Bhumika Chawla BiographyName
Bhumika Chawla / Bhoomika Chawla
Date of Birth
21 August 1978
Bhumika Chawla Height
Colonel A S
One sister & a Brother
Hindi, english, Punjabi
Reading, listening to music and traveling
Aamir Khan and Amitabh
Madhuri Dixit, Julia Roberts, Rekha, Urmila Matondkar
Favourite traveling spots
Kurthas and Pants
Black and white
Yuvakudu, Telugu 
Hot facts in Biography
# It is said that the telugu actress Bhumika Chawla has written nearly 100 poems in English and she planning to release a poem book. She has expressed her wish for Amitabh Bachchan to release the book.
# Her Telugu debut is ‘Yuvakudu’ in Telegu opposite Sumanth in the year 2000.
# Her hindi debut was in ‘Tere Naam’ opposite Salman Khan in 2003.
# Bhumika Chawla has done more than fifteen ad-films. It was her campaign for Ponds powder that brought her more recognition.
# She has an elder brother who is a military officer. She has an elder sister also.
# Her father Colonel A S was a military officer.
# Telugu actress Bhumika finished her schooling in Delhi and moved to Mumbai in 1997.
# Initially tha actress Bhumika worked for ads and music videos.
# Telugu actress Bhumika Chawla came to limelight after her first hit film “Khushi”. She also won the “Best Actress Award” for the film Kushi.
# It is said that she will venture into directing movies in the near future.
5' 3" tall, Bhoomika Chawla was born on August 21 in New Delhi. Her father was a military officer who was posted in various places across the country, so she saw much of India. Her elder brother is also a military officer. Bhoomika finished her schooling in Delhi and moved to Mumbai in 1997 for work on her career starting in ads and music videos. Her campaign for Ponds talcum powder became popular and inevitably, film offers followed. She got an offer from the Telugu film industry and though "Yuvakudu" (2000) was her first movie, she became popular with mega hit "Khushi" (Telugu). She won the "Best Actress Award" for the film Kushi.
Whoever said that beauty and brains do not go hand in hand, surely has not met Bhoomika, the chiselled-feature actress, who is taking filmdom by storm. With two great blockbuster movies to her credit both in Bollywood and Kollywood, Bhoomika has carved a niche for herself in the hearts of many.
Born to an upright military officer on 21st August in New Delhi and having traveled with him through his various postings across the country, Bhoomika has acquired a catholicity of views on most subjects, which has imparted an enviable maturity and equipoise to her credit.
With her graceful movements and warm smile this bright-faced college girl caught the attention of ad filmmakers in Mumbai. Her campaign for Ponds powder became so popular, that inevitably film offers followed.
Her first feature film Yuvakudu in Telugu was released in the year 2000. Her second film Khushi with Pavan Kalyan was a super hit in Telugu for which she won the "Best Actress Award". But the Hindi version of the film starring Kareena Kapoor and Fardeen Khan sank. She has so far done five films in Telugu and one in Tamil.
Bhoomika debuted in Bollywood with Tere Naam opposite Salman Khan, the highest grosser in 2003, which made her the hottest stuff of the Tinsel World. Her simple yet elegant looks in the film made her the heartthrob of the nation and she was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress award. Her recently released second hindi film Run, opposite Abhishek Bachchan however bombed at the box office. But nevertheless, this vibrant and beautiful actress is flooded with offers.
Bhoomika is daringly independent which stems from her upbringing. She has an extremely laidback outlook because she does not see acting as a profession or a means to an end. For her, it is an interesting medium for communicating. She is into acting because she loves it. And it shows.
Bhoomika Chawla is an actress who has worked in mainly Telugu and Hindi movies.
Basics on Bhoomika
Bhoomika Chawla was born as Rachna in New Delhi, India on the 21st August 1978. Gudiya, as she is also known as, was born to Ajit Singh Chawla and Bali. Her father was a military officer and her older brother followed his line of work. She also has an older sister.
Bhoomika relocated to Mumbai and worked in ads and music videos. Her most popular ad was Ponds Talcum Powder and she was seen on Zee TV’s Hip Hip Hurray.
In 2007, Bhoomika married Bharat Thakur, a well-known yoga instructor.
Bhoomika Chawla’s Movies
Bhoomika Chawla made her debut in a Telugu movie Yuvakudu (2000). In 2001, she found success in Khushi with Pawan Kalyan which was.
