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3 February 1957 |
|Other names||Dipti Naval|
|Occupation||Film actor, director|
Deepti Naval is an Indian actress, director, writer, painter, and photographer born in Amritsar, Punjab India. Her major contribution has been in the area of art cinema, winning critical acclaim for her sensitive and ‘close to life’ characters that emphasized the changing roles of women in India. She has acted in over 90 Hindi films.
She made her debut with the movie Ek Baar Phir in the year 1979 and has acted in more than 60 films since then. Among these are Chashmebaddoor, Kamla, Mirch Masala, Ankahi, Main Zinda Hoon, Panchvati, and more recently, Leela and Freaky Chakra. She also wrote and directed Thodasa Aasmaan, a TV serial about women, and produced a travel show called The Path Less Traveled. A selection of poems in Hindi, Lamha-Lamha was published in 1983 and more recently, MapinLit brought out a new collection called BLACK WIND and Other Poems. She is also a painter and photographer with several exhibitions to her credit and enjoys trekking in the remote mountains of Himachal and Ladakh. She also runs the Vinod Pandit Charitable Trust, set up in memory of her late companion, for the education of the girl child.
Naval is also a painter whose works include the controversial Pregnant Nun.
Deepti made her debut in the 1980 with the film Ek Baar Phir, for which she won her first best actress award, and has since appeared in more than 90 films, including Chashme Baddoor, Katha, Mirch Masala, Kamla, Ankahi, Main Zinda Hoon, Panchvati, Leela, Memories in March and Listen Amaya, and more recently NH-10 and Heartless, carving a niche for herself in the Indian Film Industry. Deepti was awarded best actress in several International film festivals for her roles in Leela, Firaaq, Memories in March and Listen Amaya.
She had won the Best Screenplay at the NY Indian film festival for her directorial film, Do Paise Ki Dhoop Chaar Aane Ki Baarish. She also wrote and directed Thoda Sa Aasmaan a TV serial about women and produced a travel show The Path Less Travelled.
She was often cast in films with 'Farooq Shaikh' and they worked as pair in many films such as Chashme Badoor, Katha, Saath Saath, Kisise Na Kehna, Rang Birangi, Tell Me Oh Khuda and Listen... Amaya.
In April Deepti Naval was recognized as the 2007 Tribute Honoree of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. It is after her comeback that she directed her first film as a director in Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish which stars Manisha Koirala and Rajit Kapoor. Deepti also starred in the critically acclaimed Punjabi film Marhi Da Diva (1989).
She acted in a daily soap Mukti Bandhan on Colors. This serial ended on 29 September 2011. Deepti has recently made her debut in theatre, with the poetic stage show Ek Mulaqaat where she plays the celebrated Punjabi writer, Amrita Pritam.
Deepti Naval was married to the filmmaker and director Prakash Jha and the two have an adopted daughter Disha. Deepti was later engaged to Vinod Pandit, the singer and nephew of Pandit Jasraj ji. But untimely death took him away. Since then Deepti has been on her own pursuing her creative career.
|1979||Jallian Wala Bagh|
|1980||Ek Baar Phir||Kalpana Kumar|
|1981||Chashme Buddoor||Neha Rajan|
|1982||Saath Saath||Geetanjali Gupta 'Geeta'|
|1983||Rang Birangi||Anita Sood|
|1983||Ek Baar Chale Aao||Gulab D. Dayal|
|1983||Kissi Se Na Kehna||Dr. Ramola Sharma|
|1984||Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!|
|1984||Kanoon Kya Karega||Mrs. Anju Gautam Mehra|
|1984||Hip Hip Hurray|
|1984||Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasaan||Sahira H. Khan/Sahira S. Salim|
|1984||Wanted: Dead or Alive||Angela|
|1985||Apna Jahan||Shanti A. Sahani||TV movie|
|1985||Aurat Per Ki Juti Nahin Hai|
|1986||Begaana||Asha Mathur/Asha V. Kumar|
|1987||Mirch Masala||Saraswati, Mukhiya's wife|
|1988||Shoorveer||Nanda (Shankar's Wife)|
|1988||Main Zinda Hoon|
|1989||Marhi Da Deeva||Bhan Kaur/Bhani|
|1989||Jism Ka Rishta|
|1990||Ghar Ho To Aisa||Sharda V. Kumar|
|1992||Yalgaar||Sunita (Deepak's wife)|
|1995||Dushmani: A Violent Love Story||Rama Oberoi|
|1995||Jai Vikraanta||Harnam's Wife|
|2002||Shakti - The Power||Shekhar's mother|
|2003||Freaky Chakra||Ms. Thomas|
|2006||Yatra||Smita D. Joglekar/Sharda|
|2011||Tell Me O Kkhuda||Mrs. R. Kapoor|
|2010||Memories in March||Arati S. Mishra|
|2011||Trapped in Tradition: Rivaaz||Paro|
|2011||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara||Rahila Qureshi|
|2011||Bhindi Baazaar Inc.||Bano|
|2013||Mahabharat 3D Film||Kunti(voice-over)|
|2013||B.A. Pass||Mrs. Suhasini|
|2013||Aurangzeb||Mrs. Ravikant Phogat (Rishi Kapoor's screen wife)|
|2013||Inkaar||Mrs. Kamdhar||Nominated–Apsara Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role|
|2014||Yaariyan||Girls hostel warden |
|2014||Bang Bang!||Jai and Viren's mother|
|2015||Heartless||Mother of the protagonist|
- "Kashmir was my film fixation: Deepti Naval".
- "Lesser known facts about Deepti Naval". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
- "Deepti Naval: Farooque Shaikh was not sick at all - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 2013-12-28. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
- "Movies: 'I was keen to come back'". rediff.com. 2002-08-24. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
- "Yaariyan movie review". Retrieved 18 January 2014.