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 (1987-02-28) 28 February 1987 (age 29)[1]
Essex, Englandindia
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality British
Mauritian
Occupation Model, actress
Years active 2007–present
Religion Christian
Spouse(s) Yuvraj Singh

Hazel Keech (born 28 February 1987)[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.

Early life[edit]

Keech is born in Essex, England to a British father and a Mauritian Hindu mother.[5][6] Her mother is a Mauritian Hindu of Bengali ancestry.[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 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.[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]

At 18, while holidaying in Mumbai, she received work offers and decided to stay back 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, & 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 has performed an item number titled "Aa Ante Amlapuram" in the film Maximum.[15] She has performed a special song "Chal Chal Chal" in the film Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012 film).[15]

Bigg Boss 7[edit]

She appeared in the popular Indian TV show Bigg Boss 7 in September 2013 but a week later she got eliminated being the first 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".[16]

Personal life[edit]

On 12 November 2015, Keech got engaged to Yuvraj Singh.[17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keech, Hazel. "About Hazel Keech". Facebook. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ Sonal Chawla (3 Mar 2011). "Sallu's new girl Hazel Keech follows Kat". Indiatimes. Retrieved 11 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. ^ "Yuvraj Singh blasts Western Union for denying money to fiancée Hazel Keech". 
  6. ^ "युवराज सिंह की मंगेतर हेजल कीच ने एक कंपनी पर लगाया 'नस्ली भेदभाव' का आरोप, युवी भी भड़के...". 
  7. ^ "Interesting facts about Yuvraj Singh's rumoured new flame, Hazel Keech". indiatvnews.com. 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. 
  9. ^ a b "Sallu's new girl Hazel Keech follows Kat". The Times Of India. 3 March 2011. 
  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. 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. ^ a b Iyer, Meena (2 June 2012). "Salman's Hazel as item girl". Times of India. Retrieved 3 June 2012.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "hazel" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  16. ^ "Pratyusha likes to create problems: Hazel Keech". India Today. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "Yuvraj Singh Gets Engaged To Model-Actress Hazel Keech". The Times of India. TNN. 12 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  18. ^ Kashyap, Maleeka (6 April 2016). "Relationship, honeymoon and wedding details: Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech in a tell-all interview". India Today. Retrieved 2016-08-13. 

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