The Punjabi cinema, commonly known as Pollywood is the Punjabi language film industry in the states of Punjab in India. Many Bollywood stars have worked in Punjabi films. At the same time, many Punjabi stars have managed to become a mark in Hindi cinema.
In this article, we are going to introduce the top 20 actresses of Punjabi Cinema. Take a look.
1. Simran Kaur Mundi
Punjabi Actress, model and former Femina Miss India and Miss India Universe 2008, Simran Kaur Mundi who made her acting debut in the Hindi film “Jo Hum Chahein” in 2011. In 2013 she made her Punjabi film debut with “Best of Luck” which create a spot amongst the top-grossing Punjabi films. She was last seen in “Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon” opposite comedian Kapil Sharma. She is one of the most acclaimed actresses in Punjabi cinema.
2. Gul Panag
Gul Panag is an Indian model, actress, voice actress primarily appears in Bollywood films. She is a former beauty queen, who competed in the Miss Universe pageant. She debuted in the 2003 Hindi film Dhoop. Since then, she has worked in films like Jurm and the TV series Kashmeer. Her first Punjabi film is Sarsa. Her notable films in Bollywood include Dor, Dhoop, Manorama Six Feet Under, Hello, Straight, and Ab Tak Chhappan 2.
3. Surveen Chawla
The most beautiful and talented actress Surveen Chawla started her career through the television soap operas in the earlier days and ended up appearing in the films. Surveen made her big-screen debut with the Kannada movie “Paramesha Panwala” in 2008. In 2011, she appeared in the Punjabi film “Dharti”. She also worked in some more Punjabi movies like “Taur Mittran Di”, “Saadi Love Story”, “Singh vs Kaur”, “Lucky Di Unlucky Story” and “Disco Singh”. She is known for her portrayals in the movies and serials like Hate Story 2 (2014), Ugly (2013) and 24 (season 2) (2016) etc along with many others.
4. Navneet Kaur Dhillon
The Former miss world contestant Navneet Kaur is one of the cutest and beautiful models and actresses in the Punjabi industry. She was the winner of Pond’s 50th edition of Femina Miss World India 2013. Her blonde hairs, light brown eyes, and hottest body figure made her cutest Punjabi girl in the world in the present time.
5. Himanshi Khurana
Himanshi Khurana started her acting career at the age of 17 when she became Miss Ludhiana in 2011. She made her debut in the Punjabi Music Industry with the song “Jodi – Big Day Party” in 2010. Himanshi Khurana made her debut in Punjabi cinema as an actor with the Punjabi hit movie, “Sadda Haq” which helped her in gaining fame. She is presently considered as best in the industry and is likely to come in many Punjabi movies. She gained a good fan following for her incredible acting in music videos.
6. Oshin Sai
Oshin sai are one of the youngest actresses and models in Punjabi cinema. She made her first appearance in Punjabi cinema with Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh for “Mukhtiar Chadha” in 2015. This talented and gorgeous actress gained very much reputation in Punjabi films with her incredible acting in her first debut movie.
7. Ginni Kapoor
Ginni Kapoor also is known as the dimple girl of the Punjabi industry is a famous Punjabi model and actor. she has established herself a place in the Punjabi industry so much so that every leading singer wants to work with her. Ginni Kapoor came to limelight with the megahit Punjabi song Black suit. She featured in the various Punjabi music videos such as; time table, Att krti, Chandigarh waliye return, and asla and got a noticeable success in the Punjabi music industry with Resham Anmol song track “bhabhi thodi end aa”.
8. Neeru Bajwa
Neeru Bajwa is a Canadian-born Punjabi actress. She started her career in 1998 with Dev Anand’s Bollywood film “Main Solah Baras Ki” and then moved on to working in Indian soap operas and Punjabi films. She made her first appearance in Punjabi cinema “Asa Nu Maan Watna Da” in 2004. Her 2012 film “Jatt and Juliet 2″ opposite Diljit Dosanjh h broke all the previous opening day collection records for Punjabi cinema. Along with Punjabi she also worked in some Hindi and English films.
9. Sonam Bajwa
Sonam Bajwa is a model and actress active in Punjabi and Tamil cinema. She debuted in the Punjabi film industry in 2013 with “Best of Luck“, she also worked in Tamil movie “Kappal”. She participated in the Femina Miss India contest in 2012. She played the leading female role in the 2014 blockbuster Punjabi film “Punjab 1984″.She was nominated once in PTC Punjabi cinema awards for the best actress.
