Nimrat Kaur

Nimrat Kaur (born 13 March 1982) is an Indian actress. She began her career as a print model in Mumbai and then started working as a theater actress. After appearing in small film roles, Kaur starred in Anurag Kashyap's production Peddlers, screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, followed by The Lunchbox with Irrfan Khan, which was screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. In 2015, she starred in Showtime's TV series Homeland playing the role of Tasneem Qureshi, an ISI Agent.
Born 13 March 1982 (age 33)
Pilani, Rajasthan
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present
Early life and background
Kaur was born in Pilani, Rajasthan. Her father worked with the Indian Army, and she has a younger sister, Rubine, who is a psychologist based in Bangalore. Her family lived in Patiala, and she studied at Yadavindra Public School, Patiala. In 1994, her father was martyred in a terrorist attack in Kashmir. Thereafter, her family moved to Delhi-suburb, Noida, where she grew up and attended Delhi Public School, Noida. Later, she studied at Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, and began working in local theatre.
After her studies, Kaur moved to Mumbai and worked as a print model. She began working as a theater actress appearing in plays such as Baghdad Wedding (2012), All About Women and Red Sparrow, working with directors like Sunil Shanbag and Manav Kaul.
Kaur then appeared in with a two-part music video for the songs "Tera Mera Pyar" by Kumar Sanu and "Yeh Kya Hua" by Shreya Ghoshal in 2004. She also did TV advertisements.
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Kaur made her film debut with a small role in an English film, One Night with the King (2006), which was shot in Rajasthan. Her Hindi film debut came with Peddlers in 2012, produced by Anurag Kashyap. The film was screened at Cannes Film Festival to good reviews.
Kaur came to public attention when she appeared in a Cadbury Silk commercial
Kaur attended the Cannes festival for the second time for the epistolary romantic film The Lunchbox (2013).The film emerged as a commercial success and was critically acclaimed. Kaur received rave reviews for her portrayal of a lonely wife who begins a friendship with a man (played by Irrfan Khan) through letters. Raja Sen of Rediff.com said of Kaur's performance: "It is a disarmingly natural performance that is impossible to forget and difficult to analyse, and in this limited space one may merely express admiration." Jay Weissberg of Variety called her a "radiant presence" and Pratim D. Gupta of The Telegraph said that "Nimrat strips off all the sentimentality to attach dignity and grace to the character. This one’s a sparkling debut."
Kaur signed on to appear in a recurring role for the fourth season of the American TV series Homeland, and also in Saurabh Shukla's untitled psychological drama with Rajkummar Rao. She has acted in a movie with Akshay Kumar named Airlift. The shooting began on 21st Feb 2015 and is slated to release on 22nd January 2016.

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