Neha Dhupia Profile, Bio, Height, Affair, Family, Wiki
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 in Qayamat: City Under Threat.
Neha Dhupia Family
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 Kochi 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 honors in History.
Neha Dhupia Bio
Neha Dhupia Physical Stats
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.) 36-28-36
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Brown
Neha Dhupia Career Debut
Debut Malayalam Film (Child Artist): Minnaram (1994)
Japanese Film (Actress): Nattu Odoru! Ninja Densetsu (2000)
Telugu Film (Actress): Ninne Ishtapaddanu (2003)
Bollywood Film (Actress): Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003)
Pakistani Film (Actress): Kabhi Pyar Na Karna (2008)
Punjabi Film (Actress): Rangeelay (2013)
Hindi TV (Actress): Rajdhani (2000)
• Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress for the Bollywood film, Tumhari Sulu
• Sony Pictures India Award for Breaking Societal Stereotypes
Neha Dhupia Personal Life
Date of Birth 27 August 1980
Age (as in 2018) 38 Years
Birthplace Cochin, Kerala, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Virgo
Hometown Kochi, Kerala, India
School(s) • Naval Public School, Kochi
• Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi
College Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi
Educational Qualification Graduation in History
Food Habit Vegetarian (Earlier, she used to be non-vegetarian)
Hobbies Shopping, Doing Yoga, Travelling, Reading
Neha Dhupia Boyfriend/Husband
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends • Ritwik Bhattacharya (Squash Player)
• James Sylvester (Dentist)
• Yuvraj Singh (Cricketer)
• Angad Bedi (Actor)
Marriage Date 10 May 2018
Husband/Spouse Angad Bedi (Actor)
Children Son- None
Daughter- Mehr Dhupia Bedi (born on 18 November 2018)
Father- Pradip Singh Dhupia (Retired Indian Navy Officer)
Mother- Manpinder aka Babli Dhupia (Homemaker)
Siblings Brother- Hardeep Dhupia (works with Jet Airways)
Neha Dhupia Favourite Things
Favourite Cuisine Chinese
Favourite Actor(s) Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan
Favourite Actress(es) Jaya Bhaduri, Rakhee, Smita Patil, Tabu, Kareena Kapoor
Favourite Book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Favourite Colour(s) Light Red, Purple
Favourite Destination(s) Spain, Netherlands, Fran
Neha Dhupia Career
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.
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 Saavn, in which she interviews Bollywood celebrities. The show received positive reviews, with over 2.3 million listeners. In 2017, she returned with #NoFilterNeha Season 2.
Neha Dhupia Personal life and off-screen work
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 also participated in the Hiru Golden Film Awards 2014 in Sri Lanka as a special guest along with Bollywood actors such as Sunil Shetty, Vivek Oberoi, Anil Kapoor, and actress Bipasha Basu.
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.
Neha Dhupia Filmography
Year Film Role Notes
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
Villain Telugu film
Remake of Tamil film Villain
2004 Julie Julie
Rakht: What If You Can See the Future Rhea Trehan Special appearance
2005 Siskiyaan Ayesha Sheikh
Sheesha Sia/Ria Malhotra Double role
Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Dr. Rekha
Garam Masala Maggi
2006 Fight Club – Members Only Komal Special appearance
Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera Sapna
Chup Chup Ke Meenakshi Credited as Bandya
Utthaan Kiran Talreja
2007 Delhii Heights Suhana
Ek Chalis Ki Last Local Madhu
Shootout at Lokhandwala Rohini
Heyy Babyy Special appearance in a 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
Dasvidaniya Neha Dhanot
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
2010 Action Replayy Mona
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
2012 Maximum Riyana
I M 24 Sheela
Kismet Love Paisa Dilli Cameo
Rush Lisa Kapoor
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
Tumhari Sulu Maria
Qarib Qarib Singlle Cameo
2018 Lust Stories Rekha Karan Johar’s segment
Helicopter Eela Lisa Marine
Year Series Role TV Channel Notes
2000 Rajdhani Star Plus
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
Neha Dhupia Awards/Nominations
Year Film Award Category Result
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
2005 Julie 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 Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
N/A Sony Pictures India Awards Breaking Societal Stereotypes Won
Some Known Facts About Neha Dhupia
- Does Neha Dhupia smoke?: No
- Does Neha Dhupia drink alcohol?: Yes
- In her childhood, Neha Dhupia dreamt of becoming an athlete, but later, she chose acting as her career.
- Neha Dhupia made her first on-screen appearance as a child artist in 1994 with the Malayalam film, Minnaram.
- In 2002, she won the beauty pageant title, ‘Femina Miss India.’
- In the same year, Neha Dhupia was among the top 10 contestants in the Miss Universe pageant.
- Before acquiring all the fame, she had appeared in Indipop band Euphoria’s music video, Sha Na Na. Moreover, Euphoria also made her a member of their band for some time.
- Neha Dhupia was a stage actress before shining the stages of beauty pageants, and to date, she loves stage more than the screen.
- Neha Dhupia did her first play in New Delhi, titled, Graffiti.
- Neha Dhupia also works as a model and has modeled for various advertisement campaigns.
- For her film, Dus Kahaniyaan (2007), Neha made her co-actor wash his hands several times before he came to the act because the scene demanded Neha to lick his palm.
- Neha Dhupia has hosted several TV shows like ‘Comedy Circus’ in 2011 and BFFs with Vogue in 2018.
- Neha Dhupia likes acting, and she made several character artist appearances in many critically acclaimed films because she loves these kinds of roles.
- In one of her interviews with Bollywood Life, she told that she regrets doing the film, Sheesha (2005) in her life the most, in which she played the double role.
- Neha Dhupia is one of the few actresses who valued acting very much and still acted in films that had skin show as the main theme.
- In 2009, Neha did her first American TV miniseries, Bollywood Hero, in which she played the role of Lalima Lakhani.
- Neha Dhupia is a fitness enthusiast and loves doing yoga and workout in her daily routine.
- In 2012, she turned from non-vegetarian to vegetarian when she read about how meat stays in your body for six months.
- In 2013, Neha Dhupia appeared as the team owner in Colors TV show, Nautanki: The Comedy Theatre.
- Neha Dhupia has worked in various languages like Malayalam, Japanese, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, Punjabi, and English.
- Neha Dhupia is also a philanthropist and does charity regularly.
- In 2016, Neha appeared as the gang leader in MTV India’s reality show, MTV Roadies X4: Your Gang, Your Glory.
- Neha Dhupia has also hosted several seasons of an audio chat show, #NoFilterNeha on Saavn. In this show, she interviewed famous celebrities of Bollywood.
- In 2017, she judged the comedy show, Chhote Miyan Dhaakad that was aired on Colors TV.
- On 10 May 2018, at the age of 37, Neha Dhupia tied the knot with her long-time boyfriend, Angad Bedi in an intimate wedding ceremony.