Film Awards: Zee Cine Best New Comer (Female) Award, 2004, Tere Naam.
Bhumika Chawla is the youngest daughter of her parents. She has an elder brother and an elder sister. Bhumika Chawla completed her schooling from Delhi and then shifted to Mumbai (Bombay) to pursue her acting career. She started her campaign in glamour world with" Ponds" talcum powder advertisement. Bhumika Chawla's charming smile in Ponds advertisement made her popular and she was noticed by film makers.
Her debut film was "Yuvakudu" (Telugu) but Bhumika Chawala got recognition as an actress through her second film "Khushi" (Telugu). Bhumika won best actress award for "Khushi". Since then she hasn't looked back and has done five films in Telugu and two in Tamil. Bhumika Chawala made her debut in Hindi films with" Tere Naam" opposite Salman Khan. She won Zee Cine Best New Comer (Female) Award for the film "Tere Naam". Her other recently released Hindi films are- "Run", "Dil Jo Bhi Kahey", "Family - Ties of Blood" and "Gandhi My Father". Bhumika Chawla tied the nuptial knot with her long time friend Bharat Thakur (Yoga guru) on 9th December 2007. The marriage was performed in a simple ceremony attended by close relatives and friends of Chawla and Thakur.
Bhoomika Chawla was born on 21st of August.She has completed her schooling in delhi. Her father and Elder brother are in Defence Service. Elder sister got married. She is the youngest of the family and living with her mother, currently. She moved to Mumbai in 1997 and started her career with ad films and Hindi music video albums.
Her first film Yuvakudu in Telugu was released in the year 2000. Her second film Khushi with Pavan Kalyan was a super hit in Telugu. She got the 'Best Actress Award' for the film Kushi in Telugu. Since then she hasn't looked back. She has so far done five films in Telugu and two in Tamil.
Bhoomika has no airs about her newly attained stardom. She's simple, yet elegant. With her graceful movements, warm smile and a great blockbuster movie to her credit, Bhoomika has carved a niche for herself in the hearts of many. As a bright faced college girl, she caught the attention of ad film-makers in Mumbai. Her campaign for Ponds powder became so popular, that inevitably the film offers followed.
Bhumika Chawla was born (as Rachna Chawla) in a Punjabi family in New Delhi, India. Bhumika moved to Mumbai in 1997 and started her career with ad films and Hindi music video albums.
Bhumika Chawla made her film debut in the Telugu film Yuvakudu (2000) and has since then worked in various Indian film industries and appeared in over thirty films in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Bhojpuri, Punjabi and Malayalam. She is best known for her performances in Kushi, Tere Naam, Missamma, and Sathyabhama.
Bhumika Chawla happens to be one of the most beautiful faces in the Bollywood in the present days. Her name at the birth was Rachna and is also called mostly by her family members and close relatives as 'Guddiya'. Bhumika Chawla was born in New Delhi and completed her school education from the very same city. She is 5'3" and at prese
Bhumika Chawla happens to be one of the most beautiful faces in the Bollywood in the present days. Her name at the birth was Rachna and is also called mostly by her family members and close relatives as 'Guddiya'. Bhumika Chawla was born in New Delhi and completed her school education from the very same city. She is 5'3" and at present is known as one of the gracious owners of a beautiful smile and homely look. She, at best, hails from a middle class background and since her father was an Army Officer she had one through the length and breadth of this vast country.
It was in 1997 when Bhumika Chawla moved to Mumbai in search of a profession. There she commenced her career while acting in the ad films depicting the brands of different companies. At the same time Bhumika Chawla also started acting in the albums of the Hindi music videos. It was at this juncture when her congenial, simple and decent look conveyed a message to an assortment of film directors and producers. It is this fame that rendered her the first break to act in a Telegu feature film with Sumanth named, Yuvakudu and was released in the year 2000. Her second film was Khushi with Pawan Kapur, again in Telegu and was released in the following year but became a super hit. It was this film that earned her the "Best Actress" award. Till now Bhumika Chawla has acted in eleven Telegu films and three in Tamil. However as the most of actresses throughout India crave for acting in the Bollywood or the alluring world Hindi cinema, the same was with Bhumika. Though she made repeated attempts but however all her attempts failed. But it must be said that even repeated failures did not demoralize Bhumika Chawla and her desire to each the zenith of success while acting in the Hindi cinema never died. It was after a lot of attempts that she made her debut in "Tera Naam" in 2003 with the famous movie star Salman Khan but it got blasted at the box office.
