BirthdayJanuary 1, 1950
BirthplaceAmritsar, India

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Deepa Mehta

    Full name: Deepa Mehta
    Also known as: Deepa Mehta, Mehta, Deepa, दीपा मेहता
    Professions: Director, Writer, Producer
    Religion: Islam
    Nationality: Canadian
    Occupation: Film director, Screenwriter and Film producer

  2. Deepa Mehta Known for

    Water (2005), Earth (1998), Fire (1996), Bollywood/Hollywood (2002)

  3. Deepa Mehta Biography

    Deepa Mehta, OC OOnt (Hindi: दीपा मेहता [d̪iːpaː ˈmeːɦt̪aː]; born 1 January 1950) is an Indo-Canadian film director and screenwriter, most known for her Elements Trilogy, Fire (1996), Earth (1998), and Water (2005); among which Earth was sent by India as its official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and Water was Canada's official entry for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, making it only the second non-French-language Canadian film to put forth for consideration in that category (the first being Zacharias Kunuk's 2001 Inuktitut-language feature, Atanarjuat), and the first to receive an Oscar nomination. She also co-founded Hamilton-Mehta Productions, with her husband, producer David Hamilton in 1996. She was awarded a Genie Award in 2003 for the screenplay of Bollywood/Hollywood.

  4. Deepa Mehta Family

    Spouse: David Hamilton (Canadian producer)

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