|Real Name:||Esha Gupta|
|Profession:||Indian actress, and model|
|Birthplace:||New Delhi, India|
|Boyfriend:||Manuel Campos Guallar|
Esha Gupta (born 28 November 1985) is an Indian actress, model, and the winner of the Miss India International title of 2007. She has established a career in Bollywood films.
Gupta entered the Femina Miss India contest in 2007, where she placed third, won the Miss India International title, and later represented India at the Miss International pageant. She soon received offers for film roles and made her acting debut in the 2012 commercially successful crime thriller Jannat 2, which fetched her a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Gupta received praise for her portrayal in the political drama Chakravyuh (2012) but her performance in the comedy film Humshakals (2014) met with negative reviews. Her highest-grossing releases came with the horror thriller Raaz 3D (2013), the crime drama Rustom (2016), and Baadshaho (2017).
Esha Gupta Biography
|Born||28 November 1985
New Delhi, India
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Title||Femina Miss India International 2007|
|Femina Miss India 2007
Miss International 2007
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Gupta was born in New Delhi. Her father is a retired Air Force Officer and her mother is a homemaker. She has a sister named Neha. She spent most of her childhood in Dehradun, Hyderabad, and Delhi. She has completed Mass Communication from the School of Communication, Manipal University, Manipal prior to auditioning for Femina Miss India, and got a law scholarship at Newcastle University. She had to leave her law studies mid-way and return to India as her mother had cancer at the time. Later she pursued a career in Bollywood instead.
Gupta participated in Femina Miss India in 2007, where she won Miss Photogenic and came 3rd to go on to compete in Miss India International. She was featured in the Kingfisher Calendar in 2010.
Gupta made her Bollywood debut with Mahesh Bhatt’s Jannat 2 in 2012 opposite Emraan Hashmi in the lead role. For her debut performance, Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama said, “Debutante Esha Gupta enchants you with her captivating charm. She appears a tad unrefined at places, nonetheless, she handles her part assertively.” Martin D’Souza of Glam Sham wrote, “As for the debutante, Esha Gupta, I guess she may have to enroll herself into an acting school.” Gaurav Malani stated, “Esha Gupta, who looks a mix between Lara Dutta and Isha Koppikar, is merely there for the glam quotient.” Asha Mahadevan of Bollywoodlife said, “Even Esha Gupta manages to cry somewhat convincingly but then there is hardly anything for her to do. Her role is limited to looking sexy and she does it well.” The film was a success at the box office, earning ₹430 million (US$5.6 million) domestically and thus brought in more recognition for Gupta.
Later, Gupta signed Vikram Bhatt‘s Raaz 3D alongside her Jannat 2 co-stars, Emraan Hashmi and Bipasha Basu, Gupta received mixed reviews from critics for her acting prowess, film critic Komal Nahta noted, “Esha Gupta is stiff as Sanjana but does much better towards the end (when she almost goes berserk)”. India Today wrote, “Both Bipasha and Esha get the liberal scope to show off booty. A Bhatt film where the heroines don’t get to flaunt it is unimaginable, after all, Bipasha looks hot in her starring role but Esha reveals a few raw edges”. Raaz 3 performed well at the box office within the first three days of its release with collections in the vicinity of 360 million. Her third film of the year, Chakravyuh, was invited to premiere at London Film Fest.
In 2013, Esha acted a cameo in the film Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. In 2014, she was seen in Sajid Khan‘s Comic Caper Humshakals alongside Saif Ali Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, and Tamannaah. Box Office India declared it a “disaster”. She was ranked at 8th position in Times ’50 most desirable Women of 2013.
In 2017, she played the main antagonist in the action film Commando 2, which was a moderate box-office success. In 2019, she played a supporting character in the comedy film Total Dhamaal. The film grossed ₹200 crores (US$28 million) worldwide in twelve days of release and was one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2019.
Esha is seen participating in environmental initiatives including “Beach Cleanup Drives”, “Walk for saving the Mangroves”, and protecting the forests. She is also associated with Surman Sansthan towards girl child upliftment and education.
Filmography (Esha Gupta Biography)
|Denotes productions that have not yet been released|
|2012||Jannat 2||Dr. Jhanvi Singh Tomar||Hindi||Debut film|
|Raaz 3D||Sanjana Krishna|
|2013||Gori Tere Pyaar Mein||Nisha||Cameo|
|2014||Humshakals||Dr. Shivani Gupta|
|2015||Baby||Herself||Special appearance in the song “Beparwah”|
|Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon||Herself||Music video|
|Tutak Tutak Tutiya||Herself||Special appearance in the song “Rail Gaddi”|
|2017||Commando 2||Maria/Vicky Chaddha||Main Antagonist|
|2018||Paltan||Lt. Col. Raj Singh’s wife||Hindi||Special Appearance|
|2019||Vinaya Vidheya Rama||Sharanya||Telugu||Special Appearance in the Song “Ek Baar Ek Baar”|
|One Day: Justice Delivered||Crime branch officer Laxmi Rathi|
|Hera Pheri 3||TBA||Delayed|
|2012||NAT GEO Super Cars||National Geographic||Host|
|C.I.D||Sony TV||Herself||Episode: “Bhootiya Haveli”|
|2018||High Fever — Dance Ka Naya Tevar||&TV||Judge|
|2020||REJCTX||Officer Renee Ray||ZEE5|
|2021||Nakaab||Officer Aditi Amre||MX player|
|2022||Aashram Season 3||Bobby Deol’s image-maker||MX player|
|2015||Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon||Armaan Malik|
|2019||Get Dirty||Ishika Bakshi, Gourov Das Gupta|
Awards and nominations
|2012||ETC Bollywood Business Awards||Most Profitable Debut (Female)||Raaz 3||Nominated|
|2013||Filmfare Awards||Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut||Jannat 2||Nominated|
|Stardust Award||Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow – Female||Jannat 2 / Raaz 3||Nominated|
|Stardust Award||Stardust Award for Best Actress||Chakravyuh||Nominated|
|Zee Cine Award||Best Female Debut||Jannat 2||Nominated|
|2014||Star Screen Award||Best Actress (Popular Choice)||Humshakals||Nominated|
|2017||BIG Zee Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film – Female||Rustom||Nominated|
- 2013: FHM World’s Sexiest 100 Women:#55
- 2013: Times of India’s Hotlist 2012 Most Promising Female Newcomer: No. 5
- 2013: Times of India’s Most Desirable Women of 2012 No. 13 out of 50
- 2014: Times of India’s Most Desirable Woman of 2013 No. 8 out of 50
- 2015: Times of India’s Most Desirable Women of 2014 No. 15 out of 50