Mahima Makwana (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.
|Residence||Mira Road, Mumbai|
|Years active||2008- –present|
|Known for||Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke|
Mariam Khan - Reporting Live
|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. Her other notable works include Imagine TV's show Sawaare Sabke Sapne... Preeto and &TV's show Adhuri Kahaani Hamari.
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. She started acting at the age of 13.
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.
|2009||Balika Vadhu||Child Gauri Singh||Colors TV||Child actor|
|2009||Miley Jab Hum Tum||Child Nupur Shashi Bhushan||STAR One||Child actor in flashback|
|2011–12||Sawaare Sabke Sapne... Preeto||Sonu Gagandeep Dhillon||Imagine TV||Character Role (Protagonist's younger sister)|
|2012||Aahat||as Child Ghost||Sony TV|
|2012–15||Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke||Rachna Dayal Garg/Rachna Kabir Tripathi||Zee TV||Protagonist|
|2014||Dance India Dance season 4||Herself||Zee TV||Celebrity guest|
|2015||Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane||Disha Ram Ahuja||Sony TV||Protagonist|
|2015||Code Red||Ria||Colors TV||Episodic role|
|2015||Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya||Mandira||Zing (TV channel)||Episodic role|
|2015–16||Adhuri Kahaani Hamari||Manasvini/Radhika||&TV||Protagonist|
|2017–18||Rishton Ka Chakravyuh||Anami Baldev Singh||STAR Plus||Protagonist|
|2018||Kumkum Bhagya||Herself||Zee TV||1 Episode
Special Dance Performance in Saavan Mahotsav
|2018–19||Mariam Khan - Reporting Live||Mariam Majaaz Khan/Mariam Fawad Ashraf||STAR Plus||Protagonist|
|2019-present||Shubh Arambh||Rani Dave||Colors TV||Protagonist|
Awards and nominations
|2012||Zee Rishtey Awards||Favourite Behen||Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke||Won|
|Favourite Naya Sadasya-Female|
|Favourite Nayi Jodi||Nominated|
|Favourite Popular Face-Female||Nominated|
|2013||Zee Rishtey Awards||Favourite Behen||Won|
|2019||Lions Gold Awards||Favourite Long Term Prospects On Television||Rishton Ka Chakravyuh||Won|
- "Mahima Makwana: I want to visit Purani Dilli & Karol Bagh in Delhi". Times of India. 10 August 2017.
- "Teen Times". The Indian Express. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
- "Mahima aka Rachana's 'Chake De' act in Sapne Suhane…. - Times of India". The Times of India. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
- Hyderabad Deccan News. "Mahima Makwana of 'Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke' dolls up for ramp debut". Newswala.com. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
- "Mahima Makwana Aces Fire And Tandav Sequence". India Education Diary. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
- "'Adhuri Kahaani Hamari' to get 'Bajirao Mastani' touch". The Indian Express. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
- "From Chawl to Flat: TV actress Mahima Makwana hosts a housewarming party; view pictures!". Daily Bhaskar. 1 May 2015.
- "'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
- "Rachana's 'Chake De' act in Sapne Suhane….", The Times of India, retrieved 7 June 2012
- "Rishton Ka Chakravyuh actor Mahima Makwana: I don't choose projects, they choose me". Indian Express. 17 August 2017.
- "I have given more than 500 auditions: Mahima Makwana". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- "Age is just a number for 17-year-old TV actor Mahima Makawana". Hindustan Times. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
- "When opportunity comes knocking". The Asian Age. 22 November 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
- Razzaq, Sameena (12 March 2016). "Mahima Makwana says no to intimate scenes". The Asian Age. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
- "I'm an actor by choice, not burden: Mahima Makwana". The Statesman. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
- "Prickly relationship". The Statesman. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
- "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.
- "TV actors support DID 4 contestants". Times of India. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
- "Mahima Makwana to play Ram Kapoor's daughter in new TV show - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
- "Mahima Makwana's occupational hazards on sets 'Chakravyuh'". Mid-day. 13 June 2017.
- "Mariam Khan - Reporting Live: Mahima Makwana enters the show as new Mariam". ABP Live. 1 October 2018.
- "Mahima Makwana: Like Rani I am too independent and practical in most of the situations".
- "'Sapne Suhane…' Fame Mahima Makwana Bags a Telugu Film". Daily Bhaskar. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
- Jonnalagedda, Pranita (27 January 2017). "Mahima Makwana: Destined debut". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
- Suthar, Author: Manisha (6 February 2019). "Mahima Makwana bags Eros Now web series Flesh". IWMBuzz. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
- "Lions Gold Awards 2018: Complete list of winners". Sify. Retrieved 25 January 2018.