Critically acclaimed British actor Aruna Shields started her education winning an academic scholarship to boarding school. She went on to gain distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She also obtained a writers degree from Central St Martins, London.
Challenging lead in epic adventure AO: THE LAST NEANDERTHAL. Budget 20 millon. Chosen for raw acting talent by BAFTA winning casting director Des Hamilton. Produced by cinema chain UGC / TF1 after oscar nominee, A Prophet. Award winning writer of March of the Penguins. Aruna plays the difficult role of Aki, in this gritty love story based 30,000 years ago. Learned prehistoric languages, body movement and spear throwing for the role. Also given the privilege of writing scenes. Survived snake bites and extreme weather. Shot in Ukraine, Bulgaria and France.
Launched to stardom as the lead in action thriller PRINCE Budget 10 million. A gymnastic and martial arts background enabled Aruna to do all of her own stunts. Aruna plays much loved femme fatale Maya. Labelled 'New Bond girl'. Shot in South Africa, Thailand and India.
Other critically acclaimed lead roles include Neera in avant garde, arthouse film MR SINGH. MRS MEHTA. Aruna plays an innocent girl next door who transforms into an artists muse in this quirky love story.