Birthday special: Models who became successful Bollywood actresses

On model-turned-actress Mahima Chaudhry's birthday, we take a look at some Bollywood actresses who began their career on the runway only to court success on the silver screen later


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    Mahima Chaudhry first won a local beauty pageant in her hometown Darjeeling before moving to Delhi for college. She appeared in several TV commercials most notably for the Pepsi Ad in which she shared screen with Aamir Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Mahima was also a VJ on music channels. It was here that she was noticed by veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who gave her a break in the 1997 hit 'Pardes' where she starred opposite Shah Rukh Khan. She went on to do several notable Bollywood films after that.

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