Asma Khan is owner of Darjeeling Express, London, and one of the UK's most prominent female chefs.
She moved from India to Cambridge in 1991 with her husband. She comes from a royal background - Rajput on her father's side and Begali on her mother's. After training as a lawyer, Asma registered for a food business, which began life as a supper club then became a critically acclaimed pop-up, in London, in 2015.
Asma was the first British chef to appear on Netflix's Chef's Table. An unstoppable force for social change in the food industry and beyond, Asma has been revolutionising the London restaurant scene since 2017 with her world-renowned Indian food, all-female team, and her commitment to training immigrant women.