Surinder is retired, following 35 years of working in the catering industry. She grew up in Punjab, India, and came to England in 1967 after marrying her late husband. They had 3 sons and once their children began attending secondary school, she went out to work. Her first job was working as a tea lady in a local factory. Prior to working on PREMature, she had never acted in her life.
When offered the part of Prem's grandmother, I chose to accept because I felt that being involved in the project might be a fun and interesting thing to do. And, indeed, it has turned out to be a very fun and interesting thing to do. The process has come with it's challenges, in part due to the difficult subject matter of some scenes, and partly because of the nervousness I sometimes felt about my competence as an actress. However, whenever I felt nervous, Rohith, Terry and the entire cast and crew were there to help me. I feel totally supported throughout the entire production process. This is what I cherish from my experience of working on PREMature - the harmony, positivity and mutual support that is always present during the filming and the feeling that we are all great friends making something special together.