Neetu Chandra

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Neetu Chandra
Neetu Chandra.jpg
Born (1984-06-20) 20 June 1984 (age 35)
Patna, Bihar, India
OccupationActress , Film producer
Years active2005–present
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in) [1]
RelativesNitin Chandra (brother)
Abhishek Chandra (brother)

Neetu Chandra (born 20 June 1984) is an Indian actress, producer and theatre artist.[2] She is also an established classical dancer and an active sportsperson, involved in the promotion of basketball in the country through her close association with the NBA and Taekwondo, being a fourth Dan black-belt.[3] She has her own production house named Champaran Talkies, winning the National Award for the film Mithila Makhaan.[4] The national award-winning film was directed by her brother Nitin Chandra. Her younger Brother Abhishek Chandra is a Fashion Designer in Hindi Films.

Early life and education[edit]

Neetu Chandra was born in Arrah, Bhojpur, Bihar India. Her mother tongue is Bhojpuri.[5] She was educated at the Notre Dame Academy, Patna and completed her undergraduate education at Delhi's Indraprastha College.[6] She started modelling and Neetu gives credit of her success to her mother, a native of East Champaran in Bihar.[7] She has appeared in several advertisements and videos for firms since her graduation. She holds two Dan black belts in Taekwondo and represented India in the 1997 World Taekwondo Championships in Hong Kong.[8]

Neetu Chandra's brother is Nitin Chandra who also directed the movie Deswa.[9]

Acting career[edit]

She debuted Hindi film industry in 2005 with Garam Masala in which she portrayed the role of Sweety, an air-hostess. She also acted in Godavari, a Telugu film, in 2006. In 2007 she appeared in Madhur Bhandarkar's film, Traffic Signal.

In 2008, she had four releases, being directed by Dibakar Banerjee, Rahul Dholakia, Ashwini Dheer and Vikram. Her Tamil film, Yavarum Nalam with Madhavan, released in 2009, was declared a major hit. In 2010 she was seen in four Hindi films, Rann, Apartment, No Problem, in which she made a special appearance, and Sadiyaan, and one Tamil film, Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai.

In 2011 Deswa, a Bhojpuri film which she produced and which was directed by her brother, is released.[10]

In 2013, she acted in the Tamil gangster film Ameerin Aadhi Baghavan with Jayam Ravi. She has completed filming for a Greek film Home Sweet Home,[11] in which she plays an Indian girl.[12] She had to learn Greek for the film and also dubbed herself.[13] She has two Hindi films, Kusar Prasad Ka Bhoot and Shooter, coming up.[5]

Other work[edit]

Chandra was signed up as the brand ambassador for the Hoop, a Gitanjali brand.[14] She also took part in a commercial for Mysore Sandal Soap. Neetu Chandra also appeared in music director Ismail Darbar's music video "Rasiya Saajan" along with Zubeen Garg.[15] She was also seen in the music video of Bombay Vikings' singer Neeraj Shridhar's hit single "Aa Raha Hoon Main".[16] She also appeared in a successful remix of Sajna Hai Mujhe from D.J. Hot Remix Vol.1 (and the song appeared in 7 other albums after that), and the super hit song Mera Babu Chhail Chhabila (CD - Sophie & Dr.Love, DVD - D. J. Hot Remix Vol.2 & The Return Of Kaanta Mix) alongside Sophie Choudry (the song appeared in 9 other albums after that).

She is a Life Member of International Film And Television Club and International Film And Television Research Centre of Asian Academy of Film & Television.[citation needed]

In 2013, Chandra made her debut in theatre,[17] in a play, called Umrao, which featured her in the title role. The Times of India wrote that, "Neetu Chandra's debut on stage, though confident, doesn't create the desired impact and you wonder what's missing throughout the play".[18] She has been hosting Rangoli on DD National since May 2017.
In 2018, Chandra Becomes Community Ambassador For Patna Pirates in pro kabbadi league.

