Deepa Mehta

1950 - Today

Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta, ([d̪iːpaː ˈmeːɦt̪aː] 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 633,901 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,158th most popular film director.

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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Deepa Mehta ranks 1,157 out of 1,305Before her are Fernando León de Aranoa, Noah Baumbach, Alexandre Aja, Marcus Nispel, Drew Goddard, and Sebastián Lelio. After her are Bertrand Bonello, Alice Rohrwacher, Charles Shyer, Aparna Sen, Cristi Puiu, and Richard Kelly.

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Among people born in 1950, Deepa Mehta ranks 437Before her are Christina Hoff Sommers, Raffaele Lombardo, Danny Sullivan, P. J. Soles, Alex Chilton, and Gerd Zewe. After her are Bob Burns, Rod Milburn, Carl J. Meade, Minako Takashima, Mari Miyamoto, and Asa Hutchinson.

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In India

Among people born in India, Deepa Mehta ranks 578 out of 848Before her are Saroo Brierley (1981), Kirron Kher (1955), Mahesh Bhatt (1948), Sania Mirza (1986), Romila Thapar (1931), and Leander Paes (1973). After her are Amjad Ali Khan (1945), Nirmala Sitharaman (null), Smita Patil (1955), Aparna Sen (1945), Tabu (1971), and Alka Yagnik (1966).


Among film directors born in India, Deepa Mehta ranks 16Before her are Ismail Merchant (1936), Mehboob Khan (1907), Shyam Benegal (1934), Adoor Gopalakrishnan (1941), Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1922), and Mahesh Bhatt (1948). After her are Aparna Sen (1945), Sanjay Leela Bhansali (1963), Farah Khan (1965), Aditya Chopra (1971), Karan Johar (1972), and Mani Ratnam (1956).

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