Author: Samuel Monnard

Banita Sandhu

Banita Sandhu is a British actress. She was born and raised in Caerleon, South Wales and is of Punjabi descent. Banita began acting as a child in local stage and film productions when she signed her first agent at just 11 years old. She began her professional acting career whilst attending King’s College London, in Shoojit Sircar’s Hindi feature film October (2018) alongside Varun Dhawan. She received major critical acclaim for her “outstanding debut” with Vogue India naming her the 2018 Face to Watch Out For. Following the film’s release, she returned to university to complete her degree. Upon graduating with honors, she went back to work with Craig Robert’s feature film Eternal Beauty (2019), followed by a Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy titled Adithya Varma (2019) and The CW’s summer show, Pandora (2019). Her next film releases include Sardar Udham Singh (2020), co-starring Vicky Kaushal.

Jacqueline Fritschi-Cornaz

An actress and producer of Swiss origin with over thirty years of acting experience, Jacqueline has appeared in theatre productions, television soaps, commercials and short films. She has worked with Klaus Maria Brandauer, M.K. Lewis, John Costopoulos, Elisabeth Kemp, Susan Batson and Bettina Lohmeyer. She is multilingual and has had extensive training in method acting, dance and vocals.

The confrontation with poverty during her first visit to India was shocking for Jacqueline. She initiated the Kavita & Teresa charity film and is significantly involved in the movie’s development and fundraising.

Deepti Naval

Deepti Naval is an American Indian actress, who made her debut in the year 1980 with Ek Baar Phir, for which she won her first Best Actor award, and has since appeared in more than 90 films, the most recent one being the acclaimed Oscar nominated Lion. Deepti’s major contribution has been in the area of art cinema, winning critical acclaim for her sensitive and close to life characters that emphazised the changing role of women in India.

Dr Achyuta Samanta

Prof. Achyuta Samanta, the youngest Chancellor of any Indian University and founder of the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in Bhubaneswar, holds a Doctorate degree in Chemistry. He started these institutions in a two-room rented house with only Rs. 5000/-. He is the first Odia and the First Indian to become a member of USC and AICTE and other Government Bodies like NCTE, ISTE, ISCA, COIR Board, CAPART, etc. He has been a member of the Academic Council of Central University of Assam and Odisha.
His contribution towards Education, Health, Culture, Literature, Rural Development, Social Sciences, and Spiritualism conferred him with 39 Honoris Causa Doctorate Awards from prestigious universities across the globe and with Golden Gavel by the World Academy of Arts and Culture (WAAC, recognized by UNESCO), as well as other Civilian awards from countries like Gusi Peace Prize International, Bahrain, and Mongolia.

KISS has become the largest tribal institute in the world providing free education and home to 60,000 tribal children. 20 branches of KISS have been established in different countries.

Dr Samanta works to erase poverty, hunger and illiteracy amongst poor children.

Jack Gordon

After graduating from Bedford College, Jack Gordon became a member of the National Youth Theatre.
At seventeen, he was accepted at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and graduated with a BA in Dramatic Arts in 2007.

Following RADA, he starred as Romeo in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at the Battersea Arts Centre in London. On stage, he played Billy in West End show Warhorse at the National Theatre in 2010. In 2011, Phillip Ridley cast him to star as ‘Man’ in his play, Tender Napalm. The following year, he starred as Giovanni in ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore, a production that would tour the world.

In film, he would go on to he play roles such as Jamie in Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank, Jeeko in Phillip Ridley’s Heartless, Lieutenant Burridge in Julian Jarrold’s A Royal Night Out and GI Stanley in Captain America; The First Avenger. In 2014 he worked on Elaine Constantine’s Northern Soul, and starred in Love Me Do opposite Rebecca Calder in 2015.

His television work includes the award-winning The Great Train Robbery, directed by Julian Jarrold.

A film about love and compassion
inspired by the life of Mother Teresa.

A movie by Kamal Musale
with Banita Sandhu, Jacqueline Fritschi-Cornaz and Deepti Naval

 

Produced by:

Curry Western Movies, India

Les Films du Lotus, Switzerland

Kavita Teresa Film, UK