Kamal Sidhu (born February 24, 1968) is an Indo - Canadian model, VJ, TV anchor and actor. [2] [13] Winner of Miss India–Canada in 1991, [4] she has a successful career as presenter and show host.

Early life

Sidhu was born in an Indian Sikh family who lived in the Philippines, where she stayed till the age of six. [5] Later they moved to Canada, where she was raised and educated. [7] She has a university degree in pre-medical. She is fluent in Tagalog, English, Punjabi and French. [7]

Career

Prior to being in TV shows and in the modeling industry, Sidhu was an athlete, training to compete at the Olympics Games in Atlanta, representing Canada in the heptathlon. [7] An unfortunate injury abruptly ended her dreams and made her to pursue other avenues. She was advised by a cousin, and consequently entered the Miss India-Canada contest in 1991, to which she won first runner-up. [7]

In India, she started her career with Channel V and later MTV Asia. [15] She also worked with channel AXN in this same country. [7] One of the first few 'Indian' VJs, Sidhu and her Canadian accent were hugely popular with the teen population, many imitating her style of dress, hair and talking. [7] She hosted an adult show on sex lives on Zoom TV and anchored an environmental series called EarthPulse on National Geographic Channel. [16] She presented the Rio Games in August 2016 on Star Sports channel in her brief return to where it all started - STAR TV NETWORK.

Personal life

Kamal Sidhu was in a relationship with erstwhile MTV and Channel V VJ - Danny McGill during the 1990s. She is married to Nico Ghogavala owner of B.A.R company. [17]

Filmography