Guneet Monga is an Indian film producer, a BAFTA nominee and amongst the first producers from India to be invited in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Recent recipient of second highest civilian honour of France, the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, she is the founder of Sikhya Entertainment, a Mumbai based production house. She was part of the Global Media Makers fellowship by Film Independent and the US Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. In 2019, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded her the prestigious Sloan Science and Film grant.
Under her able leadership, Sikhya Entertainment has carved an unprecedented space in Indian film industry by producing films that focused on heartland stories and also travelled globally. The Lunchbox, Masaan, Gangs of Wasseypur, Pagglait, What Will People Say, Soorarai Pottru, Haraamkhor, Monsoon Shootout, Zubaan, Peddlers and Oscar Winning Short Documentary – Period End Of Sentence are few of the many titles from her awe inspiring filmography. Guneet Monga is one of the most renowned filmmakers not just in India but also across the globe, evincing that resonance of good content knows no boundaries. She recently founded a cinema collective called Indian Women Rising aimed at discovering, amplifying and distributing the work of Indian women filmmakers across the globe.
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