Kunjue Li to be honoured at Arts for India’s annual Golden Gala in London

Arts for India Charity

Arts for India Charity


(London, X May), Today, established UK charity, Arts for India announces screen icon Kunjue Li will be honoured during the Golden Gala on Wednesday 31st May at iconic London landmark, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly.

The star-studded evening, hosted International Bollywood Star, Amy Jackson will consist of a champagne reception, dinner, auction and awards  ceremony, with all proceeds going on to help young students get the education they deserve. Budding actress, Kunjue Li (Peaky Blinders, Ripper Street, One Child) will be awarded during the evening with the ‘Young Icon Award’, recognising for her contributions in the fields of cinema, television and theatre.

Kunjue Li is the founder of China Dolls Production Ltd. Her debut TV role was playing the lead in a Chinese Comedy called Ciao Britain. She is best known in the UK for her role as Blush Pang in Ripper Street. (BBC), as Chin in Peaky Blinders (BBC) with Sam Neil and Cillian Murphy, and as ChengHua in One Child (Sundance).

Kunjue Li commented: “It is an absolute honour to receiving the Young Icon Award from Arts For India. I am devoted to supporting more opportunities for women and professionals of minority ethnic backgrounds and I very much look forward to supporting such a worthy cause.”

Previous Arts for India awardees include Lord Richard Attenborough, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Goldie Hawn and Dame Joan Collins among others.

Satish Modi, Arts for India Founder commented: “We are delighted to award respected actress Kunjue Li during in the upcoming gala supported by BAFTA. The Golden Gala is a prestigious philanthropic event bringing together fiscally responsible organisations, resources, celebrities, people of influence and synchronistic brands to have a transformative global impact on the Arts.”

Other stars to attend Gala event are Tamannaah Bhatia, director Kunal Kohli and film director Shekhar Kapoor. Arts For India provide further education for underprivileged students studying at the International Institute of Fine Arts (IIFA), Modinagar, National Capital Region Delhi, through sponsorships.

Their mission is to lift disadvantaged young Indian teenagers out of poverty through the provision of education in Art and Creative design to a global standard.

Previous Arts for India awardees include:
• Mother Teresa;
• His Holiness the Dalai Lama;
• Actress Goldie Hawn;
• Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy;
Bollywood actress Mumtaz Madhwani.

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Notes to Editors

In 2000, Satish Modi built an educational institute in Modi Nagar, New Delhi – International Institute of Fine Arts (IIFA) providing full time board and lodgings for students. The IIFA provides 4-year scholarship programmes in BFA degrees (Bachelor of Fine Art); in sculpture and painting, fashion design etc. Last year a Hong Kong based company sponsored 4 underprivileged Chinese students to fly over to India to do a one year programme at the IIFA, a positive indication of what may be achieved in the future.

The Institute is also given educational support by the University of Arts London, the Royal Drawing School London and the Zurich University of the Arts. The University of Arts London, has sent teachers to the IIFA for 3 month periods since 2005 to 2015 and the Royal Drawing School London will continue to send teachers for the next 5 years.

Arts for India (AFI) – a charity registered in U.K.- was established in 2010 to support IIFA in its endeavors. Arts for India holds fund raising events for IIFA and garners sponsorships for the underprivileged students at IIFA.

In 2016 Arts For India became truly global after launching in New York and Hong Kong. They also proudly announced a prospective collaboration with the Columbia University School of the Arts, who will help with the film and television syllabus and the expansion of the current facilities into a state of the art learning space. Sponsoring a student for a 4-year BFA degree is just £3,600 for the entire programme – just £900 a year, for tuition, board and lodgings. At the end of each year, the student will gift the sponsor an art work as a show of gratitude.

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