Mar 14, 2014

Actress Gul Panag Biography

Gul Panag Biography

Date of Birth : 3 January 1979 (age 35) ; Chandigarh, India
Height: 1.68 m
Spouse: Rishi Attari (m. 2011)
Awards: Zee Cine Award – Critics' Choice Best Actress, Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance – Female
Education: Punjabi University, Panjab University, Chandigarh,

Gul Panag is an Indian actress and producer voice actress, model, and former beauty queen who competed in the Miss Universe pageant. Her notable films include Dor, Dhoop, Manorama Six Feet Under, Hello, and Straight. Panag started her education in Sangrur, in Punjab. Her father was in the army and the family moved to different places across India and abroad. As a result of this, she studied in 14 different schools including Kendriya Vidyalayas (Chandigarh, Mhow, Leh and Wellington, Tamil Nadu), The Lawrence School, Lovedale and the International School of Lusaka, Zambia. She did her Bachelors in Mathematics from Punjabi University, Patiala, and Masters in Political Science from Panjab University, Chandigarh. As a student, Panag was interested in sports and public speaking. She won numerous state and national level debate competitions, including two gold medals at the Annual National Inter University Debate competition.


Femina Miss India-Universe 1999 Gul Panag
Panag won the Miss India title in 1999, and was crowned Miss Beautiful Smile at the same pageant. She participated in the Miss Universe 1999 pageant. Panag began her career in Bollywood, with the 2003 film Dhoop. Since then, she has worked in films like Jurm and the TV series Kashmeer. She played a commoner, fighting hard to save her husband from going to the gallows, in the 2006 Nagesh Kukunoor film, Dor. In 2008, she acted in the films Hello and Summer 2007. In 2009, she appeared in the movie Straight. She featured in Rann in a role attempting to stop her boy friend from doing the right thing. Panag appeared on the front page of Maxim with whom she did a photo shoot in September 2008. She debuted in Punjabi movies with Sarsa. She has appeared in numerous advertisements on television and print media and is the brand ambassador for Tata Sky, along with Aamir Khan.

Personal life
Gul Panag wed Rishi Attari 
Panag was the Twitter Face for the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week held in 2009, to cover the happenings/proceedings on the micro-blogging site. Panag got married to her long-time boyfriend Rishi Attari on March 13, 2011 in a gurudwara in Chandigarh in a traditional Punjabi Sikh ceremony. Since Panag is a lover of motorbikes, her marriage procession consisted of riders on over 20 motorcycles. Some of the bike riders were women. Bride Rishi arrived on a motorcycle, with Gul sitting in the sidecar. She ran at the Delhi Half Marathon in November 2010, but endured eve teasing (sexual harassment) from male runners at the event. She later remarked that the attitude of men in Delhi needed to change and that the city was unsafe for women.


Stardust Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (2009) for Hello
Screen Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (2007) for Dor
Zee Cine Critics Award - Best Actress, tied with Ayesha Takia for Dor (2007).


Year Film Role
2003 Dhoop Peehu A. Verma
2005 Jurm Sonia
2006 Dor Zeenat Fatima/Zeenat A. Khan
2007 Manorama Six Feet Under Nimmi
2008 Summer 2007 Vishakha
2008 Hello Priyanka
2009 Anubhav Meera Hemant Valecha / Meera A. Malhotra
2009 Straight Renu
2010 Rann Nandita Sharma
2010 Hello Darling Mansi Joshi
2011 Turning 30 Naina Singh
2012 Fatso! Nandini
2013 Sarsa Movie(Punjabi) Beant


Title Role Channel
Kashmeer (TV series) Zoya Star Plus
Khoobsurat Presenter Zee TV
Kismey Kitnaa Hai Dam Presenter Star Plus
Musafir Hoon Yaaron Presenter Star Plus
Vijay Jyoti Jyoti Zee TV