NOTABLE PERFORMANCES / AWARDS
2018 – MTV Breaks, Live Acoustic Set
2018 – Somerset House Summer Series with Congo Natty
2017 - Asian Achievers Award for Achievement in Arts & Culture
2017 – Glastonbury Festival: Park Stage, Strummerville Stage, BBC Teepee
2016 – Jaipur Literature Festival, India
2016 - BBC Radio Asian Network 'Track of the Week'
2015 – UN General Assembly, New York Town Hall
Amrit trained at the Young Vic theatre as a theatre director and studied BA and MA History at The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, graduating with Distinction. She specialises in colonial history and its social/cultural impact. She is currently writing her first history novel, based on the true story of a heroic young girl in colonial Punjab during WW1 and the events leading up to the Amritsar Massacre of 1919. To be published in 2019 by Kashi House.
THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR & ACTIVIST
As a beneficiary of grassroots youth organisations herself, Amrit has become an experienced youth worker, mentoring youth offenders, children in foster care and refugee children. She has worked on personal development and leadership programmes as a coach, mentor and operations director in state schools, PRUs, private schools and universities in the UK, USA, India and China.
Amrit is the founder/director of ‘humanised.org’, a social enterprise dedicated to humanising history and social issues through the Arts. With workshops taking place across the UK, USA, Canada and India, Humanised was awarded the UnLtd ‘Do it Award’ in 2016 and featured in the seventh Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Notable collaborations are Princeton University, Colombia University and America Scores (Boston & Harlem NY).
As well as this, she is an ambassador for several charities and heritage organisations and is currently a Global Youth Ambassador for ‘A World at School’, an initiative by Sarah Brown's TheirWorld.