Deepa Sahi

Actress

Producer

Writer

Director

Deepa Sahi

Deepa Sahi is an Indian film actress, director and producer. She is best known as an actress for the film Maya Memsaab and has co-produced films like Rules: Pyaar ka Superhit Formula and Mangal Pandey: The Rising.

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2 July 1993Maya
Maya

23 January 1991Hum
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Biography

Deepa Sahi is an Indian film actress, director and producer. She is best known as an actress for the film Maya Memsaab and has co-produced films like Rules: Pyaar ka Superhit Formula and Mangal Pandey: The Rising. Born in Dehradun and brought up in Meerut, Deepa Sahi completed her college from Indraprastha College for Women and earned a gold medal from Delhi University. Later, she joined the National School of Drama with the ambition of becoming a director. While pursuing her courses, she began to receive acting offers and debuted in Bollywood with the film Party (1984). The film fared well and earned her positive reviews. She proceeded to do Aghaat (1985) and the TV Series Tamas (1986), which won her nationwide acclaim and recognition. Next came Hero Hiralal (1988), Dushman (1990), Hum (1991), Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1991), Siyasat (1992, Bhookamp (1992), Maya Memsaab (1992) and Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India (1995). Deepa also co-wrote the screenplay for Oh Darling! Yeh hai India with Parvati Balagopalan. She won a National Award (Jury) for her role in Maya Memsaab and a Filmfare award for the best supporting actress in Hum (1991). Her last film appearance was in Aar Ya Paar in 1998. She co-produced Rules: Pyaar ka Superhit Formula (2003) and Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005) with Ketan Mehta. She also produced Rang Rasiya (2008) and Ramayana : The Epic (2010) and the TV Series Motu Patlu (2012). She did the story, screenplay and dialogues for her directorial debut, Tere Mere Phere (2011), which did not perform well at the box office. Apart from these, she has also served as the CEO of Maya Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., which is one of the top most animation studios in India. Her upcoming project is Ketan Mehta's Manjhi - The Mountain Man (2015), which she has co-produced with Nina Lath Gupta. Sahi will also be acting in the film. She is married to renowned director-producer Ketan Mehta.

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