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Deepa Sahi is an Indian actress and producer who is best known for her role as Maya in the 1992 movieMaya Memsaabopposite actor Shah Rukh Khan. She made her directorial debut with the movie Tere Mere Phere in 2011. An alumnus of the National School of Drama, Delhi, Ms. Sahi started off with a theatre 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 filmParty. 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’. Besides this, she has produced 12 TV series and is the promoter of Maya Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., one of India’s leading animation studio.