All About Shehnaaz Kaur Gill aka Punjab ki Katrina Kaif

Shehnaaz Kaur Gill is an Indian actress, singer, and model who has lately become one of the famous people in India after her participation in the 13th season of the controversial reality show, Bigg Boss. With all her cuteness and humor, she has managed to steal hearts from outside the big boss house and a bit of attention inside.

To be more accurate, she has managed to create a loyal fan base for herself in a very short span. Now not only the Punjabi industry but the whole country knows her. Not just that, she has received pure love from the audience.

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Shehnaaz Gill was locked inside the Bigg Boss House. Her most favorite is host Salman Khan who is fond of her and calls her Punjab ki Katrina Kaif. He believes that she is a complete entertainer in the big boss family.

She has acted in a few Punjabi films like Kala Shah Kala and Daaka. She was the third runner-up in the season 13 of Bigg Boss. Currently, she is participating in Mujhse Shaadi Karoge, a show airing on Colors TV. So, in case you are interested to know more about her, here’s everything that you need to know about Shehnaaz Kaur Gill aka Punjab ki Katrina Kaif.

Early Life

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Shehnaaz Kaur Gill was born on 27 January 1993. Her parents are Parminder Kaur Gill and Santokh Singh Sukh. Her hometown is Beas District in Amritsar, where she was born. She has a brother, whose name is Shehbaaz Singh Badesha. She is extremely close with her mother. After her mother, the person she trusts the most is her brother.

She completed her education from Dalhousie Hilltop School, Dalhousie. During college, she left her studies in the third year as she was wanted to work in the entertainment world. Later, she went to Lovely Professional University for higher education and graduated in Bachelors of Commerce. Shehnaaz was an average student during her college days. She used to bunk college and hang out with her friends during the lectures. During her childhood, she was more interested in singing and dancing rather than topping in studies.

Gill has been fond of cars right from her childhood. She likes to be fit and healthy; in short, she is a fitness freak. She has said in an interview that she would not have come up this much in life if it was not for her mother’s motivation for her interests.

Personal Life

Shehnaaz is also called as Sana or Shehnaaz Kaur Gill. She is not married, and there is no trace that she has a boyfriend or had one. Shehnaz has dark brown eyes and Indian black hair. She likes to hit the gym, sing and dance during her free time. Her favorite color is pink, yellow, and red. She loves to play Volley Ball.

Her favorite actors are Neeru Bajwa, Kimi Verma, Amrinder Gill, and Gippy Grewal. She likes the movie Mel Karade Rabba. Her favorite singers are Babbu Maan and Amrinder Gill. Her most listened song is Jatt life Thug life by Varinder Brar. She often wears jeans with the top because she finds it comfy. Other than that, she is fond of ethnic suits. She likes to collect Goggles and hand bracelets.

Professional Life and Career

Shehnaaz is 26 years old, and she stepped into the Punjabi film industry in the year 2015, when she was nearly twenty years old. She was first featured in the song Shiv Di Kitaab which was sung by Gurvinder Brar. She made her Punjabi film debut through films like Kala Shah Kala as “Taaro” and also in the movie Daaka. Shehnaaz Gill rose to fame with Garry Sandhu’s song Yeah Baby, Majhe Di Jatti with Kanwar Chahal and Guri’s song Yaari.

She later was invited to participate in the Big boss show, 13th season, which was broadcasted on the channel Colors TV. Her friendship and alleged love for Sidharth Shukla were the highlights of the show, with #sidnaaz becoming a hot trend on Twitter, Instagram, and almost all social media.

Shehnaaz was regarded as an “entertainer” because of her bubbly nature and funny antics. She survived for 140 days in the house. She secured the third place or the second runner up title for the season. Currently, she is working on Colors TV. She has landed a reality show “Mujhse Shaadi Karoge,” which means “Will you marry me?”. It is an Indian dating reality television series that premiered on 17 February 2020 on Colors TV. The challenge for her is to find a life partner for her among the contestants.

Shehnaaz’s Controversy with Himanshi Khurana

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Himanshi Khurana is also an Indian model and actress in the Punjabi industry. She has appeared in Sadda Haq, a Punjabi movie. In 2019, she entered as a wild card entry in the reality show Bigg Boss 13 and was one of the Shehnaaz’s housemates.

Initially, Shehnaaz tried to welcome Himanshi, who ignored her. This behavior dates back to their controversy. In January 2019, one of Himanshi’s songs, “I like it,” was released. Shehnaaz, who worked in the same industry, did not like the song. So she publicly made fun of the song. She posted a video on social media, expressing her dislike towards the song. And it didn’t go down well with Himanshi. Later, there was a series of attacks and counter-attack videos in social media in which both of them were seen hurling at each other. Then, Himanshi says that Shehnaaz commented on Himanshi’s looks and body-shamed her by calling her overweight. She also said that Shehnaaz didn’t spare Himanshi’s parents either.

