Kavita Kaushik is an Indian actress. She made her television debut with Ekta Kapoor's Kutumb.[2] Kaushik is best known for her portrayal of Chandramukhi Chautala on SAB TV sitcom F.I.R., a role which established her career in the Indian television industry, and made her a household name.[2][3] Kaushik had participated in the dance reality show Nach Baliye, and was one the participants in the eighth installation of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.[4] Kavita played the lead role on Sab TV's Dr. Bhanumati On Duty.[5]

Life and career=

Early life and debut show (2001-06)

Kaushik hails from Delhi. She is the daughter of Dinesh Chandra Kaushik, a former CRPF officer.[3] She did her schooling from All Saint's School, Nainital, and later graduated in Philosophy from Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi.[6]

Kaushik had started modeling, hosting events and anchoring during her college days. In 2001 she appeared in auditions in the New Delhi for Kutumb and moved to Mumbai.[3]

After her work in the soap opera, Kutumb, Kaushik was seen in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, portraying the role of Manya Doshi. She then portrayed the character of Naina, in the afternoon daily Kumkum.[2] In another popular TV series, Remix, she played Pallavi. She also appeared in a brief role in the serial Tumhari Disha, and C.I.D. as Sub Inspector Anushka.[7]

Breakthrough and success (2006-15)

Kavita kaushik colors indian telly awards

Kavita at Awards

In her initial days in the industry, Kaushik was offered mostly glamorous and negative roles owing to her tall frame and appealing personality.[3] She started her stint as Chandramukhi Chautala in F.I.R. in 2006 which proved to be a watershed role in her career and it marked a break from the negative roles that she was being offered at that time.[8] The sitcom proved to be a commercial and critical success, completing 1000 episodes. The role of a gusty female cop who speaks in a Haryanavi accent made Kaushik a renowned face of Indian television and won several accolades for her.[9] The character of Chandramukhi Chautala is rated as one of the most famous comic characters of Indian television.[10]

Despite the sitcom's success, Kaushik left the show in January 2013 to star in another SAB TV sitcom Tota Weds Maina opposite Gaurav Gera. The story focused on Tota (Gera) and Maina (Kaushik), and the situations that ensued when they mistakenly get married to one another. However, the show continually saw a dip in the TRPs and went off air in the April of the same year.[11] During her time off FIR, the show took a 20-year leap with actor Chitrashi Rawat playing the role of Jawalamukhi Chautala, Chandramukhi's daughter. Kaushik made a comeback in FIR donning her previous role of Chandramukhi Chautala in July 2013 while Rawat was asked to quit the show.[9] In 2013, Kavita was a contestant in Dance Ki Takkar in first season. She later hosted the second season of Dance Ki Takkar along with VJ Andy in 2014.

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and further success (2015-present)

Post after FIR, Kavita was seen participating in the popular celebrity dance show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2015. She was eliminated in 2nd week. She later hosted a show Fakebook with Kavita. She made news after storming out of the Jhalak stage during its grand finale in October 2015 after Comedy Nights Bachao insulted her and turned her mike off. Kavita said:
“Yes it’s true, I am totally against shows like the roast where national personalities are insulted with cheap comments, people do it but I don’t have any such majboori nor am I comfortable projecting myself in a shallow manner to create content or money. I had signed Jhalak and not “Bachaao”, without my permission or a brief some random people threw a volley of insults at me and when I tried to retaliate they cut power off my Mike.”[12]
She has been offered to be a part of Bigg Boss but she said she rejected it.[13] In 2016, Kavita played the role of Deepika in the Star Plus show Kya Mohabbat Phir Se. Later she landed the lead role in Dr. Bhanumati On Duty but she quit the show and got replaced by Debina Bonnerjee.[14] Kavita is currently a contestant in the popular stunt reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in its eighth season which airs on Colors TV. She entered the show in August 2017 as a wild card.

Debut in Bollywood films

Kavita made a debut in Bollywood with the 2004 film, Ek Hasina Thi playing Saif Ali Khan's girlfriend.[15]

In addition to her various television roles, Kaushik has played minor roles in films like Phillum City[2] and Mumbai Cutting. She has even performed to an item song, Shakila Bano, in Apoorva Lakhia's Zanjeer (2013).[7]

Kaushik starred in an Bollywood film titled Lollipop Since 1947. The film, which was directed by Anirudh Chautala, is a political satire set in a lower middle class household where Kaushik plays wife to actor Deepak Dobriyal. The release date of the film is yet to be declared. Kaushik made a debut in the Punjabi film industry with the film Vekh Baraatan Challiyan.[16]

