Deepti Naval Biography, Facts & Life Story

Deepti Naval Indian-American Actress, Director, Writer

Quick Facts

Full Name:Deepti Naval

Profession:Actress, Director, Writer


Age:69 years old (in 2021)

Date of Birth:February 3, 1952

Birthplace:Amritsar, India


Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 2 inches (1.6 m)

Weight:53 kg (116 lbs)

Body Measurements:34-26-36 inches

Waist:26 inches

Hips:36 inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Amritsar – Millions of people love to visit this place from all over the world. It is famous for the golden temple that attracts the people towards it.

Deepti Naval, a Diva, belongs to this city and later moved on to New York. Still, 68 years old, she is an iconic celebrity.

Rohit Naval is her younger brother who is a Technology Product Designer. Her nephew stars her debut as a director.

As her marital status is concerned, she got married to a famous filmmaker Prakash Jha. Having no own kids, they decided to adopt one daughter and named her Disha. Later she was also engaged with Vinod Pandit in 1991 who was a singer.

Career Journey

She began her career when she was only 26. Her stunning performance in her debut in the film Junoon was majestic overall.  Due to this first success, she started to get offers from more film directors. She worked in more than fifty movies and many of them were super-hit. She gave the showbiz industry a high leap and she was worth deserving the respect from fans.

She has made a lot of films with the film actor Farooq Shaikh. He was a versatile actor and television presenter. They both were assumed as the best on-screen couple. They worked in their last movie together in the year 2013. In this year, Farooq Shaikh accidentally died of a heart attack.

She successfully performed her all roles in every type of language. She had not only played roles in Hindi films but also appeared in Bengali, Punjabi and Kannada movies. She has also been active on a small screen and worked in a lot of television dramas and telefilms.

She believes in feminism and she wrote and directed one of the TV serials that is surrounding the strong female roles. Apart from being an actor, director, and writer, she has written several poems and short stories. She has adapted many hobbies in addition to her profession. She is a professional photographer and a painter too. She has been appreciated much for her outstanding skills.


Deepti Naval is the name of a motivational ideal full of passions and hardworking. She has not only involved in a single field rather she has manifested herself in many different niches. Indian Industry is proud to have such a leading lady. She has received a shedload of awards throughout the career. She has not only attained triumph in Hindi movies but also engrafted many flags in Punjabi, Kannada, and Bengali films.

She tends to make us believe in continuous efforts. Life is the name of a constant struggle. In her point of view, it is much better to be the best in many different niches. It polishes your skills and increases self-esteem.

Deepti Naval Education

Qualification: B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

School: Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Amritsar

College: Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York

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Deepti Naval Career

Profession: Actress, Director, Writer

Debut: Film – Junoon (1978)
TV – Himalaya Darshan (1988)

Family & Relatives

Father: Uday C Naval

Mother: Himadri Gangaha

Brother(s): Rohit Naval

Sister(s): Smita Naval

Marital Status: Divorced

Ex Spouse: Prakash Jha (m. 1985–2002)

Children: 1

Daughter(s): Disha Jha

Deepti Naval Favorites

Hobbies: Painting, Reading & Writing

Favorite Actor: Aamir Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Farooq Sheikh, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Sudhir Mishra

Favorite Actress: Waheeda Rehman , Meena Kumari

Favorite Food: Mogachi Usal

Favorite Destination: Kashmir

Favorite Color: Black, Mehroon

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