Bollywood have seen many Punjabi Kudi’s who ruled over the B-Town like Kareena Kapoor, Prity Zinta, Mahie Gill and Juhi Chawla. Now the renowned Punjabi queen Jonita Doda is set to make her Bollywood debut soon. The actress is on a high as she finished shooting for her next punjabi movie n it’s poster got released in Yuba city California among a huge gathering ,she also walked the ramp at the Blenders Pride International Punjab Fashion Week and performed at the PIFAA, Toronto (Punjabi International Film Academy Awards) where she was highly appreciated.She is now all set to step into Bollywood with some interesting offers her way.
Jonita entered into films without any background or references. Being an actress happened by chance as opportunities just kept pouring in for her. Her parents were extremely supportive in her decision for acting in films. She received no formal training in acting. She owes her success in the industry to her determination and integrity. Her first film was Chak Jawana opposite the most popular face of the Punjabi film and Music fraternity, the Legend Gurdas Mann. She got critically acclaimed for her role in the film. She also won the BIG entertainment star best actress award.After that her growth knew no bounds with films like Yaara O Dildara opposite actors like Harbhajan Mann and Kabir Bedi . Besides working in Punjabi films she has also made her name through South Indian films like Makkal Padai ,Minchu and Adhikaram. The genres of films she has worked in are vast ranging from Comedy, romantic, action thrillers and a lot more. According to her Kollywood and Bollywood are not separate entities. There is one single world of entertainment called the Indian Film industry which is immensely rich in its genres and languages. Jonita has made quite notable appearances in commercial world also ,this Gemini is the face for a lot of products in print as well as commercial advertisements in India as well as abroad….that includes names like Amul, Kalanikhetan ,Lancashire raita,Madame, Jyothi laboratories, Options,Excellency, international designer labels,Aura spa, Olivia,Times of India and Pantaloons to name a few. She just shot with ace director Satish Kaushik in Mauratius for another ad film.
Jonita’s high on her philanthropy work too, She has played an active role in medical camps organised in the slums. She has participated in a lot of cultural programs with the physically challenged. She supports quite a few organisations that fight for the cause of AIDS awareness and the Girl child campaign.
Her upcoming films are Yamley jatt Yamley and Patta Patta Singha da Vairi and underproduction is the untitled Malayalam .