Personal life

Kaushik was in a relationship with fellow television actor Karan Grover and they participated in celebrity couples dance reality show Nach Baliye 3. The couple parted their ways in 2008.[17][18]


Year Title Role Language
2004 Ek Hasina Thi Karan's girlfriend Hindi
2009 Mumbai Cutting Hindi
2011 Phillum City Hindi
2013 Zanjeer Herself Hindi/Telugu
2017 Vekh Baraatan Challiyan Punjabi Debut Lead Actress opposite Binnu Dhillon


Daily Soap Appearances
Year Title Role Channel
2001 Kutumb Monica Malhotra Sony TV
2001 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Manya Doshi Star Plus
2004 Raat Hone Ko Hai Kavita Sahara Manoranjan
2004 Tumhari Disha Porineeta Zee TV
2004 Dil Kya Chahtha Hai Nari Merchant Star One
2004–06 Remix Pallavi Star One
2004-05 Ye Meri Life Hai Annie Sony TV
2005–06 C.I.D. Sub Inspector Anushka Sony TV
2006-15 F.I.R. Chandramukhi Chautala SAB TV
2006-08 Kisne Pyaar Hogya Aditi Star Plus
2007 Kesar Kadambari Star Plus
2007 Ghar Ek Sapna Vanshika Sahara One
2009 Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan Naina Star Plus
2013 Tota Weds Maina Maina SAB TV
2016 Kya Mohabbat Phir Se Deepika Star Plus
2016 Dr. Bhanumati On Duty Dr. Bhanumati SAB TV
2017-upcoming Meri Pyaar Vich Kya Hai Aditi Zee TV
Reality Appearances
Year Title Role Channel
2005 Nach Baliye 3 [19] Herself Star Plus
2009 Arre Deewano Mujhe Pehchano Herself (Host) Star Plus
2010 Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo Herself Sony TV
2014 Dance Ki Takkar 1 Herself Star Plus
2014 Box Cricket League Herself Sony TV
2014-15 Dance Ki Takkar 2 Herself Star Plus
2015 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 Participant Colors TV
2015 Comedy Nights with Kapil Herself (promote Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa) Colors TV
2015-16 Fakebook with Kavita Kavita BIG Magic
2016 Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah Contestant Plus TV
2017-present Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 Participant Colors TV


Following awards were received by her for her work in the TV show F.I.R.

Year Award Category Result
2010 10th Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Comic Role (Jury) Won
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress -Comedy
2011 Zee Gold Awards Best Comic Actress (Jury)
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress - Comedy
2012 11th Indian Telly Awards Most Popular Actress in a Comic Role
Zee Gold Awards Best Comic Actress (Popular)


  1. FIR actor Kavita Kaushik gets married in the lap of Kedarnath mountains. See pics. Retrieved on 28 January 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Got the guts!". The Hindu. 21 August 2009. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Chandramukhi’s Case Files". The Indian Express. 21 September 2013. 
  4. "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8: Meet 12 Final Contestants; All You Need To Know About The Show [In Pics"]. Focus News. 11 July 2015. 
  5. "Kavita Kaushik to play an army doctor in her new show". The Times of India. 19 April 2016. 
  6. "Chandramukhi is based on my friend: Kavita". The Times of India. 17 December 2010. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Kavita Kaushik". 
  8. "Chandramukhi Chautala’s F.I.R. completes 8 years on TV". The Times of India. August 1, 2014. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Kavita Kaushik is back on F.I.R., Chitrashi Rawat asked to quit". The Indian Express. July 1, 2013. 
  10. "Famous comic characters of Indian television". The Times of India. 
  11. "Tota Weds Maina to go off-air on 5 April". The Times of India. March 26, 2013. 
  12. 'Furious' Kavita Kaushik walks off from Jhalak finale; read to know why... (8 October 2015).
  13. BIGG BOSS 10: Kavita Kaushik once again turns down the offer (3 October 2016).
  14. {{cite web|url= TV's Dr Bhanumati to be changed to Dr Madhumati?
  15. David (16 June 2006). The Films of Ram Gopal Varma – An Overview. Cinema Strikes Back. Archived from the original on 25 July 2009. Retrieved on 22 February 2009.
  16. Kavita Kaushik's Punjabi film 'Vek Baraatan Challiyan' does well (8 August 2017).
  17. "19 Much-In-Love Nach Baliye Jodis Who Went Separate Ways After The Show". Yahoo!. June 12, 2015. 
  18. "TV couples who should never have broken up!". The Times of India. 
  19. 06/tv/27994476_1_confusion-tale-nach-baliye Both on Nach Baliye 3. Retrieved on 6 October 2007.

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