10. Japji Khaira
Japji Khaira is one of the famous actresses and models in the Punjabi film industry. She won the title ‘Miss World Punjaban 2006’. Born on July 1985 in Punjab, India, at the age of 22 Japji’s first appearance was in “Mitti Wajaan Maardi”. She does so many Punjabi movies in the last couple of years some of them are “Ishq Brandi”, “Singh vs Kaur”, “Dharti”, she starred in 7 movies till now.
11. Parul Gulati
Parul Gulati is a Rohtak born Indian actress who primarily appears in Punjabi films. She is a trained actor who has studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London. Gulati has appeared as the lead actress in Punjabi films Burraahh (2012), Romeo Ranjha (2014) and Zorawar (2016).
12. Neetu Singh
Neetu Singh is a model and Punjabi actress. She came to the showbiz spotlight when she won Miss PTC Punjabi in 2008. Soon after she came to a famous music video “Call Jalandhar Ton” by Harbhajan Maan. She debuted in Dil Tainu Karda Ae Pyaar with Gulzar Inder Chahal in 2012. Her latest movie Saadi Love Story was released in January 2013. In addition to that, she also appeared in the Bollywood heist film Special 26 released in February 2013.
13. Kulraj Randhawa
Kulraj Randhawa is a very beautiful and Most popular Indian film actress. Kulraj Randhawa mainly appeared in Hindi and Punjabi Language films. Kulraj Randhawa was made her acting debut film Mannat in 2006. She is best known for her work in the “Kareena” role acting in the popular tv show Kareena Kareena.
14. Dhrriti Saharan
Dhrriti Saharan is an actress and a singer. Saharan made her debut in the Punjabi movie Pure Punjabi for which she was nominated for the Best Debut Actress Category at the PTC Punjabi Film Awards in 2013. She also appeared in the video for the hit song “Billo Thumka” from the film Pinky Moge Wali. Sadda Haq is her second film, for which she won the Critics Choice Award for Best Actress at the 2014 PTC Punjabi Film Awards. She also worked in the Telugu film Love Touch and Teri Meri Ek Jindari, directed by Partho Ghosh.
15. Mahi Gill
Mahi Gill is an Indian actress, working in the Bollywood and Panjabi film industry. She is best known for her role of Paro in Anurag Kashyap’s critically acclaimed Hindi film Dev.D. She started her career in Punjabi films before making a debut in Bollywood. Gill got her first break with the Punjabi based Bollywood film Hawayein and has done a couple of Punjabi films along with theatre.
16. Monica Bedi
Monica Bedi is an actress and television presenter. She debuted in Hindi films in the mid-1990s. Bedi acted in the Punjabi movie Sirphire (2012), directed by Harjit Singh Ricky. She is well known after participating in Bigg Boss 2 and also for playing a negative character in Star Plus’ Saraswatichandrafrom 2013-2014.
17. Mandy Takhar
Mandy Takhar is a British born Punjabi actress. She has starred in a number of Punjabi movies since her debut with the famous Punjabi singer Babbu Mann in the film, Ekam – Son of Soil in 2010. Since then Mandy became the crush of many fans in Punjab. She looks fabulous in Punjabi as well as Western outfits.
18. Gurleen Chopra
Gurleen Chopra is a Punjabi actress and model. She made her debut in the Hindi film she is so sexy and very beautiful lady in india.Indian Babu. Her next Hindi film Kuch To Gadbad Hai in which she played an orphan girl Riya. She signed and shot her first Tamil film Thullal in 2004, but it released only in 2007. She then started acting in Punjabi films. Her film Hashar opposite Babbu Mann was a hit.
19. Minissha Lamba
Minissha Lamba is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. She made her debut with Yahaan(2005). Her other notable films include Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), Well Done Abba (2009), and Bheja Fry 2 (2011). She also seen in Punjabi films Heer and Hero (2013) and Double Di Trouble (2014).
20. Kainaat Arora
Kainaat Arora was born in a Pahari-Punjabi family in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. She is the second cousin of late actress Divya Bharti. She appeared in Punjabi film Faraar (2015). She made her debut in the Bollywood comedy film Grand Masti. She also appeared in Mankatha and Khatta Meetha and sang in Malayalam films.