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15 February 1981 |
Delhi , India
|Occupation||Actress, television host, model|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
Kavita Kaushik (Hindi: कविता कौशिक, Template:Lang-haकविता कौशिक) (born 15 February 1981) is an Indian actress. She is best known for playing Chandramukhi Chautala on SAB TV sitcom F.I.R. for which she has won 51 awards thus far (August 2014). She has won the Indian Telly Award for Best Actor In A Comic Role (Female). She is also considered one of the leading ladies of Indian Television. She is highly acclaimed for her pathbreaking portrayal of Chandramukhi Chautala which has been often imitated but never bettered. It would not be an overstatement to say that no other female cop character has ever come close. She has been hailed by many industry heavyweights for her act on FIR.
Early Life & Background
Kaushik was born in a middle-class family from Lucknow. She is the daughter of Dinesh Chandra Kaushik, a former CRPF officer. Before acting, Kaushik was into modeling, hosting events and anchoring during her college days. In 2001 she appeared in auditions in the capital city for Kutumb and moved to Mumbai.
After her work in the soap opera, Kutumb, audiences saw Kavita Kaushik in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, portraying the role of Manya Doshi. She then portrayed the character of Naina, the wife of Rahul Wadhwa, in the afternoon daily Kumkum, then a `tapori` girl who comes into the life of trio Nitin, Raghu and Akki after the exit of Ram from this show. In another popular TV series, Remix, she played Pallavi (a lawyer who wants to marry Sumeet Ahuja). She also appeared in a brief role in the serial Tumhari Disha., and fans got to see her in the popular C.I.D. as Sub Inspector Anushka.
In addition to her various television roles, Kaushik has played minor roles in films like Phillum City and Mumbai Cutting. She has even performed to an item song, Shakila Bano, in Apoorva Lakhia's Zanjeer (2013).
The tall and outstandingly gorgeous actress got her biggest break playing the role of a Haryanvi police inspector in SAB TV's comic crime caper, F.I.R. Audiences loved Kaushik as the lead character Chandramukhi Chautala - a cop who possesses a somewhat manly nature and bossy attitude towards her colleagues, and always keeps her subordinates in check. Kaushik's portrayal as the angry young supercop has led to fame and many accolades. In addition to providing Kaushik with critical acclaim for her acting talent, this role has led her to become one of the leading ladies of Indian Television.
After completing 886 episodes, Kaushik left the show to try something new. However, Chandramukhi Chautala has always been a fan favourite and the channel had no choice but to bring her back. As of 8 July 2013, Kaushik has returned as the fiery and lovable policewali. The show is so popular that is has even crossed the 1000 episode mark on 5 September 2013.
Tota Weds Maina (January - April 2013)
Audiences got a chance to see Kaushik in a new role during her time away from F.I.R. She played the fun-loving and adorable Maina in SAB TV's new show, Tota Weds Maina. This was another lead role for Kaushik, in which she was paired opposite actor Gaurav Gera. The story focused on Tota (Gera) and Maina (Kaushik), and the situations that ensued when they mistakenly get married to one another. Although fans did love the characters' simplicity and comic timing, Tota Weds Maina did not get the ratings it deserved and the channel was forced to end the show. It was after the plug was pulled on the show that Kaushik returned to F.I.R. As it is said in FIR serial " Chandramukhi Chautala is back".... After her return to FIR, the serial regain its popularity which was not in place when she was out of the serial. 
Although she is more of a television personality, Kaushik is all set to debut in an upcoming Bollywood film titled Lollipop Since 1947. The film, which is being directed by Anirudh Chautala, is a political satire set in a lower middle class household where Kaushik plays wife to actor Deepak Dobriyal. Shooting for the film is currently taking place, and the release date has not been mentioned as yet.
|2004||Ek Hasina Thi||Karan's girlfriend||Hindi|
|2013||Zanjeer||Shakila Banoo Song
Shakila Scentu Song
|Performed to the item number|
|2001||Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii||Manya Doshi|
|2004||Raat Hone Ko Hai|
|2004||Dil Kya Chahtha Hai||Nari Merchant|
|2005||Nach Baliye 3 ||Herself||Karan Grover's partner|
|2004-2005||Ye Meri Life Hai||Annie|
|2005–2006||C.I.D.||Sub Inspector Anushka|
|2006–present||F.I.R.||Chandramukhi Chautala||Lead character|
|2009||Ghar Ek Sapna||Vanshika|
|2009||Kumkum – Ek Pyaara Sa Bandhan||Naina|
|2009||Arre Deewano Mujhe Pehchano||Herself (Host)|
|2010||Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo||Herself||Kapil Sharma's partner; replaced by Mukti|
|2013||Tota Weds Maina||Maina||Lead character|
24 January 2014 Jai Ho Flim
|2010||3rd Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Comic Actress(Jury)||Inspector Chandramukhi Chautala||F.I.R.||Won|
|10th Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress in a Comic Role(Jury)|
|Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress -Comedy|
|2011||4th Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Comic Actress(Jury)|
|Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress -Comedy|
|2012||The Global Indian Film and TV Honours||Best Actor in a Comic Role|
|11th Indian Telly Awards||Most Popular Actress in a Comic Role|
|Sab Ke Anokhe Awards||Sab Se Anokhi Boli|
|5th Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Comic Actress(Popular)|
|2013||Sab Ke Anokhe Awards||Sabse Anokhi Supercop|
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