Esha Gupta (born 28 November 1985) is an Indian film actress, model, and the winner of the Miss India International title of 2007. She has established a career in Bollywood films.
Gupta entered the Femina Miss India contest in 2007, where she placed third and won the Miss India International title, and later represented India at Miss International pageant. She soon received offers for film roles, and made her acting debut in the 2012 moderately successful crime thriller Jannat 2, that fetched her a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
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Gupta received praise for her portrayal in the political drama Chakravyuh (2012), but her performance in the comedy film Humshakals (2014) met with negative reviews. She had her biggest commercial successes with starring roles in the horror film Raaz 3D (2012) and the suspense thriller Rustom (2016).
Gupta participated in Femina Miss India in 2007, where she won Miss Photogenic and came 3rd to go on to compete in Miss India International. She featured in the Kingfisher Calendar in 2010.
Gupta made her Bollywood debut with Mahesh Bhatt’s Jannat 2 opposite Emraan Hashmi in the lead role.For her debut performance, Taran Adarsh of Boollywood Hungama said, “Debutante Esha Gupta enchants you with her captivating charm.
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She appears a tad unrefined at places, nonetheless she handles her part assertively.” Martin D’Souza of Glam Sham wrote, “As for the debutante, Esha Gupta, I guess she may have to enroll herself into an acting school.”Gaurav Malani stated, “Esha Gupta, who looks a mix between Lara Dutta and Isha Koppikar, is merely there for the glam quotient.”
After a good response from her video album, she was signed by Neeraj Pandey for his upcoming romantic thriller Rustom opposite Akshay Kumar and alongside Ileana D’Cruz. She is said to play an important negative role in the film showcasing her grey shades, her role and looks from the film is said to be inspired by Priyanka Chopra’s role in Aitraaz. She has already started searching for her looks to play a “Bad vamp”. She had also been approached for an item song alongside Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor in Rangoon.