Deepa Bhatia completed her post-graduate diploma course in social communications media from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai.
Career as a film editor
She belonged to the family of multi-talents, who expended their full potential for creating original theme and substance in their work. She is well-known for her role as an editor, director, and producer. She made her debut as an editor while working with eminent director GovindNihalani for his film HazaarChaurasi Ki Maa. She had earlier assisted him in direction when he noticed her talents. From the beginning, she was fascinated by the post-production aspects and got interested in editing. A woman of conviction and discipline, Deepa works in a series of collaboration and solitude by taking up the whole weight of the task at hand, wherein realizing the director’s vision with an added ingredient of creativity; fruitful all the same. She has also edited many songs, beginning with her debut work “Rang De” from the film Thakshak by GovindNihalani, which was choreographed by Saroj Khan.In 2004 she worked on the critically acclaimed movie Dev by GovindNihalani, which was followed by a succession of hit films like TaareZameen Par in 2007,
Rock On!! in 2008, My Name Is Khan in 2010, Stanley KaDabba in 2011,
Ferrari Ki Sawaari with VidhuVinod Chopra in 2012, Student of the Year in 2012,
Kai Po Che in 2013 and her latest work Hawaa Hawaai, which was screened in 2014. She experimented with her skills and brought out her best through these films. She went on to bag the role of a director in her debut documentary Nero's Guests in 2009, which was well received with positive reviews from the critics and the general public. Her debut directorial work took five years for completion and dealt with subjects of ignorance and inequality. She was inspired by the endless possibilities in the field of film editing and those who strived to put excellence into creation. Three Colors: Blue by director Krzysztof Kieslowski, Kaminey by director Vishal Bhardwaj and Il Postino by director Michael Radford were some of the works that propelled her to revisit the realm of creativity and explore the artist in her.
Her works earned her monumental recognition in the Bollywood Community. The aftermath of which was seen when she was bestowed with numerous awards namely Star Screen Awards for Best Editing for the films Rock On!! and Kai Po Che! and John Abraham National Award for Best Documentary “Nero's Guests” in SIGNS 2011. She was also nominated for the Film Fare Award and Guild Award under the category of Best Editing.Her husband,
Amole Gupte is a recipient of numerous awards for his work in films Taare Zameen Pa and Kaminey.
Partho Gupte, their son, also had a stint in Bollywood, which earned him the Film Fare special award in 2011, National Film Award for Best Child Artist in 2011 and many more. Personal life Deepa is married to fellow screenwriter Amole Gupte. The couple has a son named ParthoGupte, who is well-known for his debut performance in Stanley KaDabba.