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 1986/1987 (age 29–30)
Essex, England
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality British
Mauritian
Occupation Model, Actress
Years active 2007–present
Relatives Yuvraj Singh (fiance)

Hazel Keech (born 1986/1987[1] as Rose Dawn[2]) is a British−Mauritian model who has appeared in Indian television programs and films. She has appeared in Billa and Bodyguard as well as in a Suzuki advertisement.[3] She danced in the Frankfinn Music remix item number, "Kahin Pe Nigahaen".[4] She has appeared in the reality television programme Bigg Boss 7 in 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Keech was born in Essex, England. From her father's side she is of British descent and from her mother's side she is of Mauritian ancestry. Her mother is a Mauritian Hindu of Indian ancestry.[5][6][7] She attended Beal High School in Redbridge.[8] On 12 November 2015, Keech got engaged to Yuvraj Singh.[9][10]

Career[edit]

Keech 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 Agatha Christie's Marple. The BBC documentary show Call The Shots showed her working in Hindi films.[11] 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.[8] She was an extra in several of the Harry Potter films.[6]

At 18, while holidaying in Mumbai, she received work offers and decided to stay back and pursue a modelling and acting career in India.[12] 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.[13] Keech appeared in the 2007 Tamil film Billa, where she performed an item number in the song "Sei Ethavathu".[12] 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.[14]

Bigg Boss 7

She appeared in the popular Indian TV show Bigg Boss 7 in September 2013 but a week later she got eliminated being the 1st contestant to exit the house. In an interview post her eviction she expressed her anger feelings about Pratyusha Banerjee as she said "She likes to create problems".[15]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Source
2007 Billa Rhea Tamil
2011 Bodyguard Maya Hindi
2012 Maximum Special appearance Hindi
2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Special appearance Telugu
2014 Heer and Hero Special appearance Punjabi

Television[edit]

  • 2013 Bigg Boss 7 as a contestant evicted day 7 she was in the hell facility during her stay
  • 2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa as contestant
  • 2013 Comedy Circus as herself

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sonal Chawla (3 Mar 2011). "Sallu's new girl Hazel Keech follows Kat". Indiatimes. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hazel Keech is back with a bang". ndtv.com. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Christine Zedek — Tamil Actress Gallery stills images clips". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Meet the new item number in town". Rediff.com. 31 December 2004. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Renuka Vyavahare (14 November 2015). "Yuvraj Singh’s mother: Hazel Keech is a reflection of me". The Times of India. TNN. 
  6. ^ a b "Sallu's new girl Hazel Keech follows Kat". The Times Of India. 3 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "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. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Rob Parsons (9 September 2011). "West End chorus girl strikes Bollywood gold". Evening Standard. Thisislondon.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Yuvraj Singh Gets Engaged To Model-Actress Hazel Keech". The Times of India. TNN. 12 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  10. ^ http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/yuvraj-singh-hazel-keech-relationship-wedding-details-functions-honeymoon-outfits/1/636859.html
  11. ^ "I think Bollywood has chosen me". Digital Spy. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "'I had no expectations from Bodyguard' - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Is this Salman Khan's new girlfriend? - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  14. ^ Iyer, Meena (2 June 2012). "Salman's Hazel as item girl". Times of India. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "Pratyusha likes to create problems: Hazel Keech". Retrieved 22 September 2013. 

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