Guneet Monga - OSCAR Winner short film documentary Movie - Co Producer | Two times Oscar winner | Multiple OSCAR selection.

Guneet Monga is an Indian film producer, founder of Sikhya Entertainment, and has produced notable films such as Gangs of WasseypurThe LunchboxMasaan, and PagglaitShe was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2018 and served as an executive producer on the Oscar-winning documentary short film Period. End of Sentence. She has also been recognized as one of the top women achievers in the global entertainment industry by The Hollywood Reporter and one of the top 50 Indians changing India by India Today. In 2021, she was awarded the Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. 


Guneet Monga interned with a production coordinator in Delhi in 2003, and later worked as a production coordinator for international productions. She shifted to Mumbai in 2006 and worked on films such as Say Salaam India, Rang Rasiya, and Dasvidaniya. In 2008, she started her own production company, Sikhya Entertainment, and worked with Anurag Kashyap on films like Gangs of Wasseypur, That Girl in Yellow Boots, and Peddlers. She produced the Academy Award-nominated short film Kavi in 2009 and co-produced Monsoon Shootout and The Lunchbox, which were both selected for the International Critics' Week and a midnight screening at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. She has been credited for giving a facelift to independent cinema and bridging the gap between Indian films and foreign buyers and distributors.

What you don't know and the spirit of  Guneet Monga ?

Gunnet Mongas father wanted to enroll guneet Monga in the insurance field as a Insurance agent/advisor for the regular Income.

Guneet Monga class teacher AP Mishra once called her parents (Father) for not doing well in the studies and she want her tp repeat the same class. While her father knew she was very intelligent and she shouldn't be treat like others in the class, as children do have different acceptance ability of the teachings and it depends on the way teachers taught. So her father want's AP Mishra the class teacher to change the way of teaching to make Guneet feel interested on her studies.

       Guneet with her Father

Past Oscar Story of  Guneet Monga

For one of the Movie which got selected in the top 5 of short film category called Kavi (2009), Guneet had to visit USA and  Guneet Monga always had a dream of attending the Oscars in America, which was a huge achievement for her, given her middle-class background. To achieve her goal, she started writing to many rich people, hoping that they could provide her with the necessary support, she mailed Richard Branson, Ratan Tata but she didn't receive any response from them. She even wrote to the President of India and got a response. 

Feeling frustrated and helpless, Guneet finally met a government official, Mr. Prithviraj Chauhan, who listened to her story and offered her support. He arranged tickets and sponsorships for her trip, and also helped her secure visas for the journey. This was a significant relief for Guneet, as she had only three weeks left before the ceremony, and she had no idea about visas or who would fund her trip.

Finally, Guneet, along with her first assistant director Vikas and Kavi, the lead actor in her film, were able to travel to the US and attend the Oscars. This trip marked a significant milestone for her, as it was her first time traveling to the US, and it was made possible through the help of Mr. Chauhan and his contacts in 2009-2010.

Monga became one of the first Indian producers to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2018. She worked as an executive producer on the film "Period. End of Sentence.

But, 'The Elephant Whisperers" become the first film of Indian Production to bagged the OSCAR.

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