Mahima Makwana

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Mahima Makwana
Makwana in 2023
Born (1999-08-05) 5 August 1999 (age 24)
Alma materThakur College of Science and Commerce
OccupationActress
Years active2009–present

Mahima Makwana (born 5 August 1999)[1] is an Indian actress who works in television shows as well as Hindi and Telugu language films.[2] After entering television with Miley Jab Hum Tum and Balika Vadhu as a child artist, Makwana rose to prominence and became a household name through her character Rachana in Zee TV's popular soap opera Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, following which she went on appear in lead roles in several other television shows.

In 2021, Makwana made her Hindi film debut in the action thriller film Antim starring Salman Khan and Aayush Sharma in 2021.[3]

Biography[edit]

Makwana was born and brought up in Mumbai. Her father was a construction worker who died when she was five months old. Makwana and her elder brother were raised by their mother, a former social worker. Makwana completed her schooling from Mary Immaculate Girls' High School[4] Makwana has a bachelor's degree in mass media.[5]

Career[edit]

Television (2009-2020)[edit]

Makwana started auditioning for acting parts at the age of 10, and appeared in a few Television advertisements. Her television debut was Mohe Rang De on Colors TV and she appeared in CID, Aahat, Miley Jab Hum Tum and Jhansi Ki Rani as a child artiste. In 2009 she played the role of young Gudiya/Gauri in the Colors TV show Balika Vadhu.

In 2011, Makwana was cast as the Parallel lead in Imagine TV's Sawaare Sabke Sapne... Preeto. Her first major lead role was in the Zee TV blockbuster soap opera Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke. Mahima said in an interview that reaching this point in her career was not easy and that she had participated in more than 500 auditions prior to Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke.[6]

After Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, In March 2015, Makawana played the role of Ram Kapoor and Gurdeep Kohli daughter in Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane. After the end of Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane in August, In November 2015, Makwana signed Adhuri Kahaani Hamari where she played the lead roles of Manasvini Choudhry, a Devrakshika and her reincarnation Radhika Khosla, a film-making student who learns about her previous birth life.[7]

In 2015, Makwana appeared in an episodic role in Zing's youth show Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya as Mandira opposite Nikhil Chaddha.

In August 2017, Makwana played the lead Anami Baldev Singh in the Star Plus show Rishton Ka Chakravyuh.[5]

In October 2018, Makwana entered as the female lead role of Mariam in Star Plus show Mariam Khan - Reporting Live post leap replacing Deshna Dugad.[8] From December 2019 to November 2020, Makwana appeared as a protagonist Rani Dave Reshammiya in Colors TV's Shubharambh.

Films and web series (2017–present)[edit]

In 2017, Makwana made her film debut with Telugu Movie Venkatapuram.

In September 2019, Makwana appeared as Natasha in the short film titled Take 2. Take 2 was officially selected and premiered at the 10th Jagran Film Festival 2019, 10th Zumba film festival, and Asian Film Festival, Los Angeles, Hollywood. Take 2 won 'BEST FOREIGN FILM' at the Real-time film festival, Nigeria, 2020 and 'best festival themed film'.

In 2019, Makwana made her digital debut with Rangbaaz Season 2 as Chiku. In 2020, Makwana appeared in a web show Flesh as Zoya.

In March 2021, Makwana was seen in a Tollywood-Hollywood flick Mosagallu which stars Kajal Agarwal, Vishnu Manchu and Suniel Shetty.[9]

In December 2020, Makwana was cast as the female lead in the movie Antim: The Final Truth opposite Aayush Sharma.[10] Antim: The Final Truth was released on 26 November 2021 and received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Bollywood Hungama wrote that she, "makes a confident debut and is memorable in the scene where she blasts Aayush."[11] However, in an interview, she opens up about Post-Antim career that she is not getting work after her debut in Salman Khan’s film Antim. She feels her character was sidelined and she wasn’t given a chance to shine. She says the film industry is different from TV and requires constant effort to stay relevant.[12] In 2023, Makwana played Devika, an urbane, social media manager in Nitesh Tiwari's and roykapurfilms Tumse Na Ho Payega. Grace Cyrill of IndiaToday wrote, "Mahima Makwana's character has a very trendy job of as a social media manager for celebrities. The actress has done a great job with her performance."[13] Dhaval Roy of Times Of India wrote, she "effortlessly essays her character as a practical young woman who doesn't compromise on settling for a boyfriend who is not up to her standard, even if it means being in and out of relationships."[14]

