Neha Dhupia (born 27 August 1980) is an Indian actress and beauty queen who is predominantly known for her work in Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam language films. She was born in Kochi, Kerala in a Sikh family to an Indian Navy Commander. She made her acting debut in a stage play and later appeared in a music video for Euphoria. Dhupia then ventured into modelling.
Dhupia made her screen debut in 1994 Malyalam film Minnaram. Her hindi film debut came in 2003 with Qayamat: City Under Threat. She subsequently starred in successful films including Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005) and Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) and also played supporting roles in top grossing Bollywood productions Chup Chup Ke (2006) and Singh is Kinng (2008). In addition to her film career, Dhupia is a winner of the Femina Miss India title (2002).
Neha Dhupia was born in Kochi, India to a Punjabi Sikh family. Her father, Commander Pradip Singh Dhupia, served in the Indian Navy and mother, Manpinder, (Babli Dhupia) is a homemaker. She went to Naval Public School then transferred to Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi. She graduated from Jesus and Mary College in New Delhi, affiliated to the University of Delhi, with Honours in History.
She has run in the Mumbai Marathon to support the Concern India Foundation and helped to raise over 5 lakhs.She also helped to raise money for victims of the 2011 Sikkim earthquake. She performed in the GR8 Women’s Award 2012.She also participated to the Hiru Golden Film Awards 2014 in Sri Lanka as a special guest along with Bollywood actors such as Sunil Shetty, Vivek Oberoi, Anil Kapoor, and actress Bipasha Basu.