Neha Dhupia (born 27 August 1980) is an Indian actress and beauty pageant winner who works in Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu and Malayalam language films. She won the 2002 Femina Miss India pageant. Her Bollywood debut is Qayamat: City Under Threat.
|Born||27 August 1980|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
Angad Bedi (m. 2018)
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Femina Miss India 2002|
Miss Universe 2002
Dhupia was born in 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 Navy Children 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.
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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 the 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.
Dhupia made her film debut in 1994 as a child artist in Malayalam film Minnaram starring Mohanlal. 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.
In 2016, Neha conceptualized and hosted a Bollywood podcast called #NoFilterNeha on the Indian Music App called Saavn, in which she interviews famous Bollywood celebrities. The show received positive reviews, with over 2.3 million listeners. In 2017, she returned with #NoFilterNeha Season 2.
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 married actor Angad Bedi in a private ceremony at a Gurudwara on May 10, 2018. On November 18, 2018, she gave birth to their first child, a girl, Mehr Dhupia Bedi.Neha Dhupia has been fat-shamed for her post-pregnancy weight gains by certain sections of the media.
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|1994||Minnaram||Debut film- Malayalam- Child Artist|
|2000||Nattu 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|
|Highway 303||Star Plus||Episode 42|
|2011||Comedy Circus||Host/presenter||Sony Entertainment Television||1 episode|
|2013||Nautanki: The Comedy Theatre||Herself||Colors TV||Team Owner|
|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||Nominated|
|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|
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- "Touchdown #kochi #kerela ... ( also my place of birth! )". Retrieved 12 April 2013.
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- "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.
- "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, Angad Bedi blessed with baby girl - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
- "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.