Surveen Chawla is an Indian film actress and dancer.


Actress Surveen Chawla, who was recently seen in the web show 'Decoupled', has called R. Madhavan "a dream co-star to work with" and that "it has been a pleasure" for her to work with him on the show.Shedding light on the reason behind their impeccable on-screen chemistry and repartees, Surveen said, "I remember when we were doing the test shoot and the first scene of the show, it felt like Maddy (R. Madhavan) and I had known each other since forever. The moment I spoke to him on the first video call we had, I found him to be really chill and easy-breezy."

Talking about how Madhavan approaches a scene holistically, she said, "One very important thing about him that I noticed very early on during our interactions was that as an actor he is not thinking about just himself, or just his character, he's very giving and generous. He's thinking about the show."

"So that process and that kind of camaraderie for a show like this where you're playing partners, I think just worked beautifully. I couldn't have asked for a better partner to play Arya," she concluded created and written by Manu Joseph and directed by Hardik Mehta, 'Decoupled' follows the life of an urban Indian couple as they decide to go their separate ways. The series is available to stream on Netflix.

Decoupled starring R Madhavan and Surveen Chawla is here and so are the Twitter reviews. Created and written by Manu Joseph, and directed by Hardik Mehta, Decoupled follows the story of Arya Iyer (played by Madhavan) and Shruti (played by Surveen), a modern-day, urban couple in Delhi, who are heading towards separation but are awaiting the right time to break the news to their 12-year-old daughter. While Decoupled was just released today, on the 17th of December, it looks like netizens have already binge-watched the show, and are out with the verdict.

Going by the tweets on Decoupled, it is clear as day that fans have loved watching R. Madhavan on screen again. While one fan has hailed the actor’s ‘natural’ performance, others have loved his chemistry with Surveen. Furthermore, Twitterati has also appreciated the show for its humor and writing. One user said, “The BEST series currently! #Decoupled #Netflix Hilarious with a capital H @netflix @ActorMadhavan BRILLIANT sir.. and what a cameo @chetan_bhagat sir”. Another wrote, “#Decoupled on @netflix is probably the best com I have seen and laughed my heart out. Super talented @ActorMadhavan thank you for making this series.”. 

Meanwhile, talking about the show, creator Manu Joseph said, “Decoupled is about a guy who can see in any situation what others are trained to ignore. Naturally, it gets him into trouble wherever he goes, and this sort of objectivity is not healthy for a man in a marriage. One of our goals was to keep it all real. The thing about comedy is that if it is not real it is not funny, and what is difficult about comedy is that every component in a scene has to fire for it to work”.

"Loneliness is not the scarcity of people, loneliness is when hot people don't want to be with you," says the protagonist Arya Iyer (played by R Madhavan) in Netflix's latest offering Decoupled. An author by profession and a full-time philosopher, Arya Iyer is constantly competing against his nemesis Chetan Bhagat. The real-life author plays himself in the show and keeps popping in and out. 

Manu Joseph and Hardik Mehta have set Decoupled in the affluent high Delhi society where Arya somehow doesn't fit in as he observes everything and questions the most random things. His wife Shruti, played by Surveen Chawla, is a boss woman and someone easily who comes across as a young, rich woman who is perfect on the surface but actually deals with her broken marriage and an impending divorce.

While Arya and Shruti are clear that they want a divorce, the show revolves around the couple perpetually deciding when's the right time to break the big news to their 12-year-old daughter. They, however, continue to live under the same roof, are cordial at times, have dinners, and even flirt with other people. Decoupled's setting is believable and relatable.

Both Madhavan and Surveen deliver an earnest performance with their onscreen chemistry simply perfect for a couple who is heading towards divorce. They both stand out and that seems to be the biggest strength of Decoupled. While some dialogues definitely hit the mark, some others are so off-target, making us wonder if no writer realized we are in the post Me Too age.  

With the show entirely in English, Decoupled writers infuse comedy via dialogues and you may find yourself chuckling more than once. Spread across eight episodes of almost 30 minutes each, Decoupled takes a long time to arrive at the plot. In the first few episodes, the writers don't delve into what exactly is leading to the divorce, leaving the viewer with little to empathize with the situation or protagonists. All we know is that the couple has fallen out of love and Arya Iyer has a theory for possibly everything.

What does make Decoupled a decent watch is its breezy handling of a heavy subject such as divorce and the lead performances. I mean how much more charming can Madhavan look onscreen even after all these years? If Decoupled is on your watch list this weekend, watch it strictly only for fun, R Madhavan's charm, and Surveen Chawla's on-point boss woman outfits. 

R Madhavan is an actor who is known for his line of work and for presenting something new on the table every time he hit the screen. Interestingly, the actor is making the headlines for his upcoming series Decoupled wherein he will be sharing the screen space with Surveen Chawla. Helmed by Manu Joseph, the series happens to be a romantic comedy and it has been creating a massive buzz in the town. And while the fans have been eagerly waiting for the Decoupled, the makers have finally unveiled the trailer of this Manu Joseph directorial.

