Puneet Issar was born 6 November 1959 in Punjab, India. Puneet Issar(Punjabi Brahmin) is the son of film director Sudesh Issar. He is married to Deepali, daughter of Punjabi actor Diljit Puri and Bengali singer Ashita Puri, and sister of Satyajeet Puri. Puneet has two children, a daughter and a son, Nivriti and Siddhant.

Other than being a trained actor himself, Puneet has also been a speech, diction and method acting professor. He also is a trained mixed-martial-artist and is skilled in kung-fu, karate, boxing and wrestling.