Juhi Chawla was born in Ambala, Haryana to Dr. S. Chawla and Mona Chawla
She won the Miss India title and the Best Costume Award for the Miss Universe contest in 1984
Juhi Chawla is also an accomplished dancer having learned Kathak since aged 3. She is also proficient in classical singing
Juhi Chawla made her Bollywood debut in the 1986 multi-starrer 'Sultanat'
A year later in 1987 she starred in what would be her first-ever regional venture in the Kannada romantic musical 'Premaloka'. The film, which was a loose remake of 'Grease 2' was also remade in Tamil as 'Paruva Ragam'
Juhi Chawla married industrialist Jay Mehta. The couple has two children, a daughter named Janhavi and a son named Arjun. Juhi and hubby Jay are also co-owners of the IPL Kolkata Knight Riders in partnership with her frequent co-star Shah Rukh Khan
Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan also became co-owners of a production company called Dreamz Unlimited with director Aziz Mirza. They made the films 'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani', 'Asoka' and 'Chalte Chalte' under the company's banner
An undated picture of Juhi Chawla with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and Chiranjeevi. Juhi and south star Chiranjeevi starred together in the 1990 hit 'Pratibandh' and the 1994 south remake of 'The Gentleman'
Juhi Chawla has also been presenter and host of numerous television shows, particularly award ceremonies
She was a judge for the dance-reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' alongside Saroj Khan and Vaibhavi Merchant during the show's third season
Juhi Chawla with Nana Patekar on the sets of a film
Although she only did commercial films during her early career; Juhi Chawla started appearing in independent and art films, and her work in the genre included the critically acclaimed films 3 Deewarein, and My Brother Nikhil; films that were considered by critics as the finest in her career
Juhi Chawla with Aamir Khan in a still from the 1988 superhit 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak'. The film which was an adaptation of 'Romeo and Juliet' became a critical an commercial success catapulting Chawla into superstardom
Juhi Chawla won the Filmfare Lux New Face Award and received her first nomination for Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance in the film
Juhi Chawla with Rishi Kapoor in a still from a film. Both co-starred in several films, the most notable of them being the 1992 hit 'Bol Radha Bol'. The film secured her another nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award
Juhi Chawla with Jackie Shroff and Amrita Singh in a still from the 1993 film 'Aaina'. The film's story, which was based on sibling rivlary became a blockbuster hit solidifying Chawla's status as a leading lady in the 1990s
Juhi Chawla with Shah Rukh Khan in a still from the 1997 film 'Yes Boss'. This film along with 'Darr' (1993) and 'Duplicate' (1998) are some of the most memorable films that the duo are remembered for
Juhi Chawla with Anil Kapoor in a still from the 1998 comedy 'Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate'. The film which, was Hrishikesh Mukherjee's last directorial venture was reminiscent of his light-hearted classic comedies from the 70s like 'Chupke Chupke'
Juhi Chawla with Sanjay Dutt in a still from the 1999 film 'Safari'. Although, the film failed to ring the cash registers at the box office the pairing of Dutt and Chawla proved to be entertaining. Both co-starred years later in the 2012 film 'Son of Sardaar'
Juhi Chawla with Sunny Deol in a still from a film. Both co-starred in the 1993 hit 'Darr' which saw Shah Rukh Khan in a negative role.
Juhi Chawla with Shah Rukh Khan in a still from the 1998 film 'Duplicate'. The actress' mother tragically died in a freak car accident in Prague where the actress was shooting for the film.
Juhi Chawla with Govinda in a still from the 2001 comedy 'Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa'
Juhi Chawla with Ajay Devgn in a still from a film
As Juhi Chawla turns 50, we bring you rare and unseen pictures of the acclaimed Bollywood actress from her early days in the film industry and some candid moments caught on camera