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Baljinder Kaur is an Indian actress who has appeared in Haryanvi, Hindi and Tamil films.[1][2]

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1 Career 2 Filmography 3 References 4 External links

Career[edit] Kaur was born and brought up in the village of Bhondian near Bhogpur, Punjab. She developed an interest in theatre during her education at DAV College, Hoshiarpur
Hoshiarpur
and in 1994, chose to study a degree in drama over education at Punjab University. After graduating, she started teaching drama at a school in Hisar, Haryana
Haryana
and later married Brijesh Sharma in 2000, who was her classmate at university and during another stint at the National School of Drama.[1] During her time at drama school, she learnt various forms of classical dance and music and later worked for six years as a member of the repertory. Kaur made her acting debut as a film actress through the critically acclaimed Hindi film, Shahid (2013), after being approached by the casting director, Mukesh Chabra, who had see one of Kaur's stage performances. She won critical acclaim for her role in the project and was subsequently approached to play roles in two of Aamir Khan's films, PK (2014) and Dangal (2016), but turned down the opportunities indicating her reluctance to work on glamorous roles.[1] In 2014, she worked on the Haryanvi film Pagdi: The Honour directed by Rajiv Bhatia, who she knew from her time at the School of Drama. Her husband, Brijesh Sharma, also portrayed a role in the film as the heroine's father. For her performance in the film, she received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
and was also subsequently recognised by Punjab University for her work.[3][4][5] She was then subsequently seen as a Mardwari woman from the slums of Chennai in Sudha Kongara Prasad's bilingual film, Saala Khadoos. For her part in the Tamil version, she memorised her dialogues after translating the script phonetically into English.[1] Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes

2013 Shahid Ammi Hindi

2013 Commando Preethi Hindi

2014 Pagdi: The Honour

Haryanvi National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress

2016 Irudhi Suttru Damayanthi Tamil

2016 Saala Khadoos Damayanthi Hindi

References[edit]

^ a b c d "From Bhondian to Bollywood: Baljinder Kaur's journey from Jalandhar to the silver screen". 3 June 2015.  ^ "Regional route to national honour - Times of India".  ^ http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/chandigarh/education/pu-to-honour-actress-baljinder-kaur/88478.html ^ "Panjab University alumna wins national award - Times of India".  ^ "Kangana bags National Award for Queen". 

External links[edit]

Baljinder Kaur on IMDb

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National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress

1984–2000

Rohini Hattangadi
Rohini Hattangadi
(1984) Vijaya Mehta
Vijaya Mehta
(1985) Manjula Kanwar (1986) Surekha Sikri
Surekha Sikri
(1987) Uttara Baokar (1988) Manorama (1989) K. P. A. C. Lalitha (1990) Santha Devi
Santha Devi
(1991) Revathi
Revathi
(1992) Neena Gupta
Neena Gupta
(1993) Surekha Sikri
Surekha Sikri
(1994) Aranmula Ponnamma
Aranmula Ponnamma
(1995) Rajeshwari Sachdev
Rajeshwari Sachdev
(1996) Karisma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor
(1997) Suhasini Mulay
Suhasini Mulay
(1998) Sudipta Chakraborty and Sohini Haldar (1999) K. P. A. C. Lalitha (2000)

2001–present

Ananya Khare (2001) Raakhee
Raakhee
(2002) Sharmila Tagore
Sharmila Tagore
(2003) Sheela (2004) Urvashi (2005) Konkona Sen Sharma
Konkona Sen Sharma
(2006) Shefali Shah
Shefali Shah
(2007) Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut
(2008) Arundathi Nag
Arundathi Nag
(2009) Sukumari
Sukumari
(2010) Leishangthem Tonthoingambi Devi (2011) Dolly Ahluwalia
Dolly Ahluwalia
and Kalpana (2012) Amruta Subhash
Amruta Subhash
and Aida El-Kashef (2013) Baljinder Kaur (2014) Tanvi Azmi
Tanvi Azmi
(2015)

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