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Blog: 5 Punjabi Celebrities Who Were Not Born In Punjab!

By: Harleen Kaur | June 8, 2019

Akin to their reel life, the real lives of some celebrities are damn interesting. There are some stars in the galaxy of the Punjabi film industry who went on to rule the Punjabi industry despite coming from a completely different backdrop, here are some of those names -

1.Jimmy Shergill: This ace actor though has his roots in Punjab but was actually born in Sardar Nagar locality of infamous Gorakhpur City of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. After spending a few years in Gorakhpur, he moved to Lucknow for pursuing his education from St. Francis’ College.

But that time around his family returned to their native place and Jimmy resumed his education from Patiala. From there onwards how destiny took him to Mumbai, we all know pretty well.

2. Sonam Bajwa: Like Jimmy, this diva too was not born in Punjab. Sonam was born in Nainital city of then Uttar Pradesh, now Uttarakhand.

She received her initial education in Nainital and headed to Delhi for her post intermediate studies, where modeling happened for her which further brought her to Mumbai in 2012.

3. Neeru Bajwa: Arshveer Bajwa aka Neeru though has her ancestral roots in Punjab but was born and brought up in the Canadian City of Vancouver to a Punjabi working couple. Despite spending her childhood in a highly westernized surrounding, love for Hindi cinema got imbibed into her conscience and it was ultimately this very love which brought her to Mumbai at the age of just 18.

And ever since getting her first break in legend Dev Anand’s ‘Main Solah Baras Ki’ she hasn’t looked back even a bit.

4. Mandy Takhar: Like Neeru, this beauty queen too was not born in Punjab. Mandeep Kaur Takhar aka Mandy was born in the UK. She was born in a Sikh family of Wolverhampton in 1987. A tomboy in her teenage who loved football and rugby up and above many things of the world headed to Mumbai in 2009 to try her luck in films.

Luckily her hard work paid off just within a year when she made her debut alongside Babbu Maan in Ekam- Son of Soil.

5. Monica Gill: This beautiful lady was born in the Massachusetts state of US. She was born to a Punjabi couple - Malkit Gill and Amarjit Gill who had migrated from Kansal Village of Bharatpur district, Rajasthan. Eldest amongst all her siblings, Monica started her career in the year 2013 when she clinched the title of ‘Miss India USA 2013.’

This further motivated her to try her luck in acting and fortunately, this worked in her favor as she bagged the golden opportunity of doing her debut movie with Diljit Dosanjh. No prizes for guessing, this movie was ‘Ambarsariya’. The success of this movie eventually became the golden gateway for her to the Punjabi industry.

Also Read: Here's The List Of Top 7 Highest Rated Punjabi Movies Of All Time!

This was all for today, guys! If you think we have missed any names which should be a part of this list, then do let us know in the comments section below.

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