Makwana will soon be seen in the Dharma Productions series Showtime starring Naseeruddin Shah and Emran Hashmi.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released
  • All films are in Hindi unless noted.
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Venkatapuram Chaitra Telugu [16][17]
2019 Take 2 Natasha Short film [18][19]
2021 Mosagallu Soha Telugu [20]
Antim: The Final Truth Mandana "Manda" Chawda It is an adaptation of the Marathi film Mulshi Pattern [21]
2023 Tumse Na Ho Payega Devika [22]
Project Love TBA Completed [23]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2008–2009 Mohe Rang De Unknown Child actor
2009 Balika Vadhu Young Gauri Singh
Miley Jab Hum Tum Young Nupur Bhushan
2011–2012 Sawaare Sabke Sapne... Preeto Sonam "Sonu" Dhillon
2012 Aahat Juhi Mehra
CID Gopi Dhurvanshi
2012–2015 Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke Rachana Garg / Rachana Kabir Tripathi
2014 Divya Omkar Luthra
2014 Dance India Dance 4 Rachna Tripathi Guest [24]
2015 Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane Disha Ahuja [25]
Code Red Ria
Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Mandira
2015–2016 Adhuri Kahaani Hamari Manasvini Choudhry/Radhika Khosla
2017–2018 Rishton Ka Chakravyuh Anami Singh [26]
2018 Kumkum Bhagya Herself Dance performance
2018–2019 Mariam Khan - Reporting Live Mariam Khan/Manjeet Kaur [27]
2019–2020 Shubharambh Rani Reshammiya
2019 Bigg Boss 13 Guest [28]
2020 Bigg Boss 14 [29]
2021 Bigg Boss 15
Bigg Boss Marathi 3

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019 Rangbaaz Season 2 Vaishali "Chiku" Singh [30]
2020 Flesh Zoya Gupta [31]
2024 Showtime Mahika Nandy Completed

