Neha (actress)

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Shabana Raza
Shabana Raza in 2010
Born (1975-04-18) 18 April 1975 (age 43)
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1998–present
Manoj Bajpayee (m. 2006)

Shabana Raza (also known as Neha and now as Neha Bajpayee) is an Indian actress and Producer. She is married to the actor Manoj Bajpayee.


She was born as Shabana Raza into a Muslim family. She made her film debut as heroine opposite Bobby Deol in Kareeb (1998). It was the maker of that film, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who gave her the screen-name 'Neha' which was the name of her character in that film. Her next release was Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet (1999), where she played the leading lady opposite Ajay Devgan. She went on to act in several more films, including Fiza (2000) where she played Hrithik Roshan's love interest, Rahul (2001) and Aatma. After a break, she returned to acting in 2010 under her original name.[1]

Personal Life[edit]

In April 2006, she married actor Manoj Bajpayee.[2] The couple has a daughter named Awa Nailah.[3][4]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Kareeb Neha
1999 Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet Meena Singh
2000 Fiza Shenaz
2001 Ehsaas: The Feeling Antra Pandit
2001 Rahul Meera Singh
2001 Alli Thandha Vaanam Meena Tamil Film
2003 Smile Kannada film
2004 Muskaan Jahnvi
2005 Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai Asha
2006 Aatma Neha A. Mehra
2008 Acid Factory Nandini S. Sanghvi


  1. ^ "'I was forced to change my name'". Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  2. ^ "I was just happy being Mrs. Manoj Bajpai: Neha". 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2018-10-25. External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "Biography". Celebrity kick.
  4. ^ "Celebs at manoj bajpais daughter's first birthday". Ibn Live. Retrieved 2016-9-27

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