Bhumika Chawla Profile
Original Name: Rachna Chawla
Screen Name: Bhumika Chawla
Born: August 21, 1978
Birth Place: Delhi, India
Mother tongue: Hindi
Father: Colonel A S
Mother: Bali Chawla
Siblings: Elder brother & Elder sister
Marital Status: Married
Husband: Bharat Thakur (Famous Yoga instructor)
Heroes: Aamir Khan and Amitabh
Heroines: Madhuri Dixit and Julia Roberts
Holiday spot: Hill stations
Color: Black and White
Car: Rolls Royce
Dress: Pants and Kurthas
Hobbies: Reading, listening to music and traveling and her favorite traveling spots include hill stations
Languages Known: Hindi, English
Debut Movie: Yuvakudu (Telugu)
Sweet dreams: Oops, I dont get sweet dreams. Only nightmares. But dont ask me about those nightmares. If I tell it would be a nightmare to you.
On Ad films: Good to work with ad films. I am glad I have started my career with ad films. It is there where I have learnt nuances of acting and expressions.
Aadanthe Ado Type
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa
Dil Jo Bhi Kahey...
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal
Family - Ties of Blood
Gandhi, My Father
Naa Style Veru
The Punjabi-speaking Chawla family welcomed their youngest and latest arrival, Rachna, on August 21st 1978 in Delhi, India. They would call her by the nickname of Guddiya. Her dad is an officer in the Indian Army, her mom's name is Bali. Her brother, too, is in the Indian Army. She has an elder sister.
Aftre completing her schooling in Delhi, Rachna, began her career with Hindi music videos albums, appeared in 'Ponds Talcum Powder' advertisements amongst others, and then went on to star in 'Yuvakudu' in Telegu opposite Sumanth in the year 2000. This is how Rachna became Bhoomika. Her second release 'Khushi' in Telegu bagged her the best actress award. Since then she has acted in about 25 Hindi, Telegu, and Tamil movies. Her debut in Bollywood was in the 2003 hit 'Tere Naam' opposite Salman Khan.
She has not only acted opposite Salman Khan, but also with Abhishek Bachchan in 'Run', and has recently been involved in the filming of 'Gandhi My Father' and "Benaam' which are to be released in the near future.
Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Julia Roberts comprise her list of favorite actors. This northern beauty is fond of hill stations and is a dog lover. She would love to have a Rolls Royce some day. She’s most comfortable in Pants and Kurthas.
Her ambition is to win a National Award for Best Actress after winning the hearts of audiences, with the support and appreciation of colleagues of Cinema field. She is simple and enjoys what she is doing. Her only credo in life is, gives your best and enjoys your work.
Naam (2010) - Pooja
Collector Gaari Bharya (2010)
Takita Takita (2010)
Amaravathi (2009) - Amaravathi
Naa Style Veru (2009) - Parvati
Swagatam (2008) - Wedding planner
Mallepuvu (2008) - Malleswari
Yaariyan (2008) - Simran
Takita Takita (2010) - producer
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Tamil Movies: Sillunu Oru Kaadhal, Badri, Roja Kootam. Hindi Movies: Gandhi My Father, Family - Ties of Blood. Dil Jo Bhi Kahey, Dil Jise Apna Kahaa, Run, Tere Naam. Telugu Movies: Satyabhaama, Maya Bazaar, Jai Chiranjeeva, Samba, Missamma , Simhadri Okkadu, Aadento Adho Type Vasu , Rojapoolu, Snehamanthe Ideraa , Khushi, Yuvakudu.
Bhumika says," I sometimes get a bit embarrassed when I have to shoot for romantic scenes."
Her elder brother is an army officer.
Her elder sister is married.
She wanted to be a glamorous artiste not an exposing artiste.
Bhumika has written more than 100 poems in English and she is planning to release a poem book.
She feels glad that she had started her career with ad films. It is there where she had learnt nuances of acting and expressions. She has debut in hindi films from Tere Naam in 2003 opposite Salman Khan. It was hit. After that her one more film released in this year(2004), Run opposite Abhishek Bachchan.
Bhoomika has been inevitably flooded with offers from both in tamil and telugu industry. Yet, contrary to the general grain, she has not jumped at them. Instead, she has decided to take things one at a time. 'I don't like to clutter my plate,' she says matter of factly. Her conviction is so deep-seated that she has refused a film with Manirathnam.
