Daljeet Kaur

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Daljeet Kaur
ਦਲਜੀਤ ਕੌਰ
Actress Daljeet Kaur's movie still in 1980s.jpg
Actress Daljeet Kaur's still from a movie in 1980s
Other names Daljit Kaur, Diljit Kaur
Occupation Actress
Years active 1976  – present

Daljeet Kaur (Punjabi: ਦਲਜੀਤ ਕੌਰ) is a Punjabi actress. She has been called the Hema Malini of Punjabi films for her maximum Silver Jubilee hits. She has also worked in about 10 Bollywood movies.

Early life[edit]

Her native village is Aitiana near Sudhar in the district Ludhiana. She was raised in Siliguri of West Bengal. She did her schooling from convent and completed her B.A. Honours degree from Shri Ram College of Delhi.[1] She stayed away from the film industry after the death of her husband Harminder Singh Deol in a road accident. She came after a long time in the 2002 movie Jee Aayan Nu[2]

Early work[edit]

Daljeet played a small part in Pune Institute's short film Bonga, directed by Kundan Shah. She later did a Punjabi Film, Daaj, which became a big hit in which she was paired with Dheeraj Kumar. Actor Sunil Dutt gave her chance in Bollywood movie Yari Dushmani (1980).

Film career[edit]

Her major Punjabi hit films were Putt Jattan De, Mamla Garbar Hai, Ki Banoo Duniya Da. She also did many Hindi films including Yash Chopra's Faasle, Rajkumar Kohli's Jeene Nahin Doonga and Yari Dushmani. Raj Kapoor offered her an important role in Henna, but he died before she could do the film. Daljeet was also part of the Punjabi hits Mahaul Theek Hai and Jee Ayan Nu, and Subhash Ghai's production Ek Aur Ek Gyarah with Sanjay Dutt and Govinda, where she was paired opposite Bollywood superstar Jackie Shroff. Besides Hindi films, she also acted in Bengali and South films. In Bollywood she shared screen space with Sunil Dutt, Dharmendra, Rajesh Khanna, Reena Roy, Sunny Deol, Rishi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Meenakshi Seshadri, Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Govinda etc. In her career Daljeet worked with top artists from Punjabi Film Industry like Veerendra, Gurdas Maan, Satish Kaul, Gugu Gill, Baldev Khosa & Yograj Singh. She was also paired in few movies with Shavinder Mahal, Surinder Walia and famous TV actor Pankaj Dheer & Arjun to give industry new leading men. In fact Guggu Gill & Yograj Singh got their first success as a hero with Daljit. She will be next seen in films called Desi Munde and Dil Pardesi Ho Gaya.[2]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

Daljeet Kaur: The Veteran Who Has Forgotten Her Own Contribution To Punjabi Cinema. Here's Why [1]

External links[edit]

  • ^ Ghaintpunjab.com