Nimrat Kaur Biography, Facts & Life Story

Nimrat Kaur Indian Actress

Quick Facts

Known ForIla (The Lunchbox)


Full Name:Nimrat Kaur



Age:37 years old (in 2020)

Date of Birth:13 March 1982

Birthplace:Pilani, Rajasthan, India

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 ft 7 inches (1.70 m)

Weight:53 Kg (117 lbs)

Body Measurements:34-26-36 inches

Bra Size/Breast:34B

Waist:26 inches

Hips:36 inches


Dress Size:6 (US)

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Brown

Nimrat Kaur is a renowned Indian actress. She initiated her career as a design model and moved ahead to appear in theater. After short appearances in a number of movies, Nimrat Kaur appeared in Anurag Kashyap’s creation Peddlers, which was also nominated at Cannes Film Festival 2012. She trailed it with her revolutionary role in The Lunchbox, a commercially and critically applauded drama co-featuring Irfan Khan, which was selected at Cannes Film Festival 2013.

In the year 2015, Nimrat Kaur played the recurrent role of Tasneem Qureshi, an Inter-Services Intelligence agent in 4th season of American sitcom Homeland. Nimrat Kaur afterwards collaborated with Akshay Kumar in war thrilling Airlift. In the year 2016, Nimrat Kaur started depicting the role of Rebecca Yedlin in subsequent season of American TV series Wayward Pines.

Nimrat Kaur belongs to a Sikh family settled in Pilani, Rajasthan. Her father was employed as an Indian Army officer. Kaur has a sister named Rubina, who is a psychologist in Bangalore. Kaur’s family currently settled in Patiala.  She completed her schooling at Yadavindra Public School, Patiala. In the year 1994, her father was kidnaped and murdered by Kashmiri Terrorists. After that, her family settled in Delhi-suburb, Noida, wherein she attended Delhi Public School. Afterwards, she joined Shri Ram College of Commerce and earned her B.Com Degree with a major in commerce.

Right after completing her studies, Nimrat Kaur settled in Mumbai and employed as a design model. She started appearing as a theater actress in plays such as All About Women, Red Sparrow and Baghdad Wedding, working with renowned film directors like Manav Kaul and Sunil Shanbag. In the year 2004, Nimrat Kaur was starred in a two-part musical video for the tracks titled “Yeh Kya Hua” by Shreya Ghoshal and “Tera Mera Pyar” by Kumar Sanu. The videos were composed by editor-writer Apurva Asrani. She also appeared in a number of TV commercials.

Nimrat Kaur made her first movie debut with a minor role in an English movie titled One Night with King, shot in the region of Rajasthan. In 2012, her Hindi movie debut initiated with Peddlers, directed by Anurag Kashyap. In the year 2014, Nimrat Kaur starred in a backup role in fourth season of American television series Homeland. In the same year, she committed to appear with Rajkummar Rao in a psychological series to be produced by Saurabh Shukla.

In the year 2016, Nimrat Kaur starred in war serial Airlift, opposite Akshay Kumar. The movie was a big financial success. In 2016, Kaur also started depicting Rebecca Yedlin in 2nd season of American TV series titled Wayward Pines.

Facts You Never Knew About Nimrat Kaur!

    • Is Nimrat Kaur addicted to smoking?: Yes
    • Is Nimrat Kaur alcoholic? Not Known
    • She initiated her career as a design model in Mumbai.
    • In the year 2004, she starred in eminent pop song titled Tera Mera Pyar by Kumar Sanu.
    • Nimrat Kaur is amongst those Indian actresses to appear in an American series titled Homeland.
    • Her father was associated with Indian Army who died in the year 1994 by Kashmir attack.
    • Nimrat loves to have a spa.
    • In 2013, her Cadbury Silk advertisement was enormously famous.

Nimrat Kaur Education

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce

School: Delhi Public School, Noida
Yadavindra Public School, Patiala

College: Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi

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Nimrat Kaur Career

Profession: Actress

Known For: Ila (The Lunchbox)

Debut TV Series/Movie: Debut Film : Yahaan (2005)
Debut TV: Homeland (2014)

Net Worth: Not known

Family & Relatives

Father: Bhupender Singh

Mother: Avinash Kaur

Brother(s): N/A

Sister(s): Rubina Singh

Marital Status: Unmarried

Children: None

Nimrat Kaur Favorites

Hobbies: Reading and ashtanga yoga

Favorite Actor: Akshay Kumar

Favorite Actress: Vidya Balan, Kareena Kapoor and Julia Roberts

Favorite Food: Cote D' chocolate

Favorite Destination: Cape Town and New York

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