Kanwal Toor is a model-turned-actress in Indian film industry. She made her debut in a Bollywood film ‘Chenni Kum’ with
Amitabh Bachchan. In this film, she acted as Tabu’s friend who does not encourage her relationship with Amitabh Bachchan.
Later, she vanished away from film circuit and engaged herself as a social activist. Kanwal was a topper in Statistics and won the Miss Delhi Beauty contest and was a finalist in Femina Miss India 2001 contest. Later, she walked on ramps and gained attention in national and international fashion shows. It was a model coordinator, and choreographer
Rashmi Virmani who discovered her talent and this actress made a place for her in fashion shows. She also appeared in fashion shows conducted by fashion designers Rashmi Virmani, Sangeeta Chopra and
Ritu Beri. As a model, she bagged offers for the advertising big brands like Yamaha, Salora TV, Hero Puch, Dabur, Mercedes, Canon, LG, Gilette, Salora, Numero Uno, Hamdard, Woolmark, Liberty, and Duke. For TV advertisement, she had bagged prestigious offers from brands like Byford Casuals and Pepsi. Kanwal gave her screen presence for a remix music video song ‘Vada Karon Choroge Na Ye Haath’ which was sung by Anuradha Paudwal.
She was also a TV host for Zoom TV show ‘Filmi Fever’. Later she got her break in TV series too. Her approach to fashion has always been a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds. She thinks that key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key look and colors that work for one. She is always a designer first and never wanted to get deprived of glamor which was her always creative satisfaction. Many years before, she had opened up a lifestyle store that displayed exquisite creations of prominent fashion designers like J Vallaya, Ritu Beri,
Hemant Trivedi. After completing her film
Cheeni Kum, she got married in 2006 and subsequently got settled in England. Currently, with her supportive husband, Toor Gill set up a charity body CWC in July 2015, which will promote her cause to benefit women who are victims of sex exploitation and human trafficking in Mumbai. She always wanted to give her support to Macmillan Cancer Trust in the UK.