(Last Updated on : 19/11/2014)
Deepti Naval is the unconventionally beautiful actress with eyes that reminds of the profundity of wilderness, emotional archives and a magnetic private allure that gave way to tempestuous whirls amidst the heart of many, as they mellifluously chanted to the rhythms of her picturised song: "Tum ko dekha to ye khayal aya / Zindegi dhoop tum ghana saya". From psychology to photography, astronomy to American Theatre- she had sojourned all the unexplored alleys that her inquisitive mind could and her quest finally had its culmination in the act of role playing. She had her roots planted in a family of teachers and attended college in United States of America at the City University of New York and received her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts at Hunter College in Manhattan. She started her career in films with Ek Baar Phir in 1980. She shot to fame in movies with her naive and docile roles. She has acted in over 75 films. She has even excelled her merit in photography and painting; her talent exhibited in public flaunted quite often.
Deepti Naval's Career
Deepti Naval is known to be a sensitive actress and played a major role in the emergence and consistency of art films and light films of the 80's. Other than being an actress, she is also a reputed photographer, painter and poet. Saath Saath, Chashme Buddoor and Mirch Masala are some of her popular films of that era. Deepti Naval had become the face of the household, most homely yet most elegant. She also starred in the critically acclaimed Punjabi film titled Marhi Da Diva (1989). Deepti Naval did most of her films, opposite Farooq Shaikh. She has also acted in the serial Thodasa Aasman where Ashok Pandit played the role of her husband. She published a collection of her Hindi poems in 1981, entitled 'Lamha Lamha' With her frail but sturdy roles, Naval still remains as one of the most revered artists of her time.
Deepti Naval's Personal Life
Deepti Naval once married the filmmaker and director Prakash Jha. Later, she also had a short-term affair with actor Nana Patekar. Deepti was finally engaged to Vinod Pandit before he died. After she left acting in lead roles, she preferred playing character roles in mainstream Hindi films. Deepti Naval once expressed that she was not satisfied with the roles she was offered and thus took a break. Later she made a comeback with films like Bawandar and Freaky Chakra. In April, Deepti Naval was honoured at Los Angeles with 2007 Tribute Honoree of the Indian Film Festival.