Mandeep Kaur Takhar, better known by her screen name Mandy Takhar is a British Punjabi actress who is noted for her work in Punjabi cinema. Born and raised in Wolverhampton, UK, Mandy comes from a traditional Sikh family that has roots in Phagwara, Punjab. At the age of 17, Mandy moved to London with her family to study drama at the Kingston University and in 2009 she moved to India to pursue a career in acting.
The actress made her debut on the silver screen with the Punjabi film Ekam - Son of Soil (2010) where she played the female lead role opposite the renowned Punjabi actor and singer Babbu Mann. She won wide appreciation for her role and as a result, she subsequently won a lead role in a big budget Punjabi film, Mirza - The Untold Story
where she played the role of Sahiba. Her stellar performance in the movie won her a PTC Punjabi nomination for Best Actress. After her back to back successful movies, Mandy emerged to be one of the most loved actresses of Punjabi cinema.
Mandy continued her good run at the box office in 2013 as her role of a teacher in Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22
, the comedy film not only won wide appreciation from the audience and the critics but also won her the Most Prominent and Popular Face and Youth Icon at the 6th Punjabi Film and Music Festival. Her other notable film credits include Sardaarji (2015), Ardaas
(2016) and Sardar Mohammad (2017), a Punjabi drama directed by Harry Bhatti. Her 2018 release includes Khido Khundi and Lukan Michi. Her other releases include Band Vaaje
and A Game Called Relationship
A Game Called Relationship.