Madhur Jaffrey is an Indian actress and food writer. Born in Delhi, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. In 1965, she won Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival for her performance in James Ivory’s Shakespeare Wallah. Jaffrey is best known for her dozens of cookbooks which helped to popularize Indian cuisine. She is also the author of Climbing the Mango Tree, a memoir about her youth in the final years of the British Raj.