Mandeep Gill is a British actress who has appeared in several TV shows, films and short films. She is best known for playing Yasmin Khan in sci-fi TV show ‘Doctor Who’ from 2018 to 2022. She started her acting career by playing the role of Phoebe McQueen in the British television show ‘Holyoaks’ from 2012 to 2015. In 2016, she appeared in two other television sitcoms titled ‘Cuckoos’ and ‘Doctors’ in which she played the characters of Lauren and Shazia Amin respectively.
Mandeep Kaur Gill was born on Tuesday, 5 January 1988.age 34 years; by 2022) in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. She spent her childhood in the suburban area of Middleton, West Yorkshire. After completing his primary education, he joined Cockburn School to complete his secondary education. She moved with her family to a semi-rural village called Allerton Bywater at the age of 14 where she attended Brigshaw High School. In 2009, he did a BA (Hons) in acting from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, England. Later, he studied performing arts at Park Lane College in Leeds, England.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx): 60 kg
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
Figure Measurements (Approximately): 35-28-35
Mandeep Gill belongs to a Sikh family which hails from Punjab in India. He spent his childhood on the property where his parents owned newspapers.
parents and siblings
Mandeep has six siblings, five sisters and one brother.
He debuted as an actor in the soap opera ‘Holyoaks’ in 2012. In 2017, she played the role of Padma Kholi in two episodes of the drama series ‘The Good Karma Hospital’. In the same year, he was offered supporting character roles in two drama series titled ‘Casualty’ and ‘Love, Lies and Records’. She rose to fame for playing the lead role of partner Yasmin Khan in the television program ‘Doctor Who’. Her latest show is a thriller TV series ‘Sandeh’ which premiered on 4 February 2022 in which she is playing the character of Sonia Chopra.
He has done two short films. In 2016, he starred in an award-winning drama short film ‘Rwd/Fwd’, directed by Teddy Nyagh. She played Megan in the 2021 thriller short film ‘On Air’.
Mandeep played his first acting role in the 2019 film ‘Flood’. In 2020, she played the role of Shaina in the film ‘Five Dates’ which was directed by Paul Rashid.
In 2022, he acted in a thriller theater play titled ‘2:22 A Ghost Story’ directed by Danny Robbins. She played the character of Jenny. The play won a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play.
Netflix’s ‘Indian Matchmaking’ show criticized
In 2020, Netflix launched a reality show called ‘Indian Matchmaking’, which is based on arranged marriages that are popularly performed in Indian culture. After watching the show, many criticized it for supporting colorism and racism as well as keeping the arranged marriage tradition sacred and pure.
Mandeep is among those who criticized the show. She took to Twitter and wrote,
#IndianMatchmaking made me tense in the first 60 seconds. No lies.”
In another tweet he said,
He said that you will come to see his fair skin. I’ve done!!! Get outta here with your flipping s**t show!”
- podcast: Happy Place by Fearon Cotton
- book: The Midnight Library by Matt Hygo
Facts / Trivia
- In an interview, she shared that for a short time, she thought of becoming a police officer but immediately dropped the idea as she did not have the required skill set to become a police officer.
- When she started looking for work in the acting industry, she auditioned for two consecutive years but did not pass any auditions which made her feel that perhaps an acting career was not suitable for her and she should leave. In 2012, she got her first acting role in the TV show ‘Holyoaks’.
- Mandeep has a lot of experience working with several theater productions before working in television.
- He has 127k followers on Instagram.
- Chips, pasta, and sandwiches are her comfort food. She always orders shrimp crackers with added sauce from her favorite restaurant ‘Wagamama’, a British food chain, which serves Asian food.
- In an interview, when asked what kind of job is offered to an outsider or a person of a different caste as compared to years ago, he shared,
There are other parts that say ‘non-caste specific’. Years ago, there was an Asian man in a soap and the entire Asian acting community was going for that role. Now, you can find a few different Asian people, and their character isn’t entirely based on their religion or culture: they just happen to be in a soap. But we have a long way to go and I hope that in time I can audition for anything and just worry about being the best person for the job, not the right race.
- When asked in an interview what would be the reason for turning down his role, to which he replied,
When it comes to playing a character who is not Sikh, as I am, I always think, “Would I do this if the character was Sikh? Will I hurt anyone in my family?” if the answer is no [to the latter], then I will always play the role. But there are still many other roles I’d love to play, and hopefully I’ll be in the position after doctor who To be a little picky about what I do. I want to play Wonder Woman.