Mahek Chahal is one of those NRI Punjabi girls who came to India to work in films. Her first work assignments include a few music videos but she got noticed after featuring in Manmohan Waris' chartbuster Punjabi song 'Dil Te Maar Gayi'. After a South film, she made her Hindi film debut with Nayee Padosan in 2003. She was pitted against Mallika Sherawat, as Nayee Padosan had a clash with Mallika Sherawat's Khawaish. Needless to say, the comic Nayee Padosan tanked in front of the erotic romantic film.
Mahek next appeared in a dance number Sajna Ve Sajna in the Kareena Kapoor starrer Chameli. This song did help her to the extent that she started getting offers of dance performances.
But her most challenging role was in her mother tongue film 'Dil Apna Punjabi'. She played the role of a UK based Punjabi singer and was a third angle in the film featuring Harbhajan Maan and Neeru Bajwa in lead roles. Even though she had given good performance in this blockbuster film, but she was not seen in Punjabi films after this one movie.
Being in the circle of Salman Khan helped her get films like Mr. and Mrs. Khanna, Wanted and the reality TV show Bigg Boss. She turned out to be the first runner up on Big Boss 5. Post Big Boss 5, she became part of a couple of more reality tv shows and did item dance numbers in Hindi and regional films, including Punjabi film Jatt Airways. During one of Salman Khan's parties, she met Ameesha Patel's brother Ashmit Patel. Soon they were seen in a dating show and a forgettable film. They announced their relationship in 2017 with a ring ceremony.
The couple was planning to get married by 2018, but for some reason, they chose to push it ahead. In early 2020, both decided to call it quits.
On the work front, Ashmit who had also done a Punjabi film in the past, is currently doing a web series. While Mahek is busy with event shows.