, Punjab, India
Simi Garewal or Simi Grewal is an Indian actress. During the 1960s and '70s, she worked in several notable Indian films, working with leading directors such as Raj Kapoor in `Mera Naam Joker` (1970), Satyajit Ray in `Aranyer Din Ratri`, Mrinal Sen in `Padatik ` and Raj Khosla in `Do Badan`. Later, in the mid-1970s, she made an appearance in the popular film `Kabhi Kabhie` (1976), made by her brother-in-law Yash Chopra, and had a starring role in `Chalte Chalte` (1976). Another notable role she played was as a vamp in `Karz` (1980). She also starred in the BBC docu-drama `Maharajas` (1987), based on the book by Charles Allen. She also made a documentary for Channel 4 in the UK called `Living Legend Raj Kapoor` (1984). This was followed by a 3-part documentary on Rajiv Gandhi titled `India's Rajiv`. She also wrote and directed a Hindi feature film `Rukhsat` and produced television commercials, for which she won the 1st Prize from the 1988 Paters Award in Australia. Simi Garewal also anchored the talk show `Rendezvous with Simi Garewal` and won many awards for the same.
Simi Garewal was born in Punjab in India on the 17th of October, 1947, in a Jat Sikh family. Her father served in the army rising to the rank of a Brigadier. Simi grew up in England and consequently acquired a British accent