The over two-minute trailer features Madhavan and Surveen as a couple dealing with a troubled marriage and finding a way to resolve the differences. While the two seem to have fallen out of love, they decide to stay together for the sake of their daughter. In fact, they will also be seen toying with the idea of open marriage in this series based on relationships. Both Surveen and Madhavan looked promising in the trailer and their chemistry has left us wanting more. 

Meanwhile, talking about the show, director Manu Joseph said, “Decoupled is about a guy who can see in any situation what others are trained to ignore. Naturally, it gets him into trouble wherever he goes, and this sort of objectivity is not healthy for a man in a marriage. One of our goals was to keep it all real. The thing about comedy is that if it is not real it is not funny, and what is difficult about comedy is that every component in a scene has to fire for it to work”.

Surveen Chawla became a quick household name with her TV debut in Ekta Kapoor’s Kahiin Toh Hoga in 2003. After a decent run in the Indian television industry, the actress moved to South cinema. She soon transitioned into the world of Bollywood and debuted with Hum Tum Shabana in 2011. She has starred in the critically acclaimed ‘Parched’, ‘Ugly’, commercially successful ‘Hate Story 2’ & popular series Sacred Games 2’. But all her transition from medium to another wasn’t a smooth sail. Her trail to success recounts many imprints of horrendous incidences of being propositioned at the hands of some of the top directors, including a National Award winner. Surveen Chawla did not have to only deal with sexual predators in the industry but also face the heat for her experience in the television industry and been regarded as ‘overweight at 56 kilos’. Watch the video to know more.

As we all know fashion face-offs are no big deal these days and it is more about following the trend. Designers and stylists, many a times get inspired by each other when it comes to fashion. On the other hand, celebs are always under constant pressure to put their best fashion foot forward. Sometimes celebrities or their stylists either try too hard, succeed or fail to impress. Today on our face-off list, we have two gorgeous actresses Rakul Preet Singh and Surveen Chawla.

At Umang 2020, Rakul graced the red carpet wearing a pastel blue embellished saree by Krésha Bajaj. She completed her look with diamond earrings, neutral makeup, and open wavy hair. Be it sporting a casual look or slaying in an embellished lehenga, Rakul Preet Singh makes sure to turn enough heads with her style statement. Check out her another beautiful look in a sequin saree. 

Surveen Chawla recently shared a few photos of her looking stunning as ever in a blingy saree by Neeta Lulla. She was totally wrapped in a sea of glittering sequins and we just can't take our eyes off the saree. The actress sets the temperature soaring in an all sequin saree that she wore with the matching blouse. She completed her look with bright lip color, loads of eye shadow, and straight hair. Sharing photos of her latest look on Instagram that is perfect for a cocktail party, Surveen captioned it, "Hold on. I’m having a SEQUIN moment." 

Surveen Chawla is in a happy space these days. After all, she had entered motherhood early this year and enjoyed the new phase of her life to the fullest. The actress welcomed her daughter Eva in April this year and is over the moon ever since. But apart from this new addition to her family, Surveen’s drastic post-pregnancy weight loss has also bagged a lot of attention. To note, the diva, who had gained around 18 kgs during her pregnancy, has shed most of those extra kilos and stunned everyone with her transformation within six months.

Sharing her weight loss secret, Surveen revealed that it was her holistic lifestyle that helped her get back in shape. The new mommy had a fixed regime and she chose to stick to it. The Parched actress took a healthy way to lose weight and practiced yoga along with cardiovascular activities. Besides, Surveen also preferred to have home-cooked food while she was on her weight loss journey. Interestingly, she didn’t crave the outside meals which was a bonus thing for her. And this really did wonder to the diva and her sizzling Instagram posts are proof of it.

The new mother also opened up about her postpartum depression and said that while she had heard a lot about it during pregnancy, she decided to evade it completely. Interestingly, her expressive personality proved a boon for her and she was able to vent out her emotions which helped her stay in an emotionally sound place.

“There were days when my emotions were all over the place. But I did my best to stay centered, and share my feelings with my partner. I reminded myself every day that I was doing the best I could,” Surveen stated.

Actress Surveen Chawla is not only spreading her talent wings in Punjabi and Hindi film industries, but also down South. Best known for her role in Hate Story 2, Surveen's journey to the film industry wasn't an easy one. The actress in an exclusive interview with Pinkvilla made some revelations regarding the infamous practice of the "casting couch" in the South Indian Film industry. Recalling the horrific incidents, she says, "I had faced I thrice in the South. This was just around the time I was transitioning into movies from television. So this director told me, 'There's a language barrier between us. I want to know every inch of your body. I was shocked. I didn't do the film."

She further continued, "Another time, it was a very famous National Award-winning director. We had done the Recee and trials and look tests too. But he got a guy from his team to call me and say, 'Ma'am, it's a really long association. So this will continue till the film is over. I didn't even understand what he wanted to say. Then, when I did, I clearly told him that if the director felt I'm talented enough, he will take me in the film. I don't have to barter myself for this. It was for his directorial in which he was acting as well. I didn't end up doing the film."

