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Mahek Chahal at a Super Fight League event
Mahek Chahal (Norwegian: Mahék 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).
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.
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. 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. Mahek has also modelled in Manmohan Waris's hit song "Dil Te Maar Gayi."
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.
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.
On the Grand Finale of Bigg Boss 5 her childhood friend and boyfriend of four years Danish Khan proposed to her.
|2003||Nayee Padosan||Pooja Iyengar||Hindi|
|2004||Chameli||Item Number||Hindi||In The Song "Sajna Ve Sajna"|
|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"|
|Main Aurr Mrs Khanna||Tia Roberts||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"|
|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|