UK AMBASSADOR

MHAIRI CALVEY 

Our UK Ambassador Mhairi is a successful actress who started her career by starring as Mel Gibson's young love in the smash hit film Braveheart and has a string of starring roles to her name. She is a great supporter of the UK film industry and a hard working individual.

Mhairi (Pronounced "Vaary") was born in Glasgow and spent her childhood on the Isle Of Arran in the  West Coast of Scotland. Related to the actor Wolf Kahler ('Indiana Jones: Raiders Of The Lost Ark'). Acting is in the blood which meant Mhairi was a film buff from an early age. Mhairi made her movie debut playing the role of 'Young Murron' in Mel Gibson's film 'Braveheart', which went on to win five Oscars and 'the thistle scene' became one of the most popular Hollywood scenes of all time. Shortly after filming  Mhairi continued her acting career on stage performing in several theaters around the UK.

After several notable on screen performances including playing the dangerous seductress in the crime thriller TV Movie 'Gemini' for which she won best actress at L.A film festival. Mhairi also starred as the title role in the action film 'Eden Grey', Penny in the series 'Horizon' and in 'Alan' directed by Oscar nominated Matthias Lebeer. Starring as the lead 'Crystal' in the sci-fi thriller 'Abduct' alongside  William  B  Davis,  Mark  Arnold and  Sienna Guillory meant that Mhairi established herself as one of the up and coming faces of British film.

Very recently Mhairi was the leading lady in the psychological thriller 3 Lives. 

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ASIA AMBASSADOR

RANA DAGGUBATI

Rana is a National award winning filmmaker, Digital Post entrepreneur, and a successful actor in Indian Cinema. Rana Daggubati made a sensational debut in Telugu and Hindi languages simultaneously as the lead actor in the political thriller ‘Leader’ and the crime thriller ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ in 2010. His recent films the magnum opus Baahubali - The Beginning and the Conclusion directed by India's ace director SS Rajamouli has become one of India’s most successful film globally.

He is the grandson of Padmabhushan, Dr. D. Ramanaidu, son of producer D. Suresh Babu, and nephew to Telugu superstar Venkatesh. His grandfather Dr. D.Ramanaidu, an illustrious filmmaker and producer gave Indian cinema some of its finest artists, technicians and made some of India’s most memorable films. Having inherited a passion for cinema from his family, in 2006, Rana’s first film as a Producer “A Belly full of Dreams” won him the National Award for best film.

Given his tremendous foresight, he is accredited with having transformed the evolution of the digital postproduction landscape in South India. His company, Ramanaidu Studios is one of India’s largest integrated production powerhouses offering production, distribution, exhibition and studio infrastructure. With over 400 theatres in South India, the studio has produced over 150 films and released over 1500 films. His entrepreneurial spirit compels him to invest in tech companies like Spaces - a VR company, Gamezop - a game development studio, and sports leagues like Super Boxing League.

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