Balinder Johal



Balinder Johal is an Indo-Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles in the films of Deepa Mehta, including Heaven on Earth, for which she was a Leo Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress in 2009, and Beeba Boys, for which she garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards in 2016.Originally from Punjab, Johal was educated in India before moving to Canada to pursue a masters degree in education at the University of British Columbia.As a stage actress, her most noted performances included Here and Now, a forum theatre play about urban gang violence in Vancouver, and Anosh Iranis play My Granny the Goldfish. She has also performed in guest appearances in the television series The Chris Isaak Show, Da Vincis Inquest, 49th & Main, Aliens in America, Psych, Smallville and Sanctuary, and minor roles in the films Freddy Got Fingered, Josie and the Pussycats and No Men Beyond This Point.

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