Personal Agenda: Nimrat Kaur
Starting her career as a print model, Nimrat Kaur moved to doing theater with directors Sunil Shanbag and Manav Kaul in Mumbai. She has been part of plays like Baghdad Wedding (2012), All About Women and Red Sparrow. Her Cannes' first was with Anurag Kashyap's production Peddlers in 2012, followed by The Lunchbox with Irrfan Khan, which was screen at 2013 Cannes Film Festival. By Navleen Kaur Lakhibrunch Updated: Sep 21, 2013 20:22 IST
Birthday: March 13
Sun sign: Pisces
Place of Birth: Pilani, Rajasthan
School/college: Delhi Public School, Noida/Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi
High point of your life: Going to the Cannes Film Festival twice with my first two films (Peddlers and The Lunchbox) has indeed been very special
Low point of your life: Losing my father
First break: Featured in the video of the song Tera Mera Pyaar by Kumar Sanu and Shreya Ghoshal
Currently doing: Savouring the appreciation for my just released film, The Lunchbox
Your favourite Punjabi slang: Oh rehnn dey!
How was it working with Irrfan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in your film The Lunchbox?: They are such stalwarts that I felt very fortunate to have them as co-stars. It was much easier getting into my role once I knew I’d be falling in love with
A tweet of appreciation that you got for The Lunchbox@karanjohar: And finally Nimrat Kaur is the soul of #LUNCHBOX... projecting marital angst...urban depression and longing for love like a legend actor...
What did you have to change about yourself to settle in Bollywood?: Nothing at all. I’m here because of who and how I am.
When did you realise you were good looking?: When people started telling me that I looked a lot like my mother, who I think is very elegant and beautiful.
What’s your fitness regime?: I run on the beach in the mornings. I’ve also immensely enjoyed CrossFit with Dheepesh Bhatt.
Theatre/advertisements/films— which do you prefer?: Tough to choose, they are all fun and rewarding in their own unique ways.
One food craving you wish you could indulge in: Condensed milk
One thing nobody knows about you: That I have eaten five cans of condensed milk in one day! Even my mother doesn’t know that yet.
A Punjabi dish to die for: Saag and makki di roti followed by gajrela made by my mother
What do you love about Punjab?: I lived and studied in Bathinda and Patiala for long. I just love Punjab and its people. I think Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, is the best.
Your strategy in a crisis: Breathe deep and tell myself it could’ve been much worse. It works without fail.
One thing you would like to unlearn: The way I drive
A Punjabi song you can’t stop humming: Main ik shikra yaar banaya by Shiv Kumar Batalvi
A talent you would love to acquire: I want to learn how to boil milk. I somehow manage to over boil and waste it consistently.
A dessert that describes you: A molten lava cake.
The last line of your autobiography would read: I made all the right mistakes.
You de-stress with: Playing with my cats, Kitcat and Karamchand. It’s better than any meditation I know.
If you weren’t an actor, you’d be: Working in a job requiring travelling.
What would you wear to a hot date?: My favourite fragrance, 212 by Carolina Herrera
Which colour dominates your wardrobe?: I’m in a coral phase right now.
A book that acts as a pick-me-up: The Outsider, by JM Coetzee.
A director you’d give anything to work with: I would’ve done anything to work with Satyajit Ray.
If you woke up one day and found you’d turned into a man: I’d vow never to pee in public
A celebrity you look up to: Sean Penn. He’s an incredible human being first and a great actor later