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Neena Gupta

Neena’s Brief Intro –

Neena Gupta is a famous Indian Veteran actress as well as a TV director. She has won two National Awards also. To know more just read till the end.

Neena’s Wiki –

NameNeena Gupta
Birthdate4 June 1959
Age as of 202263 years
BirthplaceDelhi, India
Zodiac SignGemini
ProfessionIndian Veteran Actress,
TV Director

Neena’s Educational Details –

School NameThe Lawrence School, Sanawar in Solan, H.P
College NameFrom Delhi
Educational QualificationM.A. and M. Phil in Sanskrit

Neena’s Physical Appearance –

Height5’3″ (Approx.)
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack

Neena’s Family Details –

Neena Gupta was born in a Hindu family. Neena’s father’s name is Late R.N. Gupta, whereas her mother’s name is Shakuntala Gupta. Her mother died due to cancer. Her brother’s name is Pankaj Gupta.

Neena’s Affairs/Relationship –

When she was 16 years old, she got married to a boy from Calcutta, who is studying at IIT from Delhi. But, that marriage has lasted only two years.

In the 1980s, when she was shooting for a TV serial she met the veteran actor Alok Nath. At that time, rumours spread that they both were engaged and then got separated.

After that, she started dating Shaarangdev. He was the son of a popular Indian classical vocalist named Pandit Jasraj. They both got engaged in a private ceremony but after some time, they gets separated.

Then, in the late 1980s, she started dating West Indies cricket legend, Vivian Richards. This couple dated for almost 13 years and had a daughter before marriage, who was born in 1989. Neena and Vivian’s daughter, Masaba Gupta, is a popular Indian fashion Designer. Although, Neena never got married to Vivian. In an interview, she said that it was her biggest regret to give birth to a child without getting married. They both are still good friends.

Neena Gupta says she was attached to Vivian Richards and hence said no to  marriage proposals | Filmfare.com

Then finally in 2002, she met with the Delhi based Chartered Accountant, named Vivek Mehra. They both met on a flight to Mumbai and gets connected. At that time, Vivek got separated from his last wife. Then, they both started dating together and got married on 15th July 2008 in a private ceremony in the US. As of now, Neena Gupta lives in Mumbai while her husband lives in Delhi.

Career –

Neena Gupta has completed her acting course in 1982 at the National School of Drama. Then, in 1982 she appeared or made her Bollywood debut as an actor in the film, ‘Saath Saath’. Then, in the same year, she got a chance to work in an international film named ‘Gandhi’. From this movie, she came into the limelight. In this movie, she played the role of ‘Abha’. She has appeared in many Bollywood films.

Then, in 1985 she started her career in Hindi TV serials. She made her Tv series debut with ‘Khandaan’. Apart from this, she has also appeared in many Tv serials.

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Then, in 1991 she made her Malayalam debut with the movie ‘Vasthuhara’. Not only in movies, but she has also appeared in many item songs like ‘Choli Ke Peeche’ with Madhuri Dixit in the movie ‘Khalnayak’.

Neena Gupta reveals Subhash Ghai asked her to wear a padded bra for Choli  Ke Peeche - Movies News

In 1997, she has released a pop album named ‘Go-To Court’. This was her biggest flop.

In 1999, she has started directing the TV serial named ‘Saans’. She has also hosted a game show ‘Kamzor Kadi Kaun’ in 2002 which appeared on Star Plus.

In 2018, she again came into the limelight with the Hindi movie, ‘Badhaai Ho. In the same year, she has written the script for a Hindi TV web series named ‘Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain’.

