Gill in 2013
Rimpy Kaur Gill
19 December 1975
|Alma mater||Panjab University|
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
Rimpy Kaur Gill (born 19 December 1975), commonly known as Mahi Gill, 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.
Early life and education
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. She worked in Ram Gopal Verma's Not a Love Story, which was based on the Niraj Grover Murder case of 2008. 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.
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.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2004||Khushi Mil Gayee||Punjabi|
|2006||Sirf Panch Din||Punjabi|
|2007||Khoya Khoya Chand||Starlet at Prem Kumar's house||Hindi|
|Mitti Wajaan Maardi||Raani||Punjabi|
|2008||Chak De Phatte||Simran||Punjabi|
|2009||Dev.D||Parminder 'Paro'||Hindi||Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress|
|Pal Pal Dil Ke Ssaat||Dolly||Hindi||Credited as Rimpy Gill|
|Aagey Se Right||Sonia Bhatt||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|
|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|
|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|
|2017||Wedding Anniversary||Kahaani||Hindi||With Nana Patekar|
|Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3||Madhavi Devi||Hindi|
|Apharan - Sabka Katega||Madhu/Malini||Hindi||Web series on ALT Balaji|
|2019||Family of Thakurganj||TBA||Hindi|
|Dabangg 3||Nirmala Pandey||Hindi||announced|
|Orphan Train||Helen||Spanish, English, Hindi||post-production|
|Sirf 5 Din||Rani||Hindi||post-production|
Awards and nominations
- 2010: Best Actress (Critics); Dev.D
- 2012: Best Actress; Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster (nominated)
- 2010: IIFA Star Debut Award; Dev.D
- 2010: Best Actress; Dev D (nominated)
- 2012: Best Actress; Saheb Biwi aur Gangster (nominated)
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