Women of Worth 2017

Eternal Optimist

In the world of glitz and glamour, Vidya Balan has left an indelible mark with her incredible talent and by staying true to herself

Rohan Shrestha

When Satyajit Ray passed away in 1992, the world mourned one of the greatest Indian filmmakers, andalong-side, a 13-year-old girl found herself unable to get out of bed for the next two days. Having never met the man, the girl’s parents thought she had lost it, but such was her love for the legend and his work. It was his films that inspired her to become an actress, and even while her family thought she was living in a fantasy world, she knew where her passion lay. The young girl is today a National Award winning actor, who has claimed a place for herself starting off, with absolutely no connections in Bollywood.