Deepal Shaw

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Deepal Shaw
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Born (1986-02-21) 21 February 1986 (age 29)
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Occupation Actress, singer, model

Deepal Shaw (born 21 February 1986) is an Indian actress, singer, model who works in Bollywood movies.

Early life[edit]

Shaw was born in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh and raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra, to parents originally from Africa. She studied in ST. Mary'S High School, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. Her mother was born in Lucknow, while her father was born in Africa. She has a younger brother.

As a child, her parents encouraged her to sing, first giving her lessons when she was only Three months old.

She attended St. Xavier's College, where she pursued a BA in Psychology.[1]


Music career[edit]

Shaw began her career as a model, taking part in the 2004 Miss India beauty pageant, advancing to the final round before being cut.[2] After this setback, she rededicated herself to striving for success in the Indian entertainment industry, beginning a career as a singer.

She released her first album (entitled Baby Doll, after her adopted stage name) in 2004. She followed up her strong debut with Baby Doll Chapter 2, featuring many hit remixes such as "Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar" and "Rangeela Re."

Her music consists mainly of modernized remixes of old Hindi songs, entailing a very bass-heavy sound with some hip hop elements. She is currently on Saregama India Records. MTV India has largely been responsible for promoting her music, by playing her sexy and extremely popular music videos.

Film career[edit]

Riding the waves of her burgeoning music career, Shaw decided to parlay her success into a career in Bollywood. She signed on to act in Hriday Shetty's Daag – The Shades of Love. However, the project was shelved shortly thereafter.[3]

She made her acting debut in Mahesh Bhatt's controversial Kalyug, opposite Emraan Hashmi and fellow-newcomer Kunal Khemu. Portraying a porn star.

In December 2005, she finished filming on her second venture, Karma, Confessions and Holi, directed by Manish Gupta. The international, English-language film stars Sushmita Sen, Randeep Hooda, and Naomi Campbell, and released in 2009.[4]

She played a news reporter in A Wednesday.


Year Film Role Other notes
2011 Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Suman [5]
2010 Vikalp Post Production [6]
2010 Right Yaa Wrong March [5]
2009 Karma, Confessions and Holi Preeti Post-production[7]
2009 Runway Melvyna
2008 Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge Lulu [5]
2008 A Wednesday Naina Roy [5]
2008 Chamku
2006 Tumse Various[8] Announced[9]
2005 Kalyug Anita 'Annie'

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Meet the Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar girl". Retrieved 19 July 2006. 
  2. ^ "Deepal Shaw's take on Pornography". Retrieved 19 July 2006. 
  3. ^ "Deepal Shaw's movie Daag shelved". Retrieved 19 July 2006. 
  4. ^ Karma, Confessions and Holi (2009) - IMDb
  5. ^ a b c d "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster (2011)". Retrieved 12 September 2008. 
  6. ^ "". Retrieved 4 March 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Karma, Confessions and Holi (2009)". Retrieved 12 September 2008. 
  8. ^ "Shooting with Sushmita Sen and Naomi Campbell". 6 July 2006. Retrieved 19 July 2006. 
  9. ^ "Irrfan Khan and Deepal Shaw pair up for Tumse". 17 June 2006. Retrieved 19 July 2006. 

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