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Neena Gupta
Neena Gupta at Nishka Lulla and Masaba's designs preview at Oakwood Premier
Neena Gupta at Nishka Lulla and Masaba's designs preview at Oakwood Premier
Born (1954-06-04) 4 June 1954 (age 64)[1][2]
Occupation actor, director
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Vivek Mehra (m. 2008)
Children Masaba Gupta

Neena Gupta (born 4 June 1954) is a popular actress in Indian commercial cinema, but it is her work with art filmmakers of India like G. Aravindan and Shyam Benegal that got her recognition as an actress of considerable repute. She made a guest appearance in the TV Series; Shrimaan Shrimati. She also hosted the Indian version of the television quiz show The Weakest Link, known as Kamzor Kadii Kaun.[3]


Early life and educationEdit

Neena Gupta was born in Delhi to R.N.Gupta and attended the Lawrence School, Sanawar.[4] She completed her master's degree in Sanskrit and went on to do her M.Phil in the related(?) subject.


Movie careerEdit

Gupta has made appearances in several international films, such as Gandhi (1982), in which she played the niece of Mahatma Gandhi, and the Merchant Ivory films The Deceivers (1988), Mirza Ghalib(1989) In Custody (1993), and Cotton Mary (1999).

She starred along with Madhuri Dixit in Khalnayak (1993); she was featured in the popular song "Choli ke peeche" in the movie. She has made the telefilms Lajwanti and Bazar Sitaram (1993), which won the 1993 National Film Award for Best First Non-Feature Film.

Television careerEdit

Her big break on television came with Khandaan (1985), Yatra (1986), Gulzar's Mirza Ghalib (1987), a TV miniseries, followed by Shyam Benegal's Bharat Ek Khoj (1988) and later Dard (1994 DD Metro), Gumraah (1995 DD Metro), Shrimaan Shrimati (1995 DD Metro), Saans (Star Plus), Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar (2005), Chitthi (2003), Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin (2004).She also acted in one of the famous TV serial Buniyaad.

She also hosted the Indian version of the TV series The Weakest Link, Kamzor Kadii Kaun (Star Plus), and appeared in Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin (Sony TV), which gave her considerable popularity.

She has directed successful TV series, such as Saans (1999), Siski in (2000) and Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr. She played the role of Shubha, one of the four women main leads in Ladies Special, a daily soap on Sony TV. She is now seen in Dil se Diya Vachan as Doctor by profession & mother-in-law of the lead character Nandani aired on Zee TV from Monday to Friday at 7pm.

She also ran a theater production company, 'Sahaj Productions' with actor, Rajendra Gupta, and acted and produced Hindi play Soorya Ki Antim Kiran Se Soorya Ki Paheli Kiran Tak.

She has also had some roles in Rishtey which was aired on Zee TV during 1999-2000.

Personal lifeEdit

She was in a relationship with former West Indian cricketer Vivian Richards in the 1980s, with whom she has a daughter, Masaba Gupta, a designer.[5] She was also involved in relationships with Alok Nath and Sharang Dev.[6] On 15 July 2008, she married New Delhi-based Vivek Mehra, a chartered accountant and Partner with PwC India in a secret ceremony in the United States.[7][8][9]

She has often made media interventions on behalf of her daughter Masaba Gupta at times when Indian social media detractors have accused her of being "an illegitimate West Indian."[10] (Gupta never married daughter Masaba's father, Sir Viv Richards, a West-Indian cricket legend.)[11]




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