Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti

Playwright | Screenwriter

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti was born into a working-class Sikh Punjabi family in Watford. She went to Bristol University to study Chemistry but graduated with honours in Modern Languages. Before becoming a full-time playwright and screenwriter, she worked in a hospital laundry and a women’s refuge. She has also been a waitress, actor, workshop leader and a carer.



Behzti: Winner Susan Smith Blackburn Award

A Kind of People: nominated best stage production Asians in Media Awards

Behud: John Whiting award, shortlisted

Mera Des: Nominated for the CRE RIMA Award

Westway: Winner of the Best Drama Serial CRE RIMA Award


Gurpreet has been nominated twice for the Asian Woman of Achievement Award.



Brando’s Bride: adaptation of Sarah Broughton’s book, feature film, Ffilm Cymru/Martha Stone Productions

Black and Blue: adaptation of Parm Sandhu’s story, Cuba Pictures

Masala: original series, Home Team/Universal

The Tutor: original serial, Moonage Pictures


Gurpreet is under commission to Hampstead Theatre, the Birmingham Rep, the National Theatre and Clean Break



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