Simran Kaur Mundi

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Simran Kaur Mundi
Simran Mundi at Escobar Launch.jpg
Born (1989-09-13) 13 September 1989 (age 29)
OccupationActress, model
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Femina Miss India 2008
Miss Universe 2008

Simran Kaur Mundi is an Indian model and actress who made her acting debut in the Hindi film Jo Hum Chahein in 2011. Prior to that she was a successful model and was crowned Miss India Universe 2008 in Mumbai on 5 April 2008.[1][2]


Born in Mumbai 13 September 1989, she belongs to a Jat Sikh family from Mundian Jattan, Hoshiarpur, Punjab.[3] She studied for two years in Delhi Public School, Vijaipur, Guna Madhya Pradesh and later completed her schooling from the boarding school Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. She completed her Bio-Technology degree from the Holkar College of Science Indore in 2007. After her graduation she moved back to Mumbai and worked with Fame Cinemas in Andheri – as a guest relations executive, where she exclusively managed bookings for professionals from the film and media industry.[4]

Mundi at Bharat & Dorris Event

While working at Fame Cinemas she got noticed by Bharat and Dorris, one of the top make up artists in show business who encouraged her to participate in the Femina Miss India 2008 pageant. Even without having any formal modelling experience under her belt, she still went on to compete with the country's best and win the title, she was crowned Femina Miss India Universe 2008. She then went on to represent India at the Miss Universe 2008 pageant held at the Diamond Bay Resort in Nha Trang, Vietnam on 13 July 2008, where she placed 1st runner-up in the Beach Beauty Competition, 2nd runner-up in the Evening Gown Contest and 4th in the National Costume Round.

Modelling and pageantry[edit]

Femina Miss India 2008[edit]

(from left to right)Harshita Saxena(Dethroned-Femina Miss India Earth 2008), Parvathy Omanakuttan (Femina Miss India World 2008) and Mundi (Femina Miss India Universe 2008)

She was crowned Femina Miss India Universe 2008 by the outgoing titleholder Puja Gupta.

Miss Universe 2008[edit]

Mundi and other Miss Universe contestants at USNS Mercy during Miss Universe 2008

She represented India at Miss Universe 2008 held in Vietnam and placed in various preliminary events, she was one of the top five finalists at the Best in Swimsuit round, placed in the top 5 of Charming Ao-dai round and was the group winner at the national costume award.

After Miss Universe 2008[edit]

After winning the Femina Miss India Universe title in 2008, she started modelling professionally. She modeled at the Lakme India Fashion Weeks 2008–2011, Wills India Fashion Weeks 2010, 2011, India Couture Weeks 2008–2010, Dubai Fashion Week, NIFD, NIFT and many others. She also walked the red carpet for the film Outrage at the Cannes film festival in 2010 and also walked the ramp at the Cannes Fashion Paranoia 2010.[5]

Mundi at the Lakme Grand Finale

She was one of the judges at Femina Miss India Delhi 2013, Femina Miss India Chandigarh 2013 and Elite Model Look India 2014.

She's also done a few commercials where she endorsed Parachute 'Hot Oil' in 2008, apart from doing various other print and commercial campaigns. She worked in a music video for renowned Punjabi music composer and singer Sukshinder Shinda titled "La la la la" from the album Jadoo released on 2 December 2010.

Television career[edit]

In January 2011 she was seen on Indian Television in the reality game show Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout, anchored by Shah Rukh Khan. She won the seventh episode and found her place among the 15 finalists in the final episode.[6] In January 2013, Mundi made her debut as a host for the first ever Hockey India League, where she anchored matches played all across the country for over a month.[7]

Film career[edit]

Mundi made her acting debut in Bollywood with the film Jo Hum Chahein on 16 December 2011 opposite newcomer Sunny Gill which released to a lukewarm response at the box office but she received positive appreciation for her performance. In July 2013 she made her Punjabi Film debut opposite Punjabi superstar Gippy Grewal and Punjabi musical legend Jazzy Bains in the film Best of Luck,[8] which had the third highest opening day (Rs 7.1 million)[9] and weekend (Rs 22.4 million)[10] for a Punjabi film at the time of release and went on to create a spot amongst the top grossing Punjabi films. In September 2013, Mundi made her debut in Tollywood with the film Potugadu, opposite Telugu movie star Manoj Manchu[11] which took a blockbuster opening on release.

Her next Bollywood film Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi produced by Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Motion Pictures and Bejoy Nambiar[12] released on the same day as her Punjabi film Mundeyan Ton Bachke Rahin on May 30, 2014 and she had to juggle the promotions of both films at the same time.[13] She was next seen on screen opposite comedian Kapil Sharma, who made his acting debut in the film Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon, directed by Abbas Mustan.[14]


Year Film Character Name Co-Starring Language Notes
2011 Jo Hum Chahein Neha Kapoor Sunny Gill Hindi Bollywood Debut
2013 Best of Luck Preet Gippy Grewal & Jazzy Bains Punjabi Punjabi Film Debut
2013 Potugadu Vaidehi Manoj Manchu Telugu Tollywood Debut
2014 Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi Mitali Siddharth Gupta Hindi Produced by Balaji and Bejoy Nambiar
2014 Mundeyan Ton Bachke Rahin Simran Roshan Prince & Jassi Gill Punjabi Nominated for Best Actress at PTC Punjabi Film Awards
2015 Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon Simran Kapil Sharma Hindi Directed by Abbas Mustan
2017 U, Me Aur Ghar[citation needed] Chitti aka Chitranshi Mazumdar Omkar Kapoor Hindi Produced by Web Talkies

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Times of India – Miss India 2008". The Times of India. 6 April 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2008". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "The Tribune India – Miss India has roots in Doaba". Retrieved 6 June 2008.
  4. ^ Thakkar, Mehul S (26 November 2011). "Simran Mundi's Ticket to Bollywood". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Times of India – At The French Riviera". The Times of India. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
  6. ^ Dalal, Sayantan. "Simran Kaur Mundi Explores Argentina". DNA. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  7. ^ Grewal, Mehakdeep. "Anchoring Goes Glam with Simran Kaur Mundi". Hindustan Times Chandigarh. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  8. ^ Nijher, Jaspreet (12 June 2012). "Punjabi Actresses Turning to Punjabi Films". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  9. ^
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  11. ^ Priyadarshani, Elina (11 April 2013). "I'm More Than Just a Visual Treat". Hyderbad Times. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  12. ^ Thakkar, Mehul S (8 November 2012). "Ekta Kapoor To Launch Two Newcomers". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
  13. ^ Dubey, Bharti (21 May 2014). "Simran Kaur Mundi in Clash of Dates". Mid-Day. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  14. ^ Network, Times News (8 November 2014). "Kapil Sharma's Film Goes On Floor". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
Preceded by
Puja Gupta
Miss India Universe
Succeeded by
Ekta Chowdhry

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