Huma Qureshi has been included in the ‘New Wave Actors List’ by Film Independent, an organization that recognizes diverse performances from across the world.

The announcement comes in recognition of Huma’s recent performance in Netflix’s dystopian series Leila.

The actress is now part of a list that includes the likes of Asante Blackk of When They See Us and Olivia Cheng of Warrior among others.

On receiving the honour, Huma said in a statement, “I feel humbled to be recognised by Film Independent – a body that I have always admired for their incredible encouragement towards distinctive work in entertainment around the world. It’s so heartening to find my name alongside powerhouse performers like Asante Blackk (‘When They See Us’)

“‘Leila’ has been special in so many ways… I am grateful for Deepa’s belief in me and Netflix’s belief in diverse stories. As an actor, I always strive to be able to communicate with people around the world – and this is a testament to that,” she was quoted by was new agency IANS.

The 33-year-old will take part in a panel discussion on global cinema in a ceremony that will be held on October 20 at The Museum Of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.