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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.

Neena Kulkarni Model

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

Well, here is all in short about actress Neena Kulkarni’s age, family, height, Weight, education, relationship, career, movies, and much more. Let us have a look at the table.

Neena Kulkarni Bio-Data
Full NameNeena Kulkarni
Nick NameNeena
Birth Date15th August 1962 (Wednesday)
Age (approx)57 years (as of 2020)
ProfessionActress, Film Producer, Film Director, Writer, Television Actress, Soap Opera Actress
Birth PlacePune, Maharashtra, India
Lives inPune, Maharashtra, India
NationalityIndian
Caste | ReligionHindu
HobbiesTravel, Shopping and Singing
Debut AppearanceBollywood: 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 ForTV serial Ye Hai Mohabbatein (2013 to present) for role of Madhavi Vishwanathan Iyer
IncomeNot Known
Net WorthNot Known
Physical Appearance
HeightIn feet - 5' 5"
In meter-1.65 m
In centimeter - 165 cm
WeightIn Kilograms: 60 Kg
In Pounds: 132 lbs
Body TypeNot Known
Figure Measurement32-26-32
Hair Color:Black
Eye Color:Dark Brown
TattooNot Known
Family Background, Education
Father NameName Not known (Chief of J J Hospital's psychiatry department
Mother NameName Not known (Doctor)
SiblingsNot Known
School NameCanossa Convent High School, Mahim
CollegeElphinstone College, Mumbai
Educational QualificationGraduate
Boyfriend, Husband, Relationship
Boyfriend NameDilip Kulkarni (Actor)
Marital StatusWidowed (Since 2002)
HusbandDilip Kulkarni (Actor)
MarriageNot Known
SonDivij Kulkarni
Daughters:Sohaa Kulkarni
Favorite Things
Favorite Things to DoIndian Cuisine
Favorite Film ActressMadhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra
Favorite DestinationNew York
Facebook:Neenakulkarni
Instagram:Neenakulkarni
Twitter:@Neenakulkarni

Biography

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.

Neena Kulkarni Indian Actress
Neena Kulkarni Indian Actress

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.

Family

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.

Actress Neena's childhood Photo
Actress Neena’s childhood Photo
Actress Neena Kulkarni's father
Actress Neena Kulkarni’s father
Neena's mother
Neena’s mother

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.

Marriage Photo
Marriage Photo of Neena
Neena Kulkarni’s daughter Sohaa Kulkarni

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.

Theatre

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.

Neena in a theater play Mahatma Versus Gandhi
Neena in a theater play Mahatma Versus Gandhi

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.

Commercials

Cadbury, Surf, Parachute, PayTm, Mother Dairy, and Maggie Masala are Neena’s prominent advertising commercials.

Bollywood Movies

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.

Short film 'Devi'
Short film ‘Devi’ cast

In 2020, Neena became a part of the famous short film ‘Devi’ along with popular stars Shruti Hassan, Kajol, and Neha Dhupia.

Achievements

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‘.

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