Shweta Basu Prasad is an Indian actress, who has started her career as a child artist in Hindi films and Television series. She went on to play lead roles in Bengali, Telugu and Tamil cinema as well. For her performance in the 2002 film Makdee, has won her the National Film Award for Best Child Artist. Her role as Khadija in the film Iqbal was also admired and fetched her several accolades including the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 5th Karachi International Film Festival. She is currently seen in the historical television series ‘Chandra Nandini’.
Shweta Basu was born on 11 January 1990 in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. She studied Commerce in R. N. Podar High School in Santa Cruz, Mumbai. Basu in her surname is taken from her mother’s maiden name and Prasad is taken from her father name. But her screen name is Shweta Basu.