January 1, 1976|
Raniganj, Asansol, West Bengal, India
|Died||February 8, 2006
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Cause of death||Suicide|
Kuljeet Randhawa (1 January 1976 – 8 February 2006) was an India model and actress. The former Gladrags model was known for her portrayal of bold and strong women-centric characters. She is best known for her work in TV series C.A.T.S., Special Squad and Kohinoor.
Early life and career
Randhawa was born on 1 January 1976 in Raniganj, Asansol, West Bengal. Her father served in the Indian police, which enabled Kuljeet to travel across India including Patiala, Punjab where her father was serving at the time of her suicide. She began modelling as a student, and her work included several ads and runway shows for major designers. She earned her Honours in Psychology from Delhi University.
She was supposed to appear in a film called 'By Chance' but the film was stalled and never released
Hip Hip Hurray — Zee TV (Role — Prishita)
Ghar Ek Mandir — Sony TV(Cameo)
C.A.T.S. - Sony TV (Lead Role — Ash)
Rishtey — Zee TV (Cameo)
Aahat — Sony TV (Episodic)
Sarhadein — Zee TV (Cameo)
Kyun Hota Hai Pyaar — Star Plus (Cameo)
Kehta Hai Dil — Star Plus (Cameo)
Kkusum — Sony TV (Cameo)
Kambhkht Ishq — Zee TV (Cameo)
Special Squad — Star One (Lead Role — Shaina Singh)
Kohinoor — Sahara One (Lead Role — Irawati Kohli)
Besides Acting, Randhawa worked on a number of modelling assignments for brands like Reid and Taylor, Recova, Maggi, Anchor Switches etc.
On 8 February 2006, Kuljeet hanged herself in her apartment in Juhu, a suburb of Mumbai. In a suicide note, Kuljeet stated that she was ending her life as she was unable to cope with life's pressures. Shortly before her death, she had completed filming for the movie By Chance.
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