Neha Dhupia

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Neha Dhupia
Beauty pageant titleholder
Neha Dhupia in Nepal.jpg
Neha Dhupia, hosting The Himalayan Times Brandfest in Nepal 2014
Born (1980-08-27) 27 August 1980 (age 34)
Kochi, Kerala, India[1]
Alma mater Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi,
India
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2000–present
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Title(s) Femina Miss India Universe 2002
Major
competition(s)
Femina Miss India 2002
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2002
(Top-10 Finalist)

Neha Dhupia (born 27 August 1980) is an Indian actress who has worked in several superhit Bollywood films. She is a winner of the Femina Miss India title (2002).

Early life[edit]

Dhupia was born in Kochi, Kerala, India to a Punjabi Sikh family.[2][3] Her father, Commander Pradip Singh Dhupia, served in the Indian Navy and mother, Manpinder, is a homemaker. She went to Naval Public School then transferred to Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi.[4] She graduated from Jesus and Mary College in New Delhi, affiliated to the University of Delhi, majoring in History.[5]

Career[edit]

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 also modeled for various advertisement campaigns. She then appeared in the TV serial "Rajdhani[disambiguation needed]". In 2002 she entered the Femina Miss India pageant finishing in first place, winning the Femina Miss India Universe title, and was subsequently sent to the Miss Universe 2002 pageant in Puerto Rico. She was placed in the top 10.

Film career[edit]

Dhupia made her film debut in the 2003 Bollywood film Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003), which had just an average performance at the box office. She rose to fame with her role in the film Julie and then appeared in Sheesha (2005) in a dual role of twin sisters but the film 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 also featured in a segment of the anthology film Dus Kahaniyaan (2007).

Neha Dhupia in 2008

In the following years, Dhupia appeared in supporting roles in multiple critically and commercially acclaimed 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 plays Eva Braun in the film Dear Friend Hitler -a film about Mahatma Gandhi.

Her most recent films are Paying Guest, Action Replayy, De Dana Dan and Pappu Can't Dance Saala . She has also worked on her first international project with Chris Kattan in IFC's Bollywood Hero. Neha Dhupia may work on Julie sequel few years down the line.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
1994 Minnaram Manju Malayalam
2000 Nattu Odoru! Ninja Densetsu Meena Japanese
2003 Ninne Istapaddanu Telugu
Qayamat: City Under Threat Sapna Bollywood Debut
Villain Telugu, remake of Tamil's Villain.
2004 Julie Julie
Rakht: What If You Can See the Future Rhea Trehan Special Appearance
2005 Siskiyaan Ayesha Sheikh
Sheesha Sia/Ria Malhotra Double role / killer
Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Dr. Rekha
Garam Masala Maggi
2006 Fight Club – Members Only Komal Special Appearance
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 song
Dus Kahaniyaan
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 Dhanot
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 Mahak
2012 Maximum riyana
I M 24 Sheela
Kismet Love Paisa Dilli Cameo
Rush Lisa Kapoor
Dil Ne Dil Ko Pukara Girl In Item Song Releasing 12 December 2012
2013 Rangeelay Simmy Punjabi film
2014 Double Di Trouble Herself Special appearance in song Lak Tunu Tunu
2014 Ungli Post-production

Other activities[edit]

She has run in the Mumbai Marathon to support the Concern India Foundation and helped to raise over 5 lakhs.[7] She also helped to raise money for victims of the 2011 Sikkim earthquake.[8] She performed in the GR8 Women's Award 2012.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Touchdown #kochi #kerela ... ( also my place of birth! )". Retrieved 12/04/2013. 
  2. ^ An Exclusive Interview With Neha Dhupia
  3. ^ "Touchdown #kochi #kerela ... ( also my place of birth! )". Retrieved 12/04/2013. 
  4. ^ Neha Dhupia Biography
  5. ^ Neha Dhupia Biography – Imdb
  6. ^ "Neha Dhupia may do 'Julie' sequel and also a blue film in the current year.". 19 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "B-town celeb quotient high at Mumbai Marathon". Times of India. IANS. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  8. ^ Sen, Zinia (2 October 2011). "B'wood going all out to raise money". Times of India. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.indiantelevisionacademy.com/site/awards_itawa_details.php?year=2012

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Preceded by
Celina Jaitley
Miss India Universe
2002
Succeeded by
Nikita Anand