Neha Dhupia

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Neha Dhupia
Dhupia in March 2013
Born (1980-08-27) 27 August 1980 (age 42)[1]
Occupation(s)Actress, model
Height5 ft 6.25 in (168 cm)
(m. 2018)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Years active1994–present

Neha Dhupia (born 27 August 1980) is an Indian actress and model.

Early life[edit]

Dhupia was born in (present-day Kochi), India to a Punjabi Sikh family.[3][2] 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, Cochin then transferred to Navy Children School, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. She graduated from Jesus and Mary College in New Delhi, affiliated to the University of Delhi, with honours in History.[4]


Dhupia at an ad campaign

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 participated in the Femina Miss India pageant, where she was crowned as Miss India 2002. She was subsequently sent to the Miss Universe 2002 pageant in Puerto Rico where she placed in the top 10.[5] After placing in the pageant, Dhupia intended to pursue a career in the Indian Foreign Service, but turned to acting instead.[6]

Film career[edit]

Her Bollywood debut was with the 2003 film Qayamat: City Under Threat, which had an average performance at the box office. She rose to fame with her title role in Julie[7] and then appeared in Sheesha (2005) in a dual role of twin sisters, but it did not do well at the box office. Dhupia 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 films including Chup Chup Ke (2006), Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007), Mithya (2008), Maharathi (2008), and Singh Is Kinng (2008)[8] and Dasvidaniya (2008). In 2011, she played Eva Braun in the film Dear Friend Hitler about Mahatma Gandhi.[9]


Dhupia has modeled on the runway for designers such as Rohit Bal and D'damas.[10] In 2016, Dhupia conceptualized and hosted a Bollywood podcast called #NoFilterNeha on the Indian music app Saavn, in which she interviews Bollywood celebrities. The show received positive reviews, with over 2.3 million listeners. Dhupia debuted season four in November 2019 and planned to expand the podcast into a web series.[11]

Personal life and off-screen work[edit]

Dhupia with husband Angad Bedi in 2019

Dhupia has run in the Mumbai Marathon to support the Concern India Foundation and helped to raise over 5 lakhs.[12] She also helped to raise money for victims of the 2011 Sikkim earthquake.[13] She performed at the GR8 Women's Award 2012.[14] Dhupia is a vegetarian.[15]

She participated in the Hiru Golden Film Awards 2014 in Sri Lanka as a special guest along with Bollywood actors such as Sunil Shetty, Vivek Oberoi, Anil Kapoor, and actress Bipasha Basu.[16]

Dhupia married actor Angad Bedi, the son of former Indian cricket captain Bishan Singh Bedi in a private ceremony at a Gurudwara on 10 May 2018.[17] On 18 November 2018, she gave birth to a girl named Mehr Dhupia Bedi.[18] Dhupia was fat-shamed for her post-pregnancy weight gains by certain sections of the media in 2019.[19] On 19 July 2021, she and Angad announced that they are expecting their second child with an Instagram post.[20] She gave birth to her second child, a baby boy on 3 October 2021 and named him Guriq Singh Dhupia Bedi.[21][22] She decided to leave MTV Roadies.[citation needed]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released


Year Film Role Notes
2000 Ninja Odoru! Ninja Densetsu Meena Japanese film
2003 Ninne Istapaddanu Telugu film
Qayamat: City Under Threat Sapna Bollywood debut
Miss India: The Mystery
Villain Aisha Telugu film
2004 Julie Julie
Rakht: What If You Can See the Future Rhea Trehan
2005 Siskiyaan Ayesha Sheikh
Sheesha Sia/Ria Malhotra Dual role
Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Dr. Rekha
Garam Masala Maggi
2006 Fight Club – Members Only Komal
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 Segment: Strangers in the Night
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 Bhanot
Maharathi Mallika
2009 Paying Guests Aarti Gupta
Bollywood Hero Lalima Lakhani Indian-American miniseries
De Dana Dan Anu Chopra
Raat Gayi Baat Gayi? Sophia
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 Mehak Malvade
2012 Maximum Supriya
I M 24 Sheela
Kismet Love Paisa Dilli Cameo
Rush Lisa Kapoor
2013 Rangeelay Simmy Punjabi film
2014 Double Di Trouble Herself Special appearance in song "Lak Tunu Tunu"
Ungli Teestha
Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami Jayaprabha
2016 Santa Banta Pvt Ltd Kareena Roy
Moh Maya Money Divya
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Voice
2017 Hindi Medium Mrs. Aarti Suri
Tumhari Sulu Maria
Qarib Qarib Singlle Cameo
2018 Lust Stories Rekha Karan Johar's segment
Helicopter Eela Lisa Marine
2020 Devi Unnamed Short film
2021 Sanak ACP Jayati Bhargav
2022 A Thursday ACP Catherine Alvarez[23]


