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Deepti Naval at the special screening of her film Memories in March (2011)
3 February 1957 |
|Other names||Dipti Naval|
|Occupation||Film actor, director|
|Years active||1979 - present|
|Spouse(s)||Prakash Jha (1985 - 2002)|
Deepti Naval (born 3 February 1957) is an Indian American actress who has worked in over 70 Hindi films. She has most often worked in arthouse and independent films, known as parallel cinema in India. She has also acted and directed Television serials. Apart from acting, Naval is also an artist who holds exhibitions of her photographs and paintings. She is best known for her acting in films like Chashme Baddoor (1981), Mirch Masala (1985), and more recently, Leela (2002) and Freaky Chakra (2003). She played a cameo role in B.A. Pass (2013).
Deepti Naval was born to Uday C Naval and Himadri Naval on 3 February 1957 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. She went to the City University of New York and received her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts at Hunter College in Manhattan.
Naval started her film career by playing a supporting role in 1977 film Jallian Wala Bagh. She also did a role in Shyam Benegal's 1978 film Junoon. Later in 1980 she worked in Ek Baar Phir as the main lead actress. She is known to be a sensitive actress and was a part of the art films and light films of the 80's. Saath Saath, Chashme Buddoor and Mirch Masala are some of her films from the era. She was often cast with Farooq Shaikh. Though considered as talented as Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil she somehow did not achieve the same stature in terms of awards or memorable casts.
Once she moved out of lead roles, she portrayed character roles in mainstream Hindi films but was not satisfied with the roles she got and took a break. Of late she has made a comeback of sorts with films like Bawandar and Freaky Chakra. She starred in Sudhir Mishra's 2013 movie Inkaar opposite Arjun Rampal and Chitrangada Singh. The movie is an average grosser at the box office.
She published a collection of her Hindi poems in 1981, entitled 'LAMHA LAMHA'.Her another collection of poems namely "Black Wind" was published by oxford bookstore in a function on 2 nd December 2004 (The statesman,New Delhi 3 December 2004).
She also starred in the critically acclaimed Punjabi film Marhi Da Diva (1989).
Deepti Naval was married to filmmaker and director Prakash Jha with whom she has an adopted daughter, Disha. Naval was also involved with actor Nana Patekar, and later engaged to Vinod Pandit before he died.
|2013||Mahabharat 3D Film||Kunti(voice-over)||Releasing December 25,2013|
|2013||Aurangzeb||Mrs. Ravikant Phogat (Rishi Kapoor's screen wife)|
|2011||Tell Me O Kkhuda||Mrs. R. Kapoor|
|2011||Trapped in Tradition: Rivaaz||Paro|
|2011||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara||Rahila Qureshi|
|2011||Bhindi Baazaar Inc.||Bano|
|2010||Memories in March||Arati S. Mishra|
|2006||Yatra||Smita D. Joglekar/Sharda|
|2003||Freaky Chakra||Ms. Thomas|
|2002||Shakti - The Power||Shekhar's mother|
|1995||Jai Vikraanta||Harnam's Wife|
|1995||Dushmani: A Violent Love Story||Rama Oberoi|
|1992||Yalgaar||Sunita (Deepak's wife)|
|1990||Ghar Ho To Aisa||Sharda V. Kumar|
|1989||Jism Ka Rishta|
|1989||Marhi Da Deeva||Bhan Kaur/Bhani|
|1988||Main Zinda Hoon|
|1988||Shoorveer||Nanda (Shankar's Wife)|
|1987||Mirch Masala||Saraswati, Mukhiya's wife|
|1986||Begaana||Asha Mathur/Asha V. Kumar|
|1985||Apna Jahan||Shanti A. Sahani||(TV movie)|
|1985||Aurat Per Ki Juti Nahin Hai|
|1984||Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasaan||Sahira H. Khan/Sahira S. Salim|
|1984||Wanted: Dead or Alive||Angela|
|1984||Hip Hip Hurray|
|1984||Kanoon Kya Karega||Mrs. Anju Gautam Mehra|
|1984||Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!|
|1983||Rang Birangi||Anita Sood|
|1983||Ek Baar Chale Aao||Gulab D. Dayal|
|1983||Kissi Se Na Kehna||Dr. Ramola Sharma|
|1982||Saath Saath||Geetanjali Gupta 'Geeta'|
|1981||Chashme Buddoor||Neha Rajan|
|1980||Ek Baar Phir||Kalpana Kumar|
|1977||Jallian Wala Bagh|
- Deepti Naval. "Profile". Retrieved 22 Feb 2012.