Neha Dhupia (born 27 August 1980) is an Indian actress and model who works in Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam and Japanese films. She has won the Femina Miss India 2002 pageant and was among the top 10 finalists in Miss Universe in the same year. She has also been one of the leaders of MTV Roadies since Season 14.
|Born||27 August 1980|
|Height||5 ft 6.25 in (168 cm)|
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Femina Miss India 2002|
Miss Universe 2002
Dhupia was born in Cochin (present-day Kochi), India to a 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, 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.
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 Universe India 2002. She was subsequently sent to the Miss Universe 2002 pageant in Puerto Rico where she placed in the top 10. After placing in the pageant, Dhupia intended to pursue a career in the Indian Foreign Service, but turned to acting instead.
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 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 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.
Dhupia has modeled on the runway for designers such as Rohit Bal and D'damas. 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 plans to expand the podcast into a web series.
Personal life and off-screen workEdit
Dhupia 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 at the GR8 Women's Award 2012.
She started dating actor Angad Bedi and the couple decided to get married in a private ceremony at a Gurudwara on 10 May 2018. On 18 November 2018, she gave birth to a girl. Neha Dhupia has been fat-shamed for her post-pregnancy weight gains by certain sections of the media.
|2000||Ninja Odoru! Ninja Densetsu||Meena||Japanese film|
|2003||Ninne Istapaddanu||Telugu film|
|Qayamat: City Under Threat||Sapna||Bollywood debut- Nominated- Filmfare Awards Best Debut Actress|
|Miss India: The Mystery|
Remake of Tamil film Villain
|Rakht: What If You Can See the Future||Rhea Trehan||Special appearance|
|Sheesha||Sia/Ria Malhotra||Double role|
|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|
|Dus Kahaniyaan||(Anthology film) story Strangers in the Night|
|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|
|2013||Rangeelay||Simmy||Punjabi film -Nominated- PTC Best Actress|
|2014||Double Di Trouble||Herself||Special appearance in song "Lak Tunu Tunu"|
|Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami||Jayaprabha|
|2016||Santa Banta Pvt Ltd||Kareena Roy|
|Moh Maya Money||Divya|
|2017||Hindi Medium||Mrs. Aarti Suri|
|Qarib Qarib Singlle||Cameo|
|2018||Lust Stories||Rekha||Karan Johar's segment|
|Helicopter Eela||Lisa Marine|
|2001||Woh Koun Thi||Archna||StarPlus||Episode 14|
|2011||Comedy Circus||Host/presenter||Sony Entertainment Television||1 episode|
|2013||Nautanki: The Comedy Theatre||Herself||Colors TV||Team Owner|
|2014||CEO's Got Talent||Judge||CNBC TV18||1 Season|
|2016–present||MTV Roadies||Herself||MTV India||Gang Leader|
|2017||Chhote Miyan Dhakkad||Judge||Colors TV|||
|2018||BFFs with Vogue||Host||Colors Infinity|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2004||Qayamat: City Under Threat||Filmfare Award||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|Screen Awards||Best Female Debut||Won|
|Star Guild Awards||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|Stardust Awards||Superstar of Tomorrow – Female||Nominated|
|2007||Chup Chup Ke||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2009||Singh Is Kinng||Nominated|
|2010||Raat Gayi Baat Gayi?||Screen Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2011||Phas Gaye Re Obama||Jeeyo Bollywood Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Stardust Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2013||Rangeelay||PTC Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2018||Tumhari Sulu||Screen Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|International Indian Film Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|N/A||Sony Pictures India Awards||Breaking Societal Stereotypes||Won|
In March 2020, she was abused on social media after a clip from the reality show MTV Roadies went viral. In the clip, Dhupia berated a male contestant who claimed to have slapped his girlfriend for cheating on him. Dhupia was targetted with abusive comments claiming that she was "hypocritical" since her reaction to a female contestant who said she had slapped four men was not as strong. Her critics accused her of misrepresenting what feminism and gender equality stand for. In a later statement, Dhupia claimed that her reaction had been misrepresented and taken out of context, but that she stood by her opinion that physical abuse can not be tolerated no matter what the purported cause is.
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- "Touchdown #kochi #kerela". Retrieved 12 April 2013.
- "Neha Dhupia - It's all about the Bollywood". allindiansite.com. Archived from the original on 10 December 2004. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
- "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.
- Daigle, Katy (30 May 2002). "Five Miss Universe Finalists Picked". Associated Press.
- "Air rare for Bollywood star". New Zealand Herald. 14 October 2016.
- "Actress Neha Dhupia says handsome men aren't her type, but try cooking". The Canadian Press. 24 August 2006.
- Canning, Simon (6 September 2007). "The lure of a vast Indian audience". The Australian. p. 38.
- Reddy, Sujata (23 January 2009). "Such a ramp age". Hindustan Times.
- 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.
- "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.
- "The ITA Awards » GR8! Women Achiever Awards". IndianTelevisionAcademy.com. 15 February 2012. Archived from the original on 18 March 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
- "Hiru Golden Film Awards". hirugoldenfilmawards.hirutv.lk. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
- "Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are wife and husband now. See pics from wedding". Hindustan Times. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi blessed with baby girl - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
- "New mom Neha Dhupia gets fat-shamed for her post-pregnancy weight". The Times of India. 5 February 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
- "Yami Gautam and Neha Dhupia start shooting for A Thursday". India Today. 12 March 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
- "New show Nautanki : The Comedy Theatre launches!". The Times of India. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
- "Sohail Khan to join Neha Dhupia as judge of Colors' Chhote Miyan". Retrieved 27 January 2017.
- Deol, Taran (16 March 2020). "Even Neha Dhupia doesn't get feminism. MTV Roadies proves it". ThePrint. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
- "Neha Dhupia Accused Of 'Fake Feminism' After Rebuking Roadies Contestant Who Slapped Girlfriend". NDTV.com. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
- "HNeha Dhupia, Trolled For Rebuking Roadies Contestant Who Slapped Girlfriend, Stands By What She Said: "Abuse Not Acceptable"".
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