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Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta actor

Deepa Mehta has never shied away from voicing her thoughts, using cinema as her medium. Her movies are outrageously honest, the most controversial of which ...

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Bio

Profession(s)

- Filmmaker


- Producer


- Screenwriter


 

Physical Stats

Height (approx.)

in feet inches- 5 5


Eye Colour

Black


Hair Colour

Black


 

Career

Debut

Director:

- Martha, Ruth and Edie (1988)


Producer:

- Martha, Ruth and Edie (1988)


Writer:

- Fire (1996)


Actor:

- Jurm (1990) as 'cameo'


Director:

- Spread Your Wings (19761981) (4 episodes)


Executive Producer:

- Spread Your Wings (19761981) (13 episodes)


Writer:

- Spread Your Wings (19761981) (episode "Child of the Andes")


Actor:

- For the Record (1983) as 'Ranjeet Singh' (episode "Reasonable Force")


Director:

- At 99: A Portrait of Louise Tandy Murch (1975)


Producer:

- K.Y.T.E.S: How We Dream Ourselves (1986)


Writer:

- K.Y.T.E.S: How We Dream Ourselves (1986)


Awards/Honours

- Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema by Washington DC South Asian Film Festival in 2016.


- Clyde Gilmour Award by Toronto Film Critics Association Awards in 2015


- DGC Team Award Feature Film by Directors Guild of Canada in 2013


- Muhr AsiaAfrica Award: Best Scriptwriter Feature by Dubai International Film Festival in 2008


- Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema by Awards of the International Indian Film Academy in 2007


- Silver Mirror Award Best Feature by Oslo Films from the South Festival in 2006


- Humanitarian Award by New York Film Critics in 2006


- Audience Award Best Narrative Feature by San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival in 2006


- Arte Award by Taormina International Film Festival in 2006


- Best Director Canadian Film by Vancouver Film Critics Circle in 2006


- Best Foreign Movie by or About Women by Women Film Critics Circle Awards in 2006


- Honorary Director Award by Toronto Female Eye Film Festival in 2005


- Youth Jury Award by Valladolid International Film Festival in 2005


- DGC Team Award Feature Film by Directors Guild of Canada in 2003


- Best Screenplay, Original by Genie Awards in 2003


- Student Jury Award by Newport International Film Festival in 2003


- Audience Award Best Comedy by Sarasota Film Festival in 2003


- Best Feature Film by Paris Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival in 1997


- Outstanding Narrative Feature by L.A. Outfest in 1997


- Best Film by Verona Love Screens Film Festival in 1997


- Special Prize of the Jury by Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival in 1996


- Most Popular Canadian Film by Vancouver International Film Festival in 1996


- Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film (2007 Academy Awards)


- Honorary doctorates from five Canadian universities


- Named one of Canadas Top 100 most powerful women (Womens Executive Network, 2011)


- Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award Winner (2009)


- Global Leadership Award by Indian International Film Awards in 2011


- Governor Generals Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in 2012


- Named to the Order of Ontario and appointed to the Order of Canada in 2013


- Inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame in 2016


- Lifetime Achievement Award at the Canadian Screen Awards (2019) in Toronto


- The Life of Distinction Award from the Canadian Centre of Diversity (2011)


- The Excellence in the Arts Award from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (2011)


- YWCA Women of Distinction Award (2008)


 

Personal Life

Signature


Deepa Mehta signature


Schools

- Welham Girls High School, Dehradun


College(s)

- Degree in Hindu Philosophy from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi


Date Of Birth


Birthplace

Amritsar, Punjab, India


Zodiac Sign

Capricorn


Nationality

Canadian


Hometown

Amritsar


Educational Qualification

- Graduation in Hindu Philosophy

[Source]


Food Habit

Non-Vegetarian

[Source]


 

Relationships

Marital Status

Married


Marriage Date


 

Family

Parents

Father

- - Satwinder Mehta (film distributor)


Mother

- - Vimla


Siblings

Brother

- - Dilip Mehta (Indo-Canadian photojournalist)


Cousin Sister

- - Ritu Kumar (Fashion Designer)


Children

Daughter

- -1


- Devyani Saltzman (from first husband)


Updated: Sunday,May 22, 2022 01:46 AM GMT-06:00

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Randeep Hooda

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Randeep Hooda

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Deepa Mehta:i would love to work with SRK.

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Deepa Mehta movie girl on Barun! <3

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Deepa Mehta & Lisa Ray @Toronto SA Int'l Film Fest

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