Founder of the nonprofit, No More Tears, as well as being a Bollywood actress and fashion designer.
She acted in ten movies while living in Mumbai, India, but ended up pursuing an education in film and working on documentaries about social issues.
She was an outspoken advocate of women's rights in South Asia, writing and working on behalf of better access to education and basic human rights for all women.
She was involved with Salman Khan, a Bollywood actor, until 1999.
She and Lucy Burns are both recognized for their work in support of women's rights.