The sizzling hot new face of Punjabi industry who has won many hearts after her debut in Ambarsariya, will soon be seen in J P Dutta's Paltan.
Mona (her nick name) is an American Punjabi who has struggled a lot to reach her current platform. She is basically from a clinical background but got encouraged to step into pageantry when she saw beauties like Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta winning World level titles.
She had a bad start but took it in a positive spirit. She confesses that it made her realize that she was unprepared at that point of time.
Monica considers herself to be a complete daddy's girl and her father's ideology says that a person should be an all rounder. After loosing her first pageant, she started watching each and every pageant show in order to learn public speaking.
In 2012, though she only won the first runner-up title but her hard work and determination finally payed off in 2013 when she was crowned as Miss India - USA.
She reached the peak when she was honoured with the National crown of Miss India Worldwide -2014.
Born and brought up in Boston, this authentic personality finally decided to migrate to Mumbai, and wanted try out her look in Bollywood. Before finally making her way into b-town, she joined an acting institute for 3 months for training. She did practice acting at the initial stages and shot for some short films too. Though she faced many rejections for big films, but her determination and fighting spirit gave her a chance for a Kingfisher shoot and she even hosted a show for NDTV.
This glamorous beauty feels that she is blessed to be a part of the Punjabi industry as Punjabi is her first language and she loves doing what she is presently at.
She entirely owes her success to her father and credits him as her Role Model. Monica wishes to see herself in the Hindi cinema very soon. She believes that a dream should be so big that it scares u :-)
Check out our hearty chit chat with this bubbly babe about her journey from the pageants to being a main frame actor in the Punjabi industry: