Bigg Boss 14 contestant Kavita Kaushik: Lesser-known facts about TV's famous Chandramukhi Chautala

Updated: 28 October, 2020 11:21 IST | Nikita Wagh
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    Born on February 15, 1981, television actress Kavita Kaushik, best remembered as Inspector Chandramukhi Chautala in the television show F. I. R, hails from Delhi. Her father was a CRPF officer. The actress graduated from the Indraprastha College of Women in Philosophy. (All photos/Kavita Kaushik's Instagram account)

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    Kavita Kaushik started off her career in showbiz by taking up modelling assignments and even hosting events.

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    This little baby is Kavita Kaushik. Isn't she looking adorable? The actress had once revealed that she always wanted to be in front of the camera since childhood.

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    In 2001, she auditioned for the hit show Kutumb and moved from Delhi to Mumbai. She went on to play negative roles in Ekta Kapoor's hit television daily soaps such as Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan.

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    After consistently playing the "baddie" in daily soaps, in 2006, F. I. R. came her way. Kavita Kaushik says it was much before Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn made khaki popular with their cop roles in Dabangg and Singham, respectively, that she glamourised and popularised the uniform on the small screen.

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    She played Haryanvi cop Chandramukhi Chautala in the television show F. I. R. for seven years. Kavita was once quoted saying, "After Tulsi or Parvati, people may not remember all the soap stars, but they will always remember Chandramukhi Chautala" and we couldn't agree more!

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    After entertaining the viewers as aggressive and bossy Chandramukhi Chautala in F.I.R for years, she took a break only to come back within three months. After she quit F.I.R., the show took a 20-year leap and Chak De! India fame actress Chitrashi Rawat joined the cast as Chandramukhi's daughter Jwalamukhi, also a police officer.

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    Kavita has also worked in CID. She is known to have an affinity towards police procedural roles owing to her father's armed forces background.

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    You will be surprised to know that the character of Chandramukhi Chautala is rated as one of the most famous comic characters of Indian television.

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    "The only time I feel happy and content is when I do a stunt. Doing action liberates me and hence I choose these daredevil larger than life roles where I can challenge myself and push my limits and achieve what people perceive heroes to do," she added.

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    Meanwhile, on the big screen, Kavita Kaushik made her debut in Bollywood with the 2004 film, Ek Hasina Thi playing Saif Ali Khan's girlfriend. But her Bollywood career never took off.

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    In 2013, Kavita Kaushik surprised one and all with her item song 'Shakeela Bano' in Priyanka Chopra and Ram Charan Teja's Zanjeer.

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    With an impressive screen presence in the song, in 2015, Kavita Kaushik participated in the dance reality show - Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. However, she was out in the second week itself.

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    Kavita Kaushik also tried her hand in the Punjabi film industry. Kavita was featured in Punjabi films such as 2017's Vekh Baraatan Challiyan, 2018's Vadhayiyaan Ji Vadhayiyaan, 2018's Nankana and 2019's Mindo Taseeldarni.

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    Kavita Kaushik poses with the famed singer, Gurdaas Mann who she had collaborated with for the film Nankana in 2018.

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    On the personal front, Kavita was rumoured to be in a relationship with actor Karan Grover, who she was seen with in Nach Baliye Season 3. But they ended the relationship on a bitter note and till date refuse to talk about it. She was also said to be dating actor Nawab Shah, who is now married to Pooja Batra.

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    In 2017, Kavita married her best friend, Ronit Biswas. On January 27, 2020, the couple celebrated their third wedding anniversary.

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    Kavita had given a statement where she said that her husband Ronit treats her like a princess and was a huge support for her when her father passed away.

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    Kavita Kaushik's husband shared this picture on Instagram and wrote alongside, "With the most gorgeous girl in the world! And when she's around life becomes awesome at each moment!"

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    Kavita Kaushik shared this picture recently and wrote: "Forever thankful for this companion, he's an all in one kinda guy, the teasing yet reliable sibling that I never had all through my lonely childhood... @justronnit you are now the best friend I could never walk with because we never stayed at one place for long whether towns or hostels I kept moving, that lost best friend. I've found you are now; the partner who stands by me I never had cos I was so confused about where I stand.. that partner you are now. the protector and nurturer who would never match up to my father after he was gone... could be no one else but you are now, the evolution and wisdom that no other's efforts could bring about... you have now. I'm thankful for all the darkness removed with the light of your presence and love, I'm so grateful for this life and thankful for all the blessings."

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    Kavita Kaushik has now embarked on a new journey, as she completes almost two decades in the television industry. The actor has entered the Salman Khan hosted reality show, Bigg Boss season 14, as a wild card entry.

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    Kavita Kaushik says she plans to bring a twist in the plot with her entry in the house. Well, let's see how her journey in the Bigg Boss house shapes up!

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Television actress Kavita Kaushik, who entered Bigg Boss 14 as the wild card entry, is best known for her role of Chandramukhi Chautala in the show F. I. R. A look at her journey in showbiz, in pictures.

First Published: 16 February, 2019 12:10 IST