Neetu Chandra

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Neetu Chandra
Neetu chandra at Dabboo Ratnani Calendar Launch, 2011 (cropped).jpg
Neetu Chandra at Dabboo Ratnani Calendar Launch in 2011
Born (1984-06-20) 20 June 1984 (age 30)
Patna, Bihar, India
Other names Nitu Chandra
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2005–present

Neetu Chandra (born 20 June 1984)[1] is an Indian film actress, model and martial artist.

Early life and education[edit]

Neetu Chandra was born in Patna, Bihar, India. Her mother tongue is Bhojpuri.[2] She was educated at the Notre Dame Academy, Patna and at Delhi's Indraprastha College.[3] She started modelling and Neetu attributes her success to her mother, a native of East Champaran in Bihar.[4] She has appeared in several advertisements and videos for firms since her graduation. She holds two Dan black belts in Taekwondo and represented India in the 1997 World Taekwondo Championships in Hong Kong.[5]

Acting career[edit]

She entered Hindi film industry in 2005 with Garam Masala in which she portrayed Sweety, an airhostess. She also acted in Godavari, a Telugu film, in 2006.[citation needed]

In 2007 she appeared in Madhur Bhandarkar's film, Traffic Signal. She spent a week living on the streets of Mumbai and living by a traffic light, to study the character.[6]

In 2008, she had four releases, being directed by Dibakar Banerjee, Rahul Dholakia, Ashwini Dheer and Vikram. Her Tamil film, Yavarum Nalam with Madhavan, released in 2009, was declared a major hit. In 2010 she was seen in four Hindi films, Rann, Apartment, No Problem, in which she made a special appearance, Sadiyaan and Jag Mundhra's Apartment, and one Tamil film, Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai.

In 2011 Deswa, a Bhojpuri film which she produced and which was directed by her brother, is released.[7]

In 2013, she acted in the Tamil gangster film Ameerin Aadhi Baghavan with Jayam Ravi. She has completed filming for a Greek film Home Sweet Home,[8] in which she plays an Indian girl.[9] She had to learn Greek for the film and also dubbed herself.[10] She has two Hindi films, Kusar Prasad Ka Bhoot and Shooter, coming up.[2]

Other work[edit]

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Chandra was signed as the brand ambassador for the Hoop, a Gitanjali brand.[11] She also took part in a commercial for Mysore Sandal Soap. Neetu Chandra also appeared in music director Ismail Darbar's music video "Rasiya Saajan" along with Zubeen Garg.[12]

She is a Life Member of International Film And Television Club and International Film And Television Research Centre of Asian Academy of Film & Television.[citation needed]

In 2013, Chandra made her debut in theatre,[13] in a play, called Umrao, which featured her in the title role. The Times of India wrote that, "Neetu Chandra's debut on stage, though confident, doesn't create the desired impact and you wonder what's missing throughout the play".[14]

In the media and personal life[edit]

In 2008, 7Seas Technologies launched a 3D mobile game, Neetu — The Alien Killer, with Neetu Chandra as the lead character.[15]

Neetu was featured on the cover of the January 2009 issue of Indian Maxim.[16]

Neetu began a relationship with actor Randeep Hooda in mid 2010 but the couple parted ways in 2013.[17][18]

Filmography[edit]

As Actress[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Vishnu Hero Friend Telugu
2005 Garam Masala Sweety Hindi
2006 Godavari Raji Telugu
2007 Traffic Signal Rani Hindi
2008 One Two Three Inspector Mayawati Chautala Hindi
2008 Summer 2007 Digamber's wife Hindi
2008 Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Sonal Hindi
2009 Satyameva Jeyathe Basara Papa Telugu
2009 Yavarum Nalam Priya Manohar Tamil
2009 13B Hindi
2009 Mumbai Cutting Hindi
2010 Rann Yasmin Hussain Hindi
2010 Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai Tejaswini Tamil
2010 Apartment Neha Bhargav Hindi
2010 No Problem Sophia Hindi Special appearance
2010 Sadiyaan Hindi
2011 Yuddham Sei Tamil Special appearance in song "Kannitheevu Ponna"
2011 Kucch Luv Jaisaa Ria Hindi
2013 Ameerin Aadhi Baghavan Rani Sampatha / Karishma Tamil SIIMA Award for Best Actor in Negative role
2013 Settai Tamil Special appearance in song "Laila Laila"
2013 Home Sweet Home Greek
2014 Manam Telugu Cameo appearance[19]
2014 Power Kannada Special appearance[20]
2014 Thilagar Tamil Special appearance[21][22]
2014 Shooter Hindi Filming[23]
2014 Kusar Prasad Ka Bhoot Hindi Filming

As producer[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2011 Deswa Bhojpuri

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neetu Chandra turns 29". 20 June 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Bhojpuri film industry not growing: Neetu Chandra". Sify.com. 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Neetu shoots kick & punch". The Telegraph (Calcutta). 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  4. ^ IndiaGlitz - Neetu Chandra - "My mom deserves 90% credit for what I am today"
  5. ^ "Neetu Chandra receives second black belt in Taekwondo". The Times of India. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Timing relief for Deswa". The Telegraph (Calcutta). 12 December 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  8. ^ IANS Jul 4, 2013, 02.43PM IST (2013-07-04). "Rediscovered myself with my Greek film: Neetu Chandra - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  9. ^ "Neetu in awe of her Greek film look". Hindustan Times. 2012-07-03. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  10. ^ "I’m too young for marriage: Neetu Chandra - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2013-09-05. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  11. ^ Das, Chuman (29 January 2009). "Neetu Chandra signs her first ad campaign". Businessofcinema.com. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  12. ^ "| Bollywood News | Hindi Movies News | Celebrity News". BollywoodHungama.com. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  13. ^ Jha, Subhash K. (2013-11-12). "Don't want to dilute my moment of glory: Neetu Chandra". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  14. ^ "Theatre Review: Umrao". The Times of India. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  15. ^ "7Seas Technologies ropes in Neetu Chandra for 3D mobile action game — The Economic Times". The Times Of India. 20 March 2008. 
  16. ^ Neetu Chandra Maxim India
  17. ^ "Neetu Chandra and Randeep Hooda split". Times of India. April 9, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Randeep Hooda and Neetu Chandra back together?". India Today. April 3, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Neetu Chandra does a cameo in 'Manam'". Times of India. February 9, 2014. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  20. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/kannada/movies/news/Exclusive-Neetu-Chandra-put-on-5-kgs-for-Sandalwood-debut/articleshow/40360260.cms
  21. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/Neetu-shoots-in-half-sari-for-Thilakar/articleshow/38371907.cms
  22. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/Thilagar-is-based-on-a-true-story/articleshow/40270872.cms
  23. ^ TNN Dec 10, 2012, 04.11PM IST (2012-12-10). "Randeep Hooda to romance Neetu Chandra - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 

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