Kiran Joneja Sippy
“The idea of creating an infrastructure that would be the perfect platform, to share knowledge with generations to come in a wholistic manner, floated in an and out of our minds for a while. However, we were not ready to commence the journey until we had the right ingredients that would give students a futuristic, enjoyable and complete experience. RSACE taking form is testimony that we have done the necessary thinking through. We are now ready to share our dream with the world. We are committed to working hard to provide that ideal experience that every career aspirant in the film industry seeks so that he/she can hit the road running from day 1 of their careers. As the business leader, I believe in leading from the front and looking into every aspect of the deliverables, to make this academy and its graduates into professionals that have a reckoning. Be it the bigger decisions like the association with Mumbai University’ Garware Institute of Career Education & Development (GICED) to ensure that our students get a recognized degree, or coordinating the curriculum design so that the learning they have is comprehensive or planning the launch strategy so that the news of the academy reaches out to as many aspirants as possible or looking into the finer details of choosing the right partners, faculty, team and support personnel, I am hands-on to ensure perfection for our students. The team at RSACE joins me in welcoming you into the world of cinema and entertainment.” Kiran Joneja Sippy.
An Alumni of Delhi Public School and Queen Mary’s School (DELHI), Kiran Joneja excelled in dramatics, athletics, dance and painting in her student days. While completing her B.A. in English Honours from Lady Shri Ram College (Delhi) she directed and acted in several award winning plays like Deviyani Ka Kehna Hai & Ashar Ka Ek Din.
Having started her career as a model whilst still in college in 1980, she shifted to Mumbai where she went on to becoming one of the Top Models of India, endorsing several prestigious brands like Vimal, Nivea, Morarji Mills, Thakerceys, Lakme etc, while simultaneously pursuing her other interests such as learnt acting from Asha Chandra & Kathak from Gopi Krishan.
In 1984, she started her acting career by signing an Indo-Italian co-production film called “Shaheen” as the leading lady, followed by a serial called PAYING GUEST for RAJSHREE FILMS and WAH JANAB opposite SHEKAR SUMAN. She went on to act in several serials such as YE JO HAI ZINDAGI, KISMAT, JUNOON, SIDDHI, BANJARA GUEST HOUSE, MOUTH FULL OF SKY, WAQT KI RAFTAR, SWABHIMAAN, GAATHA, PALCHIN, TERE GHAR KE SAAMNE, COMMANDER, COLONEL, TERE MERE SAPNE, SURAAG, KUCH LOVE KUCH MASTI, KOI DIL ME HAI and SINDOOR TERE NAAM KA.
She has also appeared on the silver screen in films like JAB WE MET, BUNTY AUR BABLI, KRRISH, KHOSLA KA GHOSLA, FASHION, BADMAASH COMPANY, CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA, BADI BAHEN, HUM SHAKAL, AKAYLA, AMBA, PRERNA, HAMARA KHANDAN and the recently released GALAT DHANDE SAHI BANDE.
She is best remembered for her role of GANGA in MAHABHARAT & her accolade winning portrayal of VEERAWALI in BUNIYAAD, a serial directed by RAMESH SIPPY, whom she later married in 1990. Since then she has trained under him in the areas of Direction and Production.
She is a director at R. S. ENTERTAINMENT PVT LTD, that has produced films like NAUTANKI SAALA, DUM MAARO DUM, BLUFFMASTER, TAXI NO 9211, CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA, PRESIDENT IS COMING, KUCH NAA KAHO and ZAMAANA DEEWANA & mega serials like BUNIYAAD and KISMAT for DD I and KYA BAAT HAI, GAATHA and VIRUDDH for Star Plus.
In 1992, she formed her own company KIRAN CHITRA ENTERPRISES. She has WRITTEN, PRODUCED and DIRECTED a telefilm “ANTARDWAND” for DD-I. She has Produced, Directed and Hosted a talk show called “THE KIRAN JONEJA SHOW” for STAR PLUS and also produced, directed and anchored a talk show “FAASLE” for DD- NEWS CHANNEL that dealt with social issues.
A model, actor, producer, director and painter, Kiran Joneja Sippy has been a part of the world of Indian Art for more than three decades now. Kiran has always had a passion for expressing herself through her paintings. RESPOND FOUNDATION is the brainchild of Mrs. Kiran Joneja Sippy. The foundation is a non-profit organization, which acts as a catalyst between true artists & helps create a platform to showcase their art. True art needs to be nurtured and given the right direction, for it to come out in its true colours. Respond Foundation strives to work towards this direction & it is a humble beginning towards a more colourful tomorrow. It was launched by Kiran and Ramesh Sippy at Hyatt Regency, in Mumbai, on 26th July, 2013: The star-studded event, saw celebrities like Shatrughan Sinha, Praful Patel, Madhur Bhandarkar, Kabir Bedi, Isha Koppikar, Lillette Dubey, Ayushmaan Khurrana, Neeta Lulla, Lalita Lajmi, Anu Malik, Adnan Sami and many others in attendance.
Kiran’s paintings have been exhibited at
- The Indian Oil – Art Exhibition
- The launch of Respond Foundation on 26th July, 2013
- The Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from February 10th to 15th 2014.
Subhash Awchat: “Kiran is a self-taught painter. Her work is simple and honest. Her colours, compositions, have a new pictorial language of her own. Her works are enigmatic. She makes the point that no painting is ever abstract. But she might just break you down and make you smile. Please go check it out.”
Harsh Goenka: “Kiran is a versatile artist with a simple, yet expressive style. Characterised by the use of solid colours and bold strokes, her artwork spans a multitude of themes and genres from true to life expression of womanhood to abstract pieces.”
Lalitha Lajmi: “Kiran’s paintings are as rich in their beauty as in their variety. Her art overflows with passion and emotion and in particular, her work that portrays women in all their quintessential moods resonates with me. They are beautiful works!”