Konkona Sen Sharma is an Indian actress, writer and director. She has received two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. Daughter of filmmaker and actress Aparna Sen, Konkona is featured mainly in Indian independent fiction and film. Her accomplishments in the genre place her among the leading actresses of contemporary alternative cinema. She has also performed in mainstream films like Laaga Chunari Mein Daag for which she has also received prizes and praise.
Making her debut as a child artist in the movie Indira (1983), Sharma began as an adult in the Bengali thriller Ek Je Aachhe Kanya (2000). She first caught the eye with the English-language film Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002), directed by her mother, and received the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film.