Mandeep Kaur was born in Punjab, India. She is post graduate in Engineering and came to UK to pursue her PhD in the same. While continuing her studies she was chosen to become the first Sikh Chaplain in the British Armed Forces in October 2005.
Being engineer by education, she believed in practical approach to life and Sikhi has given her that. Since she realized about the core values, by being in the institution of Sikhi, it became her passion to pass it on when and where required. After working voluntarily as a Sikh scholar for about 7 years at Punjab Agricultural University in India, now she gives her full contributions and time towards her passion in the form of her profession which means much more to her than a mere career.
By arranging various interfaith conferences and working as a member of various World Faith groups, she learned to have a responsibility to work in co-operation and mutual respect, as per the teachings of Sikhism, working together through a unified approach brings wonders.
She has provided moral, pastoral and spiritual support in various settings including command, control and disciplined environment as an Advisor and carer in the Defence, hospitals and drug de-addiction centers; where people need it most.
She is continually working to help, develop and foster spiritual life of Sikhs so that they are able to preserve their Sikh identity within the Armed Forces. She is offering faith specific advice and representing faith issues to the services. She has supported Sikhs and their adherents at all parts of England, Northern Ireland, Germany, Cyprus and Falkland Islands by visiting them. She has been a continuous support to Sikhs in Iraq and Afghanistan during challenging times and their families back home.
Mandeep has also taken the pioneering role to become the first World Faith Chaplain to join Auxillary Royal Air Force since 2017, making it historical. In 2018, she was awarded Member of British Empire (MBE ) by Her Majesty The Queen for her services to the British Armed Forces and Sikh community around the globe.Her unique role is promoting a better understanding of Sikhs and Sikh way of life. She hopes it will encourage consistency between various communities, promote harmony and multi faith awareness.
On the family side, she is married to Albel Singh and 3 young kids. She had been blessed with Prabhki Kaur, WaheGuruki Kaur and Gurdaas Singh, who are continuous source of inspiration for her.