Mahek Chahal is a Norwegian born actress who has done quite a few films and a memorable TV reality TV show in the form of Bigg Boss 5. She returned in the Halla Bol series as a Challenger in Bigg Boss 8.
Born on February 1, 1979, the 35 year old Mahek who hails from a Sardaar family was earlier called Preeti. She debuted in Bollywood with a small role in the movie ‘Chameli’ and went on to do a few films including the Punjabi movie ‘Dil Apna Punjabi’ in 2006 and item numbers and small roles in Bollywood movies like Wanted, Yamla Pagla Deewana and Main aur Mrs. Khanna. Mahek also acted in a reality TV show in Norway called Fristet (2011)
Mahek Chahal Bigg Boss controversy
The 5 feet 7 inch tall Mahek Chahal was infamous for her fights which would turn ugly with contestant Sky(Akashdeep Saigal). Sky began raining insults on Mahek accusing of ‘scratching people’ and alluding to Goa and a certain man by the name ‘Balbir’. Later, she again ran into a confrontation with Sky who commented on her looks and surgery. Mahek broke down and saying that she had done surgery to her face because of an accident and that her face was her fortune.
Mahek Chahal – Danish Khan (boyfriend) and the subsequent breakup
Mahek Chahal was proposed on the grand finale of Bigg Boss 5 by her childhood friend and boyfriend Danish Khan. Though she had come second in the show, she was won over by love and marriage was seen to be in the cards. But with due course in the time, the couple broke up. Explains Mahek, “It was difficult to maintain a long-term relationship. After my Bigg Boss season got over, I flew off to Norway to be with my friends and family. I also set up my clothing line business there. My relationship with my finance Danish began to wither. When I came to Mumbai, I decided to quit being in the relationship. It wasn’t easy at all. But I have now begun a new chapter in my life.”