Deepti Naval (as Deepali) 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.
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. (www.jfritschi-cornaz.ch).
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.
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.
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