Known for films like the Period. End of sentence. (Academy award winner for a best documentary short subject), The Lunch Box, Masaan, and the recent hit Pagglait, acclaimed filmmaker Guneet Monga is going to be conferred with the honor of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans I’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres), the second-highest civilian French honor.
Guneet Monga is an Indian film producer, a BAFTA nominee and amongst the first producers from India to be inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She is also the founder of Sikhya Entertainment. Guneet Monga is one of the most renowned filmmakers not just in India but also across the globe, symbolizing the victory of content with her projects.
To uplift Indian Female content creators across the globe, Guneet Monga co-founded the cinema collective- Indian Women Rising which aided the run of the critically acclaimed short film ‘Bittu’ at the Oscars.
This title is to honor her varied accomplishments, her diverse range of work across the globe, barring the geographical boundaries. This prestigious honor is a mark of appreciation for her invaluable contribution to the Indian World!
Earlier, Indian Celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Nandita Das, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Anurag Kashyap, Kalki Koechlin, amongst others have been felicitated by the honor.
Guneet Monga would be felicitated at a ceremony in Delhi on the 13th April 2021 by the Ambassador of France to India, on behalf of the French authorities.