Shilpa Shukla is an Indian film and theatre actor. She is known for her roles in the 2007 sports drama Chak De! India and the 2013 neo-noir film B.A. Pass, for which she was awarded the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. She comes from a family of bureaucrats, political leaders, and eminent scholars. Her brother, Tenzin Priyadarshi, is a Buddhist monk, and her sister is an attorney.