After being crowned as the winner of the Miss India beauty contest in 1984, Juhi Chawla (born 13 November 1967) pursued an acting career. She went on to become one of the top leading actresses of Bollywood and starred in films ranging from the romances Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Darr to Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, which earned her the Filmfare Best Actress Award, to Yes Boss and Ishq. Chawla has been mostly recognised for her comic timing in films as well as her vivacious screen persona. She has teamed up with Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan in several movies.
During the 2000s, after having starred in over 70 mainstream Hindi films, Chawla started acting in art and independent films. She appeared in films in her native tongue of Punjabi, and has been mostly working in parallel cinema. She gained critical recognition for her performances in films like Jhankaar Beats, 3 Deewarein, My Brother Nikhil and Bas Ek Pal. Since 2000, Chawla branched out into film production and television presenting as well.
She is married to industrialist and they are the co-owners of the Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders in partnership with Shah Rukh Khan under their company Red Chillies Entertainment.