Neha Dhupia (born 27 August 1980) is an Indian actress who has worked in several superhit Bollywood films. Neha Dhupia is a winner of the Femina Miss India title (2002).
Dhupia was born in Kochi, Kerala, India to a Punjabi Sikh family. Her father, Commander Pradip Singh Dhupia, served in the Indian Navy and mother, Manpinder, is a homemaker. Neha went to Naval Public School then transferred to Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi. Dhupia graduated from Jesus and Mary College in New Delhi, affiliated to the University of Delhi, majoring in History.
Dhupia made her acting debut in a play in New Delhi called Graffiti. Thereafter she appeared in a music video for Indipop band Euphoria and also modeled for various advertisement campaigns. Neha then appeared in the TV serial "Rajdhani[disambiguation needed]". In 2002 she entered the Femina Miss India pageant finishing in first place, winning the Femina Miss India Universe title, and was subsequently sent to the Miss Universe 2002 pageant in Puerto Rico. Dhupia was placed in the top 10.
Dhupia made her film debut in the 2003 Bollywood film Qyamat: City Under Threat (2003), which performed averagely at the box office. Neha rose to fame with her role in the film Julie and then appeared in Sheesha (2005) in a dual role of twin brother but the film did not do well at the box office.Neha then starred in films such as Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005) and Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007), which did well at the box office, and also featured in a segment of the anthology film Dus Kahaniyaan (2007).
Chup Chup Ke (2006), Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007), Mithya (2008), Maharathi (2008), Singh Is Kinng (2008) and Dasvidaniya (2008). In 2011, Neha Dhupiaplays Eva Braun in the film Dear Friend Hitler -a film about Mahatma Gandhi.
Her most recent films are Paying Guest, Action Replayy, De Dana Dan and Pappu Can't Dance Saala . Neha Dhupiahas also worked on her first international project with Chris Kattan in IFC's Bollywood Hero. Neha may work on Julie sequel few
years down the line.