Nimrat Kaur (born 13 March 1982) is an Indian actress. She began her career as a print model and went on to act in theater. After brief appearances in a few films, Kaur starred in Anurag Kashyap’s production Peddlers, which was screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
She followed it with her breakthrough role in The Lunchbox, a critically acclaimed drama co-starring Irrfan Khan, which was screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
In 2015, Kaur played the recurring role of Inter-Services Intelligence agent Tasneem Qureshi in the fourth season of the American television series Homeland. She then costarred with Akshay Kumar in the war thriller Airlift.
In 2016, Kaur began portraying Rebecca Yedlin in the second season of the American television series Wayward Pines.
After her studies, Kaur moved to Mumbai and worked as a print model. She began working as a theater actress appearing in plays such as Baghdad Wedding (2012), All About Women and Red Sparrow, working with directors like Sunil Shanbag and Manav Kaul.
Kaur then appeared in with a two-part music video for the songs “Tera Mera Pyar” by Kumar Sanu and “Yeh Kya Hua” by Shreya Ghoshal in 2004. She also did TV advertisements.
Kaur made her film debut with a small role in an English film, One Night with the King (2006), which was shot in Rajasthan. Her Hindi film debut came with Peddlers in 2012, produced by Anurag Kashyap.
The film was screened at Cannes Film Festival to good reviews.
Kaur came to public attention when she appeared in a Cadbury Silk commercial.
Kaur attended the Cannes festival for the second time for the epistolary romantic film The Lunchbox (2013). The film emerged as a commercial success and was critically acclaimed. Kaur received rave reviews for her portrayal of a lonely wife who begins a friendship with a man (played by Irrfan Khan) through letters.