Banita Sandhu Biography

Banita Sandhu

Banita Sandhu is a Welsh actress who is appearing in the Bridgerton Season 3. She is playing the role of Sita Malhotra which will give her worldwide exposer. Her character as Miss Malhotra, is set to add a fresh and unique dynamic among the eligible bachelors. Bridgerton Season 3 focuses on Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington.

Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan play the lead roles. The season follows their journey from friends to lovers over eight episodes. This historical romance series promises excitement and drama. Fans can look forward to new twists and heartfelt moments. Miss Malhotra’s presence will surely shake things up.

Early Life

Banita Sandhu was born on 22nd June 1997 in Caerleon, Wales. Her parents are second generation British Indian Sikh, raised her on the outskirts of Newport in South Wales. Later she moved to London at the age of 18 to start her degree. Her big break came during her first year when she was offered a high-profile ad campaign for Vodafone India. This campaign aired during the Indian Premier League cricket season.

Career

Banita wanted to start her career in acting. Her parents allowed her to pursue her dream but only if she continued her education. She figured if she studied in London, she could also go to castings.

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At first, she was reluctant to do the advert because she wanted to be a serious actor, but when she was a student and she saw the pay and travel, she couldn’t say no. Acclaimed director Shoojit Sircar, known for female-centric films like the courtroom drama *Pink*, spotted her acting potential. Pink received rave reviews for its exploration of Indian rape culture.

After working with Sircar on a chewing-gum advert, Sandhu was offered the lead role in *October*. This unconventional love story follows a group of carefree students on a hotel management placement, where a series of events forces them to reevaluate their lives.

Banita’s first major break came in October, starring Varun Dhawan. It marked her debut feature film in 2018. Following this, she appeared in the American TV series Pandora and the Tamil-language film Adithya Varma, both in 2019. She then signed on for roles in the Hindi-language film Sardar Udham Singh and the British production Kavita and Teresa.

Banita Sandhu has joined the cast of ‘Bridgerton Season 3’, where she’ll portray Miss Malhotra. The series premiered on Netflix today, May 16, featuring four episodes. Sandhu’s role as Miss Malhotra is expected to bring a new spark among the eligible bachelors, possibly shaking up the established social order and garnering pride for India.

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Banita Sandhu Biography

Real Name Banita Sandhu
Birth Date 22nd June 1997
Age (as of 2024) 26 Years
Birth Place Caerleon, Newport, Wales, UK
Profession Actress, Model
College King’s College, London
Qualification Graduate in

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 4” – in Centimeters – 162 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 55 kg  –  in Pounds – 121 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown

Family

Father
Mother
Sister
Brother

Relationship Status

Marital Status In Relation
Boyfriend AP Dhillon

Personal Life

Banita Sandhu is currently in a relationship with Indo-Canadian rapper AP Dhillon. Back in 2023, Banita shared a series of pictures with Dhillon which sparked her relationship rumors. However, there is no public confirmation done by either of them about this, In fact, some users commented that that was just a PR stunt and nothing else. Another user chimed in and said he knows Dhillon’s girlfriend personally.  

Banita Sandhu Net Worth

Banita Sandhu’s estimated net worth is around $5 million, highlighting her success in the entertainment industry. As a talented actress, she has made a significant impact and earned a substantial income from her film work and other projects.

Trivia

  • Banita Sandhu began her career as a child actor in TV shows at the age of 11.
  • At 18, she relocated from Wales to London to pursue her college degree.
  • Her appearance in the Vodafone U TB ad commercial and the “Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se” song by Doublemint propelled her to internet stardom.
  • When offered the role in ‘October’ in 2016, she had limited knowledge of Punjabi and struggled with Hindi. She hired a Hindi tutor, attended university classes, and took video call lessons from director Shoojit Sircar to improve her language skills.
  • She has a deep affection for dogs.

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