Acting isn’t about impersonating someone else. It’s about finding the similarities in what seems to be dissimilar, and then finding oneself there. Finding herself , actress and model Ishpreet Kaur Makkar’s song “Mehandi Pyaar wali” has earned over 57 lakh views. She gained prominence in the modelling world after starring in the short film Viha di Gail, which earned 8.1 million views on YouTube.
Hailing from a city in Rajasthan, Ishpreet Kaur belongs to a middle-class family. Her father Gurdeep Singh Makkar runs a business whereas her mother is a homemaker. Her family was always strong in her endeavors and cared for her needs on the way. Completing her schooling at Bikaner, she joined the Jain Girls College where she completed her graduation in Arts.
Today, when people opt for coveted careers like Dancing, Singing, Modeling, and leave them just because of stability issues, Ishpreet didn’t dwindle and continues for fortitude. After a long struggle of five years in the industry, this girl from Chandigarh manifested her name among renowned actors and models, and as she got gigs in music videos and short films.
Ishpreet, a cheerful young lady, has achieved her goals solely through her own determination and hard work. She began studying the art of mehndi (Henna) design and makeup application. She couldn’t give up her dream of acting, which she had since childhood, and she began her career in Bikaner with short video songs made by a friend.
When she realised she could make a career in this field, she began working more diligently, and her music videos gained attention in three to four years. She worked as an assistant in her father’s company while earning her degree, and she continued to strive for her ambitious goals.
She began climbing the ladder of success with the help of her family, but it wasn’t easy. Her weight had risen to 75 kilogrammes when she was recuperating. It caused her a great deal of difficulty in obtaining positions in the industry. She didn’t give up hope and worked tirelessly day and night to get back in shape and overcome the obstacle.
Having worked for a variety of music videos, one of them, ‘Jhoota Pyar Tera’ got more than 2 lakh likes on YouTube. Inspired by the feedback, she was encouraged for going ahead. Later on, she performed in Mera Kissa (3 lakh views), ‘Jhoota Pyar Tera- II’ (6.5 lakh), ‘Kaise jiyunga Tere Bina'( 1.6 lakh), ‘Kyunki Itna Pyar’…. (1.5 Lakh), ‘Mehandi Pyar wali'( 57 lakhs) and hence gained popularity and became the youth icon.
She also acted in the projects “The real hero Indian Army” (1.4 lakh), “Paisa, Pyaar Aur Dhokha” (3 lakh), “Walapune da Craze” (3.2 lakh), and “Viha di Gail” (8.1 lakh), which established her as a star in the world of short films. Her job, not only in Hindi but also in Punjabi ventures, began to inspire the youth.
Parminder Kaur Makkar, her mother, moved from Bikaner to Chandigarh to support her daughter’s career. Ishpreet Kaur continued to learn new technology and technical skills in the fields of modelling, advertisement, short films, acting, and other related fields during her time in this union territory.
She has a dream of becoming a national model and contributes for bringing laurels to her nation and it is for certain that she’ll achieve it.