|Beauty pageant titleholder|
27 August 1980 |
Kochi, Kerala, India
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Title(s)||Femina Miss India Universe 2002|
|Femina Miss India 2002
Miss Universe 2002
Neha Dhupia (born 27 August 1980) is an Indian actress and beauty queen who is predominantly known for her work in Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam language films. She was born in Kochi, Kerala in a Sikh family to an Indian Navy Commander. She made her acting debut in a stage play and later appeared in a music video for Euphoria. Dhupia then ventured into modelling.
Dhupia made her screen debut in 1994 Malyalam film Minnaram. Her hindi film debut came in 2003 with Qayamat: City Under Threat. She subsequently starred in successful films including Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005) and Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) and also played supporting roles in top grossing Bollywood productions Chup Chup Ke (2006) and Singh is Kinng (2008). In addition to her film career, Dhupia is a winner of the Femina Miss India title (2002).
Neha Dhupia was born in Kochi, India to a Punjabi Sikh family. Her father, Commander Pradip Singh Dhupia, served in the Indian Navy and mother, Manpinder, (Babli Dhupia) is a homemaker. She went to Naval Public School then transferred to Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi. She graduated from Jesus and Mary College in New Delhi, affiliated to the University of Delhi, with Honours in History.
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 modeled for advertisement campaigns. She then appeared in the TV serial Rajdhani 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.
Neha Dhupia made her film debut in the 2003 Bollywood film Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003), which had an average performance at the box office. She rose to fame with her role Julie and then appeared in Sheesha (2005) in a dual role of twin sisters but it 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 featured in a segment of the anthology film Dus Kahaniyaan (2007).
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 played Eva Braun in the film Dear Friend Hitler about Mahatma Gandhi.
Her most recent films are Paying Guest, Action Replayy, De Dana Dan and Pappu Can't Dance Saala. She has worked on her first international project with Chris Kattan in IFC's Bollywood Hero. Neha Dhupia may work on a Julie sequel in a few years.
Personal life & off-screen work
She has run in the Mumbai Marathon to support the Concern India Foundation and helped to raise over 5 lakhs. She also helped to raise money for victims of the 2011 Sikkim earthquake. She performed in the GR8 Women's Award 2012.
|2000||Nattu Odoru! Ninja Densetsu||Meena||Japanese|
|Qayamat: City Under Threat||Sapna||Bollywood Debut|
|Villain||Telugu, remake of Tamil's Villain.|
|Rakht: What If You Can See the Future||Rhea Trehan||Special Appearance|
|Sheesha||Sia/Ria Malhotra||Double role / killer|
|Kyaa Kool Hai Hum||Dr. Rekha|
|2006||Fight Club – Members Only||Komal||Special Appearance|
|Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera||Sapna|
|Chup Chup Ke||Meenakshi||Credited as Bandya|
|Ek Chalis Ki Last Local||Madhu|
|Shootout at Lokhandwala||Rohini|
|Heyy Babyy||Special appearance in song|
|2008||Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama||Shanti|
|Kabhi Pyar Na Karna||Pakistani film in Urdu.|
|De Taali||Sara||Special Appearance|
|Singh Is Kinng||Julie|
|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|
|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|
|I M 24||Sheela|
|Kismet Love Paisa Dilli||Cameo|
|2014||Double Di Trouble||Herself||Special appearance in song "Lak Tunu Tunu"|
|2016||Santa Banta Pvt Ltd||Kareena Roy|
- "Touchdown #kochi #kerela ... ( also my place of birth! )". Retrieved 12 April 2013.
- "Neha Dhupia - It's all about the Bollywood".
- "Shah Rukh Khan collects his degree after 28 years: 10 Bollywood stars who graduated from DU". India Today. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
- "B-town celeb quotient high at Mumbai Marathon". Times of India. IANS. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
- Sen, Zinia (2 October 2011). "B'wood going all out to raise money". Times of India. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
- "Hiru Golden Film Awards".
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