EVENT CANCELED: An Evening with Deepti Naval: An Actor's Perspective

Performing Arts - Theater | October 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall | Canceled

 Deepti Naval, Actress, Director, & Writer

 Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Art Forum SF


An evening with acclaimed actress, director, & writer, Deepti Naval.

Deepti Naval is an Indian film actor, director, writer, painter and photographer. A multi-faceted personality, her major contribution has been in the area of art cinema, winning critical acclaim for her sensitive and close to life characters that emphasized the changing role of women in India. The first American-Indian actor to join Hindi films, Deepti made her debut in the year 1980 with the path-breaking film Ek Baar Phir, for which she won her first Best Actor award, and has since appeared in more than 90 films, including Chashme Baddoor, Katha, Saath Saath, Kamla, Mirch Masala, Ankahi, Main Zinda Hoon, Didi, Shakti, Firaaq, Listen Amaya, Memories in March, Panchvati, Leela, Freaky Chakra, NH-10 etc., carving a distinct niche for herself in the Indian Film Industry.

Deepti was awarded Best Actor in several international film festivals for her roles in Leela, Firaaq, Memories in March and Listen Amaya. She also won Best Screenplay at the NY Indian film festival for her directorial film, Do Paise ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane ki Baarish. Deepti Naval was recognized as the 2007 Tribute Honoree of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. She wrote and directed Thodasa Aasmaan, a women-centric TV serial and produced a travel show The Path Less Travelled.

Deepti made her debut in theatre in 2017, with the poetic stage show, Ek Mulaqaat where she plays the celebrated Punjabi writer, Amrita Pritam.

A selection of poems in Hindi, Lamha-Lamha was published in 1983 and more recently, MapinLit brought out a new collection called Black Wind and Other Poems. She is also a painter and photographer with several exhibitions to her credit and enjoys trekking in the remote mountains of Himachal and Ladakh. She also runs the Vinod Pandit Charitable Trust, set up in memory of her late companion, for the education of the girl child.

Read more about Deepti Naval at her homepage HERE.

Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

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