Anita Devgan is a Punjabi comedian, theatre artist, and film actress, who earned popularity for her performance as Diljit Dosanjh’s mother in Anurag Singh’s romantic comedy film, Jatt & Juliet (2012) and its sequel, Jatt & Juliet 2 (2013). Since then, the talented lady was usually seen in a motherly role in most of the films she worked on.
In 2013, she acted in Vijay Kumar Arora’s Ronde Sare Vyah Picho (R.S.V.P). The same year, she was cast in Rimpy Prince’ Fer Mamla Gadbad Gadbad. The following year, she donned the romantic comedy film,
Proper Patola, which was directed by Harish Vyas. Anita later played as Sonu’s mother in the Punjabi courtroom drama film, Judge Singh LLB and also played as Geja’s (played by
Amrinder Gill) mother in the 2015 Punjabi film, Angrej. She played as Taaji’s (played by Binnu Dhillon) mother in Pankaj Batra’s drama film, Channo Kamli Yaar Di.
In 2016, she played the role of Amru’s (played by
Roshan Prince) mother in Ksshitij Chaudhary’s Main Teri Tu Mera. In the same year, she played another motherly role in Pankaj Batra’s Bambukat. Also in this year, she was seen in Sukhbir Singh’s romantic comedy film, Teshan.
She started working on stage in the year 1992 and became the director of Theater Persons, a theatre group based in Amritsar, who had performed plays like Damru. Until now, she consistently works on stage, particularly in rural areas and carried the nukkad nataks drama form. She and her husband, Hardeep Gill, have been organizing the Punjab Theatre Festival since 2007.
Anita is giving different theatre groups the opportunity to visit different cities where they can showcase their talents. She aims to get the Punjab Natak from those cities so all those theatre groups can perform in one platform.