(PRESS RELEASE) KUNJUE LI TO BE HONOURED AT ARTS FOR INDIA’S ANNUAL GOLDEN GALA IN LONDON
(London, X May), Today, established UK charity, Arts for India announces screen icon Kunjue Li will be honored during the Golden Gala on Wednesday 31st May at iconic London landmark, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly.
Kunjue Li completed her Master’s degree in Acting and signed with her first U.K. agent in 2013. Since then she has worked on BBC dramas and recently moved to LA.
The budding actress, Kunjue Li (Peaky Blinders, Ripper Street, One Child) will be awarded during the evening with the ‘Young Icon Award’, recognizing 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.”
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.
Previous Arts for India awardees include:
• Actress Goldie Hawn;
• Bollywood actress Mumtaz Madhwani.
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Academy Award-winning actress, Vanessa Redgrave CBE will also be awarded during the evening with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.
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Kunjue Li was born in Danling, a village near the mountainous region of southern China (Sichuan). Kunjue had always wanted to be an actress ever since she was a little.She auditioned without her family knowing and won a place at the coveted Drama Studio London.