Name: Dipti Mehta
What is your current project?
Honour Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan
Where are you performing it and why is it the right fit for your piece?
Jersey City Theater Center. We are a part of their Borderless season which is a perfect fit as the show is set in Mumbai, India but touches universal issues like human rights, women’s issues and gender issues.
What’s next for you?
We will be announcing our dates for Hoboken soon and are performing in Washington DC this summer.
Who is your biggest inspiration right at this moment and why?
Amir Khan. His commitment to art and his choice of material is phenomenal. I learn so much from him and his movies. I hope to get to work with him one day.
Instagram : @actordiptimehta
Dipti discovered the power of theater at a young age of 6 in Mumbai, India when she was first cast in a school play, which marked the beginning of her acting career. She was unaware at that young age that she had indeed discovered her calling. She was fortunate to have her own radio shows featured on All India Radio from the young age of 13 eventually leading to a career as a radio jockey and a voice over artist.
According to her, theater is a powerful means to bring social transformation. Desire to make a difference through art is at the core of her projects and is reflected in “HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan”.
She is a feminist and an advocate of women’s rights. She has been on interactive anti-sex trafficking panels with FBI agent Mara Schneider, Writer and Social worker, Stuart Perrin, Law professor Gloria Brown Marshal, and groups like ECPAT and AF3IRM.
She believes that art is not distinct from life. It is with this belief she created “HONOUR: CMC”, as an attempt to make a difference in the world.
TV credits include The Blacklist (NBC), Golden Boy (CBS), Deadline Crime with Tamron Hall (Investigation Discovery), One Life to Live, Virrudh, Hum-Tum, and Yoga for you. Film credits include Accommodations, Humor Me, Split, I Dream of Hope, Midnight Delight, Far Away, Penumbra (Cannes Short Film Corner), A box came to Brooklyn, Life! Camera Action (Winner- 11 nominations and 3 awards), A good life, Walkaway, Mamarosh, Red Corvette, Victory, Colors of Passion, and Summer of 2007. Theater credits include Half Hearted (Cherry Lane Theater), Grahan…the Eclipse (Winner – 4 awards), Nishfal (Winner-2 awards), Get Back, Vagina Monologues (Abingdon Theater), Honour (Fringe-NYC, La MaMa & Urban Stages) and Bollywood Wedding.
Dipti works at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the field of prostate cancer and owns a holistic skincare company called “Dees Apothecary”. When she is not working on one of her projects she can be found reading on a park bench or cooking for friends and family.
Show information (venue, dates, ticket info)
Sunday, February 26th at 4pm
339 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ, 07302
Click HERE for tickets.