mithun shettywrote on Jul 23 2009 12:07PM
Antara Mali was born in Mumbai to noted photographer Jagdish Mali.Mali made her acting debut in the 1999 film Prema Katha which was directed by Ram Gopal Varma. Varma became Mali's frequent collaborator and went on to make several movies with her, as he did with actress Urmila Matondkar like "MAst","Company","Road", "Darna Mana Hai". Although Mali was critically acclaimed for her performances in each of her films, she discontinued her acting career after production of her last film (Mr Ya Miss  which she had also written and directed) was received poorly and critically panned. In this last film, Mali paid her tribute to the Bollywood legend Madhuri Dixit by playing an aspiring actress inspired by Madhuri in the movie Main Madhuri Diixit Banna Chahti Hoon.
On June 12th 2009, she got secretly wedded to Che Kurien, the editor of GQ magazine. For starters, Antara's husband Che has credit of working in organisation's like Reuters, Time Out Mumbai and The Indian Express, prior to him joining GQ