The Malaysia-born Oscar winner, who has become the first Asian woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her multifaceted performance, survived the deadly earthquake that struck Nepal while she was visiting the landlocked Himalayan nation in April 2015.
Survivor of the devastating earthquake, actress Michelle Yeoh, famous for her roles in James Bond film ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ and ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, has won the Academy Award for Best Actress and made history for her role in ‘Everything, Everywhere All At Once’.
Michelle Yeoh has an India connect too. In the ‘background’ of her life is Buddhist leader Gyalwang Drukpa, the spiritual head of the Drukpa Order based in India with over 1,000 monasteries across the Himalayas.
Drukpa is also the founder and spiritual director of the award-winning Druk White Lotus School in Ladakh, famous for being depicted as ‘Rancho’s school’ from Aamir Khan’s film ‘3 Idiots’.
The honor at the 95th Academy Awards to her came after a long career in martial arts and action movies like ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’.
“Ladies, don’t ever let anyone tell you that you are past your prime,” was the inspirational remark of Michelle at the award ceremony. “For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibility.”