Esha Gupta

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Esha Gupta
Beauty pageant titleholder
Esha Gupta promotes 'Jannat 2' (2).jpg
Esha Gupta promotes Jannat 2
Born (1985-11-28) 28 November 1985 (age 29)[1]
New Delhi, India[2]
Occupation Actress, Model
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Measurements 32-25-34.5
Title(s) Femina Miss India International 2007
Femina Miss India 2007
Miss International 2007

Esha Gupta (born 28 November 1985)[3][4] is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films.[5] A model, she came 3rd in Femina Miss India in 2007 and went to compete in the Miss India International contest and was not placed. Gupta appeared in Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar in 2010. In 2012, she was signed by Mahesh Bhatt for a three-film contract with Vishesh Films and made her screen debut in Kunal Deshmukh's Jannat 2 which was commercially successful, and followed it with Vikram Bhatt's Raaz 3D (also financially successful) and Prakash Jha's Chakravyuh.

Early life[edit]

Gupta was born in Delhi. Her father is a retired air-force officer and her mother is a homemaker.[6] she has a sister named Neha.[7] She was studying Mass Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal University, Karnataka prior to auditioning for Femina Miss India, and got a law scholarship at Newcastle University, but she pursued a career in Bollywood instead.[8]


Gupta along with her Jannat 2 and Raaz 3D co-star Emraan Hashmi

Gupta participated in Femina Miss India in 2007, where she won Miss Photogenic[4] and came 3rd to go on to compete in Miss India International.[9] She featured in the Kingfisher Calendar in 2010.[10]

Gupta made her Bollywood debut with Mahesh Bhatt's Jannat 2 opposite Emraan Hashmi in the lead role.

[11][12] For her debut performance, Taran Adarsh of Boollywood Hungama said, "Debutante Esha Gupta enchants you with her captivating charm. She appears a tad unrefined at places, nonetheless she handles her part assertively."[13] 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."[14] Gaurav Malani stated, "Esha Gupta, who looks a mix between Lara Dutta and Isha Koppikar, is merely there for the glam quotient."[15] 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."[16] The film was a success at the box office, earning INR430 million (US$6.8 million) domestically and thus brought in more recognition for Gupta. Later, Gupta signed Vikram Bhatt's Raaz 3D alongside her Jannat 2 co-star, Emraan Hashmi and Bipasha Basu, Gupta received mixed reviews from critics for her acting prowess, film critic Taran Adarsh commented, "Esha Gupta appears awkward and self-conscious in the initial portions, but holds a few sequences graciously in the subsequent hour. I'd like to single out a scene when she has delusions of cockroaches attacking her. Her act in that particular scene is super".[17]

Gupta with Arjun Rampal (left) and Prakash Jha (right) at a promotional event of Chakravyuh.

Film critic Komal Nahta noted, "Esha Gupta is stiff as Sanjana but does much better towards the end (when she almost goes berserk)".[18][19] India Today wrote, "Both Bipasha and Esha get 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".[20] 'Raaz 3' performed well at box office within first three days of its release with collections in the vicinity of 360 million.[21] Raaz 3 was declared a blockbuster, earning INR730 million (US$12 million) domestically.

Gupta has also appeared in her third film, which is her first film outside of the Vishesh Films banner, Chakravyuh alongside Arjun Rampal and Abhay Deol directed by Prakash Jha. She received positive reviews for her performance in the film which was acommercial failure. She ranked No. 13 at Times' 50 Most Desirable Women of 2012.

As of 2013, she appeared in song "Dhat Teri Ki" opposite Imran Khan in Karan Johar's Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. Gupta was then seen in Sajid Khan's Humshakals alongside Saif Ali Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Tamannaah. Box Office India declared it a disaster.[22] In 2015, she again did a special song "Beparwah" in highly successful action drama Baby.


Year Film Role Notes
2012 Jannat 2 Dr. Jhanvi Singh Tomar Debut film
2012 Raaz 3D Sanjana Krishna
2012 Chakravyuh Rhea Menon
2013 Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Nisha Special appearance in song "Dhat Teri Ki"
2014 Humshakals Dr. Shivani Gupta
2015 Baby Herself Special appearance in song "Beparwah"
2015 Hera Pheri 3 TBA Pre-producton
2015 Size Zero (2015 film) Pre-producton Tamil/Telugu


Year Show Channel Notes
2012 NAT GEO's Super Cars National Geographic Channel India Host[23]
2012 C.I.D Sony TV Herself
2014 "Comedy Nights With Kapil" Colors TV Herself - To Promote Humshakals

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2013 Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut Jannat 2 Nominated
2013 Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Jannat 2 / Raaz 3 Nominated
2013 Stardust Award for Best Actress Chakravyuh Nominated

Other honours[edit]

  • 2012: Times of India's Most Desirable Woman of 2012 No. 13
  • 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 Woman of 2013 No. 8


  1. ^ "Esha Gupta's birthday wish: To do a masala film - Entertainment - DNA". 28 November 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Esha Gupta Bio". Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Esha Gupta's birthday- The Times of India Photogallery Page 2". Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Miss India Winners 2007 - Miss India - Title Holders - Femina Miss India - Indiatimes". 16 July 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Planet glamour Act II". 13 August 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Celeb Fitness Mantras: Esha Gupta". iDiva. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Esha and Neha Gupta at the launch of Omega's 'Ladymatic' watch at Taj Palace, Delhi on November 23, 2011". Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Bollywood wasn’t Esha Gupta’s first choice". Hindustan Times. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Esha Gupta - Femina Miss India 2007 Contestants -". Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  10. ^ ninjas. "Sexy Kingfisher Calendar Girls | | Page 4". Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "/ Emraan is USP of Jannat 2: Esha Gupta". 25 April 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  12. ^ Esha Gupta Biography
  13. ^ "Jannat 2 (2012) | Hindi Movie Critic Review By Taran Adarsh". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Jannat 2 movie review". 4 May 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  15. ^ Gaurav Malani (4 May 2012). "Jannat 2: Movie Review - Times Of India". Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "JANNAT 2 movie review: A gritty and unabashed potboiler". Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "Raaz 3 (2012) | Hindi Movie Critic Review By Taran Adarsh". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  18. ^ "Raaz 3 Movie Review | Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta". 27 October 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  19. ^ "Critics report: Raaz 3 gets mixed reviews". Hindustan Times. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  20. ^ "Movie review: Raaz 3 : Reviews, News - India Today". 7 September 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  21. ^ "‘Raaz 3′ has Fantastic Weekend, on a Record Breaking Spree at the Box Office". Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  22. ^ Lalwani, Vickey (3 June 2013). "Sajid Khan replaces Jacqueline with Esha". Times of India. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  23. ^ Esha Gupta to host Supercars on National Geographic Channel, 4 September 2012

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