Deepti Naval is an actress in Bollywood. She graduated from Manhattan, New York in Fine Arts. After her debut in the film Ek Baar Phir (1980) she went on to portray several light but sensitive and meaningful roles in Saath Saath, Chashme Buddoor and Mirch Masala. She was often paired opposite Farooq Shaikh. Though considered as equally talented as Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil, probably she has not received the same kind of appreciation. Deepti Naval is also a talented amateur still photographer, a fact not so widely known.