Neena Kulkarni is an Indian actress, column-writer, producer and director. She started her acting career on Marathi professional stage and Hindi experimental stage in the 1970s. At the same time, she also took part in fashion shows and modeling.
After that, she went on to be a part of several Hindi Productions under the direction of Pt. Satyadev Dubey who was her first guru. Neena Kulkarni also appeared in Bollywood, Hollywood and French movies. Check out more about Neena Kulkarni from the article.
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Neena Kulkarni Age
Neena Kulkarni was born on 15th August 1962 in Pune, Maharashtra, India. She is 57 years old (as of 2020) and belongs to an Indian-Hindu family.
Neena Kulkarni Wiki
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|Neena Kulkarni Bio-Data|
|Full Name||Neena Kulkarni|
|Birth Date||15th August 1962 (Wednesday)|
|Age (approx)||57 years (as of 2020)|
|Profession||Actress, Film Producer, Film Director, Writer, Television Actress, Soap Opera Actress|
|Birth Place||Pune, Maharashtra, India|
|Lives in||Pune, Maharashtra, India|
|Caste | Religion||Hindu|
|Hobbies||Travel, Shopping and Singing|
|Debut Appearance||Bollywood: Mirch Masala (1987)|
Bollywood: Mirch Masala (1987)
Hollywood: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)
French Film: A Wedding (2016)
Hindi TV: Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai Season 2 (2006-2008
|Famous For||TV serial Ye Hai Mohabbatein (2013 to present) for role of Madhavi Vishwanathan Iyer|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
|Height||In feet - 5' 5"|
In meter-1.65 m
In centimeter - 165 cm
|Weight||In Kilograms: 60 Kg|
In Pounds: 132 lbs
|Body Type||Not Known|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Family Background, Education|
|Father Name||Name Not known (Chief of J J Hospital's psychiatry department|
|Mother Name||Name Not known (Doctor)|
|School Name||Canossa Convent High School, Mahim|
|College||Elphinstone College, Mumbai|
|Boyfriend, Husband, Relationship|
|Boyfriend Name||Dilip Kulkarni (Actor)|
|Marital Status||Widowed (Since 2002)|
|Husband||Dilip Kulkarni (Actor)|
|Favorite Things to Do||Indian Cuisine|
|Favorite Film Actress||Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra|
|Favorite Destination||New York|
A recognized television and movie actor, Neena Kulkarni was born on 15th August 1962 at Pune, Maharashtra, India in a typical Indian family.
Neena completed her study at Canossa Convent School, Mahim and then after graduated from Elphinstone College, Mumbai. Pt. Satyadev Dubey who introduced her to the world of Hindi theatre, which is when she began with an experimental stage.
In 1978, she met Vijaya Mehta, who cast her into Anil Barve’s “Hamidabaichi Kothi” to play the role of ‘Shabbo’ which opened the door of Marathi theatre for her. Neena got married to Dilip Kulkarni (Actor) in 1980, after a 5 – 6 years of courtship period.
At that time, it was a cinematic love story of a boy and girl fall in love with each other having different backgrounds and sharing a common passion of love for theatre and acting. They became a family of four after the birth of two children, name Divij Kulkarni (Son) and Sohaa Kulkarni (daughter), both are also media professionals, now.
Dilip passed away on 22nd December 2002 after suffering from several heart diseases. Neena did not only Marathi and Hindi movies, but also did English and French movies, theatre plays, and commercials.
All in all, her contribution to the Marathi theatre and films is remarkable and will be remembered forever.
Neena Kulkarni belongs to a Hindu family. Her father (Name not known) was a Chief of J J Hospital’s psychiatry department and her mother (Name not known) was a doctor. Neena’s husband’s name is Dilip Kulkarni (Actor) was passed away on 22nd December 2002 due to heart disease. Neena has two children, Divij (son) and Sohaa (daughter), who are also Media professionals today.
Boyfriend, Marriage, Husband, Affair or Relationship
Neena met Dilip Kulkarni (Actor) and after a 5 -6 year period of their relationship, they got married to each other in 1980. She has 2 children – a boy and a girl, by Dilip. After suffering from some heart disease, Dilip passed away on 22nd December 2002.
Height in Feet & Body Status
Neena Kulkarni Shetty gorgeous actress with approximately 5’5″ feet or 165 cm height and weight is around 60 kg. Neena has a fit body with measurement is around 32-26-32. In addition, she has dark brown eyes and black hair.
Neena Kulkarni Career
Let us have a look at Neena’s professional career.
She started her acting career on Marathi professional stage and Hindi experimental stage in the 1970s. At the same time, she also took part in fashion shows and modeling. She was introduced to the world of Hindi theatre with an experimental stage by Pt. Satyadev Dubey, who she considered as her first guru.
In 1978, Dr. Vijay Mehta chooses her in Anil Barve’s “Hamidabai Chi Kothi” to play the role of ‘Shabbo’ in it. By that, she began her long journey in the world of Marathi theatre with Bai with ‘Mahasagar’ and ‘Savitri‘. She got many awards such as Natya Darpan, state awards, Natya Parishad recognition, etc. for her remarkable Marathi plays.
Moreover, She directed the play ‘Mahasagar’ (2011), ‘Mahatma versus Gandhi‘, ‘Educating Rita’ and ‘Wedding album’ – English play.
TV Shows, International shows
A TV serial “Ye Hain Mohabbatein” has completed over 6 years in which Neena has a role of ‘Madhavi Vishwanathan Iyer’. Neena worked in the “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel“, “Rani” (an 8 part series in the French language).
In addition to that, she also did a web series “Breathe” and short films “Cuddly” and “Maa” which won much appreciation from her fans.
Cadbury, Surf, Parachute, PayTm, Mother Dairy, and Maggie Masala are Neena’s prominent advertising commercials.
Neena did so well in Bollywood movies, also. “Mirch Masala” (1987) was her first debut Bollywood movies as an artist and from this movie to now, she worked in many Bollywood movies like Hungama, Mere Yaar ki Shadi Hain, Paheli, Bhootnath, Baadal, Hunter, Rann, Hasee to phase, etc. and win public’s hearts by her acting skill.
In 2020, Neena became a part of the famous short film ‘Devi’ along with popular stars Shruti Hassan, Kajol, and Neha Dhupia.
Neena received a National award for the film “Shervi” (2006) for the best feature Marathi film. Neena won the Filmfare award in 2016 in the category of best actor in supporting role for the movie “Dil-e Nadaan“.
Some interesting facts about Neena Kulkarni
Does Neena Kulkarni smoke? Not known
Does Neena drink alcohol? Not known
Neena started her career as a model. After that, she entered Hindi theatre as an artist and did memorable theatre plays such as Adhe Adhure, Mayavi Sarovar, Educating Rita, etc.
Neena won her first award in 1978 for the role of ‘Shabbo’ in the Marathi theater play “Hamidabai Chi Kothi”.
Neena Kulkarni is the founder of “Upstage Film Company” and under this company, she produced her first Marathi movie ‘Shevri’ in 2006.
Moreover, Neena directed the Marathi play ‘Mahasagar’, in 2011.
Apart from that, she worked in Marathi newspaper ‘Loksatta’ as a column – writer for almost three years.
She is a very active personality on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. She updates her social handle regularly and uploads beautiful photos on it.
Her official Instagram is ‘neenakulkarni‘.