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 made her film debut in the 2003 Bollywood film Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003), which had an average performance at the box office. She rose to fame with her role Julie and then appeared in Sheesha (2005) in a dual role of twin sisters but it did not do well at the box office. She then starred in films such as Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005) and Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007), which did well at the box office, and featured in a segment of the anthology film Dus Kahaniyaan (2007).
In the following years, Dhupia appeared in supporting roles in multiple critically and commercially acclaimed films including Chup Chup Ke (2006), Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007), Mithya (2008), Maharathi (2008), Singh Is Kinng (2008) and Dasvidaniya (2008). In 2011, she played Eva Braun in the film Dear Friend Hitler about Mahatma Gandhi.