Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Deepti Naval astonished millions of film lovers with her amazing acting skills 
in several films as the heroine and also as a supporting character.She was chosen mainly for art-house movies and middle-path cinema during the late 70's and  80's and she proved herself as equal to Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil acting abilities.
Deepti Naval was born on 3 Feb 1957 to Uday C Naval and Himadri Naval in Amritsar,Punajab.
She took her Bachelors Degree in fine arts from an American University.
Her entry to films was in 1977 by a small supporting role in the film 'Jalian Wala Bagh'.She did a role in the film 'Junoon' which was directed by Shyam Benegal in 1978 for which critical acclaim was received.
In 1980 she acted  in the lead female role of film 'Ek Baar Phir'.This film dealt with the conflicts of a film star husband and a traditional wife.It was directed by Vinod Pande.
'Hum Paanch' directed by Bapu in 1980 has an array of stars like 'Sanjeev Kumar,Shabana Azmi,Mithun Chakraborthy,Nasurudeen Shah,Raj Babbar,Gulshan Grover,Amrish Puri and Deepti Naval'.It was produced by Boney Kapoor and his brother young Anil Kapoor acted in a cameo  role in this film.
'Angur' directed by Gulzar in 1982 was about two identical twins separated at birth and meet in adulthood.
In the film 'Shriman Shrinmati' she acted along Sanjeev Kumar and Rekha.

Farooque Shaikh and Deepti Naval were successful leading pairs in several films like 'Chasme Buddoor' which was a classic comedy.
Deepti Naval played lead role in 'Hip Hip Hurray' directed by Prakash Jha in 1984.Its screenplay was written by Gulzar.
In 1985 she got much appreciation for her wonderful performance in the title role of film 'Kamla'.She has taken pains for the excellence of that character.
'Mirch Masala' directed by Ketan Mehta in 1987 got wide acclaim.In this film she acted as the pair of Suresh Oberoi.He won National award for his best performance as supporting actor.Nasurudeen Shah and Smita Patil acted in lead roles of this film.
Raj Babbar and Deepti were the lead characters of National award winning Punjabi film 'Marhi Da Deeva' which was directed by Surinder Singh in 1989.
Later she acted mainly in supporting roles and character roles of main stream films.She had a long gap in the acting career but  returned to the field.
In 2003 she proved her worth again as Ms.Thomas in the film 'Freaky Chakra' which got good opinion.
She is directing her first film at present as well as acting in films and T.V.Serials.
In 2013 she starred in Sudhir Mishra's 'Inkaar' and also in 'Aurangazeb'.
She is a poet also and has published two books of her collection of poems.
Selected Filmography
Jalian Wala Bagh
Ek Baar Phir
Hum Paanch
Chasme Budoor
Saath Saath
Shriman Shrimati
Rang Birangi
Kanoon Kya Karega
Hip Hip Hurray
Apna Jahan
Mein Zinda Hoon
Marhi Da Deeva
Ek Ghar
Memories in March
Bhindi Bazaar Inc
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Tell me Khude

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