Pardes actor Mahima Chaudhary has been diagnosed with breast cancer. In an Instagram post on Thursday, veteran actor Anupam Kher, who is said to be working with her on a project, shared a brief about her health.
During the 1990s, Mahima involved herself in a few modelling assignments before appearing in several television commercials and venturing into films. Her acting debut in the 1997 film Pardes gave her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
In addition to establishing a career with several roles in films including Daag (1999), Dhadkan (2000), Kurukshetra (2000), Dil Hai Tumhaara (2002), receiving critical recognition for her performances in Dil Kya Kare (1999) and Lajja (2001) she also appeared in several TV ads, of which the most famous was for Pepsi, with Aamir Khan and Aishwarya Rai.
Mahima Chaudhary Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Sharing a video of the actor, Anupam Kher captioned it saying: “Story of Mahima Chaudhry’s courage and cancer. I called Mahima Chaudhry a month back from the US to play a very important role in my 525th film The Signature. Our conversation turned to her discovering that she has breast cancer. What followed is in this candid conversation between us. Her attitude will give hope to so many women all over the world. She wanted me to be part of her disclosing it. She calls me an eternal optimist but dearest Mahima.”
In the video, Mahima was seen sharing how Anupam Kher got to know about her cancer and how she had not shared the news with anyone. The actor at one point broke into tears when she was recalling how she asked Kher if she can show up on set with wig on. She then shared how she got to know about the cancer growing inside and how she found the courage to fight it.
She has worked with many actors including Kajol, Shilpa Shetty, Amisha Patel, Urmila Matondkar, Manisha Koirala, Raveena Tandon, Rekha, Preity Zinta, Tabu, Padmini Kolhapure, and Hema Malini and Juhi Chawla.
Anupam Kher and Mahima Chaudhry’s Dhadkan, a film by Dharmesh Darshan, was released on August 11 in 2000 and it starred starring Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty and Suniel Shetty in the lead roles. The movie chronicled the romantic relationship shared between Akshay, Shilpa and Suniel Shetty.
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In terms of work and projects, Anupam Kher, who is also a film and theatre actor, was last seen in the 2019 crime-thriller One Day: Justice Delivered co-starring Esha Gupta, Kumud Mishra and Anusmriti Sarkar. The actor has worked in several hits like Saaransh, Ram Lakhan, Lamhe, Darr, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara, Baby and Special 26.
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