Giselli Monteiro life and biography

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Giselli Monteiro biography

Date of birth : 1988-11-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Espirito Santo, Brazil
Nationality : Brazilian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-07-15
Credited as : Bollywood actress, fashion model,

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Giselli Monteiro is a Brazilian model and Bollywood actress that made her film-debut playing the role of "Harleen Kaur" in the 2009 Bollywood film Love Aaj Kal, directed by Imtiaz Ali.

Monteiro was born in Espirito Santo, Brazil. She came to Mumbai, India in 2008.She started her modeling career at the age of seventeen and has traveled to Italy, Germany, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Philippines.She began her acting career in Bollywood, portraying the role of the old-fashioned Punjabi girl, Harleen Kaur, in Imtiaz Ali's Love Aaj Kal (2009).She was purposely kept under wraps during the film's promotion. Following the film's release, her identity was revealed, and it was also revealed that she had approached Ali through designer Anaita Shroff Adajania to audition for the role of Jo, Saif Ali Khan's Caucasian girlfriend in the second-half of the film, but, on his wife's suggestion Ali took her for Harleen's part, especially since he had not been able to cast for that role despite auditioning girls from all over India.

She has featured on the covers of Indian edition of Harpers Bazaar, ELLE, Marie Clarie and Femina.

In addition to movie acting, Giselli is the brand ambassador of Wills Lifestyle, Movil Mobiles and PC Jewellers in India. She has walked the ramp for Rohit Bal, Ritu Kumar and Ranna Gill.
On 23 May 2010 Giselli appeared on the Fantástico broadcast by Rede Globo in her home country, Brazil speaking about Mumbai.
She next appeared in Always Kabhi Kabhi, a film under the Red Chillies Entertainment banner that released on 17 June 2011.

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