Bhumika Chawla - born 21 August 1978, is an Indian actress. Her birth name is Rachna and she is affectionately called 'Guddiya'.Early lifeChawla was born in New Delhi and completed her schooling there. She moved to Mumbai in 1997 and started her career with ad films and Hindi music video albums.She also appeared in the Zee Tv serial Hip Hip Hurray!CareerChawla started off her film career in the Tollywood film industry, starring in the feature film Yuvakudu (2000) in Telugu alongside actor Sumanth. Her second release, Khushi (2001), in which she starred opposite Pawan Kalyan was a box office success. This was followed by several films in Telugu and three films in the Kollywood industry in Tamil. After a number of critically and commercially successful films, she starred in her first Bollywood film, Tere Naam (2003), alongside Salman Khan. The film was one of the year's highest grossing films and fared moderately well at the box office. Apart from it, it was a critical success and her performance in the film won her many positive notices as well as several nominations for Best Debut at different award ceremonies. She was nominated for her first Filmfare Best Actress Award, and won the Best Debut trophy at the Zee Cine Awards ceremony.In 2008, she starred alongside Gurdas Mann in the Punjabi film Yaariyan.She married Bharat Thakur on October 21 2007.