Neha Dhupia
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Neha Dhupia (born 27 August 1980) is an Indian actress and model who works predominantly in Hindi, and some Punjabi, Telugu and Malayalam films. She has won the Femina Miss India 2002 pageant and was among the top 10 finalists in Miss Universe in the same year. She has also been one of the leaders of MTV Roadies since Season 14.

Early life

Dhupia was born in (present-day 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, Cochin then transferred to Navy Children School, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.She graduated from Jesus and Mary College in New Delhi, affiliated to the University of Delhi, with honours in History.

Career

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 participated in the Femina Miss India pageant, where she was crowned as Miss India 2002. She was subsequently sent to the Miss Universe 2002 pageant in Puerto Rico where she placed in the top 10. After placing in the pageant, Dhupia intended to pursue a career in the Indian Foreign Service, but turned to acting instead.

Film career

Her Bollywood debut was with the 2003 film Qayamat: City Under Threat, 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 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.

Personal life and off-screen work

Dhupia 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 at the GR8 Women's Award 2012. She also participated in 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. She married actor Angad Bedi in a private ceremony at a Gurudwara on May 10, 2018. On November 18, 2018, she gave birth to their first child, a girl, Mehr Dhupia Bedi.Neha Dhupia has been fat-shamed for her post-pregnancy weight gains by certain sections of the media.

Personal life and off-screen work

Dhupia 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 at the GR8 Women's Award 2012.She also participated in 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.Dhupia married actor Angad Bedi, the son of former Indian cricket captain Bishan Singh Bedi in a private ceremony at a Gurudwara on 10 May 2018. On 18 November 2018, she gave birth to a girl. Dhupia was fat-shamed for her post-pregnancy weight gains by certain sections of the media in 2019. On 19 July 2021, she and Angad announced that they are expecting their second child with an Instagram post. She gave birth to her second child, a baby boy on 3 October 2021.She decided to took an exit from Roadies.In March 2020, a clip from the reality show MTV Roadies surfaced where Dhupia berated a male contestant who claimed to have slapped his girlfriend for cheating on him but her reaction to a female contestant who said she had slapped four men was not as strong. Her critics accused her of misrepresenting what feminism and gender equality stand for. In a later statement, Dhupia clarified that her reaction had been misrepresented and taken out of context, but that she stood by her opinion that physical abuse can not be tolerated no matter what the purported cause is.

Controversy

See also: My body, my choice In March 2020, she was abused on social media after a clip from the reality show MTV Roadies went viral. In the clip, Dhupia berated a male contestant who claimed to have slapped his girlfriend for cheating on him. Dhupia was targeted with abusive comments claiming that she was "hypocritical" since her reaction to a female contestant who said she had slapped four men was not as strong. Her critics accused her of misrepresenting what feminism and gender equality stand for. In a later statement, Dhupia claimed that her reaction had been misrepresented and taken out of context, but that she stood by her opinion that physical abuse can not be tolerated no matter what the purported cause is.

Controversy

See also: My body, my choice In March 2020, she was abused on social media after a clip from the reality show MTV Roadies went viral. In the clip, Dhupia berated a male contestant who claimed to have slapped his girlfriend for cheating on him. Dhupia was targeted with abusive comments claiming that she was "hypocritical" since her reaction to a female contestant who said she had slapped four men was not as strong. Her critics accused her of misrepresenting what feminism and gender equality stand for. In a later statement, Dhupia claimed that her reaction had been misrepresented and taken out of context, but that she stood by her opinion that physical abuse can not be tolerated no matter what the purported cause is.
Source: Wikipedia

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