Banita Sandhu

Banita Sandhu (born 22 June 1997)[1] is a Welsh actress who primarily works in Indian films.[2] She made her film debut in the 2018 Hindi film October, and went on to star in the Tamil film Adithya Varma and the American science fiction series Pandora (both 2019).

Banita Sandhu
Banita Sandhu.jpg
Sandhu in 2020
Born (1997-06-22) 22 June 1997 (age 24)
NationalityBritish
OccupationActor
Years active2018–present

Early life and educationEdit

Sandhu was born and brought up in Caerleon, Wales[3] to second-generation British Indian parents. She moved to London at 18 to start her degree in English Literature at King's College London.[4] She started acting at the age of 11.[5]

CareerEdit

Sandhu appeared in a chewing gum advert which had the song "Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se" as the background score; and another advert, for Vodafone India, which was broadcast during the Indian Premier League cricket season.[4][6] Her first feature film was October, starring Varun Dhawan, which released in 2018. This was followed by the American TV series Pandora,[7] and the Tamil film Adithya Varma in 2019.[8] She later signed on the Hindi film Sardar Udham Singh[9] and the British film Kavita and Teresa.[10]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
2018 October Shiuli Iyer Hindi Nominated -Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2019 Adithya Varma Meera Shetty Tamil
Eternal Beauty Alex English
2021 Sardar Udham Reshma Hindi
TBA Kavita and Teresa Kavita English Filming

TelevisionEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
2019 Pandora Delaney Pilar English

Music VideoEdit

Year Title Artist Language Notes
2018 Jind Mahi Diljit Dosanjh Punjabi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Inside Banita Sandhu 24th birthday celebration". The Indian Express. 23 June 2021. Archived from the original on 23 June 2021. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Varun Dhawan's October heroine Banita Sandhu: Everything you need to know about her. See pics". Hindustan Times. 27 March 2018. Archived from the original on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Banita Sandhu on October: I was so frustrated acting still for so long". The Indian Express. IANS. 21 April 2018. Archived from the original on 21 April 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b Waheed, Alia (30 March 2018). "Banita Sandhu – the London undergrad moonlighting as a Bollywood star". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 10 July 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Welsh star Banita Sandhu makes Bollywood debut". itv.com. ITV plc. 22 March 2018. Archived from the original on 8 January 2021. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Banita Sandhu: Lesser known facts about the debutante". The Times of India. 30 March 2018. Archived from the original on 21 July 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  7. ^ "October actor Banita Sandhu joins in sci-fi series for Netflix Pandora, Varun Dhawan is proud of her". Hindustan Times. Indo-Asian News Service. 9 May 2019. Archived from the original on 28 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Arjun Reddy's Tamil remake now titled Adithya Varma, new poster out". Hindustan Times. 19 February 2019. Archived from the original on 19 February 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  9. ^ Jha, Subhash K. (19 November 2019). ""Yes I'm doing Sardar Udham Singh," October actress Banita Sandhu is back in Shoojit Sircar's Udham Singh". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 21 December 2019. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Lockdown Diaries: Banita Sandhu says how her lifestyle has become so sedentary during this crisis". Hindustan Times. 22 April 2020. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.

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