Unless you have been living under a rock, or someplace without any Internet connection, the name Banita Sandhu shouldn’t sound new to you. Since the time her debut was announced, she has been creating a buzz in B-town for all the right reasons.
Welsh actress Banita Sandhu is a dusky beauty with magnificent features and, especially, eyes to die for. Her innocent yet sexy look will instantly make you fall for her.
She made her debut opposite Varun Dhawan in ‘October’ and has been receiving massive praise for her performance since.
If you have seen the film, we bet you have enjoyed her performance to the fullest.
She is a 20-year-old Punjabi NRI who spent all her life in London.
Banita grew up watching Bollywood actors, and she loves Shah Rukh Khan And Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Like any other newcomer, she has her checklist of actors she wishes to work with and we are quite pleased with her choices.
While speaking to a newspaper, she mentioned how she would love to work with Irrfan Khan, Aamir Khan and Alia Bhatt.
With this, we believe that she is interested in working with celebrities who are really invested in the characters they play and are not just commercially successful but even do socially relevant films.
Not many know but Shoojit even praised Banita and said she had to do the maximum amount of hard work for the film. Even Varun complimented her and said she is an extremely selfless actress, a quality very rare to find.
Actors can go to any lengths to play their character and in doing the same, Banita chopped off her lovely locks for her character Shiuli in the film.
Though this might be her Bollywood big ticket, very few people know that she has been working since she was 11.
Describing why he picked Banita for his film, Shoojit said that he was looking out for a new face and felt that she has the potential to fit into the character he was looking at.
Wonder how they met? It happened while he was shooting an advertisement and Banita was featuring in it.
Within no time, Banita has made quite a place in the hearts of her Indian fans.
An English Literature student, Banita received a Bollywood offer during her second year at King’s College London.
She immediately took up the offer. Talking about it to BBC, Banita said, “As we had no relatives in India, I had no reason to learn about it or engage with this history. So I loved learning more about the culture and my family’s lives, struggles, and traditions.”
Banita became popular after doing a chewing gum ad which had a song ‘Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se’ in the background.
That small ad made hundreds of people look her up online. As per reports, this is the same ad that Shoojit shot.
Talking about her family, she says “My grandparents came to Britain from Punjab, North of India, shortly after World War Two. Both my parents were born here and my sister and I were raised in a middle-class existence in Caerleon.”
With just one film, Banita has managed to make a mark in Bollywood and we are sure to see her soon in a lot of movies.