Monika Deol is a Canadian television personality. She began as an entertainment reporter for Citytv in Toronto, Ontario, and later became a VJ for MuchMusic, hosting and co-producing Electric Circus from 1988 to 1996. Simultaneously, Deol was the entertainment anchor on CityPulse at Six, host of MuchMusic’s news shows FAX and RapidFAX, and co-host of Citytv’s alternative fashion and style show Ooh La La. Deol was the first news anchor with the inaugural VTV Vancouver News at 6 (now known as CTV Vancouver) and anchor on CityPulse News at 11 on Citytv Vancouver in 2002.
Deol starred in the 2015 Canadian feature film, Beeba Boys, directed by Deepa Mehta. She also appeared in John Candy’s directorial debut, Hostage for a Day and had a principal role in the film, Just For Fun.
Monika Deol is a contributing author to the anthology, Between Interruptions: 30 Women Tell The Truth About Motherhood.
Monika Deol is founder and president of the cosmetics brand STELLAR, which launched in Sephora America in 2017.
Born in Punjab, India, Deol immigrated to Marathon, Ontario as a child with her parents, who were both teachers. Their family then moved to a grain and dairy farm in Beausejour, Manitoba. She attended the University of Winnipeg in the early ’80’s and began her music career as a club DJ and VJ in the Fort Garry Hotel night club at that time. Deol then became the lead singer and manager of local Winnipeg band, “Perfect Kiss” in the 1980s. Later, she moved to Toronto and joined CITY TV and MuchMusic as an on-air personality. She hosted the dance show Electric Circus for many years. Deol and her husband Avtar Bains live in Vancouver with their four children.