Deepika Amin (born Deepika Deshpande) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. She is known for her roles in the films Fan, Raanjhanaa and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. She has also worked in the TV shows Farmaan and Tashn-e-Ishq.[1]

Deepika Amin
Amin in 2018
Deepika Deshpande

13 September 1967
Mumbai, India
Years active1993-present

Early life


Deepika Amin was born Deepika Deshpande in Mumbai in a Maharashtrian family. Her paternal grandfather was the Sahitya Akademi Award-winning Marathi poet Atmaram Ravaji Deshpande.[citation needed] Her paternal grandmother Kusumavati Deshpande, was a writer of Marathi literature and also a professor of English Literature in Nagpur University.[citation needed]

Her father Ulhas Deshpande was an Air Vice Marshal in Indian Air Force. Her mother Kshama Deshpande is a Kathak dancer and disciple of the Kathak maestro Gopi Krishna.[citation needed]

She grew up in Delhi, attending school in Loreto Convent and studying economics (Hons) in Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University.[2]

She lives with her husband and daughter in Mumbai.[citation needed]




Year Film Role Notes
1995 Ab Insaf Hoga Khushboo Prasad
2009 Well Done Abba Lata, Inspector's Wife
2011 Padduram Principal, Mrs Engineer
2013 Raanjhanaa Zoya's Mother
Rajjo Kamladevi
2014 Bewakoofiyaan Rupali Wadhwa (Mohit's Boss)
2014 Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Kavya's Mother
2016 Fan Gaurav's mother
Rough Book Bina
2017 Dil Jo Na Keh Saka Karuna Kapoor
2018 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Mrs. Sharma (Sweety's mother)
2019 Gone Kesh Debashree Dasgupta, Enakshi's mother
Mardaani 2 Dr. Harni Kapur
2020 Ghoomketu Mrs. Badlani Released on ZEE5
2021 Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi Ramprasad's daughter in law Released on Netflix
2022 Tara Vs Bilal Shanno, Bilal Khan's phuphi(Aunt) Released on Netflix
2023 Ishq-e-Nadaan Rekha releasing on JioCinema

Television & Web series


She got her first break with Lekh Tandon's and Gul Anand's serial Farmaan where she played the lead opposite Kanwaljit.[3] Some of her noted serials are Tashan-e-Ishq and 9 Malabar Hill on Zee TV, Junoon on Doordarshan, Siyasat on Epic.[1]

She was in Shyam Benegal's serial Amravati Ki Kathayein and his 10 part historic series Samvidhaan. She played the role of Empress Ruqaiya Sultan Begum in the critically acclaimed series Siyaasat on Epic channel.[1]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Filmi Chakkar Episode No 21- Sapna TV series
1993 Farmaan Aiman Bibi
1995 Amaravati ki Kathayein Episode 3 – "Saree" – Sitalu
1996 Junoon Vibha, Bobby's girlfriend
1997 9 Malabar Hill
2007 Left Right Left Mrs. Sahani, Yudi's mother
2014 Siyaasat Empress Ruqaiya Sultan Begum, Akbar's wife
Samvidhaan Smt Renuka Ray TV Mini-series
2015 Tashan-E-Ishq Usha Sarna TV series
2017-2022 What the Folks (S1-S4) Sudha Sharma Web series
2018 The Family Vacation Mrs. Chopra (Rohini's mother)
2021 Murder Meri Jaan Mrs. Mrishra (Aditya's Mother) Hotstar Quix Show
2023 The Family Vacation (Season-3) Mrs. Chopra (Rohini's mother)
2023 Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke Sumithra

(Kavya's mother)


Web Series



Deepika Amin began her theatre career with plays directed by noted theatre director Barry John - Theatre Action Group.[1][4] Her other co actors were Shah Rukh Khan and Manoj Bajpayee.[1] She has been a member of Prime Time Theatre Company for many years working in plays directed by Lillete Dubey.

She has acted in plays like Girish Karnad's Boiled Beans on Toast[5] and Wedding Album (directed by Lillete Dubey),[6] Partap Sharma's Sammy,[7] and in musicals like Annie Get Your Gun and South Pacific.[4]

She is trained singer in Indian Classical music and also plays the guitar.


  1. ^ a b c d e "SRK is as enthusiastic and fun-loving as he was: Deepika Deshpande Amin | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". 14 April 2016. Archived from the original on 19 May 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  2. ^ "FILM STAR'S JOURNEY THROUGH YOUTH". Archived from the original on 16 June 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Farmaan was a hit television show directed by Lekh Tandon in the early 90s. Main Characters in this TV serial: Kawaljit Sigh as Aazar Nawab & Deepika Deshpande as Aiman". Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b "The Eclectist: Deepika Amin's Interview". Archived from the original on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Theatre: Boiled Beans on Toast". The Hindu. 30 June 2016. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  6. ^ "A moving portrayal of an Indian family". The Hans India. Archived from the original on 23 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  7. ^ Munjal, Sunil Kant; Rai, S. K. (22 June 2016). All the World is a Stage: The Story of How the LSS Invigorated Ludhiana's Art and Culture. Notion Press. ISBN 9781945579974.