6 August 1994|
Parul Gulati (Punjabi: ਪਾਰੁਲ ਗੁਲਾਟੀ, Hindi: पारुल गुलाटी) is a Rohtak born Indian actress who primarily appears in Punjabi films. She is a trained actor who has studied at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London. Gulati has appeared as lead actress in Punjabi films Burraahh (2012), Romeo Ranjha (2014) and Zorawar (2016).
In addition to acting in films, Gulati has endorsed multiple brands and products and has her own line of Human Hair Extensions by the name of Nishhair.
In 2012, she acted in Burrraahh, in which she played the role of Rose. The film did quite well in Punjab and specially small sectors. Critics wrote about Gulati stating, "she makes it to the big screen for the first time and she makes it big". After Burrraahh, Gulati took a year's break and finished her course at RADA, a drama school in London and also did some theater in Mumbai. Her second film was Romeo Ranjha (2014), which was panned by the critics and didn't work at the box office.
In 2016, she appeared in director Vinnil Markan's film Zorawar, as Jasleen, opposite Yo Yo Honey Singh. The film opened to mixed reviews from critics, but considering it was Singh's comeback, got a good response at the box office, becoming the highest grossing Punjabi film of the year. Gulati is next reported to appear in Divine Lovers opposite Irrfan Khan.
After a successful stint in Punjabi films, Gulati made her Television debut with a finite TV Series, P.O.W.- Bandi Yuddh Ke for Star Plus, directed by Nikkhil Advani. The show is an official adaption of an Israeli TV series, Hatufim. She plays the role of a Pakistani girl Afreen, who is married to a P.O.W, Parul got lot of praise and appreciation for her portrayal of the Pakistani Urdu speaking girl, who despite being a woman in a burqa is very headstrong. In 2018, she appeared in a web series, helmed by ALTBalaji; Haq Se, directed by Ken Ghosh. She is playing the role of the fiery no-nonsense journalist Jannat Mirza, who is almost like a rebel against the society's age-old norms. She is fighting for justice and to uphold the dignity of women in the state of Kashmir. This web series is based on the classic novel little women by Louisa May Alcott into modern day tale of Kashmir & Parul has essayed the role of Jo March .
|2013||Burraahh||Rose||Punjabi||Punjabi film debut|
|2017||P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke||Afreen||Star Plus|
|2018||Haq Se||Jannat Mirza||Web series||ALT Balaji|
|Ye Pyar Na Hoga Kam||Bittan||TV show||Colours|
- Ananta Shrikhand (14 May 2014). "I feel like God's special child: Parul Gulati". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
- "Star Plus P.O.W Bandhi Yudh Ke Gets 3 New Faces". The Times of India.
- "Surveen Chawla and Parul Gulati play fearless and revolutionary Kashmiri women". Bollywoodlife.
- Bajwa, Sukhpal (19 October 2012). "Movie Review: Burrraahh Punjabi Movie". Punjabi Mania. Retrieved 2016-05-21.
- "Action-packed 'Zorawar' makes an impact". The Times of India. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-21.
- "Zorawar becomes the biggest Punjabi film of 2016 at Box office". The Hans India. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-21.
- Prachi Kadam. "Kangana replaced by a newbie in Divine Lovers". Spotboye. Retrieved 2016-05-21.
- Verma, Vishal (6 May 2016). "Irrfan Khan starrer DIVINE LOVERS moves from Kangana, Ridhima to Parul Gulati". Glamsham.com. Retrieved 2016-05-21.
- "Parul Gulati joins the cast of Nikhil Advani's POW Bandhi Yuddh Ke! Five things to know about the Zorawar Actress". India.com. January 28, 2017.
- "I want to play flawed characters, not be a quintessential heroine". Indianexpress.
- "Haq Se Review: An Aching Nostalgia for Kashmir Makes It Worthwhile". The Quint.