By Kalash Khurana Last Updated:
Bollywood actress, Juhi Chawla is currently beaming with happiness and pride as her daughter, Jahnavi Mehta, has achieved yet another milestone in her life. The star kid recently graduated from the prestigious Columbia University, proving her knack for learning and education. Juhi jetted off to the UK to be there for her baby girl and attended the convocation ceremony.
On May 19, 2023, Juhi Chawla took to her Twitter handle and shared the good news that her daughter, Jahnavi Mehta, is now a graduate. She dropped a picture of Jahnavi from the felicitation ceremony and penned, “#columbiaclass2023”. However, Juhi's KKR co-owner, Shah Rukh Khan, also couldn’t hold his excitement after hearing the news and showered love on his good friend’s daughter graduating. Reacting to Juhi’s tweet, SRK wrote:
“This is so awesome. Can’t wait for her to get back and celebrate with her. And a feeling of extreme pride. Love u Jaanz.”
While many other star kids are vying among themselves to make it big in Bollywood, Juhi's daughter, Jahnavi prefers to live a low-key life. In a recent interaction with News18, Juhi Chawla opened up about the same and shared that she is happy that her daughter loves staying away from the limelight. Revealing that it came quite naturally to her daughter, Juhi added that Jahnavi has a praiseworthy academic record. Heaping praises on her daughter, Juhi said:
“One shouldn’t be praising one’s own kid, but she is a brilliant kid and boasts of a praiseworthy academic record. She did great in her International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams, too, and topped History in India. In IB, she topped her school. At Columbia University, she is on the Dean’s List.”
For the unversed, Jahnavi Mehta became the youngest person to be allowed at the IPL Auction table in 2018, when she was just 17 years old. In the same interview, Juhi Chawla divulged on Jahnavi's interests and shared how the latter lights up while talking about cricket. Talking about her daughter's plans not to join Bollywood as of now, the actress said:
“She’s so much into cricket! She lights up when she talks about cricket – players and the nitty-gritty of the sport. Sometimes I wonder where all this knowledge comes from! I find it very surprising. This is what she has chosen for herself, so I can’t really take credit for it. It all comes rather organically to her. She’s different from the star kids who are trying to be on the screen as actors. I see many star kids trying to make it big in Bollywood, and I feel it’s a lot of pressure on them. You don’t know if your next assignment, should you get it, will be successful. And then there is the scrutiny on social media. It’s all a lot to deal with.”
Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta are proud co-owners of the popular IPL team franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) along with Shah Rukh Khan. While Juhi and SRK have remained best friends for decades and even co-starred in many films, the duo became family after their partnership in IPL. However, back in 2022, Juhi shared a beautiful picture of her daughter, Jahnavi along with SRK’s kids, Aryan and Suhana, as the trio stepped into their star parent’s footsteps. Seeing Jahnavi, Aryan and Suhana, attending the auction of players in IPL 2022, made Juhi super proud.