Deepa Gahlot is Head, Programming Theatre and Film at the National Center for Performing Arts (NCPA). Deepa wears many hats. She is a journalist, critic, columnist, editor, scriptwriter and author. Her love and passion for theatre and films is evident from her varied body of work.She has worked with an NGO in the field of tribal development, directed and written short documentaries and radio features, and run a print features syndicate, Plus Newsbank. She also won the National Award for Best Film Criticism in 1998 and has edited cinema journals for NFDC and WICA as well as other publications such as Images for Kodak and Framework for Adlabs.