Neena Gupta is a popular Indian veteran film actress. She predominantly acts in Bollywood and television industry. Neena won National film Awards for Best Supporting Actress in film Woh Chokri(1994). She gained wide recognition for her work in comedy-drama film ‘Badhai Ho’ in 2018 for which she won many awards. Moreover, Neena made a cameo appearance in the biography of Cricket legend Kapil Dev ’83’ which will be released on 10 April 2020.
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Neena Gupta Age
She was born on 4 June 1959 in Delhi, India. Neena Gupta is 60 years old. Moreover, she belongs to the middle-class Indian family and follows the Hindu religion.
Neena Gupta Wiki
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|Neena Gupta Bio-data|
|Real Name||Neena Gupta|
|Birthdate||4 June 1959|
|Religion | Caste||Hindu|
|Profession||Actress / TV director|
|Hobbies||Traveling and Reading|
|Debut Appearance||'Saath Saath' (1982)|
|Famous For||Comedy-drama film 'Badhai Ho'(2018)|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
|Height||5.3 in Feet|
1.61 in Meter
|Family Background, Education|
|Father Name||Late R. N. Gupta|
|Mother Name||Late Shakuntala|
|Brother Name||Pankaj Gupta|
|Born Place||Delhi, India|
|Current City||Mumbai, India|
|School||The Lawrence School, Sanawar, Solon, Himachal Pradesh|
|College||Delhi University, New Delhi|
National School of Drama
|Education Qualification||M. Phill in Sanskrit|
|Husband, Boyfriend, and Affairs|
|First Husband Name||First Husband - Name Not Known|
|Second Husband||Vivek Mehra|
|Marriage||Second Marriage - 15 July 2008|
|Children||Daughter - Masaba Gupta (Fashion Designer)|
|Ex-Boyfriend | Affairs||Alok Nath (Actor)|
Shaarangdev (son of the Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj)
Vivian Richards (West-Indies cricketer)
Vivek Mehra (Chartered Accountant)
|Social Media Accounts|
Neena Gupta Biography
Neena Gupta was born in New Delhi(India) and raised there with her family. She finished her schooling from The Lawrence School, Sanawar, Solan, Himachal Pradesh.
And then, she started her higher studies from Delhi University, New Delhi and completed a Master’s degree and M.Phill in Sanskrit.
She is a very clever and multi-talented girl since childhood. And while she was in college, she used to play hockey.
Then in 1982, she started a three-year acting course from the National School of Drama. Neena debuted in the acting industry in 1982 with Hindi film ‘Saath Saath’.
While in 1985, she made her debut in the television industry with Khandaan. In 1999, she made her debut as a director through TV serial ‘Saans’.
After that, she played various roles in different television serials and films and earned name and fame with lots of hard work.
Neena Gupta belongs to a middle-class Indian family who follows the Hindu religion. Her father’s name is Late R. N. Gupta and her mother’s name is Late Shakuntala who was died due to cancer.
According to her, her father was the biggest support during tough times in her life. Moreover, she has one brother whose name is Pankaj Gupta.
Apart from that, there is not any information available about her families such as profession and location.
Height in Feet & Body Stats
Neena Gupta’s height is 5.3 feet or 1.61 in a meter and her weight is around 60 kg. Neena’s figure measurement is not available. She has no tattoo on her body. Moreover, she has black eyes and black hair.
Neena Gupta Husband, Daughter, and Affairs
As per the reports, Neena got married at the age of 16 with a boy from Calcutta who studied from IIT Delhi, but the marriage lasted for only two years.
Then in the 1980s, she was in a publicized relationship with former West-Indies cricketer Vivian Richards, with whom she has a daughter, Masaba Gupta. Then she decided to raise her as a single mother in India. Moreover, Masaba is a designer.
After that, she has a rumored relationship with actor Alok Nath and Shaarangdev who is a son of the Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj.
On 15 July 2008, Neena married to Vivek Mehra, who is a Delhi-based chartered accountant and partner with PwC India in the United States.
Let us have a look at actress Neena Gupta’s professional career.
Film Acting Career
Neena Gupta debuted in Hindi film with ‘Saath Saath’ in 1982.
She then made appearances in some international movies such as Gandhi(1982), The Deceivers(1988), Mirza Ghalib(1989), In Custody(1993) & Cotton Mary(1999).
After that, Neena performed in Indian movies such as Adharsheela, Utsav, Laila, Trikala, Taniya, Susman, Rihae, Batwara, Swarg, Drishti, Vasthuhara, Aham, Angaar, Veerta, Aankhen, etc.