Movie Names –

  1. Saath Saath in 1982
  2. Aadat Se Majboor in 1982
  3. Gandhi in 1982
  4. Yeh Nazdeekiyam in 1982
  5. Jaipur Junction in 1982
  6. Aadharshila in 1982
  7. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron in 1983
  8. Mandi in 1983
  9. Utsav in 1984
  10. Laila in 1984
  11. Agnidaah in 1985
  12. Trikaal in 1985
  13. Taniya in 1987
  14. Susman in 1987
  15. Rihaee in 1988
  16. The Deceivers in 1988
  17. Batwara in 1989
  18. Kaarnama in 1990
  19. Swarg in 1990
  20. Drishti in 1990
  21. Vasthuhara in 1991
  22. Aadhi Mimansa in 1991
  23. Aham in 1992
  24. Zulm Ki Hukumat in 1992
  25. Balwaan in 1992
  26. Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda in 1992
  27. Yalgaar in 1992
  28. Angaar in 1992
  29. Kal Ki Awaz in 1992
  30. Khalnayak in 1993
  31. Veerta in 1993
  32. Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee in 1993
  33. Bhagavad Gita in 1993
  34. Aankhen in 1993
  35. Woh Chokri in 1994
  36. Jazbaat in 1994
  37. Eena Meena Deeka in 1994
  38. Sone ki Sita in 1994
  39. Anth in 1994
  40. In Custody in 1994
  41. Nazar in 1995
  42. Dushmani: A Violent Love Story in 1995
  43. Uff! Yeh Mohabbat in 1997
  44. Jeeo Shaan Se in 1997
  45. Cotton Mary in 1999
  46. Raat Ke Saudagar in 2002
  47. Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab Nahin in 2004
  48. Nazar in 2005
  49. Teree Sang in 2009
  50. The White Elephant in 2009
  51. Veer in 2010
  52. Hello Zindagi in 2010
  53. Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke in 2010
  54. Chhevan Dariya in 2010
  55. Mere Dost Picture abhi baaki hai in 2012
  56. Issaq in 2013
  57. Alone in 2015
  58. The Threshold in 2015
  59. Veere Di Weeding in 2018
  60. Mulk in 2018
  61. Badhaai Ho in 2018
  62. Music Teacher in 2019
  63. The Last Colour in 2019
  64. Panga in 2020
  65. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan in 2020
  66. Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar in 2021
  67. Sardar Ka Grandson in 2021
  68. Chhatrasal in 2021
  69. Dial 100 in 2021
  70. 83 in 2021
  71. Gwalior in 2021

Upcoming Movies –

  1. Goodbye in 2022
  2. Uunchai in 2022
Neena Gupta's iconic roles from films that earned her a name in the industry

TV serial Names –

  1. Khandaan in 1985
  2. Yatra in 1986
  3. Gul Gulshan Gulfaam in 1987
  4. Mirza Ghalib in 1988
  5. Dard in 1989
  6. Daddy in 1989
  7. Junoon in 1994
  8. Daane Anaar Ke from 1994 – 1995
  9. Saans from 1998-1999
  10. Pal Chhin in 1999
  11. Siski in 2000
  12. Son Pari from 2000 – 2004
  13. Kamzor Kadii Kaun from 2001-2002
  14. Saanjhi in 2002
  15. Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr from 2002-2004
  16. Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin in 2004
  17. Saat Phere from 2005-2009
  18. Ladies Special in 2009
  19. Dil se diya vachan from 2010-2011
  20. Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain in 2018
  21. Made in Heaven in 2019
  22. Panchayat in 2020
  23. Masaba Masaba in 2020
  24. PariWr in 2020

Controversy –

  • When she got pregnant without getting married in 1988, she gets trolled in the media. She has also received a lot of criticism, also her career gets affected by this.
Neena Gupta on having daughter Masaba outside marriage: It was selfish on  my part - Movies News

Awards/Achievements –

  • In 1993, she has received the National Film Awards for the best first Non-Feature film for Bazaar Sitaram. This film was directed by Neena Gupta only.
  • In 1994, she has again received the National Film Awards for the best-supporting actress for Woh Chokri.
  • In 1999, she has received screen awards for being the best actress for saans.
  • In 2019, she received Filmfare awards for Best Actress for Badhaai Ho and also for Critics for Badhaai Ho.
  • In 2019, she has received the India International Film Festival of Boston Award for the Best Actress for the Last Color.
  • In 2020, she has received Filmfare OTT Awards for best supporting actor (female) for Panchayat.
  • She received an appreciation letter from the legendary actor, Amitabh Bachchan, after her film ‘Badhai Do’ gets released.
  • In 2021, she has received Filmfare Awards for best-supporting actress in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhaan.

Favourite Things –

FoodRajma Chawal
ActorAmitabh Bachchan,
Vinod Khanna
SingerLata Mangeshkar
ColourCherry Red

Some Unknown Facts –

  • Her mother wants her to become an IAS officer.
  • She was a player in hockey in her college team.
  • In 1982, she has got Rs. 10,000 for the film ‘Gandhi’.
  • She has also got featured on the cover of various renowned magazines.
  • She drinks alcohol occasionally.
  • Neena Gupta is a vegetarian.
  • Reading and travelling are her hobbies.
  • She is an animal lover and also has a pet dog named ‘Luca’.
  • She is a follower of Lord Ganesha.
Neena Gupta in spaghetti strap top and mini shorts slays beach fashion -  Lifestyle News

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