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Giselle Monterio

Monteiro as Harleen Kaur in Love Aaj Kal (2009)
Born 1988 (age 21–22)
Espirito Santo, Brazil
Other name(s) Giselle Monteiro
Occupation Model, Actress
Years active 2007 – present
Official website

Giselli Monteiro (born 1988) is a Brazilian model and Bollywood actress. She made her film-debut playing the role of "Harleen Kaur" in the 2009 Bollywood film Love Aaj Kal, directed by Imtiaz Ali.

Early life and career

Monteiro was born in Espirito Santo, Brazil. She came to Mumbai India in 2008.[1] She started her modeling career at the age of seventeen and has travelled to Italy, Germany, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Philippines.[2] She began her acting career in Bollywood, portraying the role of the old-fashioned Punjabi girl, Harleen Kaur, in Imtiaz Ali's Love Aaj Kal (2009).[3] She was purposely kept under wraps during the film's promotion.[4] Following the film's release, her identity was revealed, and it was also revealed that she had approached Ali through designer Anaita Shroff Adajania to audition for the role of Jo, Saif Ali Khan's Caucasian girlfriend in the second-half of the film, but, on his wife's suggestion Ali took her for Harleen's part, especially since he had not been able to cast for that role despite auditioning girls from all over India.[2][5]

She has featured on the Femina cover in December, 2009 which followed the ELLE cover in October.

In 2010, Maire Claire started the year with a stunning cover with Giselli that was shot in Goa.


Year Film Role Notes
2009 Love Aaj Kal Harleen Kaur Nominated: Star Screen Awards (Most Promising Newcomer)

Nominated: Stardust Awards (Exciting New Face)




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