Esha Gupta

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Esha Gupta
Esha Gupta snapped on sets of High Fever… Dance Ka Naya Tevar (04).jpg
Gupta in 2018
Born (1985-11-28) 28 November 1985 (age 36)[1][2]
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleFemina Miss India International 2007
Years active2012–present
Major
competition(s)
Femina Miss India 2007
Miss International 2007
Websitehttps://www.eshaguptaofficial.com/

Esha Gupta (/ˈʃə ˈɡʊptə/; born 28 November 1985)[1][2] is an Indian actress, model and the winner of the Miss India International title of 2007. She has established a career in Bollywood films.[5]

Gupta entered the Femina Miss India contest in 2007, where she placed third and won the Miss India International title, and later represented India at Miss International pageant.[6] She soon received offers for film roles, and made her acting debut in the 2012 commercially successful crime thriller Jannat 2, that fetched her a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Gupta received praise for her portrayal in the political drama Chakravyuh (2012) but her performance in the comedy film Humshakals (2014) met with negative reviews. Her highest-grossing releases came with the horror thriller Raaz 3D (2013), the crime drama Rustom (2016) and Baadshaho (2017).

Early life[edit]

Gupta was born in New Delhi. Her father is a retired Air Force Officer and her mother is a homemaker.[7] She has a sister named Neha. She spent most of her childhood in Dehradun, Hyderabad and Delhi.[8] She has completed Mass Communication from School of Communication, Manipal University, Manipal[9] prior to auditioning for Femina Miss India, and got a law scholarship at Newcastle University.[9] She had to leave her law studies mid-way and return to India as her mother had cancer at the time.[10] Later she pursued a career in Bollywood instead.[11]

Career[edit]

Gupta participated in Femina Miss India in 2007, where she won Miss Photogenic[12] and came 3rd to go on to compete in Miss India International.[13] She featured in the Kingfisher Calendar in 2010.[14]

Esha Gupta promoting Jannat 2

Gupta made her Bollywood debut with Mahesh Bhatt's Jannat 2 in 2012 opposite Emraan Hashmi in the lead role. [15] For her debut performance, Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama said, "Debutante Esha Gupta enchants you with her captivating charm. She appears a tad unrefined at places, nonetheless she handles her part assertively."[16] 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."[17] Gaurav Malani stated, "Esha Gupta, who looks a mix between Lara Dutta and Isha Koppikar, is merely there for the glam quotient."[18] 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."[19] The film was a success at the box office, earning 430 million (US$5.4 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 Komal Nahta noted, "Esha Gupta is stiff as Sanjana but does much better towards the end (when she almost goes berserk)".[20][21] 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".[22] Raaz 3 performed well at box office within first three days of its release with collections in the vicinity of 360 million.[23] Her third film of the year, Chakravyuh, was invited to premiere at London Film Fest [24]

In 2013, Esha acted a cameo in the film Gori Tere Pyaar Mein.[25] In 2014, she was seen in Sajid Khan's Comic Caper Humshakals alongside Saif Ali Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Tamannaah. Box Office India declared it a "disaster".[26] She was ranked at 8th position for Times '50 most desirable Women of 2013.

In 2017, she played the main antagonist in action film Commando 2, which was a moderate box-office success.[27] In 2019, she played a supporting character in comedy film Total Dhamaal. The film grossed ₹200 crore (US$28 million) worldwide in twelve days of release, and was one of the highest grossing Bollywood films of 2019.[28]

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

Humanitarian work[edit]

Esha is seen participating in environmental initiatives[29] including “Beach Cleanup Drives”,[30] “Walk for saving the Mangroves”,[31] protecting the forests.[32] She is also associated with Surman Sansthan towards girl child upliftment and education.[33]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Productions that have not yet been released Denotes productions that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes Ref.
2012 Jannat 2 Dr. Jhanvi Singh Tomar Hindi Debut film [34]
Raaz 3D Sanjana Krishna [35]
Chakravyuh Rhea Menon [36]
2013 Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Nisha Cameo [37]
2014 Humshakals Dr. Shivani Gupta [38]
2015 Baby Herself Special appearance in the song "Beparwah" [39]
Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon Herself Music video [40]
2016 Rustom Priti Makhija [41]
Tutak Tutak Tutiya Herself Special appearance in the song "Rail Gaddi" [42]
2017 Commando 2 Maria/Vicky Chaddha [43]
Baadshaho Sanjana [44]
Veedevadu Shruti Telugu [45]
Yaar Ivan Tamil [45]
2018 Paltan Lt. Col. Raj Singh’s wife Hindi Special Appearance
2019 Vinaya Vidheya Rama Sharanya Telugu Special Appearance in the Song "Ek Baar Ek Baar"
Total Dhamaal Prachi Hindi Cameo
One Day: Justice Delivered Crime branch officer Laxmi Rathi
TBA Desi Magicdagger TBA Post production
Hera Pheri 3dagger TBA Delayed [46]

Television[edit]

Year Show Channel Role Episode Ref.
2012 NAT GEO Super Cars National Geographic Host [47]
C.I.D Sony TV Herself Episode: "Bhootiya Haveli"
2018 High Fever — Dance Ka Naya Tevar &TV Judge [48]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2020 REJCTX Officer Renee Ray ZEE5
2021 Nakaab Officer Aditi Amre MX player
2022 Aashram Season 3 Bobby Deol's image-maker MX player [49]

Songs[edit]

Year Song Singer Refs
2015 Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon Armaan Malik [50]
2019 Get Dirty Ishika Bakshi, Gourov Das Gupta [51]
2021 Booha Shree Brar [52]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Film Result
2012 ETC Bollywood Business Awards Most Profitable Debut (Female) Raaz 3 Nominated[53]
2013 Filmfare Awards Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut Jannat 2 Nominated
Stardust Award Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Jannat 2 / Raaz 3 Nominated
Stardust Award Stardust Award for Best Actress Chakravyuh Nominated
Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut Jannat 2 Nominated
2014 Star Screen Award Best Actress (Popular Choice) Humshakals Nominated
2017

BIG Zee Entertainment Awards

Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film – Female Rustom Nominated[54]

Other honours[edit]

  • 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 Women of 2012 No. 13 out of 50
  • 2014: Times of India's Most Desirable Woman of 2013 No. 8 out of 50
  • 2015: Times of India's Most Desirable Women of 2014 No. 15 out of 50

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