Neena Gupta (born 4 June 1959) is an Indian film and television actress and director-producer. She won the 1994 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for Woh Chokri. She is a popular actress in Indian commercial cinema, but it is her work with art filmmakers of India, like Shyam Benegal that got her recognition as an actress of considerable repute. She did a guest appearance in the TV Series; Shrimaan Shrimati. She also hosted the Indian version of the television quiz show The Weakest Link, Kamzor Kadii Kaun.
Gupta has made appearances in several international films, such as Gandhi (1982), in which she played the niece of Mahatma Gandhi, and the Merchant Ivory films The Deceivers (1988), Mirza Ghalib(1989) In Custody (1993), and Cotton Mary (1999).
She starred along with Madhuri Dixit in Khalnayak (1993); she was featured in the popular song “Choli ke peeche” in the movie. She has made the telefilms Lajwanti and Bazar Sitaram (1993), which won the 1993 National Film Award for Best First Non-Feature Film.
Her big break on television came with Khandaan (1985), Yatra (1986), Gulzar’s Mirza Ghalib (1987), a TV miniseries, followed by Shyam Benegal’s Bharat Ek Khoj (1988) and later Dard (1994 DD Metro), Gumraah (1995 DD Metro), Saans (Star Plus), Saat Phere (2005), Chitthi (2003), Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin (2004), and Kitani Mohabbat Hai (2009).
She had a relationship with former West Indian cricketer Vivian Richards in the 1980s, from which she has a daughter, Masaba Gupta, a fashion designer. She was also involved in relationships with Alok Nath and Sharang Dev. On 15 July 2008, she married New Delhi-based Vivek Mehra, a chartered accountant and Partner with PwC India in a secret marriage in the United States.
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