Neeru Bajwa

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Neeru Kaur Bajwa
Neeru Bajwa at the Audio release of Miley Naa Miley Hum1.jpg
Bajwa at the audio release of Miley Naa Miley Hum in 2011
Born Arshveer Bajwa
(1980-08-26) 26 August 1980 (age 38)[1][2]
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1998 – present
Spouse(s)
Harmikpal (Harry) Jawandha (m. 2015)
Children 1[3]

Neeru Bajwa (born 26 August 1980) is a Canadian-born Punjabi actress, director and producer. She started her career in 1998 with Dev Anand's Bollywood film Main Solah Baras Ki and then moved on to working in Indian soap operas and Punjabi films.[4] She has worked in many commercially and critically acclaimed movies throughout her acting career, and is considered one of the most successful Punjabi actresses of all time.

Career[edit]

Bajwa started her career in Indian soap opera's in 2003 with Hari Mirchi Lal Mirchi[5] on DD1 before moving on to Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani on Zee TV followed by Jeet on Star Plus and then Guns and Roses on Star One.[6] She also appeared in the television series CID (CID Special Bureau) as fiance of ACP Ajatshatru and was also seen in the drama Bone Marrow.

In January 2013, Bajwa appeared in the multi-starer Punjabi film Saadi Love Story, produced by Jimmy Sheirgill productions, directed by Dheeraj Rattan and starring Diljit Dosanjh, Amrinder Gill, and Surveen Chawla. She paired up opposite Diljit Dosanjh again in the film Jatt and Juliet 2 which broke all the previous opening day collection records for Punjabi cinema.[7] In August 2013, her film, Naughty Jatts was released in which she featured along with Binnu Dhillon, Arya Babbar and Roshan Prince. The movie got mixed reviews from critics.[8]

Bajwa debuted as a director in 2017 with the Punjabi movie Sargi, which stars her sister Rubina Bajwa in the leading role alongside Jassi Gill and Babbal Rai.[9] She also owns a production company called Neeru Bajwa Entertainment.

Personal life[edit]

In her documentary film Bollywood Bound, Neeru Bajwa admits to being a high school drop out who had little interest in studies and was always inspired by the glamour of Bollywood, so she moved to Mumbai to fulfill her dreams.[10]

She had a long-time relationship with actor Amit Sadh, with whom she participated in the celebrity couple dance show Nach Baliye.

Neeru Bajwa married Harmikpal (Harry) Jawandha on 8 February 2015. Bajwa gave birth to their daughter Aanaya Kaur Jawandha on 15 August 2015 [11]

Filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Movie Role Language
1998 Main Solah Baras Ki Salma Hindi
2003 Bollywood Bound Herself English
2004 Asa Nu Maan Watna Da Neeru Punjabi
2006 Dil Apna Punjabi Laadi Punjabi
2009 Munde U.K. De Reet Brar Punjabi
2009 Heer Ranjha Heer Punjabi
2010 Mel Karade Rabba Seerat Randhawa Punjabi
2010 Prince Priya Hindi
2010 Phoonk 2 Arushi Hindi
2010 Akh Labdi Amar Punjabi
2011 Jihne Mera Dil Luteya Noor Bajwa Punjabi
2011 Miley Naa Miley Hum Manjeet Ahluwalia Hindi
2012 Pata Nahi Rabb Kehdeyan Rangan Ch Raazi Simran Punjabi
2012 Jatt & Juliet Pooja Punjabi
2012 Pinky Moge Wali Pinky Punjabi
2012 Saadi Love Story Special Appearance (Taniya) Punjabi
2013 Special Chabbis Cameo role Hindi
2013 Jatt & Juliet 2 Pooja Punjabi
2013 Naughty Jatts Simmi Khera Punjabi
2013 R.S.V.P Manpreet Kaur Punjabi
2014 Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar prabhjeet Punjabi
2014 Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De Disha Dhillion Punjabi
2014 Proper Patola Preeti, Jeeti (Double Role) Punjabi
2015 Sardaar Ji Pinky Punjabi
2016 Channo Kamli Yaar Di Channo Punjabi
2017 Jindua Ishh Punjabi
2018 Laung Laachi [12] Laachi Punjabi
2018 Aate Di Chidi TBA Punjabi

As director[edit]

Year Movie
2017 Sargi

Television[edit]

Year Series Role Channel Notes
2003 Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani Kiran Zee TV
2003-2004 Jeet Nandini Star Plus
2004-2005 Guns & Roses Divya Star One
2005 Hari Mirchi Lal Mirchi Rinku DD National
2006 Nach Baliye 1 Contestant Star One

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Film Award Ceremony Category Result
2011 Mel Karade Rabba PTC Punjabi Film Awards Critics Best Actress Won
Best Actress Nominated
2012 Jihne Mera Dil Luteya PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Actress Won
2013 Jatt & Juliet PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Actress Won
2013 Pinky Moge Wali PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Actress Nominated
2014 Jatt & Juliet 2 PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Actress Won
2015 Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Actress Nominated
2015 Proper Patola PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Actress Nominated
2016 Sardaarji PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Actress Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaur, Prabhneet (26 August 2015). "From TV actress to Pollywood diva, happy birthday Neeru Bajwa". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Sharma, Aabhas (21 June 2013). "Jatt di film". Business Standard. 
  3. ^ Service, Tribune News (13 February 2016). "Once in a lifetime..." Trinuneindia News Service. Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  4. ^ Jha, Shefali S (29 May 2012). "If asked to do 'Prince' today, I would not: Neeru Bajwa". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  5. ^ Chhabra, Arvind. "Simply Punjabi – Neeru Bajwa". India Today. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Reality Shows – Just Good Friends". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 24 February 2006. Retrieved 24 February 2006. 
  7. ^ Ballewood. "Jatt and Juliet 2 smashes Box office". Ballewood.in. Archived from the original on 6 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  8. ^ Ballewood. "Naughty Jatts – Review". Ballewood.in. Archived from the original on 5 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Sargi Punjabi Movie Review – Jassi Gill, Babbal Rai, Rubina Bajwa | Plot, Story". All About Movies. 2017-02-24. Retrieved 2017-07-22. 
  10. ^ Townend, Paul. "Bollywood Bound Movie Review". Canadian Independent Film & Television Publishing Association. Retrieved 1 May 2002. 
  11. ^ "The secret is out..Neeru Bajwa is now married!". Ghaintpunjab. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 2016-07-06.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help) @neeru.bajwa Instagram post on 7 May 2016
  12. ^ "Laung Laachi Movie Cast, Crew Details". DeeduKnowAll. 

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ Ghaintpunjab