When it comes to breaking typical social stereotypes, B-Town divas are always ahead. However, some just go way beyond the boundaries to keep their perspective in front of the World and one such heroic B-Town star, Neena Gupta surely grabs the limelight.
Renowned Indian actress and TV Director, Neena Gupta never fail to win hearts with her mind-blowing on-screen presence. Apart from gaining fame through her acting, the beautiful actress is also known for her fearless attitude towards life. Be it reel or real, Neena Gupta has that perfect vibe to attract and influence people. She is a self-made woman whose story always motivate others to achieve their goals. So, here are some rare known things about this bold beauty that you might not be aware of.
Neena Gupta ancestry:
Unlike mainstream Bollywood actors, Neena shatters the whole idea of Nepotism. Coming from a background that had no connection to cinema, Neena chose her path of hard work to grab a big name in the industry. Living life on her terms, the Diva took her first step in acting by making a room in the National School of Drama. With lots of dreams and goals, Neena kept on moving and, never gave up no matter what.
Neena Gupta’s family had a negative viewpoint for Bollywood but she proved her worth. Her mother wanted her to be an IAS but Neena always dreamt of becoming a successful actress. Born in a middle-class family, blessed with one sibling, Neena and her brother were always asked to focus on studies. Neena did her schooling at The Lawrence School, Sanawar. She completed her post-graduation and MPhil in Sanskrit Literature from Delhi University.
Neena Gupta: Roller coaster journey in TV serials and films:
Neena started her career with the movie, Yeh Nazdeekiyaan. Initially, the actress got side roles that were not that noticeable. Later, Neena’s identity got marked in the industry after she did some major supporting roles. In 1982, Neena did an international movie, Gandhi and Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro in 1983. Her movie Trikaal by Shyam Benegal made its place in the Indian Panorama at Filmotsav 1986 and London film festival. In 1988, Neena was seen alongside Hema Malini, Naseeruddin Shah and Vinod Khanna in the film Rihaee. She also played a significant role in Pooja Bhatt’s debut film, Daddy. Besides playing significant roles in Hindi films, Neena also stepped into few Malayalam films like Vasthuhara, Aham and Aadi Mimansa. In 1992, Zulm Ki Hukumat and Balwaan featuring Neena got superhit.
Neena Gupta’s presence in the famous Madhuri Dixit’s song Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai brought her the major limelight. In 1994, Neena received the title of the best-supporting actress in the National Film Award for the movie Woh Chokri. In 1995, Neena bagged a role in Soni Razdan’s movie Nazar. Other popular movies that grabbed attention towards Neena Gupta are Veer, Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke, Chhevan Dariya, Alone, Veere Di Wedding, Mulk, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Thappad and Badhaai Ho.
Neena Gupta Television career:
Neena Gupta Television career began in 1985 with the TV series Khandaan on Doordarshan. Post this she did another TV show, Gul Gulshan Gulfaam which too aired on Doordarshan. The television series that gave Neena huge popularity was Saans. After doing some super hit shows on DD, Neena portrayed the character of Nandini in Jassi Jassi Koi Nahin. Besides this, Neena proved herself as an amazing actor in TV serials including, Saat Phere, Ladies special and Dil Se Diya Vachan.
Neena Gupta Personal Life:
When it’s about Neena Gupta personal life, things are quite controversial. The fearless Queen has not only seen ups and downs in her Filmy career but also her personal space. She is the first Bollywood celebrity who gave birth to her child before marriage after which her name massively struck in the hot headlines. Neena received mixed reactions from society for her decision of becoming a single mother. However, she did not care about anyone and raised her daughter Masaba with pride.
Neena Gupta breakdown in relationships:
Neena had few affairs but her love life with cricketer Vivian Richard in the 1980s received major attention. The duo was in a live-in relationship and Masaba is their love child. Vivian was already married and had two children which is why things got tough for Neena. She made her mind to go forward with her pregnancy before marriage and the couple broke up. Still, Neena is confident and always speaks up on her distorted relationship with Richard. The actress warns the youth and give advice to not involve with a married man.
Apart from Richard, Neena’s name with Alok Nath also went viral but things did not work well and the two got separated. Another nightmare in Neena’s dreamy tale came when she was with Shaarangdev. Being madly in love, the two did engagement but Shaarang called off the wedding. Till now the reason behind his decision is under wraps.
After facing so many twists and turns in her love life, Neena finally found her man at the age of 42. Neena met a Delhi based CA, Vivek Mishra on a flight and that’s where she thought of not spending life alone. The two came into a relationship for almost six years and now are happily staying together. We hope that he is the true love of the exceptionally talented Neena. Neena Gupta is an inspiration for all the woman who comes with a liberal mind.