Deepa Sahi is an Indian actress and producer.She was born in India in Dehradun. Her family later shifted to Canada but she continued to stay in India.
An alumnus of National School of Drama, Delhi, Sahi started off with a theater career, with strong Leftist leanings and social activism a core value of the productions she was involved with.
In her early film career she collaborated with noted auteur Govind Nihalani and made her debut with the 1984 film Party. This was well-received and she subsequently acted in Aghaat (1985). Her thespian achievement, however, will always remain her role as the independent-minded and empowered lower-caste Punjabi woman she played in the highly acclaimed television film Tamas (1986).
After marrying film director Ketan Mehta — also was a rising light of alternate Hindi cinema — she acted in several of his films including Hero Hiralal (1988), Maya Memsaab (1992) and Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India (1995). She wrote the screenplay for Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India.
Her other notable films include Hum (1991) and Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1991). Deepa's last film appearance was in Aar Ya Paar (1998) and she has not appeared in any films since.
In 2005 she co-produced her husband's film Mangal Pandey: The Rising which was a moderate success at the box office. She got a Filmfare best supporting actress nominee for Hum and National Award(Jury) for Maya Memsaab.She became a producer in 1993.
Besides this, she has produced 12 TV series and is promoter of Maya Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. India's leading animation studio. She was CEO of Maya Entertainment from 2000 to 2002 and was responsible for the long-term strategy of the company; she made many entries into other animation avenues such as MAAC, etc. After her stint as the CEO of Maya Entertainment, she returned to her first love — cinema. She is currently producing four movies: Two to be directed by Ketan Mehta and the other two to be directed by Sudhir Mishra. She is about to direct a movie herself starring Hema Malini and Nana Patekar, amongst others.