Aruna Shields, British actor Aruna Shields, of Anglo Indian descent, began her primary education at a convent school before achieving an academic scholarship to study at a UK boarding school. She later gained a distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Aruna also obtained a degree from Central St Martins, London. Aruna was first spotted and signed by an acting agent while at a theatrical workshop in England.
Her earlier work includes touring in theatre for over a year and writing and performing the difficult Geordie role of Tracy for the short film Violent Lesson, shot by the BBC. She has also done the lead role of Neera in the art-house film Mr. Singh/Mrs. Mehta, a quirky film about a young girl dealing with infidelity (the film is in post production), experimental shorts, including underwater film Live Bait shot at Pinewood studios and Mission Improbable (2007). Aruna was also cast in the lead role of Saira, an innocent girl with a naughty side in the comedy My Private Moments (2005) and also a dream girl in Ali G Indahouse (2002).
Aruna Shields was not shy about the kissing or bikini scenes in Prince because she has done a few graphic sex scenes in Jagmohan Mundhra’s My Private Moments.
In the action thriller Prince, out in cinemas this week, she is a tough espionage agent Maya. She performed all her own stunts, including bike bungee jumps and free falls. Bold and fearless stunts by Aruna made the whole cast and crew go ga-ga over her daring attitude. Aruna is qualified in stunts like fire-arms, martial arts, cables, bikes and cars, scuba diving, sky riding and gymnastics. Aruna is well-versed not only in adventure sports, but she has also got her feminine side intact with dancing skills like belly dancing, dancing with snakes and flamenco.
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