Deepa Bhatia

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Deepa Bhatia
Nationality Indian
Occupation Editor, Director
Spouse(s) Amole Gupte
Children Partho Gupte

Deepa Bhatia is a Bollywood film editor. She is married to screenwriter, Amole Gupte and they have a son called Partho Gupte. [1] Bhatia is an alumna of Sophia Polytechnic. [2] [2] [3]

Bollywood Hindi language film industry

Hindi cinema, often metonymously referred to as Bollywood, and formerly known as Bombay cinema, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry, based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The term being a portmanteau of "Bombay" and "Hollywood", Bollywood is a part of the larger cinema of India, which includes other production centers producing films in other Indian languages. Linguistically, Bollywood films tend to use a colloquial dialect of Hindi-Urdu, or Hindustani, mutually intelligible to both Hindi and Urdu speakers, while modern Bollywood films also increasingly incorporate elements of Hinglish.

Amole Gupte Indian screenwriter, actor and director

Amole Gupte is an Indian screenwriter, actor, and director, particularly known for his work on the 2007 Bollywood film Taare Zameen Par as creative director and screenwriter. He conceived the film along with his wife, Deepa Bhatia. He was the chairperson of the Children's Film Society, India from 2012 to 2015. And presently serves as a member of the advisory board of the Kautik International Student Film Festival

Partho Gupte Indian actor

Partho Gupte is an Indian child actor who made his debut in the film Stanley Ka Dabba in 2011. He was awarded a Filmfare Special Award for his performance.



Apart from her career as an editor in Bollywood, she also directed a documentary about farmer suicides in Maharashtra. It is called Nero’s Guests: The Age of Inequality and it picked up two awards at Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF). [4]

Maharashtra State in western India

Maharashtra is a state in the western region of India. It is the second-most populous state and third-largest state by area in India. Spread over 307,713 km2 (118,809 sq mi), it is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa to the south, Telangana and Chhattisgarh to the east, Gujarat and Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the north west, and Madhya Pradesh to the north. It is also the world's second-most populous subnational entity. It was formed by merging the western and south-western parts of the Bombay State, Berar and Vidarbha, and the north-western parts of the Hyderabad State and splitting Saurashtra by the States Reorganisation Act. It has over 112 million inhabitants and its capital, Mumbai, has a population around 18 million making it the most populous urban area in India. Nagpur hosts the winter session of the state legislature. Pune is known as 'Oxford of the East' due to the presence of several well-known educational institutions.

The Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films (MIFF) is a festival organized in the city of Mumbai by the Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India. It was started in 1990, and focuses on documentary, short fiction and animation films.

Selected filmography as editor

1998 Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa
1999 Thakshak
2005 Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara
The Hangman
2007 Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth)
2008 Rock On!!
2010 My Name Is Khan
2011 Stanley Ka Dabba
2012 Ferrari Ki Sawaari
2012 Student of the Year
2013 Kai Po Che!
Bombay Talkies (film)
2014 Hawaa Hawaai
Placebo (Documentary) [5] Consulting Editor
2016 Zubaan [6]
2017 Raees (film)
Sachin: A Billion Dreams
2018 Kedarnath

Filmography as director


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<i>Rock On!!</i> 2008 film by Abhishek Kapoor

Rock On!! is a 2008 Indian rock musical drama film written and directed by Abhishek Kapoor, produced by Farhan Akhtar, and with music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The film marks the successful Bollywood debut of Akhtar and Prachi Desai. Arjun Rampal, Akhtar, Luke Kenny, and Purab Kohli star as members of the Mumbai-based grunge rock band, "Magik" who reunite in 2008. The winner of seven Filmfare Awards, Rock On!! was critically acclaimed but had an average performance at the box office. The film was archived at the Academy Film Archive library.

<i>Kai Po Che!</i> 2013 Indian Hindi film directed by Abhishek Kapoor

Kai Po Che! is a 2013 Indian buddy drama film directed by Abhishek Kapoor based on Chetan Bhagat's novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life, with music by Amit Trivedi and lyrics by Swanand Kirkire. Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao and Amit Sadh star as the three main protagonists while Amrita Puri plays the female lead. The film title Kai Po Che! is originally a Gujarati phrase that means "I have cut" which refers to Makar Sankranti where one of the competitors uses his kite to cut off another competitors kite and yells "Kai Po Che!" The shooting started mid-April in Vadnagar and Ahmedabad.

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Taare Zameen Par is a 2007 Indian drama film produced and directed by Aamir Khan. The film explores the life and imagination of Ishaan, an 8-year-old dyslexic child. Although he excels in art, his poor academic performance leads his parents to send him to a boarding school. Ishaan's new art teacher suspects that he is dyslexic and helps him to overcome his disability. Darsheel Safary stars as 8-year-old Ishaan, and Khan plays his art teacher. Creative director and writer Amole Gupte initially developed the idea with his wife Deepa Bhatia, who served as the film's editor. Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy composed the film's score, and Prasoon Joshi wrote the lyrics for many of the songs. Principal photography took place in Mumbai and in Panchgani's New Era High School, and some of the school's students make appearances.

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