Deepti Naval (born 3 February 1957) is an acclaimed Indian actress who has worked in over 70 Hindi films. She has most often worked in arthouse and independent films, known as parallel cinema in India.
Smita Patil (17 October 1955—13 December 1986) was an Indian actress of film, television and theatre. Regarded among the finest stage and film actresses of her times, Patil appeared in over 75 Hindi and Marathi films in a career that spanned just over a decade. During her career, she received two National Film Awards and a Filmfare Award. She was the recipient of the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour in 1985.