She made her adult debut as a leading actress with the film Rickshawala in 1973 and went on to appear in 50 films as the lead heroine from 1973 to 1983. She left the film industry in 1983 after her marriage to frequent co-star Rishi Kapoor in 1980. She made her comeback to films after 26 years, appearing opposite her husband in the superhit films; romantic drama Love Aaj Kal (2009), comedy-drama Do Dooni Chaar (2010), romance Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)–the last of which rank among the highest-grossing Indian films, and the comedy Besharam (2013), a box office flop.
Another name: Baby Sonia (Childhood Screen Name)
Real Name: Harneet Kaur
Debut Film (Child Actor): Suraj (1966)
Film (Lead Actor): Rickshawala (1972)
Date of Birth: 8 July 1958 (Tuesday)
Age: (as in 2020) 62 Years
Zodiac sign: Cancer
School: Hill Grange High School, Mumbai
Food Habit: Non-Vegetarian
Address: Krishna Raj, 27, Pali Hill, Bandra (West), Mumbai
Hobbies: Cooking, gymming, and doing meditation
Controversy: Neetu Singh filed a police complaint against Rishi Kapoor in 1997 for being violent after drinking alcohol. Later, she denied such rumors.
Parents – Family, Education, and More
Father: Late Darshan Singh
Mother: Late Rajee Kaur
Neetu Singh was born as Harneet Kaur in Delhi to Darshan Singh and Rajee Kaur. On-screen and off, Neetu and Rishi Kapoor fell in love. They tied the knot on 22 January 1980 in Bombay (present-day Mumbai), after a much-publicized engagement that was the talk of the Hindi film industry.
The couple has two children: Riddhima Kapoor Sahni (born 15 September 1980) and Ranbir Kapoor (born 28 September 1982). Riddhima Kapoor, a fashion designer by profession, married Delhi-based industrialist Bharat Sahni on 25 January 2006 and gave birth to a daughter named Samara on 23 March 2011. Ranbir Kapoor is an actor, who has established a career in Bollywood. On April 30th, 2020 her husband Rishi Kapoor passed away at the age of 67.
Husband And Children
Husband/Spouse: Late Rishi Kapoor
Daughter: Riddhima Kapoor Sahni (Fashion Designer)
Son: Ranbir Kapoor (Actor)
Neetu Singh Net Worth
Net Worth in 2020: $1 Million – $5 Million
Salary in 2020: Under Review
Net Worth in 2019: Pending
Salary in 2019: Under Review
Source of Income: Movie Actress
Verification Status: Not Verified
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For us, as a family, the last two years have been a long journey There were good days, there were a couple of bad days too.. needless to say it was full of high emotion. But it’s a journey we would not have been been able to complete without the immeasurable love and support of the Ambani family. As we’ve gathered our thoughts over the past few days we’ve also tried to find the words to express the gratitude we feel towards the family for the countless ways in which they have seen us safely through this time. Over the last seven months every member of the family has gone above and beyond in every way possible to care for our beloved Rishi and ensure he experienced as little discomfort as possible. From ensuring he was medically attended to, to making frequent, personal visits to the hospital to shower him with love and attention, to even holding our hand and comforting us when WE were scared. To Mukesh Bhai , Nita Bhabhi, Akash, Shloka, Anant and Isha – you have been our guardian angels on this long and trying experience – what we feel for you can not be measured. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your selfless, unending support and attention. We feel truly blessed to count you among our nearest and dearest. Sincerely and with utmost gratitude, Neetu, Riddhima, Ranbir and the entire Kapoor Family.🙏💕
Movies – Career
Neetu Singh made her debut as a child actress with the film Suraj in 1966, with Rajendra Kumar and Vyjanthimala as the lead pair. She was spotted by actress Vyjanthimala in her dance school, who suggested to T. Prakash Rao that Neetu be taken for the small uncredited role in the film Suraj. She starred as the child artiste in films such as Dus Lakh, Waris, Pavitra Paapi, and Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani. She reprised the role originally played by Kutty Padmini in Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum, in its Hindi remake Do Kaliyaan.
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Neetu SinghTwo years after the success of the film Rickshawkaran, in 1973, R. M. Veerappan (Sathiya Movies) decided to remake his Tamil movie into Hindi as Rickshawala (1973). The original Tamil film was a major commercial success and won M. G. Ramachandran the National Film Award for Best Actor. The remake was directed by MGR’s friend, K.Shankar with the actor Randhir Kapoor and the actress Neetu Singh.
The director duo Krishnan-Panju, who had directed Do Kaliyaan, suggested to K. Shankar, that he can take Neetu Singh to reprise the role played by Manjula Vijayakumar in the original. This paved the way for Neetu Singh’s debut at the age of 15 as the lead heroine.
However, the remake was a flop. She took a small role as the dancer in Yaadon Ki Baarat (1973), which became a hit, and her dance number to the song “Lekar Hum” brought her so much attention that she was immediately offered lead roles again. In most films, Neetu was cast as the fun-loving daughter, or the “optimistic” or “lively” girlfriend.
She acted with the top stars of her day. She was paired with her future brother-in-law Randhir Kapoor in Heeralal Pannalal (1978), Bhala Manus, Kasme Vaade, Dhongee, and in the delayed Nikkamma. The film Nikkamma, begun in 1976, was finally released in 1983 as Jaan-e-Jaan and became a dud, though the song composed by R.D. Burman – “Tere Bina main Kuch bhi nahin hoon” was popular.
