• Banita Sandhu

    as Kavita

    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

    as Teresa

    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

    as Deepali

    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.

  • Bryan Lawrence

    as Van Exem

    An actor, known for The Good Book (1997), AKA (2002) and Never Kiss Your Best Friend (2020).

    Bryan has been a successful actor and presenter for over fifteen years with numerous TV, Film, Commercial and Corporate credits.

    Outside of work he is an accomplished rower and competes nationally and internationally.

    In both work and in sport, he prides himself on being professional, punctual, reliable and friendly.

  • Heer Kaur

    as Sister Agnes

    An actress, known for Rowdy Baby (2021), Kavita and Teresa (2021) and Who’s Your Daddy (2020).

  • Kevin Mains

    as Rupert

    Kevin Mains trained at Langside, Glasgow, and has a wealth of experience. His on screen credits include: KAREN PIRIE for ITV (soon to be released), RAY & GAYNOR for BBC, HOUDINI AND DOYLE FOR ITV, THE LAST BUS with Timothy Spall and Phyllis Logan, RIVER CITY for BBC, SHETLAND for ITV and BBC Scotland, and CILLA with Sheridan Smith. In film, he most recently starred in BEATS directed by Brian Welsh and David Mackenzie’s, OUTLAW KING. His theatre credits include A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at the Royal Lyceum, and HAND TO GOD at the Vaudeville.

  • Jina Baishya

    as Mita

    Jina Baishya is a trained actress and dancer from the state of Assam based in Mumbai. She has performed across various states in India and abroad. During her childhood, she has worked with some of the well-established theatre groups of Assam.

    She did her graduation from Damdama College, at the University of Guwahati in 2012. She joined the National School of Drama in New Delhi in 2014 and successfully completed her Diploma in Dramatic Arts with acting Specialization in 2017.

    She works on a long-term fellowship project titled, “Studying of two training approaches: Kudiyattyam and Adishakti aspects of training process” wherein working with Gum Gopal Venu in Natanakairali, Kerela, and various other theatre scholars and practitioners.

  • Shobu Kapoor

    as Aparna – Kavita’s Mother

    She was born and grew up in India. She moved to the UK in 1988 and started her professional career. After training at Drama Studio London, she performed in many theatre productions over the course of a few years. Her first TV appearance was ‘Family Pride’ for Channel 4, where her initial guest role turned into a series regular due to the popularity, energy, and skill she had shown with her performance.

    Shobu’s next TV job was ‘Eastenders’, where she played the highly popular series regular character ‘Gita Kapoor’. The character of Gita established Shobu as a household name in the UK and abroad. After leaving Eastenders, her next big show was ‘Citizen Khan’, where she played the leading role of ‘Mrs Khan’. After many years working on multiple high-profile TV and film projects, her latest outing is the role of ‘Seema’ in the highly anticipated Channel 4 show ‘We Are Lady Parts’.

    In a career spanning over three decades, Shobu has played a range of characters across theatre, television, film, and radio. She has a memorable voice and has done a variety of voiceover work.

  • Mahi Ali Khan

    as Young Deepali

    Mahi is from Mumbai, she started working at the age of 4 years.
    She has worked for TV Serial such as Kuch Raang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi, 100+ episodes for Crime Petrol, Savdhan India. She has acted in a Web Series named Blue Eyes, and also in a Egypt Movie.

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.

Vikram Kochhar

An Indian film, Television & Theatre Actor. After graduating from National School Of Drama, he joined Muktatib Theatre Group.

Later he performed in ‘Zangoora – The Gypsy Prince and Jhumroo’ in Gurgaon.
Some of his Bollywood Films are ‘Ghanchakkar’(2013), ‘Trip to Bhangarh’(2014), ‘Angry Indian Goddesses’(2015), ‘Sumit Sambhal Lega’ (2015), ‘Hai Apna Dil Toh Awara’(2016), ‘Manmarziyaan’(2018) and Kesari (2019).

He was roped in to cat in the web-series including ‘Little Things 2’(2018), Sacred Games (2018), and ‘Raktanchal’(2020).

He has appeared in various TV commercials like IDBI Federal Life Insurance, Streax TVC’s, Kellogg’s, and Tata Sky.

Bryan Lawrence

An actor, known for The Good Book (1997), AKA (2002) and Never Kiss Your Best Friend (2020).

Bryan has been a successful actor and presenter for over fifteen years with numerous TV, Film, Commercial and Corporate credits.

Outside of work he is an accomplished rower and competes nationally and internationally.

In both work and in sport, he prides himself on being professional, punctual, reliable and friendly.

Heer Kaur

An actress, known for Rowdy Baby (2021), Kavita and Teresa (2021) and Who’s Your Daddy (2020).

Kevin Mains

Kevin Mains trained at Langside, Glasgow, and has a wealth of experience. His on screen credits include: KAREN PIRIE for ITV (soon to be released), RAY & GAYNOR for BBC, HOUDINI AND DOYLE FOR ITV, THE LAST BUS with Timothy Spall and Phyllis Logan, RIVER CITY for BBC, SHETLAND for ITV and BBC Scotland, and CILLA with Sheridan Smith. In film, he most recently starred in BEATS directed by Brian Welsh and David Mackenzie’s, OUTLAW KING. His theatre credits include A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at the Royal Lyceum, and HAND TO GOD at the Vaudeville.

Jina Baishya

Jina Baishya is a trained actress and dancer from the state of Assam based in Mumbai. She has performed across various states in India and abroad. During her childhood, she has worked with some of the well-established theatre groups of Assam.

She did her graduation from Damdama College, at the University of Guwahati in 2012. She joined the National School of Drama in New Delhi in 2014 and successfully completed her Diploma in Dramatic Arts with acting Specialization in 2017.

She works on a long-term fellowship project titled, “Studying of two training approaches: Kudiyattyam and Adishakti aspects of training process” wherein working with Gum Gopal Venu in Natanakairali, Kerela, and various other theatre scholars and practitioners.

Shobu Kapoor

She was born and grew up in India. She moved to the UK in 1988 and started her professional career. After training at Drama Studio London, she performed in many theatre productions over the course of a few years. Her first TV appearance was ‘Family Pride’ for Channel 4, where her initial guest role turned into a series regular due to the popularity, energy, and skill she had shown with her performance.

Shobu’s next TV job was ‘Eastenders’, where she played the highly popular series regular character ‘Gita Kapoor’. The character of Gita established Shobu as a household name in the UK and abroad. After leaving Eastenders, her next big show was ‘Citizen Khan’, where she played the leading role of ‘Mrs Khan’. After many years working on multiple high-profile TV and film projects, her latest outing is the role of ‘Seema’ in the highly anticipated Channel 4 show ‘We Are Lady Parts’.

In a career spanning over three decades, Shobu has played a range of characters across theatre, television, film, and radio. She has a memorable voice and has done a variety of voiceover work.

Mahi Ali Khan

Mahi is from Mumbai, she started working at the age of 4 years.
She has worked for TV Serial such as Kuch Raang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi, 100+ episodes for Crime Petrol, Savdhan India. She has acted in a Web Series named Blue Eyes, and also in a Egypt Movie.

Faith Knight

Born and raised in Yorkshire, Faith Knight is a strong performer with an accomplished range, she has appeared on TVs in ‘Emmerdale’ and ‘Bulletproof’. Faith has performed to an audience of 13,000 at the 02 arena and spent 3 months playing the Lead at The English Theatre of Hamburg.

Faith trained at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama and has since worked consistently in the industry on both stage and screen.

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