The Lunch box actress Nimrat Kaur 33, who will be seen sharing space in Nikhil Advani’s production venture ‘Airlift’ opposite to Akshay Kumar.
Nimrat Kaur open up her heart and reveals the disturbing truth about her father’s death. Nimrat was about 12-13 years old when her father Major Bhuoinder Singh was kidnapped by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen from his work place and after seven days they terminated him. They had made some ridiculous demands of some terrorists to be released that he obviously did not agree to. He was just 44 when he died.
Nimrat says. “I saw his body for the first time only in Delhi. We then moved to Noida and lived with my nana-nani for a few months before my mother bought her own place (with my father’s pension money and our savings) and we moved out. We never went back to Patiala again except after a few months to pick up our luggage. The government gave us a piece of land in Rajasthan and my father was posthumously awarded the Shaurya Chakra.”
She added that.”It was difficult moving to a civilian life. In the army, you are living in a shell and that’s why my father never sent me to an army school. You are used to three sevadars around you and suddenly, there are no army get togethers, so to just adjust to the new life without any fauji kids for friends was tough.”
Speaking about her extreme discomfor she said”. My life had turned upside down. I had no idea of what to take up and how to address life. My nana-nani became my surrogate parents. But my mum is very strong and that helped us pick up the pieces and start a new life. And her spirit was always about moving forward and never about self-pity. I finished schooling from DPS Noida, did my BCom Honours from SRCC and then, I just knew that I could study no more. I am told that right from when I was just 40 days old, I had started imitating mynanaji. And imitation is the first seed of acting, they say.”
She says she is different from outside and very different from inside when it comes to exhibiting your emotions. Nimrat says.” I miss him dearly more and more with age. I wish that he was around for me, specially at times when you achieve something in school and you want to turn around and show him that. There have been many many times like that when I have missed him in the last 3-4 years when things have really changed for me, when my life had changed, my career had taken a different turn”.
Nimrat Kaur began her career as a print model in Mumbai and then started working as a theater actress. In 2015, she was also starred in Showtime’s TV series Homeland playing the role of Tasneem Qureshi, an ISI Agent.