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.
|Profession:||Indian actress and model|
|Birthplace:||Kochi, Kerala, India|
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
|Born||27 August 1980
Kochi, Kerala, India
|Height||5 ft 6.25 in (168 cm)|
Angad Bedi (m. 2018)
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Femina Miss India 2002
Miss Universe 2002
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.
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.
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.
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 Shetty, Vivek Oberoi, Anil 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.
Filmography (Neha Dhupia Biography)
|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|
|Rakht: What If You Can See the Future||Rhea Trehan|
|Sheesha||Sia/Ria Malhotra||Dual role|
|Kyaa Kool Hai Hum||Dr. Rekha|
|2006||Fight Club – Members Only||Komal|
|Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera||Sapna|
|Chup Chup Ke||Meenakshi||Credited as Bandya|
|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|
|Kabhi Pyar Na Karna||Pakistani film in Urdu|
|De Taali||Sara||Special appearance|
|Singh Is Kinng||Julie|
|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|
|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|
|I M 24||Sheela|
|Kismet Love Paisa Dilli||Cameo|
|2013||Rangeelay||Simmy||Punjabi filmNominated – PTC Award for Best Actress|
|2014||Double Di Trouble||Herself||Special appearance in song “Lak Tunu Tunu”|
|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|
|Qarib Qarib Singlle||Cameo|
|2018||Lust Stories||Rekha||Karan Johar‘s segment|
|Helicopter Eela||Lisa Marine|
|2021||Sanak||ACP Jayati Bhargav|
|2022||A Thursday||ACP Catherine Alvarez|
|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|
|2014||CEO’s Got Talent||Judge||CNBC TV18||1 Season|
|2016–present||MTV Roadies||Herself||MTV India||Gang Leader|
|2017||Chhote Miyan Dhakkad||Judge||Colors TV|||
|2018||BFFs with Vogue||Host||Colors Infinity|||
|2021||Bigg Boss 15||Guest||Colors|||
Awards and nominations
|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|
|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|