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Deepa Mehta

Canadian
Indian

Deepa Mehta is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker. Her films include the Elemental Trilogy: Earth, Fire, Water (which received an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film), Bollywood/Hollywood, Heaven on Earth, Midnight’s Children based on Salman Rushdie’s three-time Booker Prize winning novel and Anatomy of Violence.  Deepa directed the pilot and second episode for the Netflix Original series, Leila, and the pilot episode, The Manager, for Apple TV’s Little America. Her latest feature film Funny Boy, based on the award winning novel by Shyam Selvadurai, received awards for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Director at the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards and for Best Motion Picture and Best Supporting Performance Female at the 2021 Leo Awards.

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