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Deepti Naval (Actress) Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 3, 2021

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Short Biography

Deepti Naval was born on 03-02-1952 in Amritsar in the state of Punjab, India. She is an Indian Film Actress, Television Actress, Film Director, Photographer, Writer, Author, Painter & Philanthropist. She is best known for her movie Chashme Badoor which was released in 1981, in which she starred opposite veteran actor Farooq Shaikh.

Deepti Naval Complete Bio & Career

Deepti made her acting debut in 1978 with Shyam Benegal's flick Junoon. Deepti Naval’s fortunes changed after her movie ‘Chashme Buddoor’ in 1981.The movie was a huge hit and Deepti too was praised her role in the film. Her next hit movie ‘Angoor’ which released in 1982,  based on The Comedy of Errors taken from Shakespeare’s play and directed by Gulzar was an even bigger hit and with the success of this movie, she establishes a name for herself in the Hindi film Industry. Since then she made the regular appearance in movies during the 1980s and 90s with the movies like Kanoon Kya Karega, Ankahee, Ghar Ho To Aisa, Saudagar and Guddu to name a few.
She over the years has won various awards at international film festivals for her performance in acclaimed films such as Firaaq, Leela and Memories In March among others. In addition to acting, she has also tried her hands at the direction and directed films such as Chaar Aane Ki Baarish and Do Paise Ki Dhoop among others. She also wrote and directed the famous travel show called The Path Less Travelled. Off late she was seen on films like NH10, Lion and Tevar among others.
Naval along with acting is also an excellent Painter and Photographer. She has held several exhibitions. She is also a philanthropist. She runs the Vinod Pandit Charitable Trust, which works for the betterment of girl child by providing free education to the girl child. 

Deepti Naval Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to a Professor Uday Chandra Naval (father) and a teacher, painter Himadri Gangadhar "Naval" (mother). She has an elder sister named Smiti Naval (Smiti Khanna) who is a biochemist. She has a younger brother named Rohit Naval who is a product designer in Long Island. She was married to famous film director Prakash Jha in 1985 and they adopted a daughter Disha Jha. However, the couple divorced in 2002. The couple also has a son named Priyaranjhan Jha. Actor Sanaj Naval is her nephew.

Life's Important Dates Of Deepti Naval

Body Measurements

Breast Size 34
Waist Size 26
Hip Size 36
Body Figure 34-26-36
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Amritsar
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Amritsar
College Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York
Qualification B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)
Hobbies Painting, Reading & Writing
Marital Status Divorced
Debut Film - Junoon (1978)
TV - Himalaya Darshan (1988)
Best Movies Chashme Buddoor (1981), Ek Baar Phir (1981), Ghar Ho To Aisa (1990), Leela (2002) and Firaaq (2009) among others
Best Friends Farooq Sheikh
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website http://www.deeptinaval.com


Favorite Color Black, Mehroon
Favorite Actress Waheeda Rehman , Meena Kumari
Favorite Actor Aamir Khan , Naseeruddin Shah
Favorite Film Director Hrishikesh Mukherjee , Sudhir Mishra
Favorite Place Kashmir
Favorite Dress Saree
Favorite Food Mogachi Usal

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Deepti Naval

  • She was previously engaged to actor Pradeep Sharma and Nana Patekar.
  • Since her father was a painter, he wished her to be a painter.
  • She was the foremost American-Indian actress to join Bollywood.
  • She shared a great rapport with veteran actor Farooq Sheikh not just on-screen but off-screen as well.

Deepti Naval Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

72 years, 5months, 17 days old age Deepti Naval will turn 73 on 03 February, 2025. Only 6 months, 13 days, 20 hours,14 minutes has left for her next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Deepti Naval has celebrated the total number of 72 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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