Mahi Gill is best known for her role of Paro in Anurag Kashyap's critically acclaimed Hindi film Dev.D, a modern take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's Bengali novella Devdas for which she also won the 2010 Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. She started her career in Punjabi films before making a debut in Bollywood with Dev D.
She completed her Masters in theater from Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1998.
Mahi got her first break with the Punjabi based Bollywood film Hawayein and has done a couple of Punjabi films along with theatre.
Anurag saw her first in a party and instantly finalized her to play the character of Paro in movie Dev D.
Gill is set to appear in Paan Singh Tomar with Irrfan Khan.