• Gia Sandhu is a Canadian actress and film producer
• She is known for her portrayal of Valerie in the 2018 mystery crime comedy movie “A Simple Favor”
• She attended National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal and the University of Victoria
• Gia has appeared in more than 20 movies and tv series, notably “A Perfect Plan” (2020) and “The Mysterious Benedict Society” (2021)
• As of December 2021, Gia's net worth is estimated at over $300,000
Who is Gia Sandhu?
Gia Sandhu was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, sometime between 1991 and 1996 – she hasn’t revealed the exact date of her birth, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Gemini, and she holds Canadian nationality. Gia is an actress and a film producer, who has appeared in more than 20 movies and TV series, while she’s probably known best for her portrayal of Valerie, one of the main characters in the 2018 mystery crime comedy movie “A Simple Favor”. It was directed by Paul Feig, starred Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and Henry Golding, and follows the single mother Stephanie who’s befriended the secretive woman Emily, and now that Emily has gone missing, Stephanie starts investigating; the film won three of the nine awards for which it was nominated.
Gia isn’t related to Garry Sandhu, a popular Indian singer-songwriter and actor.
Early life, family and education
Gia was raised in Toronto by her parents, about whom not a lot is known, as she respects their privacy; it’s said that her father is a theatre actor, and that her mother is also an actress. It’s known that she and her parents follow Sikhism. Because she hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most people believe Gia to be an only child.
She was around six years old when she became interested in acting, as it was then that her parents took her to see her first theatre play. Gia began appearing in her high school’s plays when she was 15, and was encouraged by her drama teacher to pursue a career in acting.
Upon matriculating, she enrolled at National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting; Gia also attended the University of Victoria, and the Canadian Film Centre.
Roles in TV series
Gia made her debut TV series appearance in the 2010 episode “The Missing Years” of the drama “Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures”, and in 2011 and 2012 played Allyson Page in the critically acclaimed crime action drama “Nikita”. It was created by Craig Silverstein, starred Maggie Q, Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca, and follows a rogue assassin who has turned against the same organization which trained her; the series aired from 2010 to 2013, and won two of the 29 awards for which it was nominated, including two Primetime Emmy nominations.
In 2012, she appeared in the episode “Consenting Adults” of the fantasy drama “Saving Hope”, and was an extra in the 2016 episode “Retention” of the drama “The Girlfriend Experience”. In 2017, Gia played Marlow in three episodes of the popular comedy “Kim’s Convenience”, while the same year saw her portray Shari Kadu, in the crime comedy drama “The Indian Detective”.
In 2021, she was cast to play the supporting character Ms. Peruman, in the critically acclaimed action adventure comedy “The Mysterious Benedict Society”, which stars Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal and Mystic Inscho, and follows a man who’s recruited a group of orphans to help him with a secret mission.
Most recently, Gia has played Charlotte Sojani in the episodes “L’Enfant Orientation” and “As Above, So Below” of the action adventure drama “The Lost Symbol”.
Roles in movies
Gia made her debut film appearance with her portrayal of Kiki, in the 2011 fantasy horror drama “The Moth Diaries”, written and directed by Mary Harron, and which starred Sarah Bolger, Sarah Gadon and Lily Cole. It follows Rebecca who’s attending a boarding school, and Ernessa who has just enrolled into it; the film was nominated for an Abu Dhabi Film Festival Black Pearl Award for Best Narrative Feature.
In 2015, we saw her star in the short drama “The Time Traveler”, and she also portrayed Choti Grewal in the crime thriller drama “Beeba Boys”, written and directed by Deepa Mehta, and which starred Ali Kazmi, Ali Momen and Randeep Hooda. It follows the war between a gang leader and a crime lord, and the movie won one of the six awards for which it was nominated.
Gia was cast to appear in three movies in 2018: the comedy “Curry Western”, the mystery crime comedy “A Simple Favor”, and the comedy “The Greatest American Hero”. Her most recent film role has been her portrayal of Magdalene, in the 2020 mystery crime action “A Perfect Plan”, and she’s currently shooting for two upcoming movies: the crime drama “Stealing Vows” and the fantasy drama “Alterations”.
She made a guest appearance in a 2021 episode of the talk-show “Celebrity Page”.
Gia is making her producing debut with the upcoming movie “Alterations”, set to be released in the first half of 2022.
Love life and husband
Gia is highly secretive when it comes to talking about the men and/or women whom she might have been with, and nothing about her love life is known, however, there are various rumors circulating the internet, concerning both her sexual orientation, and her current relationship status.
Some of her fans believe her to be lesbian, and this to be the reason why she’s keeping the details of her love life away from the media’s attention. A fan has even claimed to have seen Gia kissing her girlfriend at a club in Toronto, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims.
There are also some who think that she’s today in a relationship with a non-celebrity Canadian man, and that she prefers to keep him away from the media’s attention, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of December 2021, Gia seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Gia likes to travel, and her acting career has taken her to a couple of Canadian cities, while she has also been to several US cities, including Los Angeles in California, and New York City. Gia has been to Europe on a number of occasions, and her dream travel destination is Paris in France.
She’s a cat-lover, and has two pet cats.
Gia’s into watching movies late at night, and has her own favorite actor and actress – George Clooney and Meryl Streep. A couple of her favorite films include “Batman & Robin”, “The Midnight Sky” and “The Bridges of Madison County”.
She’s physically highly active, and has four to five training sessions at the gym every week, mostly because it’s important for her acting career to stay in shape. Gia is also following a strict diet, and practices yoga nearly every day.
Age, height and net worth
Gia is between 25 and 30 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $300,000.