Mahi Gill

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Mahi Gill
Mahie Gill at the Lakme Fashion Week 2013 - Day 3.jpg
Gill at the Lakme Fashion Week, August 2013
Born Rimpy Kaur Gill
(1975-12-19) 19 December 1975 (age 40)[1][2]
Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Other names Rimpy Kaur Gill
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present

Mahi Gill (also known as Mahie Gill; born 19 December 1975)[1][2] is an Indian actress, working in the Bollywood industry. She is best known for her role of Paro in Anurag Kashyap's critically acclaimed Hindi film Dev.D, a modern take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's Bengali novella Devdas for which she also won the 2010 Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. She started her career in Punjabi films before making a debut in Bollywood with Dev.D.[3][4]

She consequently gained recognition after portraying Madhavi Devi, a sexually frustrated Begum in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster, as well as its sequel, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns.

Early life and education[edit]

Gill was born in Chandigarh, Punjab.[5] She completed her Masters in theater from Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1998.[6]


Gill got her first break with the Punjabi based Bollywood film Hawayein and has done a couple of Punjabi films along with theatre. Anurag first saw her at a party and instantly finalized her to play the character of Paro in movie Dev D. She has worked in Ram Gopal Verma's 'Not a Love Story' which was based on Niraj Grover Murder case of 2008. She also worked in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster with Jimmy Shergill and Randeep Hooda which was released on 30 September 2011. This movie earned her a nomination at the FilmFare awards for best actress.[citation needed]

Gill appeared in Paan Singh Tomar with Irrfan Khan. It is the true story of an athlete who became a dacoit. In this, she played the title character's wife. Gill made her Telugu debut with Apoorva Lakhia's film Toofan, simultaneously shot with the Hindi version, Zanjeer. She did her first ever item number in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s film Bullett Raja starring Saif Ali Khan.[7]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Hawayein Lali Punjabi
2004 Khushi Mil Gayee
2006 Sirf Panch Din
2007 Khoya Khoya Chand Starlet at Prem Kumar's house Hindi
Mitti Wajaan Maardi Rani Punjabi
2008 Chak De Phatte Simran Punjabi
2009 Dev.D Parminder (Paro) Hindi Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress
Gulaal Madhuri Hindi
Pal Pal Dil Ke Ssaat Dolly Hindi Credited as Rimpy Gill
Aagey Se Right Sonia Bhatt Hindi
2010 Dabangg Nirmala Hindi
Mirch Hindi Special appearance in an item number
2011 Utt Pataang Sanjana Mahadik Hindi
Not A Love Story Anusha Chawla Hindi
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Madhavi Devi Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Michael Rwitika Hindi
2012 Paan Singh Tomar Indira Hindi
Carry On Jatta Mahie Kaur Punjabi
Dabangg 2 Nirmala Pandey Hindi
2013 Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns Madhavi Devi Hindi
Zanjeer Mona Darling Hindi
Thoofan Telugu
Hikk Naal Rani Punjabi Filming
Gurlej Sikdar Wali Gurlej Punjabi Filming
Bullett Raja Hindi Special appearance in song "Don't Touch My Body"
2014 Carry on Jatta 2 Mahie Kaur Punjabi
Gang of Ghosts Manoranjana Kumari Hindi
Buddha in a Traffic Jam Hindi Delayed
2015 Singh Of Festival Punjabi With Roshan Prince

Awards and nominations[edit]

Filmfare Awards
Screen Awards
IIFA Awards
BIG Star Entertainment Awards


  1. ^ a b "Mahie Gill's Biography"; retrieved 6 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b "My first marriage failed because I was immature: Mahie"; retrieved 6 July 2013.
  3. ^ "I don't have time to date anyone: Mahi Gill". Indian Express. 11 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Mahi Gill: A girl on the verge". Express Buzz (Indian Express). 3 July 2009. 
  5. ^ Vyavahare, Renuka (22 March 2013). "Mahie Gill buys land in Chandigarh". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Life History Of Celebrity And Actress Mahi Gill". Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Udasi (2 March 2013). "The next item". The Hindu first=Harshikaa (Chennai, India). 
  8. ^ "3 Idiots shines at Filmfare Awards". Economic Times. 28 February 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Filmfare Awards Nominations 2011 – 2012". Indicine. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Star Screen Awards Winners 2009 – 2010". Indicine. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Winners of the IIFA Awards 2010". One India. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Nominations for IIFA Awards 2010". Bollywood Hungama. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Nominations for IIFA Awards 2012". Bollywood Hungama. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Nominations for 4th Big Star Entertainment Awards". Bollywood Hungama. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 

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