Birthday: 01-01-1950
Age: 69
Star sign: Aquarius
Deepa Mehta makes such pretty movies, when watching them you're left with the feeling that everything is done for a reason. She is a true believer in the power of mise-en-scene. It was the film Fire (1996) that got her to maximum recognition and cemented her place in award-winning filmmakers. Next came Earth (1998), which displayed her prowess behind the camera yet it is many consider her finest. And then came “Water’(2005) which was her most controversial film till date. This movie faced a lot of hurdles and protest from the public. So the fact speaks volumes that her attitude towards film-making means that she wants to place herself on the top of the international film-maker. She has succeeded in achieving this goal. Deepa Mehta is an Indo-Canadian film director, film producer and screenwriter, who always had remained in controversy for any films that she had shot in India. She is also a very talented documentary filmmaker. She went to make a screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children. 

She has made films with the screen presence of versatile performers such as Om Puri, Shabana, Irrfan Khan, Aamir Khan or even Nandita Das. Over the years, she has grown as a person and a cinephile but it seemed that she was wasting visiting the same Indian territory for her first three films. That is why she directed a Hollywood production, The Exclusion (2014), which was an Oscar entry too. From 1994-2005, she made five movies that can be rated very highly for a long time. In terms of style and content, her attention to the raw details of life, the darker side that other filmmakers shy away from is what appealed to many critics and international audiences. She was perfect for adapting Salman Rushdie's’ story in 2012, for an example. She impressed many film festivals so much that her recent movie Beeba Boys( 2015) was really a visual treat and even story-wise stunning. Deepa Mehta had made a couple of really exciting, quirky, visually exciting movies with Indian film stars in her career. She is a Punjabi by birth but had moved to New Delhi for further education. Her father was a film distributor. After her graduation, she took up making documentaries. It was at that time she met a Canadian documentary filmmaker, Paul Saltzman and tied her knot. Later on, they had separated, and she married another film producer David Hamilton. She was born on January 1, 1950, in Amritsar.

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