Deepti was born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh on 30 September 1967. She took her early education in Delhi and then went to Meerut University for higher studies. Deepti’s arrival in Mumbai city was not for the glamour world at first. She came to Mumbai to promote her factory. It was a handicraft factory situated in Meerut. But her destiny brought her towards another direction.
She got an offer for modeling for Roopmilan Sarees. As soon as she worked as a model for the first time, she got several other offers. The attractive packages she was getting for a dozen modeling campaigns made her leave the business of handicrafts. She received those offers.
In 1990, before Deepti became a known face of the modeling industry in Mumbai, she was crowned Eves Weekly’s Miss India contest. Deepti also represented India in the Miss World contest. She achieved 5th place there.
The year 1995 saw Deepti’s debut in Bollywood. She was cast in the movie Ram Shastra alongside Jackie Shroff, Aditya Pancholi, and Manisha Koirala. She also tried to make a place in the Telugu film industry. Pelli Sandali was her first Telugu movie in 1996. The film also starred Srikanth and Ravali.
Deepti’s debut Bollywood flick was a flop at the box office. But her Telugu movie was a blockbuster hit. The movie was later remade in Bollywood. The film titled Mere Sapno Ki Rani cast Sanjay Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar.
After that, it was a journey for Deepti Bhatnagar in which she bagged a number of movies alongside stars like Mithun Chakraborty, Sunny Deol, Suniel Shetty, Saif Ali Khan, and others. But she couldn’t utilize the opportunities. She has married model-actor Randeep Arya and they have two sons. Deepti is still quite glamorous.