Neeru Bajwa

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Neeru Bajwa
Neeru Bajwa promoting Shadaa (cropped).jpg
Bajwa promoting Shadaa in 2019
Born (1980-08-26) 26 August 1980 (age 40)[1][2]
NationalityCanadian
CitizenshipCanadian
Occupation
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
Years active1998 – present
Spouse(s)
Harry Jawandha
(m. 2015)
Children3

Neeru Bajwa (born 26 August 1980) is a Canadian actress, director and producer associated with Punjabi cinema. She started her career in 1998 with Dev Anand's Bollywood film Main Solah Baras Ki and then moved on to working in Hindi soap operas and Punjabi language films.[3]

Career[edit]

Bajwa started her career in Indian soap operas in 2005 with Hari Mirchi Lal Mirchi[4] 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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8] She also owns a production company called Neeru Bajwa Entertainment. In November 2019, Bajwa starrer and produced film Beautiful Billo went on floors, in which she will be sharing the screen with her sister Rubina Bajwa.[9]

Personal life[edit]

In her documentary film Bollywood Bound, 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]

Bajwa married Harry Jawandha in 2015.[11] The couple had their first child in August 2015.[12] In 2020, Bajwa gave birth to twins, both girls.[13]

Filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Movie Role Language Ref.
1998 Main Solah Baras Ki Tina Hindi
2003 Bollywood Bound Herself English
2004 Asa Nu Maan Watna Da Neeru (as Arshveer Bajwa) 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
Prince Priya Hindi
Phoonk 2 Arushi Hindi
Akh Labdi Amar Punjabi
2011 Jihne Mera Dil Luteya Noor Bajwa Punjabi
Miley Naa Miley Hum Manjeet Ahluwalia Hindi
2012 Pata Nahi Rabb Kehdeyan Rangan Ch Raazi Simran Punjabi
Jatt & Juliet Pooja Punjabi
Pinky Moge Wali Pinky Punjabi
2013 Saadi Love Story Special Appearance (Tanya) Punjabi
Special 26 Special appearance in song "Gore Mukhde Pe Zulfen Di Chaava" Hindi
Jatt & Juliet 2 Pooja Punjabi
Naughty Jatts Simmi Khera Punjabi
Ronde Saare Vyah Picho Manpreet Kaur, Mannu, Monika, Munni Punjabi
2014 Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar prabhjeet Punjabi
Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De Disha Dhillion Punjabi
Proper Patola Preeti, Jeeti (Double Role) Punjabi
2015 Sardaar Ji Pinky Punjabi
2016 Channo Kamli Yaar Di Channo Punjabi
2017 Jindua Ish Punjabi
2018 Laung Laachi Laachi Punjabi [14]
Aate Di Chidi Eliza Punjabi
2019 Uda Aida Manjeet Punjabi
Shadaa Vanjhali Punjabi
2021 Paani Ch Madhaani Punjabi [15]
Phatte Dinde Chakk Punjabi Punjabi [16]
2021 Shava Ni Girdhari Lal Punjabi [17]

As director[edit]

Year Movie Cast Notes
2017 Sargi Jassi Gill, Babbal Rai, Karamjit Anmol, Rubina Bajwa Debut

Television[edit]

Year Series Role Notes
2003 Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani Kiran
2003-2004 Jeet Nandini
2004-2005 Guns & Roses Divya
2005 Hari Mirchi Lal Mirchi Rinku
2006 Nach Baliye 1 Contestant

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
2017 Channo Kamli Yaar Di Filmfare Awards Punjabi Best Actress-Critics Won
2018 Jindua Filmfare Awards Punjabi, PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Actress, Best Actress-Critics Nominated
2019 Laung Laachi 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. Archived from the original on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  2. ^ Sharma, Aabhas (21 June 2013). "Jatt di film". Business Standard. Archived from the original on 7 October 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  3. ^ Jha, Shefali S (29 May 2012). "If asked to do 'Prince' today, I would not: Neeru Bajwa". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 27 February 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  4. ^ Chhabra, Arvind. "Simply Punjabi – Neeru Bajwa". India Today. Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Reality Shows – Just Good Friends". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 24 February 2006. Archived from the original on 17 July 2006. Retrieved 24 February 2006.
  6. ^ Ballewood. "Jatt and Juliet 2 smashes Box office". Ballewood.in. Archived from the original on 6 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  7. ^ Ballewood. "Naughty Jatts – Review". Ballewood.in. Archived from the original on 5 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Sargi Punjabi Movie Review – Jassi Gill, Babbal Rai, Rubina Bajwa | Plot, Story". All About Movies. 24 February 2017. Archived from the original on 11 April 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Raghveer Boli joins the cast of Neeru Bajwa's 'Beautiful Billo'". The Times of India. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  10. ^ Townend, Paul. "Bollywood Bound Movie Review". Canadian Independent Film & Television Publishing Association. Retrieved 1 May 2002.
  11. ^ "Neeru Bajwa gives a kiss of love to hubby Harry Jawandha on his birthday". The Times of India. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Once in a lifetime..." Trinuneindia News Service. 13 February 2016. Archived from the original on 7 October 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Neeru Bajwa blessed with twin girls Alia and Akira". The Times of India. 11 February 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Laung Laachi Movie Cast, Crew Details". DeeduKnowAll. Archived from the original on 8 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Paani Ch Madhani". timesofindia.
  16. ^ "Gippy Grewal and Neeru Bajwa starrer 'Phatte Dinde Chakk Punjabi' goes on the floor". Times of India. 27 October 2020.
  17. ^ "Himanshi Khurana starts shooting for her Punjabi film Shava Ni Girdhari Lal, directed by Gippy Grewal". India TV News. 3 April 2021. Retrieved 4 April 2021.

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