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Neha Dhupia Biography – The Indian Actress and Model

Neha Dhupia is an Indian actress and model who works predominantly in Hindi, and some Punjabi, Telugu and Malayalam films. She has won the Femina Miss India 2002 pageant and was among the top 10 finalists in Miss Universe in the same year. She has also been one of the leaders of MTV Roadies since Season 14.

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Nickname: Chotu
Profession: Indian actress and model
Birthplace: Kochi, Kerala, India
Spouse: Angad Bedi
Age: 41

Neha Dhupia (born 27 August 1980) is an Indian actress and model who works predominantly in Hindi, and some Punjabi, Telugu and Malayalam films. She has won the Femina Miss India 2002 pageant and was among the top 10 finalists in Miss Universe in the same year. She has also been one of the leaders of MTV Roadies since Season 14.

Neha Dhupia Biography
Neha Dhupia Biography
Neha Dhupia Biography
Born 27 August 1980 (age 41)

Kochi, Kerala, India
Occupation Actress
Model
Height 5 ft 6.25 in (168 cm)
Spouse(s)
Angad Bedi (m. 2018)
Children 2
Beauty pageant titleholder
Years active 1994–present
Major
competition(s)
Femina Miss India 2002
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2002
(Top-10 finalist)

Early life (Neha Dhupia Biography)

Dhupia was born in (present-day Kochi), India to a Punjabi Sikh family. Her father, Commander Pradip Singh Dhupia, served in the Indian Navy and her mother, Manpinder, (Babli Dhupia) is a homemaker. She went to Naval Public School, Cochin then transferred to Navy Children School, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. She graduated from Jesus and Mary College in New Delhi, affiliated with the University of Delhi, with honours in History.

Career

Dhupia made her acting debut in a play in New Delhi called Graffiti. Thereafter she appeared in a music video for Indipop band Euphoria and modelled for advertisement campaigns.

She then appeared in the TV serial Rajdhani. In 2002, she participated in the Femina Miss India pageant, where she has crowned Miss India 2002. She was subsequently sent to the Miss Universe 2002 pageant in Puerto Rico where she placed in the top 10. After placing in the pageant, Dhupia intended to pursue a career in the Indian Foreign Service but turned to act instead.

Neha Dhupia Biography
Neha Dhupia Biography

Film career

Her Bollywood debut was with the 2003 film Qayamat: City Under Threat, which had an average performance at the box office. She rose to fame with her role of Julie and then appeared in Sheesha (2005) in a dual role of twin sisters but it did not do well at the box office. She then starred in films such as Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005) and Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007), which did well at the box office, and featured in a segment of the anthology film Dus Kahaniyaan (2007).

In the following years, Dhupia appeared in supporting roles in multiple films including Chup Chup Ke (2006), Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007), Mithya (2008), Maharathi (2008), Singh Is Kinng (2008) and Dasvidaniya (2008). In 2011, she played Eva Braun in Dear Friend Hitler’s film about Mahatma Gandhi.

Other

Dhupia has been modelled on the runway for designers such as Rohit Bal and D’damas. In 2016, Dhupia conceptualized and hosted a Bollywood podcast called #NoFilterNeha on the Indian music app Saavn, in which she interviews Bollywood celebrities. The show received positive reviews, with over 2.3 million listeners. Dhupia debuted season four in November 2019 and plans to expand the podcast into a web series.

Personal life and off-screen work

Dhupia has run in the Mumbai Marathon to support the Concern India Foundation and helped to raise over 5 lakhs. She also helped to raise money for victims of the 2011 Sikkim earthquake. She performed at the GR8 Women’s Award 2012.

She also participated in the Hiru Golden Film Awards 2014 in Sri Lanka as a special guest along with Bollywood actors such as Sunil ShettyVivek OberoiAnil Kapoor, and actress Bipasha Basu.

Dhupia married actor Angad Bedi in a private ceremony at a Gurudwara on 10 May 2018. On 18 November 2018, she gave birth to a girl. Dhupia was fat-shamed for her post-pregnancy weight gains by certain sections of the media in 2019. On 19 July 2021, she and Angad announced that they are expecting their second child with an Instagram post. She gave birth to her second child, a baby boy on 3 October 2021. She decided to take an exit from Roadies.

