Mahi Gill

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Mahi Gill
Designer Pria Kataria Puri with showstopper Mahi Gill at Lakme Fashion Week, by SouBoyy, Sourendra Kumar Das..jpg
Gill in 2013
Born Rimpy Kaur Gill
(1975-12-19) 19 December 1975 (age 42)[1][2]
Chandigarh, India
Alma mater Panjab University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)

Rimpy Kaur Gill (born 19 December 1975) commonly known as Mahi Gill[1][2] is an Indian actress, working in the Hindi and Punjabi film industries. 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 wife 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 in a Punjabi family. She completed her Masters in theater from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1998.[5]


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 the movie Dev D.[6] She worked in Ram Gopal Verma's Not a Love Story, which was based on the Niraj Grover Murder case of 2008.[7] She also worked in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster with Jimmy Sheirgill and Randeep Hooda, which was released on 30 September 2011. This movie earned her a nomination at the Filmfare Awards for Best Actress.[8]

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 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.[9]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Hawayein Lali Hindi
2004 Khushi Mil Gayee Punjabi
2006 Sirf Panch Din Punjabi
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 Hindi
Hikk Naal Rani Punjabi
Gurlej Sikdar Wali Gurlej Punjabi Filming
Bullett Raja Hindi Special appearance in song "Don't Touch My Body"
Gang of Ghosts Manoranjana Kumari Hindi
2014 Buddha in a Traffic Jam Charu Siddhu Hindi/English
2015 Singh Of Festival Mata Gujri Kaur Punjabi
Shareek Jassi Punjabi With Jimmy Shergill
2016 Aatishbazi Ishq Punjabi Producer
2017 Wedding Anniversary Kahani Hindi With Nana Patekar
2018 Phamous Hindi
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 Madhavi Devi Hindi

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. ^ "Life History Of Celebrity And Actress Mahi Gill". Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Menon, Neelima (3 July 2009). "Mahi Gill: A girl on the verge". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  7. ^ IANS (21 July 2011). "It was difficult working in 'Not A Love Story': Mahi Gill". Mid Day. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2011 - Nominations List". India Times. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  9. ^ Udasi, Harshikaa (2 March 2013). "The next item". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 
  10. ^ "3 Idiots shines at Filmfare Awards". Economic Times. 28 February 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Filmfare Awards Nominations 2011 – 2012". Indicine. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Star Screen Awards Winners 2009 – 2010". Indicine. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Winners of the IIFA Awards 2010". One India. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Nominations for IIFA Awards 2010". Bollywood Hungama. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Nominations for IIFA Awards 2012". Bollywood Hungama. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Nominations for 4th Big Star Entertainment Awards". Bollywood Hungama. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 

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