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2019 Dhadkanein Meri Asees Kaur, Yasser Desai [32]
Darwaze Band Harry, Enbee [33]
2020 Oh Jaaniye Varun Dhone [34]
Teri Baat Aur Hai Stebin Ben [35]
Main Hoon Tera Piyush Shankar [36]
2021 Toota Taara Stebin Ben [37]
Bas Ek Tera Main Hoke [38]
2022 High High Uchana Amit, King [39]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Mahima Makwana: I want to visit Purani Dilli & Karol Bagh in Delhi". Times of India. 10 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Teen Times". The Indian Express. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  4. ^ "'Sapne Suhane...' Fame Mahima Makwana Used to Stay in a Chawl; Her Rags-to-Riches Story Will Surely Inspire You to Never Give Up!", Daily Bhaskar, 1 June 2015, archived from the original on 4 April 2017, retrieved 4 April 2017
  5. ^ a b "Rishton Ka Chakravyuh actor Mahima Makwana: I don't choose projects, they choose me". Indian Express. 17 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Age is just a number for 17-year-old TV actor Mahima Makawana". Hindustan Times. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  7. ^ "'Adhuri Kahaani Hamari' to get 'Bajirao Mastani' touch". The Indian Express. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Mariam Khan - Reporting Live: Mahima Makwana enters the show as new Mariam". ABP Live. 1 October 2018.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Mosagallu Movie (2021) | Release Date, Review, Cast, Trailer, Watch Online at Amazon Prime Video". Gadgets 360. Retrieved 25 January 2024.
  10. ^ "THIS Actress REPLACES Avika Gor In Salman Khan's 'Antim: The Final Truth'?". Abp Live. 13 December 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Movie Review: ANTIM THE FINAL TRUTH has an entertaining first half and the face off between Salman Khan and Aayush Sharma keeps the interest going". Bollywood Hungama.
  12. ^ "सलमान की फिल्म से किया डेब्यू, नहीं मिला काम, एक्ट्रेस बोली- लोगों ने..." www.aajtak.in (in Hindi). 18 November 2023. Retrieved 24 January 2024.
  13. ^ "'Tumse Na Ho Payega' Review: Ishwak's film will make us miss 'maa ke hath ka khana'". India Today.
  14. ^ "TUMSE NA HO PAYEGA REVIEW : AN INSPIRATIONAL STORY ABOUT DEFINING SUCCESS ON ONE'S OWN TERMS". Times Of India.
  15. ^ "Mahima Makwana calls Emraan Hashmi, Naseeruddin Shah starrer Showtime as the 'kryptonite' of her career". bollywood Hungama.
  16. ^ "'Sapne Suhane…' Fame Mahima Makwana Bags a Telugu Film". Daily Bhaskar. 28 July 2016. Archived from the original on 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
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  18. ^ "Take 2 (Short Film) Movie Online". mxplayer.in.
  19. ^ "India Short Film: Take 2". Asian Film Festival, Los Angeles. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  20. ^ "I have never believed in competition and Comparison". Eastern Eye. 10 March 2021.
  21. ^ "Mahima Makwana Replaces Avika Gor in Salman Khan's Antim: The Final Truth". News18. 14 December 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  22. ^ "Comedy film 'Tumse Na Ho Payega' to land on OTT on September". Times Of India.
  23. ^ "Arjun Rampal signs comic caper Project Love; girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades, Mahima Makwana and Omkar Kapoor also set to star". Bollywood Hungama. 15 October 2022.
  24. ^ "TV actors support DID 4 contestants - Times of India". The Times of India. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  25. ^ "Mahima Makwana to play Ram Kapoor's daughter in new TV show - Times of India". The Times of India. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  26. ^ "Rishton Ka Chakravyuh actor Mahima Makwana: I don't choose projects, they choose me". The Indian Express. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  27. ^ "Mariam Khan - Reporting Live: Mahima Makwana enters the show as new Mariam". news.abplive.com. 1 October 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  28. ^ "Bigg Boss 13: Here's why Salman Khan gave his jacket to Shubh Aarambh's actor Akshit Sukhija - Times of India". The Times of India. 30 November 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  29. ^ Shweta Keshri (15 November 2020). "Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar Written Update: Contestants get emotional seeing gifts from family". India Today. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  30. ^ "I don't want to be known only as a TV actor, says Mahima Makhwana". Hindustan Times. 20 August 2019. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  31. ^ "Mahima Makwana in Flesh". The Indian Express. 11 August 2020.
  32. ^ "Latest Hindi Song Dhadkanein Meri Sung By Yasser Desai And Asees Kaur | Hindi Video Songs - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  33. ^ "Latest Hindi Song 'Darwaze Bandh' Sung By Harry | Hindi Video Songs - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  34. ^ Oh Jaaniye (Full Song) - Varun Dhone - Download or Listen Free - JioSaavn, 14 January 2020, retrieved 21 October 2021
  35. ^ "Check Out New Hindi Hit Song Music Video - 'Teri Baat Aur Hai' Sung By Stebin Ben Featuring Mahima Makwana And Rohan Mehra | Hindi Video Songs - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  36. ^ "Watch New Hindi Trending Song Music Video - 'Main Hoon Tera' Sung By Piyush Shankar Featuring Pranay Bahuguna | Hindi Video Songs - Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  37. ^ "Check Out New Hindi Trending Song Music Video - 'Toota Taara' Sung By Stebin Ben | Hindi Video Songs - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  38. ^ "Watch New Hindi Trending Song Music Video - 'Bas Ek Tera Main Hoke' Sung By Stebin Ben | Hindi Video Songs - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  39. ^ "High High sung by Uchana Amit, King ft. Mahima Makwana". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 July 2022.

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