Mandy Takhar

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Mandy Takhar
ਮੈਂਡੀ ਤੱਖਰ
Mandy Takhar picture.jpg
Born Mandeep Kaur Takhar
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Residence Mumbai
Alma mater Kingston University
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 2010–present
Net worth Increase $500,000 (2016) [1]

Mandeep Kaur "Mandy" Takhar (Punjabi: ਮਨਦੀਪ ਕੌਰ ਤੱਖਰ) commonly known as Mandy Takhar is a British Punjabi actress, who predominantly appears in Panjabi films.

Early life[edit]

Mandy Takhar was born and raised in the city of Wolverhampton in the UK.[2] She belongs to a Sikh family and traces her roots to Maliana, a small village near Phagwara in Punjab.[3] While growing up Mandy was quite a tom boy. During high school she was the only female in boy's rugby team, football team, and she also trained in Martial Arts. She then moved to London from her family home when she was 17, to study drama at the Kingston University and then left the UK in 2009 to work as an actor in the Punjabi film industry.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Mandy moved to Mumbai and landed the role opposite renowned Punjabi singer Babbu Mann in the 2010 in film, Ekam - Son of Soil.[3] and her work was highly appreciated. As a result, she was offered the lead role opposite the superstar Gippy Grewal in the most high budgeted film of Punjabi cinema, Mirza - The Untold Story. She played Sahiba in this modern adaptation of the ethic love story of Mirza-Sahiba. Her portrayal of Sahiba got her nominated for the best actress at the PTC Punjabi Film Awards. After Mirza Mandy is known as one of the top most loved actresses of Punjabi cinema.

In 2013, she starred in Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 a comedy alongside Amrinder Gill and Honey Singh. She played the role of a teacher and won hearts again and got the award for most prominent & popular face and youth Icon of 2012-2013 at the 6th Punjabi Film and Music Festival.[4][5]

She made her debut in Tamil cinema with Venkat Prabhu's Biriyani starring Karthi.[6] Her role in the film "Sardaar Ji" took her to the new heights of success and fame.[citation needed] She won the award for best supporting actor at PTC Punjabi Film Awards however she did not attend the awards, according to the sources it could be because it was quite evident that she deserved to be nominated in the Best Actress category. Sardaar ji was a record breaker in the history of Punjabi cinema. it opened to 100% occupancies and shattered previous openings and was the first Punjabi film to cross the 50cr worldwide mark.

Mandy is known to be involved in humanitarian acts and in 2016 she shocked the industry and her fans by personally visiting refugee camps close to the Iraq and Syria border, in association with her supported UK based charity Khalsa Aid to help the refugees in crisis.

In early 2017 she appeared in the Punjabi movie Rab da Radio which made a tremendous hit in the Punjabi film industry. She played a Naseeb Kaur a woman who is just married and is the bhabi of Guddi (Simi Chahal).

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2010 Ekam – Son of Soil Navneet Punjabi with Babbu Maan
2012 Mirza – The Untold Story Sahiba Punjabi With Gippy Grewal & Honey Singh
2012 Bumboo Pinky Hindi
2012 Saadi Wakhri Hai Shaan Jot Punjabi
2013 Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 Simmy Punjabi With Amrinder Gill & Honey Singh
2013 Ishq Garaari Miss Sweety Punjabi
2013 Biriyani Maya Tamil
2015 Sardaarji Jasmine Punjabi (Director Rohit Jugraj, Producer White Hill Productions) With Diljit Dosanjh[7]
2015 Munde Kamaal De Sonia Punjabi (Director Amit Prasher) With Amrinder Gill
2016 Ardaas Binder Punjabi Directed by Gippy Grewal
2016 Sardaar Ji 2 Guest appearance Punjabi Special appearance in "Poplin"
2016 Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru Audi Car Lady Tamil Special appearance
2017 Rabb Da Radio Naseeb Kaur Punjabi with Tarsem Jassar

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Movie Result
2016 PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Sardaarji Won
2012-13 6th Punjabi Film and Music Festival Most Prominent & Popular Face and Youth Icon -- Won
2013 PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Actress Mirza – The Untold Story Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mandy Takhar Net Worth Income – Celebrity Net Worth". Niptara. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "BRITISH ACTRESS 'MANDY TAKHAR' MAKES HER BOLLYWOOD DEBUT". Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Mandy unplugged". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Not everybody gets a Yash Raj launch: Mandy". Times of India. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Prem Chopra gets lifetime achievement honour. Hindustan Times (7 April 2013)
  6. ^ "Mandy Takhar joins 'Biriyani' gang!". Sify. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Reid, Michael D. (31 October 2014). "Big Picture: Craigdarroch Castle turns into little India". Times Colonist. 

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