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B'Day Spl: Shocking & Unknown Facts About Nimrat Kaur

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Nimrat Kaur, the girl who grabbed attention with her super hit film, The Lunchbox turns 33 years old today. The actress within a short period of time as made her mark in both Hollywood and Bollywood.

Just after getting recognized in The Lunchbox, the actress grabbed a meaty role in Hollywood serial Homeland in which she plays the role of an ISI agent.

A news that'll shock you is that she has been offered over 27-30 movies roles after her stint with Irrfan Khan but the actress rejected them all and finally said yes to Airlift in which she will get the opportunity to romance Akshay Kumar.

Recently even the first look of the film was released, like the fact that she rejected 30 movie roles, there are many more facts that you don't know about this beauty.

Read to know...


The actress turns 33 years old today, meaning she made her debut in Bollywood when she was 31 years old.


She first got into modelling as a print model then slowly got into theater work.


She was born in Rajasthan, her father worked with the Indian Army and her younger sister, Rubina is a psychologist based in Bangalore.

Sad Demise

in 1994, her father was killed in a terrorist attack in Kashmir.

Rejected 30 Roles

Nimrat has reject over 27 to 30 roles after The Lunchbox released.

Cannes Connection

She starred in Anurag Kashyap's production Peddlers which got screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festiva, later this was followed by The Lunchbox with Irfan Khan, which was screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Hollywood Connection

The actress is currently part of Showtime's TV series Homeland, as she is playing the role of Tasneem Qureshi, an ISI Agent. Initially signed for 5 episodes, now she has shot for 9 episodes.

Music Videos

She has acted in music videos for the songs "Tera Mera Pyar" by Kumar Sanu and "Yeh Kya Hua" by Shreya Ghoshal in 2004.


In 2013 she won Amazonas Film Festival Award for Best Actress and in 2014 she won Vogue Beauty Award for Fresh Face and finally in 2015 she was honoured with GR8 Women Award for Contribution To Cinema.

Current Projects

She is currently shooting for Airlift along with Akshay Kumar in the lead role and she has also signed Saurabh Shukla's untitled psychological drama with Rajkummar Rao.

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