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Deeksha Seth is an Indian film actress and model. A finalist in Femina Miss India in 2009, she made her acting debut in the Telugu drama film Vedam (2010).Deeksha was born in Delhi. Since her father was working for ITC Limited and was often transferred, her family has been shifting regularly and living in various parts of India, including Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh as well as in Kathmandu, Nepal. She finished her nursery and schooling up to third class in Chennai, and enrolled at a college in Mumbai. She attended a boarding school at Mayo College Girls' School, Ajmer. She has one elder sister, who is currently living and working in Mumbai. She cites that she wanted to become an underwater archaeologist.[During her first year at college in 2009, she was spotted by a Femina Miss India contest scout during an NSS event, who persuaded her into modeling and to participate at the beauty pageant. She created a portfolio with the help of a friend of her father, and competed in the contest. In spite of her lack of modeling experience, she was one of the top 10 finalists, winning the Fresh Face title.
During a modeling assignment in Hyderabad, the casting director of the Telugu film Vedam by Krish, had spotted her. She was cast for the role of Pooja, the rich girlfriend of the lead character Cable Raju (portrayed by Allu Arjun), after 70 girls were rejected by the makers, citing that she "loved the script and decided to give it a shot". Vedam, an anthology drama film, opened to high critical acclaim, winning accolades at various award functions. In quick succession, she signed two more films, with the Ravi Teja-starrer Mirapakaay releasing next, which emerged a high commercial success. Two weeks later after Mirapakaay, the action drama Wanted with Gopichand, which constituted her debut as a lead female character, released and ended up as a box office bomb. She has been signed for three more Telugu projects, Rebel alongside Prabhas and Tamanna Bhatia, Nippu opposite Ravi Teja again, and the socio-fantasy film Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?. She was also been roped in for two Tamil films, Suseenthiran's Rajapattai with Vikram, as well as the Silambarasan-starrer Vettai Mannan, scheduled to release in 2013.[Roy was very successful in Bengali films landing important lead roles in commercial as well as parallel cinema. The high point of her career was her National Award winning role of a young doctor from a dysfunctional family in the Rituparno Ghosh film Unishe April. In the televised version of the Indian epic Mahabharata, directed by B.R.Chopra, she portrayed the role of Satyavati, second wife of the king Shantanu of Hastinapur, stepmother of Gangaputra Bheeshma, and mother of Chitrangada and Vichitravirya.
As a female lead she first appeared in the film Nadi Theke Sagare directed by Arabinda Mukhopdhay opposite Mithun Chakraborty. Her major films were Dadar Kirti by Tarun Majumdar, 36 Chowringhee Lane by Aparna Sen, Unishe April by Rituporno Ghosh, Kabhi Ajnabi The, Poolwari, Jiyo to Ayese Jio, Mamta Ki Chhao Mein, Justice Choudury etc. She won the National Award for the Best Actress in the year 1996 for Unishe April.Roy was born to Birendra Kishore Roy and Arati Roy of Kolkata, West Bengal and was brought up there. At the age of 5 years, she acted in a movie named "Pagol Thakur" (1967), which was directed by Harimoy Sen. In 1969, she appeared as a child artist in the movie "Balok Gadhadhar". As a child artist, at the age of 9 years, she appeared in the movie "Kuheli" (inspired by Rebecca) directed by Tarun Majumdar.
She was a student of APG School (Park English School) but could not continue with her sudies for long, because of her knack for dancing and acting. She is a well-known Odissi dancer. She started her dancing career as a stage performer in her early years. She took her dancing lessons from her mother, her elder sister Purnima Roy, Bandana Sen and Kelucharan Mahapatra. She had her own dance group Nataraj.Being academically proficient and coming from an intellectual and highly educated family, Daisy was interested in pursuing a career in advertising as a copywriter. But the call of the entertainment industry proved too strong and she put on hold her intellectual ambitions and opted to work in front of the camera.
She started with theater, working for a short time with B. Jayasri’s Spandana theatre camp and also contemporary English theatre with Preetam Koilpillai, and never looked back. Her first movie Bimba (The Image) was sent to the prestigious Berlin & Frankfurt Film Festival, winning international awards. The movie, directed by Kavitha Lankesh, explored the exploitation of child artistes in the film industry. Her later work in Bhagavan with Darshan earned her the tag of "Spicy Daisy".
She starred in more than 150 regional ads before being cast in the Priyadarshan movie Garam Masala. She has also starred in a Tamil and Telugu film, opposite leading stars like Kamal Hassan, Ravi Teja and Ganesh. Her first ad film was with veteran ad film maker Rajiv Menon.Bopanna's family hails from Kodagu (also known by its Anglicised former name of Coorg). Born on 4 December 1982, Daisy did her schooling from Aurobindo School, pre-university at Kumarans College and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Chitrakala Parishat in Bangalore, Karnataka. She is married to Amit Jaju, a forensic analyst and son of Prakash Jaju.