Bhumika Chawla (born Rachna Chawla on 21 August 1978) is an Indian actress and a former model. She 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, Malayalam, Kannada, Bhojpuri, and Punjabi. Her notable performances include Badri (2001), Kushi (2001), Okkadu (2003), Tere Naam (2003), Missamma (2003), Sillunu Oru Kaadhal (2006), Gandhi, My Father (2007), Anasuya (2007) and Buddy (2013). Bhumika Chawla began her acting career in the Telugu film industry, by acting in the film Yuvakudu which released in the year 2000, alongside actor Sumanth.
Her next movie was Kushi, in which she was paired opposite Pawan Kalyan and it was a commercially successful movie, after which she acted in several films in Telugu, including Simhadri opposite Jr. NTR, which was a runaway hit and Okkadu starring opposite Mahesh Babu and this movie was of the year’s highest grosser in the Telugu film industry. She made her debut in the Tamil film industry, with the film Badri in 2001 starring opposite star actor Vijay.
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Bhumika Chawla Net Worth
Chawla has won the several awards such as Filmfare Award, Zee Cine Award, Nandi Special Jury Award. Back in 2023, net worth is to be around $1-$2 Million. Thus, there is no doubt her net worth will go higher in coming days.
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Bhumika Chawla Movies/Career
Chawla started off her film career in the Telugu film industry, starring in the feature film Yuvakudu (2000) alongside actor Sumanth. Her second release, Kushi (2001), in which she starred opposite Pawan Kalyan was a box office success, winning her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu following which she acted in several films in Telugu, including Okkadu (2003) opposite Mahesh Babu and Simhadri (2003) opposite Jr. NTR, which became two of the year’s highest grossers in Telugu.
Meanwhile, she made her debut in the Tamil film industry as well, starring in the film Badri (2001) opposite actor Vijay, which was followed by her second Tamil film Roja Kootam (2002). Her performance in Missamma (2003), as a businesswoman with cancer, was applauded. She was nominated for the Filmfare award for Best Actress – Telugu and won the Nandi Award for Best Actress.
After a number of critically and commercially successful films in the South, Chawla starred in her first Bollywood film, Tere Naam (2003), alongside Salman Khan. The film was one of the year’s highest grossers. It was a critical success and her performance in the film won her many positive notices as well as several nominations for Best Debut at different award ceremonies. She was nominated for her first Filmfare Best Actress Award and won the Best Debut trophy at the Zee Cine Awards ceremony.
Subsequently, she got to star in a number of Hindi films as Run (2004), a remake of the same-named Tamil film, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa (2004), again opposite Salman Khan, Silsilay (2005) and Dil Jo Bhi Kahey… (2005) alongside Amitabh Bachchan. She returned to Telugu, acting in the films Naa Autograph (2004) (a remake of the Tamil film Autograph) and Jai Chiranjeeva, alongside Chiranjeevi and Sameera Reddy.
While Chawla’s performance in the former won her accolades and the CineMAA Jury Award for Best Actress, the latter went to become a super hit film.
In 2006, Chawla appeared in the Tamil film Sillunu Oru Kaadhal, alongside real-life couple Surya and Jyothika which became a big hit worldwide, while playing a vital role in the Hindi film Family – Ties of Blood, in which she shared screen space with Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, and starring in the Telugu fantasy film, Mayabazar.
Following this, she acted in the Hindi film Gandhi, My Father as Gulab Gandhi and played the title roles in the Telugu films Sathyabhama, in which she played a woman who has Short-term memory loss, and Anasuya, a crime thriller, and in the Bhojpuri film, Gangotri (2007 film), a sequel to the successful 2006 Bhojpuri film Ganga, acting again alongside Amitabh Bachchan. Her performance in Anasuya (2007), as an Investigative journalist who covers the case of a serial killer, received critical acclaim. She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu and won the Santosham Best Actress Award.
In 2008, she made her debut in the Punjabi film industry, starring in Yaariyan, opposite Gurdas Maan, following which she debuted in Malayalam as well, starring in Bhramaram alongside Mohanlal. Currently, she is working on half-a-dozen films in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi, which include Thangar Bachan’s Kalavadiya Pozhudugal opposite Prabhu Deva in Tamil, Yagam alongside Navdeep and Sathyaraj in Telugu and Classmates, a remake of the 2006 Malayalam film, in Hindi.
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Some Known Facts About Bhumika
- Does Bhumika Chawla smoke?: No
- Does Bhumika Chawla drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Bhumika spent her earlier life in Delhi but later shifted to Mumbai to learn acting and did modeling at the beginning.
- She belongs to a Punjabi family background.
- She is a fine poet and has written more than 100 poems.
- After a gap of 9 years, she made her Bollywood comeback in 2016 with MS Dhoni‘s biopic M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story as Sushant Singh Rajput‘s elder sister.