Neha Kapur

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Neha Kapur
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born (1984-03-31) 31 March 1984 (age 33)
New Delhi, India
Occupation Model
Years active 2006-present
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Title(s) Femina Miss India Universe 2006
Femina Miss India Universe 2006
(Miss Fresh Face)
(Miss Photogenic)
Miss Universe 2006
(Top 20)
Spouse Kunal Nayyar (2011-present)

Neha Kapur (Hindi: नेहा कपूर; born 31 March 1984) is an Indian model, actress, and former beauty queen who won Femina Miss India in 2006 and represented India at the Miss Universe pageant that year. She is married to Kunal Nayyar.

Early life[edit]

Kapur was born in New Delhi to a Punjabi Hindu family. She learned classical dance[1] forms when she was very young. She has four years of training in Bharatanatyam and eight years in Kathak.[1] Kapur holds a degree in fashion design from the Pearl Academy.


In addition to winning the Femina Miss India Universe 2006 crown, Kapur also won the Femina Miss Fresh Face and Femina Miss Photogenic awards in the pageant.[2]

Kapur represented India at the Miss Universe 2006 pageant held on 23 July in Los Angeles.[3] She made the semifinals to the top 20 and was in the swimsuit competition.

She is an established runway model in India and has been signed since April 2003 with Elite Model Management.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2011, Kapur married actor Kunal Nayyar, best known for his portrayal of astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali in the TV comedy series The Big Bang Theory.


  1. ^ a b "Neha Kapur's pretty past". CNN-IBN. 24 July 2006. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Femina Miss India's Official Website, Retrieved 12 May 2006.
  3. ^ Official Website of Miss Universe. Retrieved 12 May 2006. Archived May 2, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.

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Preceded by
Amrita Thapar
Miss India Universe
Succeeded by
Puja Gupta