Deepa Sahi


Deepa Sahi is an Indian actress and producer who is best known for her role as Maya in the 1992 movie Maya Memsaab opposite actor Shah Rukh Khan. She made her directorial debut with the movie Tere Mere Phere in 2011.[1]

Deepa Sahi was born Dehradun and grew up in Meerut.[2] Her family later shifted to Canada but she continued to stay in India. She had an elder sister who died at the age of 18.[2] Sahi pursued her education at Indraprastha College for Women,[3] and was a gold medalist in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics.[4][5] Sahi later joined the National School of Drama with the aim of becoming a director.[6] However she started receiving acting offers from her NSD days which prompted her to shift to acting. Sahi decided to direct her first film in the early days of her career, the film, Nana Karte Pyaar which was supposed to star Nana Patekar and Hema Malini failed to take off due to a recession.[7] She is married to film director Ketan Mehta who is the nephew of freedom fighter Usha Mehta.[1] It was both of theirs second marriage.[4]