Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh is an actress, lawyer, and politician of Pakistani descent in the Scottish National Party. She is the founder and chair of the Scottish Asian Women's Association. Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh was born in Chelsea in 1970, and raised in Edinburgh. Her mother is half-Welsh and half-Czech, and her father was born in India, then migrated to Pakistan and finally to the United Kingdom. She is a practising Muslim and has three children. She received an OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours.