the lead role in the popular Hindi TV serial ‘Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke’ in which she played the role of Rachna Tripathi. She gained immense popularity with her role in the TV serial.
Mahima then appeared in episodic TV serials like ‘CID’ (2012), ‘Aahat’ (2012), ‘Code Red’ (2015), and ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya’ (2015). Some of her Hindi TV serials in the lead role are ‘Adhuri Kahaani Hamari’ (2015), ‘Rishton Ka Chakravyuh’ (2017), ‘Mariam Khan – Reporting Live’ (2018), and ‘Shubharambh’ (2019).
She has also appeared as a guest in various seasons of the TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ (Hindi).
In 2017, she debuted in the Telugu film ‘Venkatapuram’ in which she played the role of Chaitra.
She appeared in another Telugu film ‘Mosagallu’ in 2021. In the same year, she debuted in Salman Khan and Ayush Sharma starrer Hindi film ‘Antim: The Final Truth’ as Manda. Reportedly, Mahima’s role in the film was earlier offered to the Indian TV actress Avika Gor. In an interview, while talking about her debut Hindi film, she said,
What appealed to me more than the role was the association with the makers of the film and of course, Salman sir and Mahesh (Manjrekar) sir. The fact that it was based on a Marathi film also appealed to me. It was not just one thing but a blend of so many things coming together. I auditioned for the role, and I was lucky enough to have grabbed it. I feel absolutely elated and grateful to have this opportunity come to me.”
She has acted in a few Hindi web series like ‘Rangbaaz Season 2’ (2019) as Vaishali ‘Chiku’ Singh which was her debut in web series, and in 2020, she appeared in another Hindi web series ‘Flesh.’
She played the role of Natasha in the Hindi short film ‘Take 2’ in 2019.
Mahima has also featured in a few music videos including “Dhadkanein Meri” by Asees Kaur and Yasser Desai in 2019, “Teri Baat Aur Hai” (2020) by Stebin Ben, and “Bas Ek Tera Main Hoke” (2021) by Stebin Ben.
Mahima has appeared in various TV commercials like Vasmol and Trichup Shampoo.
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In 2012, she received three Zee Rishtey Awards for the TV serial ‘Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke’ in categories like Favourite Behen, Favourite Beti, and Favourite Naya Sadasya-Female.
- Cuisine(s): Chinese, Italian, Indian
- Film(s): Kal Ho Na Ho (2003) and Chakk De India (2007)
- Singer(s): Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal
- Colours(s): White, Black, Red
- Book: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
- At the beginning of her career, she gave 500 auditions at a stretch and got rejected in all of them.
- Mahima resided in a chawl in Mumbai during her struggling days.
- In an interview, she talked about her acting journey. She said,
I don’t have any regrets because it is my own journey. I own up to all the mistakes I have made, all the lessons I have learnt and all the experiences I have had. I didn’t have an easy journey. It was a huge task to start working at the age of 10 and being the sole earning member of the family, and at the same time, making my profession my passion. But, I had my eyes on the goal and I knew that one day I would make it to the big screen. When I first started working, I knew this was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I also come from a family where I have a single parent, so life wasn’t easy. It hit me way before then it should have, but it also made me the person I am today. Yes, I missed out on the formative school and college days of my life, but I think everything happened for a reason.”
Initially, there are a lot of preconceived notions for television actors because according to them, TV stars do a lot of overacting. But, it’s not overacting because actors are performing according to the demands of the script and the medium. There was a time when I was doing TV and I used to audition for a lot of films. I was scrutinised and looked down upon just because I was working for TV. However, times are changing now and the lines are blurring. We have filmmakers like Mahesh who just see the potential in an actor and the work that they do. And that’s how it should be because we are often judged by the medium we work for.”
- She is an avid animal lover and has a pet dog named Panda.
- She featured in the cover story of magazines like Downtown Mirror and Grandeur Lifestyle in 2021.
- Mahima bought a 1 BHK house in Mumbai when she was just 15 years old. The Times of India
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