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Profession: Bollywood Actress and Model
Date of Birth: 27 August 1980
Place of Birth: Cochin, India
Birth Name: Neha Dhupia
Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
Former beauty queen and winner of Femina Miss India 2002, Neha Dhupia was born on 27th August 1980 to a Punjabi hindu family born in Cochin, Kerala. Her father was Commander Pradip Dhupia, who served in the Indian Navy and mother is Manpinder. She has a brother Hardeep. She was nick named ‘Chotu’.
Her schooling was at the Naval Public School in Cochin and later at the Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi. She completed her graduation in History (Hons) from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University.
Fame beckoned in 2002 when she won the Miss India title and was amongst the final ten at the Miss Universe pageant.
She started her career as an actress in ‘Rajdhani’ a TV serial during the year 1999. Thereafter she did a music video for Indipop band Euphoria. She modeled for advertisement campaigns. She did a song with Ginuwine & Shayal called “Baby”.
She entered the Femina Miss India pageant in 2002 and came in first place winning the Femina Miss India Universe title and was subsequently sent to Miss Universe 2002 pageant in Puerto Rico. She placed in the top 10. As no. 4
She made her debut on the tinsel screen during 1997 with ‘Jab Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya’. Then during the year 2003 she appeared in two Telugu movies, before making her first major appearance in a Bollywood flick ‘Qayamat: City Under Threat’ also during the same year.