Surveen Chawla has a Stunning figure and she is 168 cm tall which is 5 feet 6 inches. She has a keen interest to maintain her body fitness her weight is 53 kg. Surveen Chawla is very health conscious she always takes care of her looks and appearance. She visits the gym regularly and her figure measurement is 34-26-35 she has attractive Black hair and Light Brown eyes.

Surveen Chawla has possibly been one of the most popular faces on Indian television. So much so that the actress has been nominated several times and even won many awards. Then, she decided to transition into films and all the roadblocks started coming her way. Despite being famous already, she had to battle severe criticism - from being called an 'over exposed' TV actress to an 'overweight girl at 56 kilos'. But that wasn't just it. Much to our horror, she reveals that she had to face the casting couch not once or twice but five times in her filmy career - thrice down South and twice here in Bollywood. Here, she gets talking about her untold story which is nothing less than shocking.

What about Bollywood? She says she's faced enough here as well. "A director wanted to see how my cleavage looked. Another director wanted to see how my thighs looked," Surveen concluded. She also revealed that there was a time when she was called overweight. "I went to give this audition and the person told me, 'You are overweight'. I was just 56 kilos and I thought the person needed glasses," she laughs out loud.

Another incident, she remembers, where she was called out for doing TV. "Yes, there was a time when people told me you are over-exposed because of television. For some time, I tried to hide it from producers and tell them I did TV only for a year but I realized later that 'Why am I doing this?' Isn't it going to be easier for a team to get someone who already knows how to do their lines?" she concluded. 

After flaunting her baby bump for nine months, on April 15, 2019, Surveen Chawla and hubby Akshay Thakker welcomed their baby girl, Eva, into this world, and to announce her baby’s arrival, the Sacred Games actress, Surveen Chawla, had posted a picture of Eva’s tiny feet on social media and captioned it was, “We now have her tiny feet to fill the tiny shoes! Blessed by her wonderful arrival in our little family! Welcoming our daughter Eva @akshaythakker.” And today, when the baby is just a month old, Surveen took to social media to treat her Instagram to Eva’s first picture, and alongside the mommy-daughter picture, Surveen wrote, “To love ...I know now..”

In this black-and-white picture, Surveen is wearing a translucent flared overcoat and she is seen holding the baby and looking lovingly at her. Soon after, Surveen’s friends from the industry left comments on the picture- while Tahira Kashyap wrote, ‘Wowwww! This is gorgeous’, Rubina Dilaik wrote left a heart emoticon and Tisca Chopra wrote, ‘Took my breath away.’ After giving birth to her baby, Surveen was clicked outside the hospital with her hubby after she got discharged but at that time, Surveen decided to cover the baby from the media glare.

During Surveen’s pregnancy, the actress took to social media to share her pictures doing yoga and also shared her baby shower pictures, and for all those who don’t know, Surveen Chawla tied the knot with Akshay Thakker in 2015 but kept the wedding under wraps till December 2017. After giving birth, in an exclusive interaction with Pinkvilla, this Kahin To Hoga actress had revealed that the feeling of becoming a mother is inexplicable, and she thanked her in-laws for being her support. “I am feeling things which were alien to me. Just feeling them is surreal, in a good way, of course. The feeling is inexplicable and I can’t describe it in words. I have a very good support system. I have my mother-in-law, that is a big blessing as I am still recovering and there is Akshay,” Surveen had told us.

Real Name Surveen Chawla
Nickname Surveen
Profession Actor, Model, Dancer
Debut TV-Kahin To Hoga, Kannada-Paramesha Panwala
Language Known Hindi, English, Kannada & Punjabi
Date Of Birth 1 August 1984
Age (as in 2020) 36 Years
Birthplace Chandigarh, India
Hometown Chandigarh, India
Nationality Indian
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Leo
Height in Centimetres 168 cm
Height In Meters 1.68
Height in Inches 5’6″
Weight in Kilograms 53 Kg
Weight in Pounds 117 lbs
Figure Measurement (approx) 34-26-35
Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Black
Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known
Religion Sikhism
Marital Status Engaged
Affairs/Boyfriends Apurva Agnihotri (Actor), Gaurav Chopra (TV Actor), S. Sreesanth (Cricketer)
Ex-Faience Vatican Dhiman (Owner of The Earth Pharmaceuticals)
Husband Akshay Thakker
Educational Qualification Graduation in English
School Not Known
Collage/University Chandigarh College for Women, Chandigarh
Favorite Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal
Favorite Actress Rani Mukherji, Kajol
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Favorite Perfume Not Known
Favorite Food Baingan Bharta, French toast salted, Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice-cream, Rasmalai, Panjiri, Chinese Cuisine, Soya Chips, Grilled Fish
Favorite Film Not Known
Hobbies Singing, driving, workout
Favorite color Red, Blue, Pink, green
Favorite Sport Cricket
Car Collection Audi A4
Favorite Holiday Destination Goa, London, Paris
Salary (approx) 80 lakh/film
Net Worth (approx) $3 million

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