While they shared an ugly relationship in the world outside, after coming into the house, Himanshi demanded a public apology from Shehnaaz, looking into the camera. She has also said that she would forgive Shehnaaz only if she apologizes to her parents on national television.

Relationship with Sidharth Shukla

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In Bigg Boss 13, the pair (Shehnaaz Gill and Sidharth Shukla) has made most of the headlines. Sidharth Shukla and her are pretty close to each other. On the show, Shehnaz has expressed her love for Sidharth many times in different ways, but Sidharth always friend-zoned her and described her as a good friend.

During a recent interview, Shehnaaz has told that she has good bonding with Sidharth. She has said that she loves him and wants to be in a relationship with him. She has further said that this was a one-sided love. Shehnaz admits that she cannot seek attention, but can express her love, so she does.

She is okay with continuing the same bond and friendship with Sidharth. Sidharth has also commented, saying that he liked Shehnaaz because of the way she was, and maybe that is why he got attached to her. Their bond was not just for the sake of the show. He will always be there for her whenever she needs him, and he was just a call away.

Songs, Shows, Movies – Shehnaaz Kaur Gill


Shehnaaz has appeared in three movies in total.

  • Sat Shri Akaal England – This movie was released in the year 2017, and she played the role of Sonia Khanna.
  • Kala Shah Kala – This movie was released in the year 2019, and she has played the role of Taaro.
  • Daaka – This movie was also released in the year 2019, and she has played the role of Pushpa.


She has been a part of two shows in the years 2019 and 2020, which are broadcasted by Colors TV. They are:

  • Big Boss – Season 13 (2019 – 2020)
  • Mujhse Shaadi Karoge? (2020)


There are a lot of songs Shahnaaz has been a part of. Her discography includes “Veham” (2019), “Range” (2019), “Ronda Ali Peti” (2019), and “Sidewalk” (2020).

Other music videos include:

Year Song
2015 “Shiv Di Kitaab”
2016 “Majhe di jatti”
2016 “Pindaan Diyaan Kudiyaan”
2017 “Yaari”
2017 “Pyaar”
2017 “Sohneya”
2017 “Pyar”
2017 “Sharabi Pind”
2017 “Lakh Laahnta”
2018 “Change”
2018 “Facebook Wali”
2018 “Yeah Baby”
2018 “Chitta”
2018 “Saadh Jatt”
2018 “Matching”
2019 “Viah”
2019 “Alone”
2019 “Akshay Kumar”
2019 “California”
2019 “Old School Jatti”
2019 “Head Tail”

Some Fun Facts about Shehnaz Gill

  • Her favorite places and re-visits are Goa and Shillong.
  • Rumali Roti with Dal and Shahi Paneer is her Favorite Food.
  • California is her dream destination of all time.
  • She loves to dance, travel, and sing.
  • Shehnaaz is called as Katrina Kaif of Punjabi industry.
  • She always wanted to become an actress, and she used to participate in every school function.
  • Her favorites actors are Amrinder Gill, Salman Khan, and Gippy Grewal.
  • Her favorite actresses are Neeru Bajwa and Kimi Verma.
  • Varinder Brar’s Jatt Life Thug Life is her Favorite Song.
  • Her favorite colors are pink, red, and yellow.
  • The actress is very fond of luxurious cars and often loves posing with them.
  • Her Instagram account @shehnaazgill has earned more than 3.9 million followers. She follows only 8 people out of them, which are her favorites Sidharth Shukla, Gautam Gulati, Salman Khan, Kartik Aryan, Mahhi Vij, and others.
  • Her zodiac sign is Aquarius
  • Shehnaaz is close to her mother and loves her so much.
  • She used to bunk college and sit in a café during lectures.
  • Shehnaaz Gill weighs less than 55 kgs.
  • Her favorite sportspersons are Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni.
  • As much as she loves eating, Shehnaaz hates to cook.
  • The first thing she does after waking up in the morning is checking Snapchat and sending snaps.
  • Shehnaaz felt like an actual celebrity after her first song got released.

Being a young girl, Shehnaaz Kaur Gill has earned a name and identity for herself. It is always tough to be good, do good, and also become famous at the same time. Even though she has faced a lot of controversies and been in bad situations, she has proved to be a strong and focused woman by not giving up and moving on from the stand by. She is right now talk of the town and winner of so many hearts in real even though she is the second runner up in the famous reality show.

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