Kamal Sidhu

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Kamal Sidhu
Kamal Sidhu at Soniya Vajifdar preview.jpg
Sidhu at Soniya Vajifdar preview in 2010
Born (1968-02-24) February 24, 1968 (age 50)
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg)
Spouse(s)Nico Goghavala[1]

Kamal Sidhu (born February 24, 1968) is an Indo-Canadian model, VJ, TV anchor and actor.[2][3] Winner of Miss India–Canada in 1991,[4] she has a successful career as presenter and show host.

Early life[edit]

Sidhu was born in an Indian Sikh family who lived in the Philippines, where she stayed till the age of six.[5] Later they moved to Canada, where she was raised and educated.[6] She has a university degree in pre-medical. She is fluent in Tagalog, English, Punjabi and French.[6]


Prior to being in TV shows and in the modeling industry, Sidhu was an athlete, training to compete at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, representing Canada in the heptathlon.[6] An unfortunate injury abruptly ended her dreams and made her to pursue other avenues. She was advised by a cousin, and consequently entered the Miss India-Canada contest in 1991, to which she won first runner-up.[6]

In India, she started her career with Channel V and later MTV Asia.[7] She also worked with channel AXN in this same country.[6] One of the first few 'Indian' VJs, Sidhu and her Canadian accent were hugely popular with the teen population, many imitating her style of dress, hair and talking.[6] She hosted an adult show on sex lives on Zoom TV and anchored an environmental series called EarthPulse on National Geographic Channel.[8] She presented the Rio Games in August 2016 on Star Sports channel in her brief return to where it all started - STAR TV NETWORK.

Personal life[edit]

Kamal Sidhu was in a relationship with erstwhile MTV and Channel V VJ - Danny McGill during the 1990s. She is married to Nico Ghogavala owner of B.A.R company.[9]


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Aar Ya Paar Veena Sanghvi
2006 Chasing Nature(TV series) Presenter[10]
2008 Little Zizou Alka
2019 The Fakir of Venice Mandira


  1. ^ Halim, Moeena (13 February 2015). "Love it up". India Today. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. ^ Visco, Rory (12 July 2006). "Chasing Kamal". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  3. ^ Singh, Rashmi Uday (28 October 2011). "Devour the freshest bounty of Sri Lanka". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Kamal Sidhu, winner 1991". Miss India–Canada. 2013.
  5. ^ Kumar, Ashok (1 August 2008). "Actors face modelling challenges: Kamal Sidhu". The Financial Express. Archived from the original on 5 August 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2016 – via Expressindia.com.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Kamal Sidhu — Miss India Canada". Seasons India. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  7. ^ Anand, Swati. "Beauty's Beast". Little India. Archived from the original on 14 December 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  8. ^ Renuka, Methil (8 July 2002). "Animal magnetism". India Today. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  9. ^ Pereira, Priyanka (17 March 2009). "Being Kamal". The Indian Express. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  10. ^ Prabhu, Vidya (28 September 2006). "Settling down won't be easy: Kamal Sidhu". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 28 July 2016.

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