Kavita Kaushik

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Kavita Kaushik
Kavita Kaushik at the 20th Lions Gold Awards
Kavita Kaushik
Born (1981-02-15) 15 February 1981 (age 34)
Delhi , India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress, television host, model
Years active 2001–present
Known for F.I.R.
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

Kavita Kaushik is an Indian actress. She made her television debut with Ekta Kapoor's Kutumb.[1] Kaushik is best known for her portrayal of Chandramukhi Chautala on SAB TV sitcom F.I.R., a role which established her career in the Indian television industry, and made her a household name.[1][2] Kaushik had participated in the dance reality show Nach Baliye, and is one the participants in the eighth installation of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.[3]

Early life and background[edit]

Kaushik hails from Delhi. She is the daughter of Dinesh Chandra Kaushik, a former CRPF officer.[2] She did her schooling from All Saint's School, Nanital, and later graduated in Philosophy from Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi.[4] Kaushik had started modeling, hosting events and anchoring during her college days. In 2001 she appeared in auditions in the New Delhi for Kutumb and moved to Mumbai.[2]


Early work[edit]

After her work in the soap opera, Kutumb, Kaushik was seen in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, portraying the role of Manya Doshi. She then portrayed the character of Naina, in the afternoon daily Kumkum.[1] In another popular TV series, Remix, she played Pallavi. She also appeared in a brief role in the serial Tumhari Disha, and C.I.D. as Sub Inspector Anushka.[5]

Breakthrough and success[edit]

Kavita at Awards

In her initial days in the industry, Kaushik was offered mostly glamorous and negative roles owning to her tall frame and appealing personality.[2] She started her stint as Chandramukhi Chautala in F.I.R. in 2006 which proved to be a watershed role in her career and it marked a break from the negative roles that she was being offered at that time.[6] The sitcom proved to be a commercial and critical success, completing 1000 episodes. The role of a gusty female cop who speaks in a Haryanavi accent made Kaushik a renowned face of Indian television and won several accolades for her.[7] The character of Chandramukhi Chautala is rated as one of the most famous comic characters of Indian television.[8]

Despite the sitcom's success, Kaushik left the show in January 2013 to star in another SAB TV sitcom Tota Weds Maina opposite Gaurav Gera. The story focused on Tota (Gera) and Maina (Kaushik), and the situations that ensued when they mistakenly get married to one another. However, the show continually saw a dip in the TRPs and went off air in the April of the same year.[9] During her time off FIR, the show took a 20 year leap with actor Chitrashi Rawat playing the role of Jawalamukhi Chautala, Chandramukhi's daughter. Kaushik made a comeback in FIR donning her previous role of Chandramukhi Chautala in July 2013 while Rawat was asked to quit the show.[7]

In addition to her various television roles, Kaushik has played minor roles in films like Phillum City[1] and Mumbai Cutting. She has even performed to an item song, Shakila Bano, in Apoorva Lakhia's Zanjeer (2013).[5]

Kaushik is all set to star 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. The release date of the film is yet to be declared.

Personal life[edit]

Kaushik was in a relationship with fellow television actor Karan Grover and they participated in celebrity couples dance reality show Nach Baliye 3. The couple parted their ways in 2008.[10][11]


Year Title Role Language Notes
2004 Ek Hasina Thi Karan's girlfriend Hindi
2009 Mumbai Cutting Hindi
2011 Phillum City Hindi
2013 Zanjeer Herself Hindi/Telugu Special appearance in a song
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Kutumb Monica Malhotra
2001 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Manya Doshi
2004 Raat Hone Ko Hai
2004 Tumhari Disha Porineeta
2004 Dil Kya Chahtha Hai Nari Merchant
2005 Nach Baliye 3 [12] Herself Karan Grover's partner
2004–2006 Remix Pallavi
2004-2005 Ye Meri Life Hai Annie
2005–2006 C.I.D. Sub Inspector Anushka
2006–2015 F.I.R. Chandramukhi Chautala Lead character
2007 Kesar Kadambari
2007 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
2015 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 Participant


Year Award Category Role Show Result
2010 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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