Manpreet was born and educated in India, completing a post-graduate degree in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations; and over the past 20 years has worked in most forms of print, electronic media, radio and television
Prior to her arrival in Australia in 1991, she was a columnist and feature writer for the Indian Express daily newspaper and also presented on the national television network, Doordarshan.
Currently the Executive Producer of SBS Radio's Punjabi program, Manpreet is also a freelance writer for many newspapers, magazines and websites both in Australia and overseas.
Manpreet has been nominated four times at the United Nations Associations of Australia's Media Peace Awards for her work at SBS Radio. She enjoys pursuing human interest and issues-based stories that have a social impact, alongside news, current affairs, and investigative, historical and biographical features.
In May 2010, Manpreet broke the story of 'Pooran's Ashes', winning SBS Radio's inaugural Quarterly Commission and enabling her to travel to India to document the final chapter in the story; generating widespread media coverage in Australia and India. 'Pooran's Ashes' was short-listed at the UNAA Media Peace Awards 2010 for "Promotion of Multicultural "Issues" and has since been included in the Victorian curriculum as a reading resource for high school students.