Mahima Makwana

Mahima Makwana[1] (born 5 August 1999) is an Indian television actress who started her career with the role of Gauri in Balika Vadhu and became a household name playing the role of Rachna in Zee TV's programme Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke.[2][3][4]

Mahima Makwana
Born (1999-08-05) 5 August 1999
ResidenceMira Road, Mumbai
Years active2008- –present
Known forSapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke
Mariam Khan - Reporting Live
Notable work
Sawaare Sabke Sapne... Preeto
Adhuri Kahaani Hamari

She was then seen in Star Plus's soap opera Rishton Ka Chakravyuh and Star Plus's programme Mariam Khan - Reporting Live.[5] Her other notable works include Imagine TV's show Sawaare Sabke Sapne... Preeto and &TV's show Adhuri Kahaani Hamari.[6]


Makwana was born on 5 August 1999 in Dahisar outside Mumbai. In 2015, she moved to Mumbai.[7]

Makwana's father, a construction worker, died when she was five-months-old. She and her elder brother were brought up by her mother, a former social worker who now acts as Makwana's agent. Makwana went to Mary Immaculate Girls' High School.[8] She started acting at the age of 13.[9]

As of 2017, she is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in mass media.[10]


Makwana started auditioning for acting parts at the age of 10, and appeared in a few commercials. Her television debut was in Mohe Rang De on Colors TV. In 2009 she played the role of Gudiya/Gauri in the Colors TV show Balika Vadhu, and she also appeared in CID, Aahat, Miley Jab Hum Tum and Jhansi Ki Rani.

Her breakthrough came in 2011 when she was cast as the lead in Imagine TV's Sawaare Sabke Sapne... Preeto. She then played the lead in the popular Zee TV soap opera Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke. Mahima said in an interview that reaching this point in her career was not easy and that she had participated in more than 500 auditions prior to Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke.[11][12]

After Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, Makawana played the lead in Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane, and then appeared in Adhuri Kahaani Hamari.[13][14]

In 2015, she appeared in episodic role in Zing's youth show Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya as Mandira opposite Nikhil Chaddha.

In 2017, she played the lead in the Star Plus show Rishton Ka Chakravyuh.[15][16]

In 2018, she played the female lead in the Star Plus show Mariam Khan - Reporting Live.[17]

As of 2019 she is seen in Colors TV's Shubh Arambh as Rani.



2009Balika VadhuChild Gauri SinghColors TVChild actor
2009Miley Jab Hum TumChild Nupur Shashi BhushanSTAR OneChild actor in flashback
2011–12Sawaare Sabke Sapne... PreetoSonu Gagandeep DhillonImagine TVCharacter Role (Protagonist's younger sister)
2012Aahatas Child GhostSony TV
2012–15Sapne Suhane Ladakpan KeRachna Dayal Garg/Rachna Kabir TripathiZee TVProtagonist
2014Dance India Dance season 4HerselfZee TVCelebrity guest[18]
2015Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi JaaneDisha Ram AhujaSony TVProtagonist[19]
2015Code RedRiaColors TVEpisodic role
2015Pyaar Tune Kya KiyaMandiraZing (TV channel)Episodic role
2015–16Adhuri Kahaani HamariManasvini/Radhika&TVProtagonist
2017–18Rishton Ka ChakravyuhAnami Baldev SinghSTAR PlusProtagonist[10][15][20]
2018Kumkum BhagyaHerselfZee TV1 Episode

Special Dance Performance in Saavan Mahotsav

201819Mariam Khan - Reporting LiveMariam Majaaz Khan/Mariam Fawad AshrafSTAR PlusProtagonist[21]
2019-presentShubh ArambhRani DaveColors TVProtagonist[22]


2017VenkatapuramChaitraTeluguDebut Film[23][24]

Web series

Year Shows Role Channel Notes
2019 Flesh TBA Eros Now [25]
2019 Rangbaaz Season 2 TBA ZEE5

Music Videos

Year Title Artist Channel
2019 Dhadkanein Meri Rohan Mehra Zee Music Company

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Show Result
2012 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Behen Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke Won
Favourite Beti
Favourite Naya Sadasya-Female
Favourite Nayi Jodi Nominated
Favourite Popular Face-Female Nominated
2013 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Behen Won
2019 Lions Gold Awards[26] Favourite Long Term Prospects On Television Rishton Ka Chakravyuh[5] Won

See also


  1. "Mahima Makwana: I want to visit Purani Dilli & Karol Bagh in Delhi". Times of India. 10 August 2017.
  2. "Teen Times". The Indian Express. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  3. "Mahima aka Rachana's 'Chake De' act in Sapne Suhane…. - Times of India". The Times of India. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  4. Hyderabad Deccan News. "Mahima Makwana of 'Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke' dolls up for ramp debut". Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  5. "Mahima Makwana Aces Fire And Tandav Sequence". India Education Diary. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  6. "'Adhuri Kahaani Hamari' to get 'Bajirao Mastani' touch". The Indian Express. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  7. "From Chawl to Flat: TV actress Mahima Makwana hosts a housewarming party; view pictures!". Daily Bhaskar. 1 May 2015.
  8. "'Sapne Suhane...' Fame Mahima Makwana Used to Stay in a Chawl; Her Rags-to-Riches Story Will Surely Inspire You to Never Give Up!", Daily Bhaskar, 1 June 2015, retrieved 4 April 2017
  9. "Rachana's 'Chake De' act in Sapne Suhane….", The Times of India, retrieved 7 June 2012
  10. "Rishton Ka Chakravyuh actor Mahima Makwana: I don't choose projects, they choose me". Indian Express. 17 August 2017.
  11. "I have given more than 500 auditions: Mahima Makwana". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  12. "Age is just a number for 17-year-old TV actor Mahima Makawana". Hindustan Times. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  13. "When opportunity comes knocking". The Asian Age. 22 November 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  14. Razzaq, Sameena (12 March 2016). "Mahima Makwana says no to intimate scenes". The Asian Age. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  15. "I'm an actor by choice, not burden: Mahima Makwana". The Statesman. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  16. "Prickly relationship". The Statesman. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  17. "Mahima Makwana: Acting is a combination of knowledge, life experiences and sheer hard work - Times of India ►". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  18. "TV actors support DID 4 contestants". Times of India. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  19. "Mahima Makwana to play Ram Kapoor's daughter in new TV show - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  20. "Mahima Makwana's occupational hazards on sets 'Chakravyuh'". Mid-day. 13 June 2017.
  21. "Mariam Khan - Reporting Live: Mahima Makwana enters the show as new Mariam". ABP Live. 1 October 2018.
  22. "Mahima Makwana: Like Rani I am too independent and practical in most of the situations".
  23. "'Sapne Suhane…' Fame Mahima Makwana Bags a Telugu Film". Daily Bhaskar. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  24. Jonnalagedda, Pranita (27 January 2017). "Mahima Makwana: Destined debut". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  25. Suthar, Author: Manisha (6 February 2019). "Mahima Makwana bags Eros Now web series Flesh". IWMBuzz. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  26. "Lions Gold Awards 2018: Complete list of winners". Sify. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
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