Asma Khan moved to Cambridge from Calcutta in 1991 to join her husband. She comes from a royal background – Rajput on her father’s side and Bengali on her mother’s. After completing her law degree- Asma went on to do a PhD in British Constitutional Law at Kings College London.
Cooking was her passion and Asma registered for a food business, which began life as a supper club in her home in Kensington in 2012. In 2015, she opened a pop-up in Soho to much acclaim, and Darjeeling Express the restaurant opened its doors in June 2017, perfectly positioned in Kingly Court, Carnaby in central London.
She has been voted ‘Female Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the Asian Restaurant Awards and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the Asian Women of the Year Awards. Her debut cook book “Asma’s Indian Kitchen” was published by Pavilion on 4th October 2018.
Asma was also the first British chef to feature in Netflix Emmy nominated Chef’s Table. The episode aired in 2019.