new Delhi: Deepti Naval, who made her acting debut in Shyam Benegal’s ‘Junoon’ in 1978, underwent an angioplasty at Fortis Hospital in Mohali early Tuesday. Based on a report by IANS, the ‘Chashme Baddoor’ actress suffered her first heart attack on Sunday and was sent to the hospital in a cardiac care ambulance late on Monday.
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The actress has been living in her hut in Manali for some time. “Her condition was stable and she would be discharged soon,” a doctor told IANS.
Deepti Naval became a prominent name in parallel cinema in the 1980s with her performances in films such as ‘Kamala’ and ‘Anakhi’ alongside Smita Patil and Shabana Azmi. She has won Best Actress Awards at several international film festivals for her roles in ‘Leela’, ‘Yaadeon Mar Mein’ and ‘Listen … Amaya’. She also appeared in an episode of Zoya Akhtar’s popular web series ‘Made in Heaven’ in 2019.
The ‘Mukti Bandhan’ actress made her directorial debut with the film ‘Do Paisa Ke Dil Mein, Char Aana Ki Barish’ starring Manisha Koirala and Rajit Kapoor, which won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2009 Newton Indian Film Festival. The year 2019 is released on Netflix.
Deepti Naval is interested in painting and photography as well as exhibiting many exhibitions for her performances. His work as a painter also includes the controversial ‘pregnant nun’.
She was married to director Prakash Jha and the couple has an adopted daughter named Disha. She was later in a relationship with Pandit Jasraj, nephew of the late Vinod Pandit. She also runs a charitable trust established in the memory of Vinod Pandit.
Deepti Naval’s ‘close to life’ and sensitive characters emphasized the changing roles of women in India.
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