Some small town ladies are setting the bench mark in the Pollywood now with their talent of acting. These damsels are now creating the buzz in the Punjabi Film Industry. Owing to television’s wide reach, it comes as no surprise that the small screen stars enjoy huge popularity among the masses. However, TV actresses seldom get an easy switch to 70mm screens.Here’s a list of all the ladies who sought Punjabi film industry for better opportunities and made it big:
1. MONICA GILL
Monica Gill is a Punjabi-American model, actress and beauty pageant title holder, who won Miss India Worldwide 2014 on 21 June 2014. She is also Miss India USA winner on 26 November 2013 while serving as Miss India New England. Actress stepped into Punjabi film industry opposite Diljit Dosanjh in Ambarsariya in 2016. She won applause for her flawless beauty and acting skills and played the leading lady opposite Gippy Grewal (Kaptaan), Diljit Dosanjh (Sardaarji 2) and Ammy Virk (Sat Shri Akaal England). If anyone remembers her beginning from television where she was a contestant in MTV’s India’s Next Top Model.
2. KAVITA KAUSHIK
Kavita Kaushik is an Indian actress. She made her television debut with Ekta Kapoor’s Kutumb. Kaushik is best known for her portrayal of Chandramukhi Chautala on SAB TV sitcom F.I.R., a role which established her career in the Indian television industry, and made her a household name. Kaushik had participated in the dance reality show Nach Baliye, and was one the participants in the eighth installation of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. She made her Pollywood debut with Vekh Baraatan Challiyan and is set to star opposite Binnu Dhillon once again in Vadhayiyaan Ji Vadhayiyaan, releasing on 13th July.
3. SURVEEN CHAWLA
Surveen Chawla is an Indian film actress and dancer. She started her career with television soap operas in the earlier days and ended up in appearing in the films. Actress moved to Punjabi film industry with Jimmy Sheirgill starrer Dharti. She proved her acting prowess with movies like Singh Vs Kaur, Taur Mittran Di, Lucky Di Unlucky story etc. Now as she entertains B-Town with her undeniable beauty. She is known for her roles in movies and serials like Hate Story 2 (2014), Ugly (2013), Parched (2015) and 24 (2016) etc. along with many others films.
4. SARGUN MEHTA
Sargun Mehta is an Indian actress, model, and television host. Mehta began acting in theatre productions in her college, and later ventured into television roles, having made her screen debut in 2009 with the Zee TV’s 12/24 Karol Bagh. Colors TV’s drama series Phulwa marked a significant turning point in her career, earning her critical acclaim. Mehta made her feature film debut with the 2015 Punjabi romantic comedy Angrej, which emerged as the second highest grossing Punjabi film of the year had her play the role of Dhann Kaur, a member of an aristocratic family in the pre-partitioned Punjab. The lady has bagged two Filmfare Awards for her performances and rightly deserved ones too. She will be seen opposite Ammy Virk in her next Qismat.
5. NEERU BAJWA
Neeru Bajwa is known for her talent in the Punjabi film industry and gained the huge fame in the industry, she started her career from Bollywood with Dev Anand’s Main Solah Baras Ki. Then she moved to the small screen to play pivotal roles in classics like Astitva. Ek Prem Kahani, Jeet, Guns and Roses and Hari Mirchi Lal Mirchi. She entered Punjabi films with Asa Nu Maan Watan Da in 2003 and has never looked back. She is a well-acclaimed director as well with Sargi under her belt. As she awaits the release of Atte Di Chidi where she will be seen opposite Amrit Mann, we wish her the best!