About the Animation Project

SikhNet LogoAll of us here at SikhNet feel excited and proud to announce the launch of our first short original animation: KAUR. Available to audiences around the world free online, KAUR will make its debut on March 3, 2015, in honor of International Women’s Day.

KAUR tells the story of a young Sikh girl, Saibhang Kaur, who loves science but feels the social pressure that “girls don’t belong in science club.” Not sure what to do about her dreams, Saibhang Kaur thinks about giving up.

But when Saibhang’s grandmother tells her the true story of the 18th century Sikh warrior princess Mai Bhago, Saibhang discovers her courage.

The purpose of the animation is to help inspire young Sikh girls, so they can know their heritage and understand the empowerment our Gurus gave to women.

Reserve this date on your calendar and watch KAUR with the girls and boys in your life. We pray you will enjoy watching KAUR as much as we have enjoyed creating it.    


#makeithappen   #kaurpower



Do you know – projects like this only happen because of people like you?

 Charanjeet KaurFour years ago, SikhNet.com founder Gurumustuk Singh wrote a blog post bemoaning the lack of powerful “princess” figures that his daughter could admire and imitate. Upon reading the blog post, some people donated toward this project, including an anonymous donor who made a sizeable contribution to SikhNet, providing seed money for the animation.

It took us a few years to figure out the best way to use those gifts. The result is KAUR. To this day, we do not know who that anonymous donor is. But we thank you – whoever you are – and we hope you like the result.

As SikhNet ends our major fundraising campaign for 2014-2015, we want to take a moment to thank all of you who gave this year so we can stay “on the air” for another 12 months.

If you have not made a donation during our fundraiser, and if you would like to support the work we do, please consider donating by January 31st. Another donor has graciously offered a matching gift, so if you give in the next couple days, your donation will double.


Your contributions to SikhNet allow us to provide unique services and inspirational media that support the world-wide Sikh community.

And don’t forget to MARK YOUR CALENDARS. March 3, 2015. Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day, where we will remember the story of Mai Bhago and the gift of empowerment that the Gurus gave to all women, through SikhNet’s original short animation KAUR.



Gurujot Singh Khalsa

Hari Mitar Singh Khalsa

Mai Bhago Story Art
Pankaj Bhambri

Mai Bhago Story Animation
Pankaj Bhambri

Saibhang Story Artwork
Ellecer Pagaduan

Saibhang Story Animator
Hari Mitar Singh Khalsa

Saibhang – Malaya Peixinho
Grandmother/Narrator – Shabad Simran Kaur Adeniji
Sarah – Sat Kartar Kaur Khalsa
Billy (Tall Bully) – Baxter Smith
Hu (Annoying Bully) –  Hari Mitar Singh Khalsa
Ram (Chubby Bully) – Narayan Singh Khalsa
Saibhang’s Mother – Guru Jaswant Kaur Khalsa
Saibhang’s Father – Ravinder Singh
Mr. Anderson (Science Teacher) – Meeri Peeri Singh Khalsa
Young Saibhang – Dhyana Kaur Khalsa

Mai Bhago Kaur – Ravi Kaur Khalsa
Malo Shah (Bhago’s father) – Meeri Peeri Singh Khalsa
Nidhan (Bhago’s husband) – Gurprakash Singh Khalsa
Guru Gobind Singh – Harijot Singh Khalsa
Messenger – Gurumustuk Singh Khalsa
Wazir Khan (Moghul Leader ) – Gurujot Singh Khalsa 

Writing Team
Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa, Gurujot Singh Khalsa,|
Harijot Singh Khalsa & Hari Mitar Singh Khalsa

Audio Design
Hari Mitar Singh Khalsa

Voice Direction
Harijot Singh Khalsa
Hari Mitar Singh Khalsa

Additional Animation
Gurujot Singh Khalsa & Harijot Singh Khalsa

SagKrish – “The Dancing Djinns of Daulatav”

Concept Art Pieces for Mai Bhago Story
Francisco Morici

Story and Production Advisor
Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa

Executive Review
Guruka Singh Khalsa
Gurumustuk Singh Khalsa

Historical References
The Sikh Religion Volume 5 by Max Arthur Macauliffe

Special Thanks
Gano Haine, for generously sharing her time and expert advice.

Pankaj Bhambri, for his hard work and dedication to this project.


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