Television star Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia a.k.a. Meher Kaur Dhillon of Choti Sarrdaarni fame is a classic example of beauty with brains as her journey from a lawyer to an actress has been an worthwhile one. The 26-year-old Punjabi actress became a household name soon after making appearance as the female protagonist in the Hindi television serial Choti Sarrdaarni which begun to be telecasted on Colors TV channel from July 1, 2019. She is currently playing the role of Seher in the TV serial as the earlier character Meher has died and the story has shown a generation leap with the introduction of some new characters. Ahluwalia who made her acting debut in television Choti Sarrdaarni earned a huge fan following on her social media handles and most people are loving her strong-willed characters of both Meher and Seher. She has also bagged numerous awards in her kitty due to her roles in Choti Sarrdaarni like Iconic Achievers Award from the branding company WBR Corp and Bharat Icon Award from the construction company Royal Heritage Group.
Born in December 11, 1994 to a Sikh family, Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia did her schooling from St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School located at New Delhi’s Meera Bagh area and completed her graduation with a B.A. L.L.B. (Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Legislative Law) degree from Army Institute of Law, Mohali. Her father Gurdeep Singh Ahluwalia is an army officer and her mother Inderpreet Kaur Ahluwalia is a teacher. She also has a younger brother Arpit Singh Ahluwalia who had passed out from USA’s ( United States of America) Drexel University in June 10, 2021. After Arpit’s graduation ceremony, his sister Nimrit posted a heartfelt note for her brother on her Instagram handle. She wrote “10th June, 1989, Papa passed out of IMA and got commissioned into the Indian Army. 32 years later, history repeats itself. May you shine in whatever you set your heart to. You have made all of us SO SO proud. Happy Graduation Day. We miss you.”
Prior to making her acting debut, Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia had also appeared in the music videos of two superhit Punjabi songs Serious and Masstaani. While Serious was sung by Bannet Dosanjh and was released on January 15, 2019, Masstaani which came out on YouTube on July 24, 2018 is a soulful rendition of B Praak. Besides bringing laurels in the field of acting, another significant milestone of her career includes winning the FBB Femina Miss India Manipur 2018 title. After winning the prestigious title, Ahluwalia wrote a beautiful note on how the state of Manipur has shaped up her life. She wrote,” My association with Manipur began in the year 2008. It was then that my father first got posted here. This state has literally laid the foundation of who I am today. You all have given me life long experiences, a beautiful culture to witness and undoubtedly the most beautiful sights I have ever visited. Thank you for giving me so much, that I feel like I am finally ready to give back what you gave me. We are the warriors, and I promise you, I will make sure I leave no stone unturned in my journey ahead. Thank you for having faith in me. You and I together, will make our state proud.” Ahluwalia also emerged as one of the FBB Miss India Campus Princess Finalist 2018. The actress who has a height of five feet and seven inches also won the ninth edition of ‘The Tiara Queen Contest’ of The Great Indian Pageant Community (TGPC). Meanwhile, Ahluwalia is also extremely passionate about theatre and have been pursuing the profession for over 15 years. She has performed at Kamani and LTG Auditoriums in New Delhi.
Besides her brilliant acheivements in the glamour world, Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia also had been very bright in academics. In 2011, she was selected to represent India as a part of delegation of students by Asia-Europe Foundation for a student-exchange programme in Italy. While pursuing her graduation, she did about fourteen internships with various law firms and also managed to get a job through campus placements at Howden Insurance, Mumbai. She is also actively involved in social services and spends most of her time on weekends by educating and spending time with underprivileged children. Meanwhile, Ahluwalia got the opportunity to live in eight states as her father was in the Indian Army. Her favourite hobbies include travelling and swimming.
Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, mostly called Nims, made headlines after she revealed that she had taken a 40 day break from shooting for Choti Sarrdaarni to look after her mental health. She had also written about how she had coped with her mental health issues on Instagram. She wrote,” In the past few months I have come to understand how even if we may not acknowledge it, our hearts and minds can be fragile. Even when we may consider ourselves as strong, independent individuals, life can have it’s way of hitting us like a thunder bolt. I deeply understand that from where I stand, the life I lead seems picture perfect and privileged. It no doubt is. But what I do understand better now, is something I didn’t before. What we see on the outside may not be what one feels or carries in the inside. However, there is hope. There is hope for all of us. And so, in these hopeless times that we face together as a community, I hope to send you all pounds and heaps of reassurance, faith and virtual love. For the longest time I struggled to understand what the constant empty feeling inside me meant. My brain churned and went back and forth on the innumerable possibilities of why I felt the way I did. On certain days I had my answers, on some days it was just utter confusion. There were endless days of not wanting to wake up. Endless days of tears and raging mood swings. There were days of turning into a toddler, wanting to cling onto my mother even if she left my room for five minutes. There were days of not bathing, not brushing and just staring at the ceiling fan. And then came the days where I wanted to feel better. There were also days that were lonely despite all the love and warmth. Days that made me scared for no particular reason. And then there were days of reading and colouring. Some catching up with old friends and instances which made me go search for the old me. There was constant nudging to get myself groomed. There were days of scrabble, baking, and puzzles. Constant conversations and in and out of the hospital. There were days that turned into sleepless nights. There were days of endless prayers. There were solo 5am drives because even the house seemed claustrophobic. There were days of meeting new people and mountain climbing sessions.There were days of putting makeup on and buying new clothes. Then there were days of not fitting my clothes right and feeling unhealthy. There were days of reminiscing old pictures and care packages. There were days of reaching parties but instead crashing at 11pm. There were days of no control and helplessness. There were days of throwing away my phone. And then there were days of sleeping to my favourite shabads. There was too much felt. Too much unsaid. Attempts of accepting. Attempts of finding ways to fix myself all over again. All along this beautiful yet strenuous process of understanding and accepting myself, I found hope. I found immense hope from my family, my psychiatrist, my friends, my colleagues and all of you well wishers out there. I understand now that we all go through certain experiences for a reason. I understand now that we all need to converse more, accept more and aid each other more. I understand now that mental health is so underrated and how important it is to talk, share and grow.And as I still depend on my medication, I feel a lot more better, a lot less anxious, and a lot more hopeful. So hang in there, for there is hope for all of us.”
From the legal to the glamour world, Nimrat Kaur Ahluwalia has gone through a beautiful journey and has been able to inspire many and even earned over 5 lakh followers in Instagram where she highlights each of her life journeys beautifully with words of encouragement to her community of fans.