Deepa Mehta, an Indian born Canadian screenwriter and film director, is famous for her film production, the Elements Trilogy (Fire, Earth and Water). She is also the cofounder of the Hamilton-Mehta Productions along with her husband, David Hamilton (a film producer).

Deepa Mehta Facts:

Born: on 1st of January in 1950, at Amritsar, Punjab, India

Residence: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nationality: Canadian

Ethnicity: Indian

Occupation: Film director, Screenwriter and Film producer

Years active: from 1976 till Present

Known for: Elements Trilogy

Religion: Hinduism


  • Paul Saltzman (from 1973 to 1983)
  • David Hamilton (till present)

Daughter: Devyani Saltzman

Brother: Dilip Mehta

Father: Satwinder

Mother: Vimla


  • Welham Girls High School, Dehradun
  • Graduation from the Lady Shri Ram College for Women
  • Degree in philosophy from University of Delhi

Upcoming movies: Exclusion, Komagata Maru

Awards: Genie Award for Best Screenplay and IIFA Award for outstanding contribution to the International Cinema.