Praised by The New York Times(review) for her performance in the feature film ‘Walkaway’, Deepti’s acting and voiceover career spans across India, Singapore, Pakistan and the United States. Below are some of her recent credits. Subscribe to her mailing list.
Deepti stars in this mind-bending sci-fi love story that The New York Times showcased during their first-ever Indie Online Film Festival in September 2013.
An official selection at the 2013 Sundance and Los Angeles Film Festivals, this short film was recently featured on the “Viewfinder List,” a list of the year’s best shorts voted on by studio executives and independent producers. Feature length adaptation is set to be made under the banner of Focus Features and Atlas Entertainment.
Happy and You Know It
Deepti wrote and directed this darkly funny short film about the anxieties of pregnancy. Devika and Kevin are having their first baby. Everyone’s happy. She’s NOT. Troubling visions of rivalry with her future baby haunt Devika as she struggles to face her fears about becoming a mother. [worldwide release: November 7th] Watch the trailer
Deepti stars as Solara in this surreal and dreamy dramatic short alongside Russell G. Jones, an Obie award winner for originating the role of Christian in 2009’s Pulitzer winning play, “Ruined.”
The film is written and directed by Beresford Bennett, whose feature script, Mood Indigo, won Urbanworld Film Festival’s screenplay competition, and a short film, Companions, has been in over a dozen film festivals and on the cable network, BETJ.
Watch and listen to Deepti in this Wells Fargo national TV commercial. There is also a Radio spot on air.
This commercial was directed by Yael Staav, the director of the Cannes Grand Prix-winning Dove “Evolution,” an online film that deconstructed, frame by frame, the beauty myth.
After 4 hours in the make-up chair she was ready to scare the audience’s socks off.
The commercial will air on Television across India, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.
The New York Times calls Deepti’s performance in Walkaway “film’s most affecting performance“.
Walkaway, a light-comedy drama, mocks the clutches of social obligations on young Indian professionals settled in New York City. Walkaway received a nationwide limited theatrical release in 2010.
Read the full New York Times review here
Umbrella (feature in post-production)
Deepti recently finished principal photography for an indie feature, Umbrella, which she stars in and co-produced.
Umbrella is about the loneliness of living in a big city and the choices people make to relieve the pressure. Two strangers on a rooftop, a Peeping Tom and a cutter, try to find common ground. It all changes as secrets are revealed. What begins as an act of kindness turns into a war of wills. More on the facebook page
A 20 episode drama about an immigrant couple who want to live the American Dream and the woman who turns their world around. Neeyat was shot in NYC and is currently airing on ARY internationally.
See behind the scenes photos and watch the teaser on Deepti’s FanPage