Bhoomika can afford to have such a laidback outlook because she does not see acting as a profession or a means to an end. For her, it is an interesting medium for communicating. She is into acting because she loves it. Critics saw in her performances, in Kushi and Tamil Badri and Rojakootam, a spark and spontaneity that even seasoned artistes find difficult to achieve. 'She is an absolute natural. Combine this with her beautiful looks, you have an actress who is bound to go places,' says a film critic.
She said her ambition is to win a National Award for Best Actress after winning the hearts of audiences, with the support and appreciation of colleagues of Cinema field. She is simple and enjoys what she is doing. Her only credo in life is, give your best and enjoy your work.
Bhumika Chawla quotes
# “I sometimes get a bit embarrassed when I have to shoot for romantic scenes. When Abhishek came and said ‘I Love You’, I don’t know what happened but suddenly I felt very shy and had to ask for retake.” [ about Run]
# “Salman is correct when he says that it is not right to call him bhai in public when the same audience see us romancing before camera. He jokes that people would call us Bhai-Behen ki jodi.” [ about salman's advice]
# “Salman is a darling and a gem of a person. I think it is because of his recommendation I have got another film Dil Ne Jisse Apna Kaha.”
# “Good to work with ad films. I am glad I have started my career with ad films. It is there where I have learnt nuances of acting and expressions.”
# “No. I do not believe that exposure gets offers. I would like to be a glamorous artiste but not an exposing artiste.”
# ” I swear I don’t have any one special nor am I dating anyone. Just because I acted in Surya Productions movie everyone framed out a story and said that there was something going on between the actor and me. I even acted in Rojakootam with Srikanth and everyone got excited with another story that I am involved him. With my career growth this has been bothering me a lot.”
# “There was never any romance nor am I involved with any one at the moment. I am single and I hope to remain the same for sometime atleast. I will be not be affected with such statements or rumours and I am used this sort of gossips.”
# ‘If you track my career so far, I’ve been selective. I’ve worked with directors I’ve believed in. It’s not always about working with the topline actors and filmmakers, because you never know what works and what doesn’t.”
# ‘Yes, I am happy with the relationship. There is nothing to hide, but I wouldn’t go public with my feelings. When you fall in love, you see a future ahead. So, see I’m a positive person. Why say anything beyond that?” [about her relationship with Bharat Thakur]
Bhumika Chawla best movie list
Khushi [ Pawan Kalyan and Bhoomika Chawla ]
Okkadu [ Mahesh Babu , Bhoomika Chawla , and Prakash Raj ]
Simhadri [J r. NTR , Bhoomika Chawla , Ankitha , Mukesh Rishi ]
Tere Naam [ Salman Khan , Bhoomika Chawla , Mahima Chaudhary ]
Samba [ Jr. NTR , Bhoomika Chawla , Genelia , and Prakash Raj ]
Roja Kootam [ Srikanth , Bhoomika Chawla , Rekha , Raghuvaran , Raadhika , Vivek , Lawrence Raghavendra , Mumtaz and Prakash Raj ]
Badri [ Vijay , Bhumika Chawla , Monal , Dhamu , Vivek ]
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa [ Salman Khan , Preity zinta , Bhoomika Chawla , Delnaaz Paul , Riya Sen and Helen ]
Silsiilay [ Tabu , Bhoomika Chawla , Riya Sen , Celina Jaitley , Natassha , Divya Dutta , Rahul Bose , Jimmy Shergill , Ashmit Patel , Kay Kay Menon , Karan Panthaky , and Uday Chandra ]
Jai Chiranjeeva [ Chiranjeevi , Bhoomika Chawla , Arbaaz Khan and Rahul Dev ]
Gandhi, My Father [ Darshan Jariwala , Akshaye Khanna , Bhumika Chawla , Shefali Shah ]
* 2001: Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Kushi
* 2003: Nandi Award for Best Actress - Missamma
* 2003: Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut - Tere Naam
* 2004: CineMAA Jury Award for Best Actress - Naa Autograph
* 2005: Vamsee Award for Best Actress - Jai Chiranjeeva
* 2006: Vamsee Award for Best Actress - Maya Bazaar
* 2007: Nandi Special Jury Award - Sathyabhama
* 2007: Vamsee Award for Best Actress - Anasuya & Sathyabhama
Bhumika Chawla ragged By Salman Khan - Tere Naam
Bhumika Chawla Salutes Salman Khan - Tere Naam
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Stunning Bhumika Chawla