Deepa Mehta Overview

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Born: January 01, 1950

Born in India, Deepa Mehta received a degree in philosophy from the University of New Delhi. In 1973, Mehta moved to Canada when she married Canadian producer Paul Saltzman. She began her film career writing scripts for children's movies and documentaries, but it wasn't until 1991 that Mehta produced and directed her first feature film, Sam & Me, which won the Camera D'Or at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival. In 1992, she directed a one-hour episode of the ABC-TV series The Young Indiana Jones... See All


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