Amritsar, Punjab, India
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Deepti Naval started her film career with Ek Baar Phir in 1980. 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 also starred in the critically acclaimed Punjabi film Marhi Da Diva (1989). 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.
In April Naval was recognized as the 2007 Tribute Honoree of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.
She is directing her first film as a director in Do Paise Ki Dhoop,Char Aane Ki Barish which stars Manisha Koirala.
She published a collection of her Hindi poems in 1981, entitled `LAMHA LAMHA`
Deepti Naval was at one time married to filmmaker and director Prakash Jha with whom she has an adopted daughter Disha. Naval was also once involved with actor Nana Patekar, and later engaged to Vinod Pandit before he died.
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Deepti Naval is an Indian actress, director, writer, painter, and photographer born in Amritsar, Punjab. 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.
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1979 - present, 1979–present
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