Gul Panag is a perfect example of jack of all trades. She is an actress, model, beauty queen, activist, politician and pilot. She became Bollywood actress by following the footsteps of other Miss India like Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta.
Born in 1979, Gul Panag won the Miss India title in 1999. She worked in films such as ‘Dhoop’, ‘Dor’, ‘Manorama Six Feet Under’, ‘Hello’ and ‘Ab Tak Chhappan 2’. In her career, she starred with stars like Abhay Deol and Salman Khan. Her most memorable performance was in the role of Zeenat Fatima in movie ‘Dor’.
Gul Panag : Early Life and Personal Details
Gul Panag was born on 3rd January, 1979, in Mahadian, Punjab. Her father, Harcharanjit Singh Panag is a retired Lt. General of an Indian Army and her mother, Gurjit Kaur is a homemaker. Since her father was in the army, she moved to different places across India and abroad. Thus, she studied in 14 different schools. She is an alumnus of Punjab University and Kellogg School of management, Evanston, America.
The multi-talented Gul Panag is 5 feet 6 inches tall black hair and dark brown eyes. Her attractive physique weighs 60 kg with measurement of 32-28-34. Dimple makes her smile more charming. She is Capricorn by zodiac and Sikh by religion. Besides acting and modelling, her hobbies are travelling, horse riding and trekking.
In 20122, she tied the knot with her long time boyfriend Captain Rishi Attari. The groom surprised all, when he reached the wedding venue on Bullet motorbike.
Caption: Gul Panag with Ayesha Takiya in the movie ‘Dor’
Gul Panag : Career
Gul Panag became Miss India in 1999 and also won the Miss Beautiful Smile title. After this, she got many offers for modelling, brand endorsement and movie.
Panag made her debut in the Bollywood with ‘Dhoop’ in 2003. She succeeds to make her mark in the movie industry. Further, she starred in movies like ‘Jurm’, ‘Dor’, ‘Manorama Six Feet Under’, ‘Hello’ and ‘At Tak Chhappan 2’. Her latest release was ‘Ambarsariya’ featuring Diljit Dosanjh.
Her most memorable performance came in the role of Zeenat Fatima for the 2006 movie ‘Dor’. In this movie, we can see her as an independent and strong willed woman, who walked miles to save her husband. Another striking performance of Panag was in ‘Manorama Six Feet Under’ as a typical Indian wife.
Panag is an active social worker. She runs the Colonel Shamsher Singh Foundation. Besides that, she served on the advisory board of the Workhardt Foundation. She was an active participant in the India Against Corruption movement.
Panag was the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Chandigarh for the 2014 Indian general election. She lost the election to the veteran actress Kirron Kher.
Gul Panag : Awards
Along with co-star Ayesha Takia, Gul Panag received much credit for her performance in ‘Dor’. Both actresses won Zee Cine Critics Award for Best Actress for the year of 2007. People loved the on-screen friendship between Panag and Takia.
Gul Panag : Net Worth and Lifestyle
Panag has an estimated net worth of Rs 5 Crore. She made her assets from modelling, movies and commercials. She promoted brand like Tata Sky, along with Amir Khan.
Gul Panag is a lively person with full of energy. She is an adrenaline junkie and always ready for adventure. In her free time, she often goes on long drives in her motorbike. She is always ready to try new things. After becoming a licensed pilot, she is pursuing Formula E racing.