In 1994, she did a movie ‘Woh Chokri’ as a recently widowed daughter-in-law and this performance won her a National Film Award for the best-supporting award.
Later, she received many roles and appeared in Dushmani, Jeeo Shaan Se, Nazar, Tere Sang, Veer, Hello Zindagi, Issaq, Alone, Veere Di Wedding and Mulk.
In 2018, Neena’s role in Amit Sharma’s comedy-drama film ‘Badhai Ho’ was appreciated by all and for which she received so many awards.
This movie emerged as the 9th highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2018. Moreover, her latest appearance in 2019 was in the films Music Teacher, Gwalior, and The Last Color.
In 2020, Neena acted as Jaya’s mother in a comedy-drama film ‘Panga’. Later that year, she appeared in ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavadhan’ as Sunaina Tripathi. For the film, she acted a role of Jitendra Kumar‘s mother.
Moreover, she made a cameo appearance in the biography of Cricket legend Kapil Dev ’83’ which will be released on 10 April 2020.
Television Acting Career
Neena’s big break on television happened with ‘Khandaan’ in 1985.
Then she appeared in Yatra(1986), Mirza Ghalib, Bharat Ek Khoj(1988), Daddy(1989), Gumrah, Srimaan Srimati, Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar, Siski(2000), Chitthi, Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin, Daane Anaar Ke(2002), etc.
In 1999, she made her debut as a director through TV serial ‘Saans’ and then Siski(2000) & ‘Kyun Hota Hai Pyarr'(2004).
Later that year, she hosted a television game show ‘Kamzor Kadi Kaun’ which was aired on Star Plus and then she appeared in Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin which gave her considerable popularity.
Neena also ran ‘Sahaj Productions’, a theatre production company with Rajendra Gupta.
From 2005 to 2019, Gupta did several roles in other tv serials such as Saat Phere, Kitni Mohabbat Hai, Ladies Special, Dil Se Diya Vachan, Khujli, Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain & Made In Heaven.
Awards & Achievements
Neena Gupta was nominated and won many awards for her exceptional performance throughout her career such as:
1993: National Award-Best First Non-Feature Film for Bazaar Sitaram (Won)
1994: National Award-Best Supporting Actress for Woh Chokri (Won)
1999: Screen Award-Best Actress for Saans (Won)
2019: Screen Award-Best Actress(critics) for Badhai Ho (Won)
- Lions Gold Award-Best Actor(Female) for Badhai Ho (Won)
- Zee Cine Award-Best Couple of the year(with Gajraj Rao) for Badhai Ho (Won)
- Filmfare Award-Best Actress for Badhai Ho (Nominated)
- Filmfare Award-Best Actress(critics) for Badhai Ho (Won)
- News18 Reel Movie Award-Best Actress for Badhai Ho (Nominated)
- India International Film Festival of Boston-Best Actress for The Last Color (Won)
Neena Gupta is 60 years old as of 2020.
Actress Neena Gupta married her boyfriend Vivek Mehra in 2008.
Actress Neena Gupta and West-Indies former professional cricketer Viv Richards blessed with a baby girl named Masaba Gupta.
Some interesting facts about Neena Gupta
- Does Neena Gupta smoke? Not Known
- Does Neena Gupta drink alcohol? Yes
- She was very interested in acting since her childhood and reportedly, her mother wanted her to become an IAS officer.
- In 1989, she gave birth to a child of cricket legend Vivian Richard named Masaba Gupta out of her marriage.
- At that time, she received a lot of criticism for it and her career was also affected by this.
- Amitabh Bachchhan & Vinod Khanna are her favorite Bollywood stars.
- In 1982, she received Rs.10,000 for the film ‘Gandhi’.
- Neena also appeared as a background dancer in the item song ‘Choli Ke Peeche’ from the film Khalnayak(1993) along with Madhuri Dixit.
- She received too much appreciation for her acting skills in the movie ‘Badhai Ho’ in 2018.
- Moreover, she has a deep faith in Lord Ganesha. Neena is an avid dog lover and owns a pet dog, Luca.
- She also has featured on the cover of several magazines like Femina, Verve, etc.
- Neena appeared in many television commercials such as in 2020, Neena appeared in the popular television show ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ to promote her movies including ‘Panga’ and ‘Subh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’.
- Moreover, she has 2 million followers on her Facebook page.
- Neena Gupta is a very famous actress on social media and she likes to keep in touch with her fans on social accounts like Instagram, Twitter & Facebook.
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