Deepa Mehta

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Deepa Mehta, ([d̪iːpa ˈmeːɦt̪a] born 1 January 1950) is an Indo-Canadian film director and screenwriter, best known for her Elements Trilogy, Fire (1996), Earth (1998), and Water (2005). Earth was submitted by India as its official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and Water was Canada's official entry for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, making it only the third non-French-language Canadian film submitted in that category after Attila Bertalan's 1990 invented-language film A Bullet to the Head and Zacharias Kunuk's 2001 Inuktitut-language feature Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner. She co-founded Hamilton-Mehta Productions, with her husband, producer David Hamilton in 1996. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Deepa Mehta has received more than 778,464 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Deepa Mehta is the 1,330th most popular film director (down from 1,160th in 2019), the 715th most popular biography from India (down from 575th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Indian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Deepa Mehta ranks 1,330 out of 1,580Before her are Christophe Barratier, Karan Johar, Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Aparna Sen, Jan Kounen, and Bruno Delbonnel. After her are Jason Reitman, Don Coscarelli, Alex Kendrick, Scott Cooper, Gianfranco Rosi, and Diao Yinan.

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Among people born in 1950, Deepa Mehta ranks 497Before her are Viktor Rashchupkin, Anthimos Kapsis, Mike Campbell, George Nelson, Erin Gray, and Harriet Harman. After her are Victoria Tennant, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Masami Kuwashima, Bob Burns, Julia Alvarez, and Tim Keller.

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Among people born in India, Deepa Mehta ranks 715 out of 1,227Before her are Saira Banu (1944), Sushant Singh Rajput (1986), Naveen Patnaik (1946), Yash Johar (1929), Aparna Sen (1945), and M. Balamuralikrishna (1930). After her are Shivraj Singh Chouhan (1959), Fareed Zakaria (1964), Oswald Gracias (1944), Amjad Ali Khan (1945), Vikram Seth (1952), and Kanan Devi (1916).


Among film directors born in India, Deepa Mehta ranks 20Before her are Mehboob Khan (1907), B. R. Chopra (1914), Basu Chatterjee (1930), V. Shantaram (1901), Karan Johar (1972), and Aparna Sen (1945). After her are Tapan Sinha (1924), Mani Ratnam (1956), Subhash Ghai (1945), Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1922), Sanjay Leela Bhansali (1963), and Farah Khan (1965).