Shweta Basu Prasad (born 11 January 1991) is an Indian film actress. She started her career as a child actress in Hindi films and television series and went on to play lead roles in Bengali, Telugu and Tamil cinema. For her performance in the 2002 film Makdee, she won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist.
Shwetha Basu Prasad was born in Jamshedpur on January 11, 1991 in Bihar (now in Jharkhand) and later migrated with her family to Mumbai when she was a child. Her father Anuj Prasad is from Bihar while her mother Sarmishta Basu Prasad is from West Bengal.
Shweta's grandfather retired as a chief operating officer in Intelligence Bureau, New Delhi. Her father Anuj is a direction and acting diploma holder from Shreeram Centre, New Delhi. They later settled in Jamshedpur, where he married Shweta's mother, a musician and writer Sarmistha after 1 year's courtship in 1990 and they had Shweta the following year.