Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is all set to release on 12 August 2020 on Netflix. The movie is a biopic of Kargil War veteran Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena. Check down below Who is Gunjan Saxena? Whose biopic Janhvi Kapoor is doing.
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is directed by Sharan Sharma under the banner of Dharma Productions and Zee Studios. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the film is now going to release on Netflix.
The film stars Janhvi Kapoor as Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena, Pankaj Tripathi as Gunjan’s father and Angad Bedi as Gunjan’s brother in the film.
Who is Gunjan Saxena?
- Gunjan was born in 1975 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Her father and brother were also in the army.
- Gunjan joined the Delhi Flying Club after graduating from Hansraj College. She did a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.
- In 1994, Gunjan joined IAF. She was in the first batch of 25 women who joined the IAF in 1994.
- She was the only woman in the Indian Armed Forces to served in the Kargil war. Gunjan was assigned the responsibility of medical evacuations, drop supplies and identify Pakistan’s positions under Operation Vijay.
- Gunjan was the first woman Shaurya Chakra awardee.
- She served the IAF for seven years. She retired in 2004 as there was no concept of the permanent commission for women at that time.
- Her husband Gautam Narain is also an Indian Air Force pilot. They also have one daughter.
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Dharma productions is proud to announce that be telling the true story of Flight Lt. Gunjan, India’s first Air Force woman officer who went to war – on the big screen. Stay tuned, Also first look coming up tomorrow morning! also Guess who plays the lead role in the movie ?