In the media and personal life[edit]

In 2008, 7Seas Technologies launched a 3D mobile game, Neetu — The Alien Killer, with Neetu Chandra as the lead character.[19]

Neetu was featured on the cover of the January 2009 issue of Indian Maxim.[20]

Neetu began a relationship with actor Randeep Hooda in mid 2010 but the couple parted ways in 2013.[21][22]


As Actress[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Vishnu Hero's friend Telugu
2005 Garam Masala Sweety Hindi
2006 Godavari Raji Telugu
2007 Traffic Signal Rani Hindi
2008 One Two Three Inspector Mayawati Chautala Hindi
2008 Summer 2007 Digamber's wife Hindi
2008 Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Sonal Hindi
2009 Satyameva Jayate Basara Papa Telugu
2009 Yavarum Nalam Priya Manohar Tamil
2009 13B Hindi
2010 Mumbai Cutting Hindi
2010 Rann Yasmin Hussain Hindi
2010 Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai Tejaswini Tamil
2010 Apartment Neha Bhargav Hindi
2010 No Problem Sophia Hindi Special appearance
2010 Sadiyaan Hindi
2011 Yuddham Sei Tamil Special appearance in song "Kannitheevu Ponna"
2011 Kucch Luv Jaisaa Ria Hindi
2011 Deswa Bhojpuri Special Appearance
2013 Aadhi Baghavan Rani Sampatha / Karishma Tamil SIIMA Award for Best Actress in Negative role
2013 Settai Tamil Special appearance in song "Laila Laila"
2014 Manam Telugu Cameo appearance
2014 Power Kannada Special appearance in song "Why Why (YY)"
2015 Thilagar Tamil Special appearance
2016 Block 12[23] Greek
2017 Singam 3 Bar Dancer Tamil Special Appearance in song "O Sone Sone"
2017 Vaigai Express Radhika/ Jyothika Tamil Dual Role
2017 Neetu Chandra Tamil

As producer[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2011 Deswa Bhojpuri
2016 Mithila Makhaan Maithili


Year(s) Show Role Channel Notes Ref.
2017–2018 Rangoli Host/presenter DD National [24]


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  2. ^ "'Mithila Makhaan' has something for all: Neetu Chandra". TIMES OF INDIA.
  3. ^ "'Taekwondo' has something for all: Neetu Chandra". TIMES OF INDIA.
  4. ^ "'Champaran Talkies' has something for all: Neetu Chandra". Champaran Talkies.
  5. ^ a b "Bhojpuri film industry not growing: Neetu Chandra". 4 September 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Neetu shoots kick & punch". The Telegraph (Calcutta). 3 September 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Bollywood Celebrity Interview". Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Neetu Chandra receives second black belt in Taekwondo". The Times of India. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Patna boy to represent India at global business meet in Ireland". 5 April 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Timing relief for Deswa". The Telegraph. Calcutta. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  11. ^ IANS (4 July 2013). "Rediscovered myself with my Greek film: Neetu Chandra - Times Of India". Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  12. ^ "Neetu in awe of her Greek film look". Hindustan Times. 3 July 2012. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  13. ^ "I'm too young for marriage: Neetu Chandra - Times Of India". 5 September 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  14. ^ Das, Chuman (29 January 2009). "Neetu Chandra signs her first ad campaign". Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  15. ^ "| Bollywood News | Hindi Movies News | Celebrity News". Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  16. ^ "Bombay Vikings - Aa Raha Hoon Main". Universal Music India/Vevo. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  17. ^ Jha, Subhash K. (12 November 2013). "Don't want to dilute my moment of glory: Neetu Chandra". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  18. ^ "Theatre Review: Umrao". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  19. ^ "7Seas Technologies ropes in Neetu Chandra for 3D mobile action game — The Economic Times". The Times Of India. 20 March 2008.
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 January 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ "Neetu Chandra and Randeep Hooda split". Times of India. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  22. ^ "Randeep Hooda and Neetu Chandra back together?". India Today. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
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  24. ^ "Swara Bhaskar bids adieu to DD National's 'Rangoli'". Retrieved 15 May 2017.

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