Punjab’s Five-Year-Old TikTok star Is A Daily Wager’s Daughter
A little Sardar boy rolling his eyes and delivering prompt one-liners in TikTok videos has Punjab in splits these days. The videos have become a major draw amid the lockdown. But what the 5-year-old’s fans don’t know is that the “boy in patka” they see on screen is actually a girl — Noorpreet Kaur, aka Noor, from village Bhinder Kalan of Moga.
While the nation waits for her next videos, many are unaware that she is a daughter of a daily wager in Moga village.
Coming from a under privileged family, Noor’s father, Satnam Singh, works as a labourer at a brick-kiln and her mother is a homemaker.
Noor studies in Nursery at the government school in her village. Her sister goes to the village’s government primary school.
Sandeep Toor, whose TikTok account now has crossed 8 lakh followers, says that both kids used to visit his shop to buy grocery when one day he just thought of experimenting. “Earlier, I was uploading only my videos but then I thought of experimenting with kids. Noor and Jashan used to visit my shop often and I noticed, Noor’s parents had raised her like a boy. She used dress up like a boy and sometimes wear a patka too. She would even talk like a boy. The entire idea just clicked with viewers. “Earlier, I had only three lakh followers on TikTok but as soon as I uploaded Noor’s videos, my following increased by seven lakhs in a week,” he added.