The Canadian Academy shared the news in a statement and said the Indo-Canadian film director will be presented the award during Canadian Screen Week, which stretches over six days and also includes the Canadian Screen Awards: Broadcast Gala.
"Thank you so much @TheCdnAcademy. You made my day - hell, my year!" she wrote.
The director has previously received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in 2012 and she was also named to the Order of Ontario and appointed to the Order of Canada in 2013. She was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame in 2016.
Mehta is currently working on Netflix series "Leila".
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