By Jasleen Kaur Last Updated:
It is said that behind every successful man, there is a woman. But what about successful women? Well, behind them is a story, which is filled with a rollercoaster journey. From looking after a family to making a name for herself, a woman goes through a lot. However, things become a lot complicated when she gets betrayed by the love of her life. And Bollywood actress, Mahima Chaudhary is an example of it, but she never lost her calm.
Mahima Chaudhary is the epitome of strength. She is a charming and a poised woman. While She is no more seen on the silver screen, she has definitely left her mark in the industry and on the viewers so much so that she is missed by one and all. She shot to fame through her outstanding performance in Pardes. However, it is her personal life that has seen a lot of ups and downs.
Well, let’s just start from the beginning! Long back in 2000, Mahima fell for the ace Tennis star, Leander Paes, who was already enjoying being at the peak of his career. While she was looking out for a potential partner, he was searching for true love. So, just like that, the two of them started seeing each other in no time. Like a doting girlfriend, she used to be there on the court every time Laender was playing.
Everything was going hunky-dory between the two for almost three years. Suddenly, in 2003, rumours started knocking on the doors that the player was involved with the famous model, Rhea Pillai, who was then Sanjay Dutt's wife. And then, apparently, one day Mahima caught Leander red-handed while he was talking to Rhea on call. In an interview earlier, she said that she couldn’t take it further, and she straight away went to Leander and said:
Mahima-Leander scene was closed then and there, he went on to have a full-fledged relationship with Rhea and a daughter with him (FYI: Leander and Rhea are not together anymore).
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Years later in 2006, Mahima met a guy named, Bobby Mukherjee, who happened to be a Kolkata-based architect and a very close friend of her brother, which is why they often used to bump into each other at social gatherings.
Bobby had gotten divorced and was considering a second shot at marriage. Love blossomed between Bobby and Mahima and they walked down the aisle on March 19, 2006, at a hotel in Las Vegas. Their wedding was a hush-hush affair. And later on March 23, 2006, they had a Bengali style wedding.
She went on record only when the media spotted her baby bump. This was when she was left with no other choice, but to talk about her secret marriage with Bobby. It was speculated that the actress might have gotten pregnant out of wedlock, which is why she had tied the knot in a hush-hush wedding and a sudden pregnancy announcement.
But hold on guys! The turmoil that life’s journey has been throwing on her don’t end here. Mahima gave birth to a baby girl in the year 2007. Everything was fine between the two until 2007, when reports of their marriage hitting the rocks started doing the rounds due to the legal battle of Bobby with his ex-wife. The gap was just increasing between the couple with each passing day, and finally, in 2013, they parted ways.
To this date, the two are living separately, they aren't divorced either. Some reports said that they are living separately because of incompatibility and differences, while others stated that it was because of a bitter spat of Bobby with his ex-wife. But, the couple chose to keep mum on the matter.
Mahima was also in the news when she spoke about her divorce from her husband, Bobby Mukherji. She had said that she would like to formalize divorce only when she found new love. Talking about taking a sabbatical from acting, here is what Mahima had said:
"I was a single mother and had to earn money. With a child, it was difficult to take up films, as it would have consumed a lot of time. I started judging a few television shows, making appearances at functions or cutting ribbons because it was convenient for me. It also gave me quick and good money. Now, when I look back, I feel those assignments ruined me as an actress."
On the work front, Mahima was last seen in a 2016 Bengali film, Dark Chocolate!