In March 2020, a clip from the reality show MTV Roadies surfaced where Dhupia berated a male contestant who claimed to have slapped his girlfriend for cheating on him but her reaction to a female contestant who said she had slapped four men was not as strong. Her critics accused her of misrepresenting what feminism and gender equality stand for. In a later statement, Dhupia clarified that her reaction had been misrepresented and taken out of context, but she stood by her opinion that physical abuse can not be tolerated no matter the purported cause.

Neha Dhupia with her Family
Neha Dhupia with her Family

Filmography (Neha Dhupia Biography)

Films

Year Film Role Notes
1994 Minnaram Child artist Malayalam Film
2000 Ninja Odoru! Ninja Densetsu Meena Japanese film
2003 Ninne Istapaddanu Telugu film
Qayamat: City Under Threat Sapna Bollywood debut Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
Miss India: The Mystery
Villain Aisha Telugu film
2004 Julie Julie
Rakht: What If You Can See the Future Rhea Trehan
2005 Siskiyaan Ayesha Sheikh
Sheesha Sia/Ria Malhotra Dual role
Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Dr. Rekha
Garam Masala Maggi
2006 Fight Club – Members Only Komal
Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera Sapna
Chup Chup Ke Meenakshi Credited as Bandya
Utthaan Kiran Talreja
2007 Delhii Heights Suhana
Ek Chalis Ki Last Local Madhu
Shootout at Lokhandwala Rohini
Heyy Babyy Special appearance in the song
Dus Kahaniyaan Segment: Strangers in the Night
2008 Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama Shanti
Mithya Sonam
Kabhi Pyar Na Karna Pakistani film in Urdu
De Taali Sara Special appearance
Singh Is Kinng Julie
Dasvidaniya Neha Bhanot
Maharathi Mallika
2009 Paying Guests Aarti Gupta
Bollywood Hero Lalima Lakhani Indian-American miniseries
De Dana Dan Anu Chopra
Raat Gayi Baat Gayi? Sophia Nominated – Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress
2010 Action Replayy Mona
Phas Gaye Re Obama Munni (Gangster)
2011 Parama Veera Chakra Razia Sultana Telugu film
Dear Friend Hitler Eva Braun Amrapali Media Vision film
Pappu Can’t Dance Saala Mehak Malvade
2012 Maximum Supriya
I M 24 Sheela
Kismet Love Paisa Dilli Cameo
Rush Lisa Kapoor
2013 Rangeelay Simmy Punjabi filmNominated – PTC Award for Best Actress
2014 Double Di Trouble Herself Special appearance in song “Lak Tunu Tunu”
Ungli Teestha
Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami Jayaprabha
2016 Santa Banta Pvt Ltd Kareena Roy
Moh Maya Money Divya
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Voice
2017 Hindi Medium Mrs Aarti Suri
Tumhari Sulu Maria
Qarib Qarib Singlle Cameo
2018 Lust Stories Rekha Karan Johar‘s segment
Helicopter Eela Lisa Marine
2020 Devi Unnamed Short film
2021 Sanak ACP Jayati Bhargav
2022 A Thursday ACP Catherine Alvarez

Television

Year Series Role TV Channel Notes
2000 Rajdhani Star Plus
2001 Ssshhhh…Koi Hai Archana StarPlus Episode 14
2011 Comedy Circus Host/presenter Sony Entertainment Television 1 episode
2013 Nautanki: The Comedy Theatre Herself Colors TV Team Owner[25]
2014 CEO’s Got Talent[26] Judge CNBC TV18 1 Season
2016–present MTV Roadies Herself MTV India Gang Leader
2017 Chhote Miyan Dhakkad Judge Colors TV [27]
2018 BFFs with Vogue Host Colors Infinity [28]
2021 Bigg Boss 15 Guest Colors [citation needed]

Awards and nominations

Year Film Award Category Result
2004 Qayamat: City Under Threat Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
Screen Awards Best Female Debut Won
Star Guild Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Nominated
2005 Julie Nominated
2007 Chup Chup Ke Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2009 Singh Is Kinng Nominated
2010 Raat Gayi Baat Gayi? Screen Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2011 Phas Gaye Re Obama Stardust Awards Best Actress Nominated
2013 Rangeelay PTC Awards Best Actress Nominated
2018 Tumhari Sulu Screen Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
Zee Cine Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated

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