In the 90s, there was no dearth of talent in Punjab but work opportunities were less in number, especially for new artists. Unlike today, there were not many mediums for actors to explore. Today we are going to talk about one of the promising faces of Punjabi Cinema, who did get fame due to the declination in Punjabi Cinema during the time when she stepped in.
Chandni Toor, daughter of Lt Colonel Malkiyat Singh Toor, completed her education from Khalsa College, Jalandhar. She participated in few beauty contests and won the title of Miss Chandigarh somewhere in the mid-90s. This led her to a few music video offers and acting assignments. She was signed for the Sukhminder Dhanjal Film Mela, a critically acclaimed project. She also won the best debutante award in one of the film festivals for her performance in Mela. Her second film Mahaul Theek Hai turned out to be a big hit. After the success of Mahaul Theek Hai, Chandni became famous and more films like Tera Pyar Sohniye with Veerendra's son Randeep and a love triangle with Sumit Sehgal & Upasana Singh, came her way, but these films soon got shelved.
Chandni then moved to Punjabi TV and did anchoring for a talk show. She later appeared as Harbhajan Maan's sister in his very popular song Mirza. She soon shifted her base to Hindi TV world and became a VJ for Zee TV's musical show. Ekta Kapoor's serials Kashti, Kalash and more made Chandni a well-known name in the tele-world. She was also the lead face of a series called Dollor Bahu. By then she was totally cut off from Punjabi Film Industry.
In the year 2004, she got married to Semanto Roy, the son of Subrata Roy, Head Sahara Group. Post her wedding she bid adieu to the acting world. Now known as Chandni Roy, she is the mother of two kids. She is now associated with social causes such as Peace One Day and more.
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Few years after her marriage, when she visited Punjab along with her husband, she had reportedly said that she is busy with her family life and has no intentions of getting back to the acting field. Well, obviously no one will be when you are the bahu of one of the biggest business tycoons, no matter if the company head is facing a series of court cases!