Giselli Monteiro is a Bollywood actress and a Brazilian model. The 2009 flick ‘
Love Aaj Kal’ is her silver screen debut. Born on 16th November 1988, Giselli ventured into modeling when she was 17. Giselli had visited several countries such as Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore etc. for her modeling assignments. She tasted success as a model.
In Love Aaj Kal, which was directed by
Imtiaz Ali, Giselli enacted the role of a traditional Sikh girl. She acted as the girlfriend of
Saif Ali Khan in this film. Everyone was tight-lipped about Giselli’s role in Love Aaj Kal, during the promotions of the flick. She had also worked in ‘
Always Kabhi Kabhi’, another Bollywood flick. This was under the production venture of Shahrukh Khan and directed by
Roshan Abbas. But the flick bombed at the box office. After this movie she was totally forgotten as an actress. Her work as a model in India is also appreciated. She had done ramp walks for
Rohit Bal and others. She is the brand ambassador for PC Jewellers, Movil Mobiles and Wills Lifestyle.
Giselli was nominated at Star Dust Awards, IIFA and Star Screen Awards for her performance in Love Aaj Kal. She was nominated under new comer category. Giselli adorned the covers of Harper’s Bazaar, Maria Clarle, Elle and Femina magazine.
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Giselle Monteiro (Giselli Monteiro) is a Brazilian model and a Bollywood actress. She was born on 16th November 1988 in Brazil, in the city Espirito Santo. She started her career as a model at the age of 17. For modeling, she went to countries like France, Italy, Hong Kong, Germany, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
In 2008, she came to India. She was cast for a role of an old-fashioned Punjabi girl by Imtiaz Ali in his film, ‘Love Aaj Kal’. The name of her character was Harleen Kaur; the film starred Saif Ali Khan and
Deepika Padukone. With the link of
Anaita Shroff Adajania, Giselle approached Imtiaz Ali for the role of Saif Ali Khan’s girlfriend, who was in the second half, name of the character was Jo, but Ali’s wife suggested casting her in Harleen’s part.
Later, she acted in the film released in 2011, ‘Always Kabhi Kabhi’. Apart from acting, she is also the Brand Ambassador of Movil Mobiles, PC Jewellers and Wills Lifestyle. She featured for the covers of Harpers Bazaar, ELLE, Femina and Marie Clarie which were of Indian edition. She also walked on the ramp of Rohit Bal, Ranna Gil and Ritu Kumar. She did advertisements for the Fashion retail store Westside in the year 2011. In 2010, she also appeared on Fantastico in Brazil, which was broadcasted by Rede Globo.