Hazel Keech

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Hazel Keech
Hazel Keech at the launch of 'Dongri To Dubai' book (1).jpg
Hazel Keech in May 2012
Born Rose Dawn[1]
Essex, England
Residence Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Nationality British
Occupation Model, Actress
Years active 2007-present

Hazel Keech (born circa 1987[2] as Rose Dawn[3]) is a British actress and model. She has appeared in Billa and Bodyguard as well as in a Suzuki advertisement.[4] She danced in the Frankfinn Music remix item number, "Kahin Pe Nigahaen".[5]

Biography[edit]

Keech was born in Essex, England to a British father and a Mauritian mother.[1][6] She attended Beal High School in Redbridge.[7] During her early years, she enrolled in both stage schools and Indian dance academies where she learnt various forms of dance, both Indian classical and western contemporary, along with acting and singing She performed in school musicals as well as amateur plays and continued with the arts through High School. Keech became involved in television, film and stage. She danced in the British programme "Miss Marple". The BBC documentary show "Call The Shots" showed her working in Hindi films.[8] She joined the team of the Bollywood musical Bombay Dreams for their London promotional tour in 2002 and sang in the choir of the west-end musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat the following year.[7] She was an extra in several of the Harry Potter films.[1]

At 18, while holidaying in Mumbai, she received work offers and decided to stay back and pursue a modelling and acting career in India.[9] Keech then appeared in various music videos as "Kahin Pe Nigahen" as well as many TV commercials, such as Vivel by ITC, & Sprite 'University of Freshology' commercial.[10] Keech appeared in the 2007 Tamil film Billa, where she performed an item number in the song "Sei Ethavathu".[9] In 2011, she played a supporting role in the Hindi film Bodyguard produced by Atul Agnihotri and directed by Siddique. She has performed an item number titled "Aa Ante Amlapuram" in the film Maximum.[11] She has appeared in the reality television programme Bigg Boss 7 where she was voted out by audience vote in the first week.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2007 Billa Rhea Tamil
2011 Bodyguard Maaya Hindi
2012 Maximum Special Appearance Hindi
2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Special Appearance Telugu
2014 Heer and Hero Special appearance Punjabi
2014 Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat TBA Hindi Filming

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Language Notes
2013 Bigg Boss As herself Hindi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sallu's new girl Hazel Keech follows Kat". The Times Of India. 3 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Sonal Chawla (3 Mar 2011). "Sallu's new girl Hazel Keech follows Kat". Indiatimes. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hazel Keech is back with a bang". ndtv.com. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Christine Zedek — Tamil Actress Gallery stills images clips". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  5. ^ "Meet the new item number in town". Rediff.com. 2004-12-31. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  6. ^ "Hazel Keech talks about her favourite past times One of my favourite past times is travelling. I love visiting new places and revisiting others.". mid-day.com. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Rob Parsons (2011-09-09). "West End chorus girl strikes Bollywood gold — Film — Arts — Evening Standard". Thisislondon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  8. ^ "I think Bollywood has chosen me". digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  9. ^ a b "'I had no expectations from Bodyguard' - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 2011-09-08. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  10. ^ "Is this Salman Khan's new girlfriend? - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  11. ^ Iyer, Meena (2012-06-02). "Salman's Hazel as item girl". Times of India. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 

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