Neeru Bajwa is a famous Canada-born Indian actress, director, producer, who works predominantly in the Punjabi film industry.
Neeru Bajwa was born as ‘Ashveer Kaur Bajwa’ on Tuesday, 26 August 1980 (age 39 years; as in 2019) in the Vancouver City of British Columbia, Canada. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.
Since her childhood, she wasn’t interested in studies. In the documentary titled “Bollywood Bound” (2003), she confessed that she dropped out of her high school to make a career in acting.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Family, Caste & Husband
Neeru Bajwa belongs to a Punjabi Family. Her father’s name is Jaswant Bajwa.
She has two younger sisters named Sabrina Bajwa (model) and Rubina Bajwa (actress).
She also has a brother. Neeru was in a relationship with the actor, Amit Sadh. The duo even got engaged but called it quits in 2010.
She got married to Harry Jawandha on 8 February 2015. The couple has three daughters, Aanaya Kaur Jawanda, Aaliyah Jawanda, and Akira Jawanda.
Neeru Bajwa made her acting debut with the 1998 Bollywood film “Main Solah Baras Ki” as ‘Tina.’
She went on to star in several Bollywood movies like Prince (2010), Phoonk 2 (2010), Miley Naa Miley Hum (2011), and Special Chabbis (2013). In 2004, she made her Punjabi debut with the film “Asa Nu Maan Watna Da” as ‘Neeru.’
Her first film as a lead actress in a Punjabi film was “Dil Apna Punjabi” (2006). She has acted in many popular Punjabi films including Munde U.K. De (2009), Heer Ranjha (2009), Jihne Mera Dil Luteya (2011), Jatt & Juliet (2012), Jatt & Juliet 2 (2013), Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De (2014), Sardaar Ji (2015), Channo Kamli Yaar Di (2016), Jindua (2017), Laung Laachi (2018), and Shadaa (2019).
She made her television debut with the 2003 Hindi serial “Astitva…Ek Prem Kahani” as ‘Kiran.’
She played memorable roles in several television serials such as ‘Nandini’ in Jeet (2003-04), ‘Divya’ in Guns & Roses (2004-05), and ‘Rinku’ in Hari Mirchi Lal Mirchi (2005). Neeru, along with Amit Sadh, contested the season 1 of the reality TV show “Nach Baliye” (2006).
Neeru Bajwa made her directorial debut with the 2017 Punjabi film “Sargi.” The film stars her sister, Rubina Bajwa, in a lead role alongside Jassi Gill and Babbal Rai.
She also owns a production company called “Neeru Bajwa Entertainment.” Few films produced under her banner are Channo Kamli Yaar Di (2016), Sargi (2017), and Munda Hi Chahida (2019).
Awards & Achievements
- Filmfare Awards Punjabi for Best Actress-Critics for the film “Channo Kamli Yaar Di” in 2017
PTC Punjabi Film Awards
- Critics Best Actress for the film “Mel Karade Rabba” in 2011
- Best Actress for the film “Jihne Mera Dil Luteya” in 2012
- Best Actress for the film “Jatt & Juliet” in 2013
- Best Actress for the film “Jatt & Juliet 2” in 2014
In 2013, she got a tattoo of verses from Gurbani inked on her forearm. This angered many including Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), who filed a complaint against the actress. Neeru had to submit a written apology for it, and it was later decided that no one would ever be pardoned for committing the same mistake.
- Dessert: Cheese Cake
- Actor: Harbhajan Mann
She takes around Rs. 70 lakhs per film (as of 2013). Business Standard
- She likes travelling, swimming, and reading.
- Since her Childhood, Neeru dreamt of becoming an actress. She grew up watching Bollywood films and decided to become an actress.
- Before coming to India, she participated in an Indian Canadian beauty pageant because she heard that the winners would get a chance to go to Mumbai. She came second in the pageant, but, by that time, her father had already agreed to send her to Mumbai.
- Initially, her parents were against Neeru’s wish to become an actress; because they wanted her to become a doctor.
- Her father respected her decision and fully supported her. At the age of 19, she came to Mumbai to give auditions. Since then, she has been working in the industry.
- The last Bollywood film that Neeru Bajwa acted in was “Special Chabbis” (2013). Talking about why she left working in Bollywood films, Neeru said,
I am not saying that that is how the industry works. I am saying that I was one of the unfortunate actresses who had encountered a terrifying experience. Since then, I did not try my luck in Bollywood, and I never will. I am comfortable in my space in Punjabi cinema.”
- She was also featured in the music video of one of the Atif Aslam‘s iconic songs “Hum Kis Gali Jaa Rahe Hai.”
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