Neetu Singh was also paired opposite actors such as her future uncle-in-law Shashi Kapoor in hits such as Deewaar (1975), Shankar Dada, Ek Aur Ek Gyarah and the dud Kala Pani (1980). She was paired opposite Rajesh Khanna in the action-comedy film Maha Chor, the suspense film Chakravyuha (1978 film) and in the Punjabi film Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun.
Neetu Singh formed a pair with her boyfriend and then-husband Rishi Kapoor in 12 films of which Khel Khel Mein (1975), Rafoo Chakkar (1975), Kabhie Kabhie (1976), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Duniya Meri Jeb Mein (1979) and their guest appearance in Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978) were successful. The other films; Zehreela Insaan (1974), Zinda Dil (1975), Doosara Aadmi (1977), Anjane Mein (1978), Jhoota Kahin Ka (1979) and Dhan Daulat (1980) were box office failures.
She was paired with Jeetendra in Dharam Veer (1977), Priyatama, Chorni, Jaani Dushman (1979), The Burning Train, and opposite Vinod Khanna in Sewak, Parvarish (1977), Maha Badmaash, Yuvraaj, and Raj Mahal. She was paired with Shatrughan Sinha only in Kaala Patthar (1979) and Ab kya Hoga (1977).
Of the 55 films, she did as the lead heroine from 1973 to 1983, 25 were box office hits. She regards her roles in the films Chakravyuha, Chorni, Priyatma, and Dhongee as her best.
- 1966 – Suraj
- 1966 – Dus Lakh
- 1968 – Do Dooni Char
- 1968 – Do Kaliyaan
- 1969 – Waris
- 1970 – Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani
- 1970 – Pavitra Paapi
- 1973 – Rickshawala
- 1973 – Yaadon Ki Baaraat
- 1974 – Shatranj Ke Mohre
- 1974 – Aashiana
- 1974 – Zehreela Insaan
- 1974 – Hawas
- 1975 – Khel Khel Mein
- 1975 – Rafoo Chakkar
- 1975 – Zinda Dil
- 1975 – Deewaar
- 1975 – Sewak
- 1976 – Sharafat Chod Di Maine
- 1976 – Shankar Dada
- 1976 – Kabhie Kabhie
- 1976 – Maha Chor Neetu Singh
- 1976 – Bhala Manus Neetu Singh
- 1977 – Aadalat
- 1977 – Dharam Veer
- 1977 – Amar Akbar Anthony Neetu Singh
- 1977 – Parvarish
- 1977 – Doosra Aadmi
- 1977 – Dhongee
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- 1977 – Maha Badmaash
- 1977 – Ab Kya Hoga
- 1977 – Priyatama
- 1977 – Andolan
- 1978 – Kasme Vaade
- 1978 – Heeralal Pannalal
- 1978 – Anjane Mein
- 1978 – Chakravyuha
- 1979 – Jhoota Kahin Ka
- 1979 – The Great Gambler
- 1979 – Aatish
- 1979 – Kaala Patthar
- 1979 – Yuvraj
- 1979 – Duniya Meri Jeb Mein
- 1979 – Jaani Dushman
- 1979 – Zahreelee
- 1980 – Chunaoti
- 1980 – The Burning Train
- 1980 – Dhan Daulat
- 1980 – Choron Ki Baaraat
- 1981 – Ek Aur Ek Gyarah
- 1981 – Khoon Ka Rishta
- 1981 – Yaarana
- 1981 – Waqt Ki Deewar
- 1982 – Chorni
- 1982 – Raaj Mahal
- 1982 – Teesri Aankh
- 1983 – Ganga Meri Maa
- 2009 – Love Aaj Kal
- 2010 – Do Dooni Chaar
- 2012 – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
- 2013 – Besharam
- Does Neetu Singh smoke?: No
- Does Neetu Singh drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Neetu started acting at the tender age of 7 after the demise of her father and was first seen in the film Suraj (1966).
- Her screen name as a child artist was “Baby Sonia.”
- She knew Rishi Kapoor since her teenage days and started dating him when she was just 15, and eventually married him at the age of 21.
- Though Rishi Kapoor initially wanted to marry Dimple Kapadia, after his father Raj Kapoor‘s denial, he started dating Neetu.
- She got her breakthrough as a lead actress in the film Rickshawala (1973), opposite her future brother-in-law Randhir Kapoor, which didn’t perform well at the box-office. But her dance moves in 1973’s Yaadon Ki Baarat on the song “Lekar Hum Deewana Dil“, made her popular overnight.
- At the beginning of her career, she was a bit bubbly and used to weigh around 70 kg, and now she is a fitness freak.
- Neetu Singh Between the ages of 13 and 21, she did 52+ films.
- She has done 11+ films opposite Rishi Kapoor.
- Though, Neetu Kapoor and Babita (mother of Kareena Kapoor), had bad relations for almost 3 decades, at the occasion of Kareena and Saif Ali Khan‘s wedding in 2012, they patched-up.
- She still gives pocket money of 1500 (INR) to her son Ranbir Kapoor and calls him “Raymond” as she considers him a perfect man.
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FAQ’s About Neetu Singh
Who Is Neetu Singh Father?
Neetu Singh Fathers: Darshan Singh
Where Is Neetu Singh?
Hometown: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
How Old Is Neetu Singh?
61 Years Old (8 July 1958)
Who Is The Husband Of Neetu Singh?
She Is Married To Bollywood Superstar Rishi Kapoor Since 1980, The Couple Gave Birth To A Daughter Named Riddhima, A Fashion Designer And Ranbir Kapoor, Bollywood Actor.
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