Remember 90s beauty Deepti Bhatnagar? Age is just a number for this 53-year-old actress

Updated: 30 September, 2020 09:03 IST | Nikita Wagh
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    Born on September 30, 1967, Deepti Bhatnagar hails from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Deepti studied at Meerut University, after completing her early education from Delhi. At age 25, Deepti moved to Mumbai to promote her handicrafts factory in Meerut. Little did she know that she will be offered a modelling assignment for 'Roopmilan Sarees'. (All photos/Deepti Bhatnagar's official Instagram account)

    In picture: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kushal Punjabi and Deepti Bhatnagar.

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    Soon, Deepti Bhatnagar's hands were full with a dozen more campaigns. Needless to say, she gave up her interest in handicrafts upon receiving multiple modelling projects.

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    Deepti Bhatnagar took up modelling as a profession after coming to Mumbai. But before that, in 1990, she had already tasted success in the glam world after being crowned Eves Weekly's Miss India contest.

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    Did you know Deepti Bhatnagar represented India in the Miss World contest and earned the 5th place?

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    In 1995, Deepti Bhatnagar made her debut in the Hindi film industry with the Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala and Aditya Pancholi-starrer Ram Shastra.

    In picture: Sanjay Kapoor and Deepti Bhatnagar.

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    In the consecutive year, Deepti Bhatnagar tried her hand at the Telugu film industry. In 1996, she starred in Pelli Sandali, that starred Srikanth and Ravali along with Deepti Bhatnagar.

    In picture: Besties! Pooja Batra and Deepti Bhatnagar.

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    While Deepti Bhatnagar's Bollywood debut flopped at the Box Office, her Telugu film turned out to be a major blockbuster. It was also remade in Hindi as Mere Sapno Ki Rani, which starred Sanjay Kapoor, Urmila Matondkar and Madhu.

    In picture: Deepti Bhatnagar with husband Randeep Arya.

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    Deepti Bhatnagar went on to star in films such as Mithun Chakraborty's Kaalia, Sunny Deol-Suniel Shetty-starrer Qahar, Suniel Shetty-Saif Ali Khan-starrer Humse Badhkar Kaun, Dulhan Banoo Main Teri opposite Faraz Khan. Unfortunately, Deepti Bhatnagar could not make a mark in Bollywood.

    In picture: Deepti Bhatnagar with her husband (then boyfriend) Randeep Arya.

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    Meanwhile, on the personal front, Deepti Bhatnagar married model-actor Randeep Arya in 1997. Randeep Arya is the son of late Punjabi actor Veerendra, cousin of legendary actor Dharmendra. Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Abhay Deol are Deepti's brothers-in-law, while Esha Deol is her sister-in-law.

    In picture: Deepti Bhatnagar with husband Randeep Arya.

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    Deepti Bhatnagar and Randeep Arya have two sons, Shubh (born in 2003) and Shiv (born in 2009).

    In picture: Deepti Bhatnagar with sons Shubh and Shiv.

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    Coming back to the work front, though Deepti Bhatnagar couldn't establish her name as a Bollywood actress, she rose to fame with the travel show Musafir Hoon Yaaron and later, a religious travel show called Yatra.

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    Deepti Bhatnagar gained a huge fan following after her television stint.

    In picture: Deepti Bhatnagar with her best friend Pooja Batra.

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    Deepti Bhatnagar loves travelling and her Instagram account is filled with her travel diaries. And perhaps, that was one of the reasons why Deepti's travel show became a huge hit! The actress clearly seemed to be enjoying her work. 

    In picture: Deepti Bhatnagar with her mother.

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    Here's wishing Deepti Bhatnagar a very happy birthday!

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About The Gallery

Deepti Bhatnagar celebrates her 53rd birthday today. The actress gained popularity in the 90s, and today, is a mum of two boys. On her birthday, we bring you some lovely photos of the former actress from her Instagram album

First Published: 30 September, 2019 10:14 IST