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Deepa Gahlot

Deepa Gahlot writes extensively on cinema, theatre, the arts, women's issues for several publications and websites. In the past, she worked for tribal development with an NGO, ran a print features syndicate and wrote for a few short documentaries. She has won the National Award for Best Film Criticism, edited several cinema journals. Her work has appeared in anthologies on women's studies, theatre and cinema. Her published books include, The Prithviwallahs (co-authored with Shashi Kapoor), and biographies of Shah Rukh Khan and Shammi Kapoor, Take 2: 50 Films that Deserve a New Audience and Sheroes: 25 Daring Women of Bollywood.

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