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Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta is a transnational artist and a screenwriter, director, and producer whose work has been called "courageous", "provocative" and "breathtaking". Her visually lush and emotionally resonating films have played at every major international film festival; receiving numerous awards and accolades, and have been distributed around the world. ... See full bio »

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Known For

Fire Producer
Water Director
Heaven on Earth Producer


Hide Hide Show Show Producer (15 credits)
  Donkeyhead (executive producer) (completed)
 2020 Violation (executive producer)
 2019 Leila (TV Series) (Creative Executive Producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2019) ... (Creative Executive Producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2019) ... (Creative Executive Producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2019) ... (Creative Executive Producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2019) ... (Creative Executive Producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2019) ... (Creative Executive Producer)
 2016 The Big Crunch (Short) (associate producer)
 2016 Fantassút (Documentary short) (producer)
 2012 Midnight's Children (executive producer)
 2009 Cooking with Stella (executive producer)
 2008 Heaven on Earth (executive producer)
 2008 The Forgotten Woman (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1998 Earth (producer)
 1996 Fire (producer)
 1991 Sam & Me (producer)
 1988 Martha, Ruth & Edie (producer - as Deepa Mehta Saltzman)
 1986 K.Y.T.E.S: How We Dream Ourselves (Documentary) (producer)
  Spread Your Wings (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 13 episodes, 1980 - 1981) (production - 2 episodes, 1979)
- Anessi in the Kingdom of Tonga (1981) ... (executive producer - as Deepa)
- Tanya's Puppet (1981) ... (executive producer - as Deepa)
- Richard and the Totem Pole (1981) ... (executive producer - as Deepa)
- Yang-Xun the Peasant Painter (1981) ... (executive producer - as Deepa)
- Yohannes and the Silver Cross (1981) ... (executive producer - as Deepa)
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Alternate Names:

Deepa | Deepa Mehta Saltzman | Deepa Saltzman


Paul Saltzman  (divorced)  (1 child)

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Personal Quote:

All art is political, it's not personal. Somehow it reflects on the politics of our time. I don't see myself as carrying a placard with a message in my films. What motivates me are the stories. But those stories are usually issue-oriented. It has to be something I'm passionate about, because making a film too much time and energy. See more »


Graduated from University of New Delhi. See more »

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