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Guneet Amarpreet Kaur

Guneet Amarpreet Kaur

India

Production

TFL

Alumni Meeting Guest Speaker 2012
FrameWork Participant 2012

biography

Voted as one of the top 12 women achievers in the Global Entertainment Industry by The Hollywood Reporter and among the top 50 Indians changing India by India Today Magazine, Guneet Amarpreet Kaur is a game-changing producer from India.
She is a path breaking and dynamic person who is fondly called the Disruptive Diva and has tasted success, by being unconventional and break the Bollywood stereotype.
Over the last couple of years, nine feature films produced by her have been showcased at the Cannes Film Festival and fourteen
films in Toronto International Film Festival.
Guneet is a power producer who has made twenty-three films in only four years, including commercially successful films like Gangs of Wasseypur Part I & Part II (2012), projects of international prestige like Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna (2011) and ground-breaking Hindi new wave films, such as Monsoon Shootout (2013), That Girl in Yellow Boots (2010), and Peddlers (2012).
Most of these films are with first time and second time film directors.
She has also produced a short film by name of Kavi (2009), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Live Action Short and won best narrative at the Student Academy Awards.
In 2013, Guneet produced the The Lunchbox (2013), which became a global sensation, premiering at La Semaine de la Critique and was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics, garnering 23 million USD at global box office. The film earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Foreign Film in the year 2015.
Guneet’s most recent film Masaan (2015), won the FIPRESCI prize at Cannes in 2015.
Her fearlessness and risk taking appetite mixed with her zest and passion for cinema has led her to be recognised as one of the most powerful women in Indian Business by Business Today Magazine.

company profile

Sikhya Entertainment is an International production house based in Mumbai known for their content based films.

The company was founded in 2008 by producer, Guneet Amarpreet Kaur.
Since it’s inception, Sikhya Entertainment has produced critically acclaimed films that have been embraced by several international film festivals like, The Lunchbox (2013), Dasvidaniya (2008), Monsoon Shootout (2013), Masaan (2015) and, Haraamkhor (2015) to name a few.

Most of its work is with first and second time directors.
The production house has collaborated with International production houses from UK, USA and Europe as co-producers.

At its core, the production house continues to be a platform for creative minds that support path-breaking ideas.