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
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 modeled for
advertisement campaigns. She then appeared in the TV serial Rajdhani 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. She was placed in the top 10.
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).