Deepa Sahi - Biography

Deepa Sahi A gold medalist from Delhi School of economics and a graduate of National School of drama took up acting as a stepping stone to the world of films.

Her raw good looks and immense praise from the reputed New York critic of the Village voice -Jim Hobberman-for a role she had done in an FTII film, brought her into the lime light and garnered her numerous offers from reputable filmmakers.

Govind Nihalani was one of her earliest collaborations with whom she made her debut in 1984 with the film Party and then went on to act in Aghaat 1985. She was noted for her artistic talents in both films, but her truly eminent act was in Tamas, the partition of India saga where she played the low-caste Punjabi woman Karmo. She worked with the much celebrated commercial film director Mukul Anand's Hum where she played a Steller role along with India's biggest super stars Rajnikant and Amitabh Bachchan.

Deepa very early turned a producer in 1992 along with her partner Ketan Mehta the internationally acclaimed director with the film 'Maya Memsaab', an Indo-French-British co-production based on Flaubert's Madam Bovary. She has also starred in Oh Darling! Yeh hai India with Shah Rukh Khan and Aar ya Paar with Jackie Shroff. She has so far produced 8 feature films, 10 TV series and numerous ads and documentaries.

Deepa Sahi is also the promoter of Maya Digital Studios a leading animation and VFX studio in India, and she served as its CEO from 2000 to 2003. She is reputed to have a perfect blend of both creative and management talents and currently her company is producing original animation content for Nickelodeon, Discovery and Disney. She has also been on the Jury of the prestigious t "Indian Television Academy Awards".

In 2012 she became a director and is now in pre-production of a Indo- Canadian project being produced by India's Maya Movies and The Film Works an independent production company based in Toronto, Canada.