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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