Guneet Monga Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Marriage Date: 12 December 2022
Age: 39 Years
Husband: Sunny Kapoor

Guneet Monga

Full nameGuneet Amarpreet Kaur Monga [1]Scroll
Profession(s)• Film Producer
• CEO of Sikhya Entertainment
• Co-Founder of Indian Women Rising (a cinematic collective)
Famous ForProducing the 2023 Oscar-winning short documentary film The Elephant Whisperers.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourMedium Ash Brown
DebutFilm: Partition (2007)
Awards, Honours, Achievements • The Hollywood Reporter voted her as one of the top 12 achievers in the Global Entertainment industry.
• She was enlisted among the top 50 Indians changing India by India Today.
• According to the American film magazine, Variety, Guneet Monga is one of fifty women from the entertainment industry who is doing ‘extraordinary things on the worldwide stage.’
• Her international short film "Kavi" (2009), based on bonded labour in India, won the Student Academy Award - Narrative in 2009. The film was nominated for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Film.
• In July 2014, she was enlisted in the list of '35 Achievers Under 35' by Mid-Day.
• Monga was one of the two women to be featured in Variety's 'International Women’s Impact Report 2018.'
• In January 2019, GQ Magazine honored her as "Producer of The Year."
• In October 2019, she was honored as 'Most Powerful Women in Indian Business' by Business Today, and 'India's Most Powerful Businesswomen' by World Economic Forum.
• In December 2019, she was enlisted in the 'Five Indian Entertainers In The Global Spotlight' by The New Indian Express.
• Guneet Monga won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject for her short film "Period. End of Sentence" at the 91st Academy Award in 2019.
• In April 2021, Guneet Monga was honored with the second highest civilian French honour, 'Chevalier dans I'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres' (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters), by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yues Le Drian in Delhi.
Guneet Monga after receiving the second highest French civilian honor
• On 13 March 2023, she received an Oscar Award at the 95th Academy Award ceremony in the Best Documentary Short Film category. She shared the award with Kartiki Gonsalves, the director of the film.
Kartiki Gonsalves (left) with Guneet holding the Oscar
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 November 1983 (Monday)
Age (as of 2022) 39 Years
Zodiac signScorpio
SchoolBluebells School International, New Delhi, India
College/UniversityGuru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
Educational QualificationBachelors of Mass Communication [2]LinkedIn - Guneet Monga
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date12 December 2022
Husband/SpouseSunny Kapoor (fashion entrepreneur)
Guneet Monga's marriage picture
ParentsNames not known
A childhood photograph of Guneet Monga with her parents
Note: Guneet Monga lost her patrents in 2008.

Guneet Monga

Some Lesser Known Facts About Guneet Monga

  • Guneet Monga is an Indian film producer. She is the co-founder of Sikha Entertainment (a boutique film production house), and Indian Rising Women (a cinema collective). She came to the limelight in March 2023 after she received an Oscar for producing a 2022 documentary film The Elephant Whisperers.
  • She started her career as an intern for the French-German film “Valley of Flowers” in 2004. [3]Mint
  • In 2006, Monga joined Sepia Entertainment as a full-time production coordinator and worked for the English language film “Partition” (2007). The film was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography in 2008.
  • In April 2008, she founded her own production house, Sikhya Entertainment, in partnership with Achin Jain, a film producer. The production house worked on several notable films including “That Girl in Yellow Boots” (2011), “The Lunchbox” (2013), “Peddlers” (2013), “Masaan” (2015), “Haraamkhor” (2015), “Soorarai Pottru” (2020), “Pagglait” (2021), and “Kathal” (2023).
  • Her film “The Lunchbox” (2013) was a co-production between India, France, Germany, and the USA, and her film “Monsoon Shootout” (2013) was a co-production between India, the Netherlands, and the UK. In 2013, both films were selected for International Critics’ Week and a midnight screening at the ‘Cannes Film Festival 2013.’
  • Monga worked as a Supervising Producer at Balaji Motion Pictures Pvt Ltd for almost one year, and while working on the film “Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai” (2010) in 2009, she met Anurag Kashyap following which she joined the Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt. Ltd. (AKFPL). She was the CEO at AKFPL and worked on the films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Part I & II (2012), Trishna (2011), Shaitan (2011), Michael (2011), and Aiyya (2012).
  • She produced the 2022 Short Documentary film The Elephant Whisperers for which she received an Oscar in 2023. The film, which premiered on Netflix on 8 December 2022, shows the relationship shared by two mahouts named Bomman and Bellie with their elephants Raghu and Bommi (aka Ammu).

    The Elephant Whisperers

    The Elephant Whisperers

  • Guneet Monga is a BAFTA nominee and among the first producers from India to be inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • Monga faced age and gender discrimination in the initial days of her career. According to her, people often expected producers to be older males, and she believed that no one would accept her as a film producer at a young age; therefore, she used to dye her hair grey and wear sarees to her meetings to look older. While talking about this in an interview, she said,

    Otherwise, how would a twenty-six-year-old be taken seriously? I just had to fake it—that I know my shit.’ [4]Scroll

  • Before becoming an established film producer, Monga worked as a DJ, an insurance agent, a sales agent for Laughing Cow cheese, an event planner, a rally car driver, and a property saleswoman.