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
Born1986/1987 (age 32–33)[1]
Essex, England
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
NationalityBritish
Mauritian
Other namesGurbasant Kaur
OccupationModel, actress
Years active2007–present
Spouse(s)Yuvraj Singh (m. 2016–present)

Hazel Keech (born 1986/1987 (age 32–33)), also known by her married name Gurbasant Kaur,[1][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 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.[5][6][7][8][9][10] She did her schooling at Beal High School in Redbridge, London,[11] where she performed in stage shows and learned various forms of dance including Indian classical, British dance and western contemporary.

Career[edit]

Hazel with Sagarika Ghatge and Fatema Agarkar

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.[12] 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.[11] She was an extra in several of the Harry Potter films.[9]

In 2005, while holidaying in Mumbai, she received work offers and decided to stay and pursue a modelling and acting career in India.[13] 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.[14] Keech appeared in the 2007 Tamil film Billa, where she performed an item number in the song "Sei Ethavathu".[13] 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.[15] She performed a song, "Chal Chal Chal", in the film Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012).[16]

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".[17]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2007 Billa Rhea, Rajesh's fiancé Tamil
2009 Kick item number Telugu
2011 Bodyguard Maya Kapoor Hindi
2012 Maximum item number Aa Ante Amlapuram Hindi
2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum item number Telugu
2013 Heer and Hero item number Punjabi
2015 Dharam Sankat Mein Song Neelanand Hindi

Television[edit]

Year Name Role Channel Notes Ref
2012 Comedy Circus Contestant Sony TV Along with Krushna Abhishek
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 Colors TV Teen Ka Tadka [18]
Bigg Boss 7 Entered Day 1, Evicted Day 7
2016 The Kapil Sharma Show Guest Sony TV Along with Yuvraj Singh [19]

Personal life[edit]

On 12 November 2015, Keech got engaged to Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh.[20][21][22] They were married on 30 November 2016.[23][24] after marriage, Hazel adopted the name "Gurbasant Kaur", which was given to her by Sant Balvinder Singh during the wedding ceremony.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sonal Chawla (3 March 2011). "Sallu's new girl Hazel Keech follows Kat". Indiatimes. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b ABP News Web Desk (2 December 2016). "POST MARRIAGE Hazel Keech changes her NAME completely". ABP Live. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  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. ^ Gulshankumar Wankar (1 September 2016). "Yuvraj Singh blasts Western Union for denying money to fiancée Hazel Keech". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  6. ^ राकेश तिवारी (31 August 2016). "युवराज सिंह की मंगेतर हेजल कीच ने एक कंपनी पर लगाया 'नस्ली भेदभाव' का आरोप, युवी भी भड़के..." NDTV (in Hindi). Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  7. ^ IANS (7 September 2015). "Interesting facts about Yuvraj Singh's rumoured new flame, Hazel Keech". India TV. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  8. ^ Renuka Vyavahare (14 November 2015). "Yuvraj Singh's mother: Hazel Keech is a reflection of me". The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  9. ^ a b Mumbai Mirror; Sonal Chawla (3 March 2011). "Sallu's new girl Hazel Keech follows Kat". The Times Of India. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  10. ^ "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. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  11. ^ a b Rob Parsons (9 September 2011). "West End chorus girl strikes Bollywood gold". Evening Standard. Thisislondon.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  12. ^ "I think Bollywood has chosen me". Digital Spy. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  13. ^ a b "'I had no expectations from Bodyguard' - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  14. ^ "Is this Salman Khan's new girlfriend? - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  15. ^ Iyer, Meena (2 June 2012). "Salman's Hazel as item girl". Times of India. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ "Pratyusha likes to create problems: Hazel Keech". India Today. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
  18. ^ "Ragini, Sanaya, Rithvik, Hazel, Darsheel, Mumaith in Jhalak's Teen Ka Tadka special episode". 18 August 2013.
  19. ^ "Sumona Chakravarti marries Yuvraj Singh on The Kapil Sharma Show". The Indian Express. September 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  20. ^ TNN (14 November 2015). "Yuvraj Singh Gets Engaged To Model-Actress Hazel Keech". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  21. ^ Sumiran Kashyap Sahni (6 April 2016). "Relationship, honeymoon and wedding details: Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech in a tell-all interview". India Today. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech marriage details: Couple gearing up for their big day". telugu.gulte.com. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  23. ^ PTI (30 November 2016). "Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech exchange wedding vows". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  24. ^ "Yuvraj Singh, Hazel Keech tie the knot: Couple get married in intimate affair". The Indian Express. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016.

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