Mahek Chahal

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Mahek Chahal
Mahek chahal super fight league event.jpg
Mahek Chahal at a Super Fight League event
Born Oslo, Norway
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 2002−present
Website
www.mahekchahal.com

Mahek Chahal (Norwegian: Mahek Chahal) is a Bollywood actress and a Norwegian model of Punjabi Jatt Sikh origin. Mahek made her Bollywood debut as the lead role in the movie Nayee Padosan (2003). Mahek also featured in an item number in the movie Chameli (2004). Mahek next performed in a Punjabi movie Dil Apna Punjabi (2006). Mahek next played supporting roles in films Wanted and Main Aurr Mrs Khanna (2009). Mahek next did an item number in the movie Yamla Pagla Deewana. Mahek featured in the Norway reality television show Fristet on the channel TV3 Norway (2011). Recently Mahek launched clothing line MAHEK CHAHAL CLOTHING in Norway. Mahek was also in the reality television show Bigg Boss 5 for 10 weeks inside the house, on day 85 Mahek re-entered the Bigg Boss 5 house as the "Wild Card Entry Contest" she made it into the final and was the Runner-Up of Bigg Boss 5 on the channel Colors (2012).

Career[edit]

Reality Shows[edit]

Before going into Bigg Boss House, Season 5 Reality show, Mahek was also a part of Fristet "Tempted" a Norwegian Reality show. Even having won the eviction successfully, Mahek gave her chance to whom she felt was more deserving on the channel TV3 Norway.[1]

Modeling[edit]

Mahek started out by taking part and winning in 'Miss Movie International' which is a beauty pageant run in Europe. As a winner, she got a free ticket to Mumbai and then started modeling over there. She has done TV commercials for Mentor Shirts, Godrej Refrigerator, Fevicol, Bombay Dyeing, Bar-One Chocolate.[2] She has also modeled in Punjabi pop singer's music videos Jazzy B and Sukshinder Shinda in the song "Chak De Boli" and "Jindey" which went on to become super-hit songs.[3] Mahek has also modelled in Manmohan Waris's hit song "Dil Te Maar Gayi."

Films[edit]

Mahek was first considered for a role in Ajnabee(remake of "Consenting Adults") but was not selected due to her linguistic shortcomings; the role subsequently went to Bipasha Basu who won all the Debut awards for that year. Chahal then joined Kishore Namit's acting school in Mumbai to work on her skills. She managed to get a Telugu film titled Neetho, but her dialogues in the film were dubbed. In the following year, she made her Bollywood debut with the lead role in Nayee Padosan (2003). She has since then been featured in a number of music videos also with Jazzy B and Sukshinder Shinda in the songs "Chak De Boli" and "Jindey" which went on to become super-hit songs.

In 2004, she did an item number in Kareena Kapoor starrer Chameli which became widely famous. Chahal next performed in a Punjabi film Dil Apna Punjabi which did decent business. She also played supporting roles in Salman Khan starrer films Wanted and Main Aurr Mrs Khanna (2009). Her song "Le Le Maza Le" in Wanted is her most famous song so far in her career. Chahal next did an item number titled "Chamki Mast Jawaani" in Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol starrer Yamla Pagla Deewana which became very popular (2011).

Recently, Mahek featured in Punjabi film Jatt Airways.

Television[edit]

Mahek Chahal was a contestant in Bigg Boss 5. Mahek was in the Bigg Boss house for 10 weeks. After her unexpected eviction there was a great disappointment among her fans.She became popular on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. In a viewer's poll for wildcard re-entry between Mahak Chahl, Shonali Nagrani and Laxmi Narayan, Mahek was the front runner for re-entry in the house and was voted by viewers. On day 85 Mehek re-entered the Bigg Boss 5 house as the "Wild Card Entry Contest" as she had got the most votes by viewers (2012). She made it into the final and was the runner-up of Bigg Boss 5. She lost to Juhi Parmar.

World Tour[edit]

She also went on a world tour with Himesh Reshammiya and has performed at various locations, most importantly, the Wembley Arena and the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam etc.

Personal life[edit]

On the Grand Finale of Bigg Boss 5 her childhood friend and boyfriend of four years Danish Khan proposed to her.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2002 Neetho Shalini Telugu
2003 Nayee Padosan Pooja Iyengar Hindi
2004 Chameli Item Number Hindi In The Song "Sajna Ve Sajna"
2005 Anjaan Meneka Hindi
2006 Dil Apna Punjabi Lisa Kaur Punjabi
2007 Chhodon Naa Yaar Item Number Hindi In The Song "Talwar Re"
2009 Jai Veeru Item Number Hindi In The Song "Agre Ka Ghagra"
Wanted Shaina Hindi
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna Tia Roberts Hindi
Marega Salaa Pooja Hindi
2010 Mumbai Cutting N/A Hindi
2010 Kedi Item Number Telugu In The Song "Mu Mu Mudhante"
2011 Yamla Pagla Deewana Item Number Hindi In The Song "Chamki Mast Jawaani"
2012 Bikram Singha Item Number Bengali In The Song "Na Champa Na Chameli"
2013 Jatt Airways Item Number Punjabi In The Song "Ok Report"

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Language Notes Channel
2009 C.I.D. Wanted Special Hindi Indian Soap Sony TV
2011 Bigg Boss 5 Runner-Up Hindi Indian Reality TV Colors
2011 Fristet Herself Norwegian Norway Reality TV TV3 Norway
2012 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki Herself Hindi Indian Reality TV Sony TV

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