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Juhu is a suburb of Mumbai. It is most famous for the sprawling Juhu Beach. It is surrounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, Versova to the north, Santacruz and Vile Parle to the east and Khar to the south. Juhu is the most affluent area of Mumbai and many major Bollywood celebrities live there.
J. R. D. Tata, the father of civil aviation in India, made his maiden voyage to Juhu Airport from Drigh Road airstrip, Karachi, via Ahmedabad, on 15 October 1932 carrying mail in a Puss Moth aircraft.
In the nineteenth century, Juhu was an island: a long, narrow sand bar rising above sea level by a metre or two, just off the west coast of Salsette. It could be reached during low tides by walking across the tidal inlet.
Juhu was called "Juvem" by the Portuguese. At its north point, nestled the village of Juhu, inhabited by Bhandaris (toddy tappers), Agris (salt traders) and Kulbis (cultivators) and at its south point, opposite Bandra island, lived a small colony of fisher folk and cultivators (Koliwada). The inhabitants of Juhu were mainly East Indians and there was a small section of Goans. The Church of St. Joseph was built by the Portuguese in 1853.
The open beaches of Juhu have attracted the well-heeled and the most affluent among Mumbai's population for almost a century.
In the 1890s, Jamsetji Tata purchased land on Juhu and built a bungalow there. He planned to develop 1200 acres (5 km²) in Juhu Tara. This was to yield 500 plots of one acre (4,000 m²) each and a seaside resort. Simultaneously he wanted to extend the Mahim Causeway to Santacruz, to access to this area. After his death in 1904, the scheme was abandoned. With the dawn of aviation in the 20th century, the Bombay Flying Club commenced operations in 1929 at what eventually became the present Juhu Aerodrome.
Home to celebrities
Bollywood celebrities and famous personalities of India call Juhu Place home as its aesthetic appeal and busy-yet-peaceful surroundings make it a great place to live. Many celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Hritik Roshan, Dimple Kapadia, Anil Kapoor, Yash Chopra, Rakesh Roshan, Hema Malini, Chakravarty's, Vidya Balan, Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, Ameesha Patel, Zayed Khan, Paresh Rawal, Shakti Kapoor, Govinda, Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Raveena Tandon, Anupam Kher, Rani Mukherjee, Fardeen Khan, Mahesh Bhatt and Vivek Oberoi, reside in Juhu. Salman Khan also owns an apartment in a building known as Galaxy Apartments, not too far from the beach. Apart from celebrities, it is also home to a significant portion of Mumbai's Business elite. Hence, Juhu has come to be referred to as 'The Beverly Hills of Bollywood'.
Juhu Citizen Welfare Group
The Juhu Citizen Welfare Group is the outcome of many years of activism by Juhu residents who have been associated with other NGOs. It was formed in April 2002 (The Juhu Seatizen) and later formalised in August 2003 with its own monthly publication called The Juhu Citizen. Officially registered in March 2004, it now comprises voluntary members invited from NGOs in the K-West Municipal Ward of North West Mumbai.
- International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
- Mukteshwar Devalay (Gandhigram Road)
- Chandra Prabhu Jain Temple
- Mahalaxmi Temple
- St. Joseph's Church, Juhu
- Holy Cross Church, Juhu Koliwada
- Vittal Rukmani Temple, Juhu Koliwada
- Grand Mosque Juhu (Opposite Juhu Garden)
- Sun-n-Sand Hotel, Juhu
- Ramada Plaza Palm Grove
- The Orchid Hotel
- Subhash Dawda Residency
- JW Marriott, Mumbai
- Juhu Residency Boutique Hotel
- Hotel Royal Garden, Juhu
- Citizen Hotel
- Golden Manor
- Sea Side
- Juhu Hotel
- Sea Princess
- Sea Palace
- Juhu Continental
- Ramee Guestline Hotel Juhu
- King's International
- Iskcon Guest House
- Tulip Star (previously known as Juhu Centaur Hotel - under construction - disputed property)
- Hotel Atlantic, Juhu
Primary and secondary schools
- Santacruz (W)Education society popularly known as Taraben
- Ecole Mondiale World School
- Silver Beach High School - Closed (as of 1993)
- Utpal Shanghvi School
- Jamnabai Narsee School
- Maneckji Cooper Education Trust School (located bang opposite Juhu Beach)
- Sumati Vidya Kendra High School - Closed since 2004
- R.N.Shah High School
- St. Joseph's Convent High School, Mumbai
- Kamla Dharamshi Narsee Shruti School (Rotary Services Public Charitable Trust, Mumbai West Rotary Institute For Deaf)
- RIMS International School
- Vrajlal Parekh Vidyanidhi High School (English medium)
- Vrajlal Parekh Vidyanidhi High School (Marathi medium)
- Arya Vidya Mandir (Juhu Branch)
- Bhaktivedanta Swami Mission School
- K.K.Rajpopat School
- Gandhi Gram School (Marathi medium)
- St Teresa's Convent High School
- Billabong High School
- Rajhans Vidyalaya
Colleges and universities
- Advocate Ramkrishna M Kaoshik
- Mithibai College of Arts
- Jeetendra Chauhan College of Science and Law
- Amrutben Jeevanlal College of Commerce and Economics
- Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics
- Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)
- Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy and Technology Management
- School of science,SVKM's NMIMS University
- Malini Kishore Sanghvi College of Commerce and Economics
- D J Sanghvi College of Engineering
- Russell Square International College
- Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering
- Bhagubai Polytechnic
- Sreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey University [SNDT Women's University]
- Ritambhara College
- Madhumati Academy of Film Acting & Dance
- Asha K. Chandra Acting Institute
- Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental Studies (KRVIA)
- Upnagar Shikshan Mandal's College of Architecture
- Malti Jayant Dalal Institute of Pre-Primary Teachers Training College
- Bhawans College
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