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 (1982-02-28) 28 February 1982 (age 35)[1]
Essex, England
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality British
Mauritian
Other names Gurbasant Kaur Bhandal
Occupation Model, actress
Years active 2007–present
Spouse(s) Yuvraj Singh (m. 2016–present) [2]

Gurbasant Kaur Bhandal (born Hazel Keech; 28 February 1982)[3] 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.[4] She danced in the Frankfinn Music remix item number, "Kahin Pe Nigahaen".[5] She appeared in the reality television programme Bigg Boss 7 in 2013.

Early life[edit]

Keech was born in Essex, England, to a British father and an Indo-Mauritian Hindu mother of Bihari ancestry.[6][7][8][9][10][11] She did her schooling at Beal High School in Redbridge, London,[12] where she performed in stage shows and learned various forms of dance including Indian classical, British dance and western contemporary.

Career[edit]

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.[13] 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.[12] She was an extra in several of the Harry Potter films.[10]

At 18, while holidaying in Mumbai, she received work offers and decided to stay and pursue a modelling and acting career in India.[14] Keech then appeared in various music videos as "Kahin Pe Nigahen" as well as many TV commercials, such as Vivel by ITC, and the Sprite 'University of Freshology' commercial.[15] Keech appeared in the 2007 Tamil film Billa, where she performed an item number in the song "Sei Ethavathu".[14] In 2011, she played a supporting role in the Hindi film Bodyguard produced by Atul Agnihotri and directed by Siddique. She also performed an item number titled "Aa Ante Amlapuram" in the film Maximum.[16] She performed a song, "Chal Chal Chal", in the film Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012).[17]

Bigg Boss 7[edit]

She appeared in the popular Indian TV show Bigg Boss 7 in September 2013 but a week later she was eliminated, the first contestant to exit the house. In an interview after her eviction she expressed her anger about Pratyusha Banerjee, saying, "She likes to create problems".[18]

Personal life[edit]

On November 12, 2015, Keech got engaged to Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh.[19][20][21] They were married on November 30, 2016.[22][23] After marriage, Hazel adopted the name "Gurbasant Kaur", which was given to her by Sant Balvinder Singh during the wedding ceremony.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keech, Hazel. "About Hazel Keech". Facebook. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Yuvraj Singh, Hazel Keech tie the knot: Couple get married in intimate affair". 30 November 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Sonal Chawla (3 Mar 2011). "Sallu's new girl Hazel Keech follows Kat". Indiatimes. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Christine Zedek — Tamil Actress Gallery stills images clips". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Meet the new item number in town". Rediff.com. 31 December 2004. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Yuvraj Singh blasts Western Union for denying money to fiancée Hazel Keech". 
  7. ^ "युवराज सिंह की मंगेतर हेजल कीच ने एक कंपनी पर लगाया 'नस्ली भेदभाव' का आरोप, युवी भी भड़के.." 
  8. ^ "Interesting facts about Yuvraj Singh's rumoured new flame, Hazel Keech". indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  9. ^ Renuka Vyavahare (14 November 2015). "Yuvraj Singh's mother: Hazel Keech is a reflection of me". The Times of India. TNN. 
  10. ^ a b "Sallu's new girl Hazel Keech follows Kat". The Times Of India. 3 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "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. 
  12. ^ a b Rob Parsons (9 September 2011). "West End chorus girl strikes Bollywood gold". Evening Standard. Thisislondon.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "I think Bollywood has chosen me". Digital Spy. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "'I had no expectations from Bodyguard' - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "Is this Salman Khan's new girlfriend? - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  16. ^ Iyer, Meena (2 June 2012). "Salman's Hazel as item girl". Times of India. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ "Pratyusha likes to create problems: Hazel Keech". India Today. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "Yuvraj Singh Gets Engaged To Model-Actress Hazel Keech". The Times of India. TNN. 12 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  20. ^ Kashyap, Maleeka (9 April 2016). "Relationship, honeymoon and wedding details: Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech in a tell-all interview". India Today. 
  21. ^ "Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech marriage details: Couple gearing up for their big day". telugu.gulte.com. Retrieved 2016-11-07. 
  22. ^ "first kholo and Hazel Keech exchange wedding vows". The Hindu. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  23. ^ "Yuvraj Singh, Hazel Keech tie the knot: Couple get married in intimate affair". 30 November 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  24. ^ "POST MARRIAGE Hazel Keech changes her NAME completely". ABP Live. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 

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