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(born 27 August 1980) is an Indian actress who has worked in several superhit
films. She is a winner of the
Femina Miss India
Dhupia was born in
, India to a
Her father, Commander Pradip Singh Dhupia, served in the
and mother, Manpinder, 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
, affiliated to the
University of Delhi
, majoring in History.
Dhupia made her acting debut in a play in New Delhi called
. Thereafter she appeared in a music video for Indipop band
and also modeled for various advertisement campaigns. She then appeared in the TV serial "
". 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
2002 pageant in Puerto Rico. She was placed in the top 10.
Dhupia made her film debut in the 2003
Qayamat: City Under Threat
(2003), which had just an average performance at the box office. She rose to fame with her role in the film
and then appeared in
(2005) in a dual role of twin sisters but the film did not do well at the box office. She then starred in films such as
Kyaa Kool Hai Hum
Shootout at Lokhandwala
(2007), which did well at the box office, and also featured in a segment of the anthology film
In the following years, Dhupia appeared in supporting roles in multiple critically and commercially acclaimed films including
Chup Chup Ke
Ek Chalis Ki Last Local
Singh Is Kinng
(2008). In 2011, she plays
in the film
Dear Friend Hitler
-a film about Mahatma Gandhi.
Her most recent films are
De Dana Dan
Pappu Can[replacesinglequotehere]t Dance Saala
. She has also worked on her first international project with
. Neha Dhupia may work on
sequel few years down the line.
She has run in the
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[replacesinglequotehere]s Award 2012.