Daljeet Kaur (Punjabi: ਦਲਜੀਤ ਕੋਰ) is a Punjabi actress who has been called the Hema Malini of Punjabi films for her maximum Silver Jubilee hits. She has also worked in about 10 Bollywood movies.
Her native village is Aitiana near Sudhar in district Ludhiana. She was raised in Siliguri of West Bengal. She did her schooling from convent and completed her B.A. Honours degree from Shri Ram College of Delhi.
Daljeet played a small part in Pune Institute’s short film “Bonga”, directed by Kundan Shah. She later did a Punjabi Film, “Daaj”, which became a big hit in which she was paired with Dheeraj Kumar. Actor Sunil Dutt gave her chance in Bollywood movie Yari Dushmani (1980).
Her major Punjabi hit films were Putt Jattan De, Mamla Garbar Hai, Ki Banoo Duniya Da. She also did many Hindi films including Yash Chopra’s Faasle, Rajkumar Kohli’s Jeene Nahin Doonga and Yari Dushmani. Raj Kapoor offered her an important role in Henna, but he died before she could do the film. Daljeet was also part of the Punjabi hits Mahaul Theek Hai and Jee Ayan Nu, and Subhash Ghai’s production Ek Aur Ek Gyarah with Sanjay Dutt and Govinda, where she was paired opposite Bollywood super star Jackie Shroff.Beside Hindi films,she also acted in Bengali and South films.
In her career Daljeet worked with top artists from Punjabi Film Industry like Veerendra, Gurdas Maan, Satish Kaul, Gugu Gill, Baldev Khosa & Yograj Singh. She was also paired in few movies with Shavinder Mahal, Surinder Walia and famous TV actor Pankaj Dheer & Arjun to give industry new leading men. In fact Guggu Gill & Yograj Singh got their first success as hero with Daljit.
She will be next seen in films called Desi Munde and Dil Pardesi Ho Gaya.