Oscar winning Indian film producer, Co-founder - Sikhaya Entertainment
Guneet Monga is an Indian film producer, an Academy Award nominee and BAFTA nominee, and amongst the first producers from India to be invited to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Guneet is the founder of Sikhya Entertainment, a Mumbai-based production house.
She has produced close to 30 feature films, that include the ground-breaking THE LUNCHBOX (2013), MONSOON SHOOTOUT (2013), MASAAN (2015), and GANGS OF WASSEYPUR (2012), all of which received critical acclaim at prestigious international festivals such as Cannes, TIFF, and Sundance. Guneet was one of the executive producers behind the documentary short film PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE, which won an Academy Award®️ in 2019.
Guneet is a recipient of the prestigious French Honour "Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres". In 2019, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded her the prestigious Sloan Science and Film grant. She has been featured in Variety's International Women's Impact Report of 2018 for being a change-maker in the Indian film industry. Guneet is passionate about issues of representation and diversity in the film industry and has founded 'Indian Women Rising', a cinema collective aimed at discovering, amplifying & distributing the work of Indian women filmmakers across the globe.
Most recently, Guneet produced THE ELEPHANT WHISPERERS which has been nominated for the Academy Awards 2023 in the Best Documentary Short Film category.