Indian actress who won a Nandi Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 2006 film Kamli. She is also an award-winning director whose directorial debut, Firaaq, earned her much acclaim in 2008.
She grew up in Delhi and earned a Master of Social Work degree from the Delhi School of Social Work.
She became the first Indian woman ever to be inducted into the International Women's Forum's Hall of Fame.
She was married to Soumya Sen from 2002 to 2009. In 2010 she married Subodh Maskara, with whom she has a son named Vihaan.
She was directed by Deep Mehta in the films Fire and Earth.