Year Series Role TV Channel Notes
2000 Rajdhani Star Plus
2001 Ssshhhh…Koi Hai Archana StarPlus Episode 14
2011 Comedy Circus Host/presenter Sony Entertainment Television 1 episode
2013 Nautanki: The Comedy Theatre Herself Colors TV Team Owner[24]
2014 CEO's Got Talent[25] Judge CNBC TV18 1 Season
2016–present MTV Roadies Herself MTV India Gang Leader
2017 Chhote Miyan Dhakkad Judge Colors TV [citation needed]
2018 BFFs with Vogue Host Colors Infinity [26]
2018 Styled By Neha Host Fox Life India
2021 Bigg Boss 15 Guest Colors [citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Birthday Special: Neha Dhupia's Sleeping life". Rediff. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Touchdown #kochi #kerela". Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Neha Dhupia - It's all about the Bollywood". Archived from the original on 10 December 2004. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ Daigle, Katy (30 May 2002). "Five Miss Universe Finalists Picked". Associated Press.
  6. ^ "Air rare for Bollywood star". The New Zealand Herald. 14 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Actress Neha Dhupia says handsome men aren't her type, but try cooking". The Canadian Press. 24 August 2006.
  8. ^ Canning, Simon (6 September 2007). "The lure of a vast Indian audience". The Australian. p. 38.
  9. ^ "Dear Friend Hitler Focuses On Gandhi's Power". Retrieved 3 December 2022.
  10. ^ Reddy, Sujata (23 January 2009). "Such a ramp age". Hindustan Times.
  11. ^ Siingh, Simran (5 November 2019). "Neha Dhupia on fourth season of her JioSaavn podcast: I'm glad most of my guests enjoy being 'unfiltered'". First Post.
  12. ^ "B-town celeb quotient high at Mumbai Marathon". The Times of India. Indo-Asian News Service. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  13. ^ Sen, Zinia (2 October 2011). "B'wood going all out to raise money". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  14. ^ "The ITA Awards » GR8! Women Achiever Awards". 15 February 2012. Archived from the original on 18 March 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  15. ^ "Exclusive: Neha Dhupia Promotes Vegetarianism for World Environment Day". Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  16. ^ "Hiru Golden Film Awards". Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  17. ^ "Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are wife and husband now. See pics from wedding". Hindustan Times. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  18. ^ "Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi blessed with a baby girl - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi reveal newborn daughter's name, share first pic". Hindustan Times. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  20. ^ "Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi announce second pregnancy, actress flaunts baby bump". India Today. 19 July 2021. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  21. ^ "Neha Dhupia-Angad Bedi name their son Guriq: 'You can call him Bedi Sahab'". The Indian Express. 9 January 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  22. ^ "Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi welcome a baby boy, their second child". India Today. 3 October 2021. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  23. ^ "Neha Dhupia plays a pregnant cop in RSVP's upcoming thriller, A Thursday". Bollywood Hungama. 24 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  24. ^ "New show Nautanki : The Comedy Theatre launches!". The Times of India. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  25. ^ "Neha Dhupia and Mahesh Bhatt at Ceo's Got Talent".
  26. ^ "Neha Dhupia's BFFs With Vogue, now in an all-inclusive avatar".

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Preceded by Miss India Universe
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