Harpreet Sandhu (actor)

Harpreet Sandhu (born 8 January 1979) is an actor, director, writer, music director, editor, cinematographer and poet. His debut Punjabi film Work Weather Wife was the first ever Punjabi and only Canadian film to get shortlisted at 87th Academy Awards under Best Original Song in a feature film and Best Feature Film for its songs "Moon" and "Long Braid".[2]

Harpreet Sandhu
Sandhu in 2015
Born (1979-01-08) 8 January 1979 (age 41)
Nationality India
Citizenship Canada
OccupationActor, director, producer, writer, musician
Years active2009–present
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[citation needed]
Awards2015 Nominated National Award top25 People's Choice Canadian Immigrant
2015 Shortlist 87th Academy Awards
WebsiteOfficial website

Early lifeEdit

Sandhu was born in Rurka Kalan, Punjab, India and spent the early part of his life living in a remote village. He is a graduate of Khalsa College, Amritsar and he trained under Hollywood actress Debra Podowski in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[3]

Professional workEdit

Sandhu is an actor and film maker.[4][5] His debut film is Work Weather Wife in 2014.[4] He has worked with Alka Yagnik. He has acted in Indian and international films.[5][6][7][8][9][10] He dubbed Wahgan Hawaawan, in Urdu for ArtGauge Films Inc. and scripted the Urdu version of poems for Work Weather Wife.[5]

He has been associated with advertising since 2009 as a model, choreographer, copywriter, producer and director.[11][12]


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Swallowed Whole Mr. Gill
Judaaiyaan: The Separation Villain
2011 My Hope Cameo
2012 Through My Eyes Avi
My Suicide Cameo
2013 Thuk La Ke Avi
Diwali Himself
2013 Kabaddi World Cup Athlete
2014 Work Weather Wife Vick
2015 Monologo Lead
2016 Star Trek Beyond Uncredited bridge crew[13]

Awards and nominationsEdit

On March 19, 2015, Sandhu was nominated for Canadian Immigrant Award, recognizing the top 25 Canadian immigrants of the year, sponsored by RBC.[14]

  • Won: Los Angeles Movie Awards for Judaaiyaan: The Separation (2011)[8]
  • Won: Toronto Independent Film Festival: Judaaiyaan: The Separation (2011)[9]
  • Won: Los Angeles Reel Film Festival: Judaaiyaan: The Separation (2011) – As producer[10]


  1. ^ "Brand Ambassador". ANC. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  2. ^ "WATCH: Surrey made film shortlisted for an Oscar". globalnews.ca. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Harpreet Sandhu the Newest Star ready to change the face of Punjabi Cinema". ibollywoodsongs.com. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Harpreet Sandhu-Newest Star Ready to Change The Face of Punjabi Cinema". MuzicMag. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Harpreet Sandhu on Work Weather Wife". Punjabimania.com. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  6. ^ "First Ever Canadian Punjabi Feature Film Work Weather Wife". FilmCraze. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Work Weather Wife First Ever Canadian Punjabi Movie". Entertainmentpunjab.com. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Los Angeles Movie Awards Winners (I) 2011". LAMA Official website. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Toronto Independent Film Festival Line Up 2011". Toronto Independent Film Festival Official Website List. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Los Angeles Reel Film Festival Winners 2011". LAReelFilmFest Winners 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Reema Nagra From Abbotford Starring in Punjabi Movie WWW". muzicmag.com. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  12. ^ "First look of Akhian ch tu vasda". Punjabi Poetry. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  13. ^ "Star Trek Beyond credit list". imdb.com. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Canadian Immigrant". canadianimmigrant.ca. Retrieved 19 March 2015.

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