The 22-year-old girl from Assam Shiva Rani Kalita wins the best actress award at Ottawa Indian Flim Festival.
Shiva Rani Kalita is from Baligaon village in Dhakukhana.
She awarded for her role in the Assamese film Bridge.
Shiva Rani, who works in a departmental store in North Lakhimpur, was overwhelmed when contacted by this correspondent.
The movie tells the story of the struggle of a young girl due to floods in Assam.
Last year the film also the award for the best social film at Golden Jury International Film Festival held in Mumbai.