Gul Panag is a critically acclaimed Bollywood actress and former beauty queen who has competed in the Miss Universe pageant. Her notable films are Dhoop , Dor and Manorama Six Feet Under.
Gul Panag hails from an Army background.Her father Lieutenant General H S Panag, is in the Indian Army and is at present Army Commander, Central Command. She has a younger brother , Sherbir Singh who is a nationally ranked Skeet shooter and is at present studying at her Alma Mater, The Lawrence School Lovedale.
She started her education in Sangrur, in Punjab and changed more than 14 schools including various Kendriya Vidyalayas( Chandigarh, Mhow, Leh, Wellington), The Lawrence School Lovedale, Ooty and the International School Of Lusaka, Zambia. She did her Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Punjabi University Patiala and Masters in Political Science from Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Gul Panag won Miss India in 1999 and she also won the miss beautiful smile awards Miss Universe 1999 pageant. She worked in films like Jurm and Dhoop and also the serial Kashmeer (STAR Plus), but she got her fame with 2006 film, Dor in the role of Zeenat. The 2007 film, Manorama Six Feet Under, inspired from Roman Polanski's Chinatown, earned her fabulous reviews. She has a big line up of films this year starting with Summer 2007. She also has acted in the film Hello(2008). Gul appeared on the front page and a photo shoot for Maxim (magazine) in September 2008.