Hollywood’s First Hijabi Director Wants to 'Do Something Good in the World'

Lena Khan is the first Hijabi director in Hollywood. After attending film school at UCLA, Khan went on to create her first feature film, The Tiger Hunter, which is about a young Indian man who comes to America in search of success. The film is a comedy based on the experiences Lena’s parents and members of the community faced while growing up in India. “The stories I grew up hearing were hilarious,” said Khan. “I wanted to do something with that.”

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