Aruna Shields

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Aruna Shields
Aruna Shields Mr Singh Mrs Mehta.jpg
Aruna Shields in 2010
Born (1978-08-06) 6 August 1978 (age 39)
London, United Kingdom
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002−Present

Aruna Shields is a British actress, filmmaker and therapist. She debuted in Bollywood with the film Prince.


Shields, while at a theatrical workshop, was spotted by an acting agent. According to Google zeitgeist, in the year 2010, Aruna was the number one most sought-after actress in internet queries originating from India.[1]

Shields has a wellbeing channel on YouTube called Aruna Shields TV, which began in 2015.[2]

She studied Hypnosis and Psychotherapy at Masters level at the National Colleges in London and also trained in Mindfulness.[3] Her earlier education includes a distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a degree from Central Saint Martins, and an academic scholarship to Durham Boarding School.

She made her Bollywood debut in 2010, in the action thriller, Prince. The same year, she played the female lead in the epic adventure Ao The Last Neanderthal, a love story set 30,000 years ago in a lost savage world. The film was produced by European cinema chain UGC.

Her film Mr Singh Mrs Mehta, was released on 25 June 2010.[4]

Aruna is also a dance choreographer and has experience as a belly dancer.[5]


Year Feature Film(s)[6] Role Other Notes
2002 Jesus the Curry King Journalist
2005 Private Moments Saira
2007 Mission Improbable[7]
2010 Prince Maya
Mr Singh Mrs Mehta Neera Singh
Ao: The Last Hunter[8] Aki
2011 Dhada[9] Lolita Item Number
2012 Vanilla Sundae[10] Jazz Kaur
2014 GoldFrapp[11]


Television Role Comment
Uncovering Iran Athlete BBC
Breakfast with Frost Guest BBC
Byker Grove Love interest Sir David Frost


Commercials Role Comment
LYNX / AXE ...Lynx Blow Interactive cave girl *award winning* Dare
Pantene PRO V Herself Rankin/ digital


  1. ^ "Top 10 Searches of Google India in 2010". Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Aruna Shields". 
  3. ^ "Aruna Shields IMDB". 
  4. ^ "Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta: Complete cast and crew details". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 25 June 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Parimal M. Rohit. "Interview: Aruna Shields". Buzzine Bollywood. Archived from the original on 11 July 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Official Filmography"
  7. ^ Mission Improbable on IMDb
  8. ^ Ao, le dernier Néandertal on IMDb
  9. ^ Dhada on IMDb
  10. ^ Vanilla Sundae on IMDb
  11. ^ Goldfrapp on IMDb
  12. ^ LoveWithStepSister on IMDb

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