Neetu Singh Profile, Bio, Height, Affair, Family, Wiki

Neetu Singh Profile, Bio, Height, Affair, Family, Wiki

Neetu  Singh: Neetu Singh, Sonia Singh (Neetu Kapoor) is an Indian and Bollywood  Actress of the 70s. She worked as a child actor under the name Baby Sonia, she played as ‘Roopa’ (child actress) in 1966 movie Dus Lakh, she also played dual roles in the hit film Do Kaliyan.  Other notable films were ‘Waris’, Pavitra Paapi.etc.

Neetu Singh, also known by her married name Neetu Kapoor, is an Indian film actress who appears in Hin films. She is most remembered for appearing in many successful films through the 1970s and 1980s. She started acting at the age of 8 under the name Baby Sonia. Her first role as a child artist was with the film Suraj in 1966.

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neetu singh bio
neetu singh bio

She played “Roopa” in the 1966 movie Dus Lakh and a dual role in the film Do Kaliyaan. Her other notable films as a child actress were Waris and Pavitra Paapi. 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.

Neetu Singh 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.

Two 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.

neetu singh age and height
neetu singh age and height

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. She 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.

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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.

bio of neetu singh
bio of neetu singh

Filmography

  • 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
  • 1976 Bhala Manus
  • 1977 Aadalat
  • 1977 Dharam Veer
  • 1977 Amar Akbar Anthony
  • 1977 Parvarish
  • 1977 Doosra Aadmi
  • 1977 Dhongee
  • 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

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neetu singh biography
neetu singh biography

Some Known Facts About Neetu Singh

  • 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.
  • Between the ages 13 and 21, she did 52+ films.
  • She has done 11+ films opposite to 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.