Monica Gill

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Monica Gill
Monica Gill at completion bash of Paltan.jpg
Monica Gill at completion bash of Paltan
Born1988/1989 (age 33–34)[1]
TitleMiss India USA 2013
Miss India Worldwide 2014[2]
TermJune 2014 – November 2015
PartnerGurshawn Sahota (e. 2018 -2021)[3]

Monica Gill is an American model, actress, beauty pageant title holder.

Gill won the Miss India Worldwide 2014 on 21 June 2014.[4][5][6] She is also Miss India USA winner on 26 November 2013 while serving as Miss India New England.[7][1][8] In 2015, she participated in MTV India show India's Next Top Model.


Gill was working in pharmaceuticals trying to figure out if she wanted to pursue her medical career. After winning Miss India Worldwide USA, Gill decided to pursue Bollywood in India. Her pageant win opened up many doors in the Indian film industry including a meeting with Tips that lead to a three-film deal. Gill was originally hoping to land roles in Bollywood but her Hindi-speaking skills were an issue. Coming from Punjabi family, Gill was fluent in speaking Punjabi and decided to pursue Punjabi films instead. Gill landed a talent agent in Mumbai and went to acting school before making her film debut.[9][better source needed]

Gill made her Punjabi film debut in the 2016 Tips' film Ambarsariya opposite Diljit Dosanjh.[10] That year, she went on to star in three back to back blockbuster Punjabi films. The following year, she made her Hindi film debut in the 2017 K9 film Firangi. In 2018, she was seen in the Hindi film Paltan, where she played love interest to Harshvardhan Rane.[11][12] In 2019, she acted in Punjabi-language period drama Yaara Ve.[13] Monica supported the 2020–2021 Indian farmers' protest.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Gill met Gurshawn Sahota, a California-based dentist at her cousin's wedding. The couple maintained a long-distance relationship, getting engaged in 2018. Gill moved back home with her parents to plan her wedding but due to the pandemic, their wedding has been on hold until it is safe to hold inperson events.[3][9][15]

Gill and Sahota parted ways due to irreconcilable differences in Nov of 2021. She is single and currently living in New York City. [16]


Year Film Role Language Notes Reference
2016 Ambarsariya Kirat Punjabi Punjabi debut [17]
Kaptaan Preeti [18]
Sardaarji 2 Soni [19]
2017 Firangi Shyamali Hindi Hindi debut [20]
Sat Shri Akaal England Geet Punjabi [21]
2018 Paltan Harjot Kaur Hindi [12]
2019 Yaara Ve Naseebo Punjabi [13]


  1. ^ a b "Monica Gill crowned Miss India USA 2013". India Today. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  2. ^ Greening, Danielle (23 August 2015). "Meet the 7 Finalists of India's Next Top Model". DESIblitz. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Monica Gill shares loved up pictures with fiance Gurshawn Sahota; says '2 years ago today, my rishta got pakka'". The Times of India. 12 February 2021. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  4. ^ Francis, Sneha May (16 June 2016). "UAE to Bollywood: Miss India Worldwide Monica Gill's dream". Emirates 24|7. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  5. ^ from, IANS (21 June 2014). "Monica Gill from US is Miss India Worldwide 2014". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  6. ^ Pennington, Roberta (21 June 2014). "American Monica Gill wins Miss India Worldwide in UAE". The National. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  7. ^ Chitnis, Deepak (27 November 2013). "Boston student Monica Gill crowned Miss India USA 2013". The American Bazaar. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  8. ^ PTI (26 November 2013). "Monica Gill crowned Miss India USA 2013". The Economic Times. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  9. ^ a b "Monica Gill on Making It in Punjabi Cinema, Finding Love, & Her Wedding! | Interview (Ep. 29)". YouTube. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  10. ^ Cities (28 May 2016). "Sonam Bajwa, Parul Gulati, Monica Gill: Punjabi actresses who we would love to see in Bollywood". The Indian Express. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Monica Gill Says, Movie 'Panj Khaab' Has A Special Story Line". 13 October 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Monica Gill to play Harshvardhan Rane's love interest in J P Dutta's Paltan". Deccan Chronicle. 9 February 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Yaara Ve Trailer Review: This Rakesh Mehta directorial seems to be releasing at just the right time!". 18 March 2019. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Monica Gill reposts tweets shared by International stars supporting farmers' protest". The Times of India. 4 February 2021. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  15. ^ "Couple goals: Monica Gill's birthday wish posts for fiance Gurshwan Sahota are pure gold". The Times of India. 20 August 2019. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  16. ^ "Breaking! Monica Gill and Gurshawn Sahota part ways - Exclusive!". The Times of India. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 7 February 2023.
  17. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Monica Gill on Ambarsariya". 11 April 1958. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  18. ^ Service, Tribune News (16 June 2016). "Aye Aye Kaptaan!". Trinuneindia News Service. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  19. ^ from, TOI (18 May 2016). "'Sardaar Ji 2' trailer: Diljit Dosanjh is the funniest farmer you will ever meet". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  20. ^ "Monika Gill on Firangi co-star Kapil Sharma: He doesn't treat people differently". The Indian Express. 30 November 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  21. ^ "Ammy Virk and Monica Gill together in Sat Shri Akaal England". 6 May 2017. Archived from the original on 6 May 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2018.

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