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Neetu Kapoor
Born Sonia Singh
July 8, 1958 (1958-07-08) (age 51)
India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1968 - 1972 - 1983, 2009 - present
Spouse(s) Rishi Kapoor (1980-present)

Neetu Singh (born 8 July 1958) is an Indian and Bollywood Actress of the 70s. She worked as a child actor under the name Baby Sonia, she played as 'Roopa' (child actress) in 1966 movie Dus Lakh, she also played dual roles in the hit film Do Kaliyan. Other notable films were 'Waris',Pavitra Paapi.etc.

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Early life

Neetu Singh was born in New Delhi to Rajee Singh.

Career

Neetu Singh made her debut as a heroine in 1972 with Rikshawala which was a flop. She took a small role in Yaadon Ki Baarat (1973), which became a hit, and her sizzling dance number to the song Lekar hum brought her so much attention that she was immediately offered lead roles again. In most films, Neetu was cast as the fun-loving daughter or the 'optimistic' or 'lively' girlfriend. She acted with the top stars of her day, especially Rishi Kapoor with whom she appeared in half a dozen films.

On screen and off it, Neetu and Rishi Kapoor fell in love. This led to the couple tying the knot in 1979 after a much publicized engagement that was the talk of Bollywood. Neetu was 21 at that time. She was at the top of her career, having just been nominated for a Filmfare Award as Best Supporting Actress for Kaala Pathar (1979)[1], but she retired.[2] She dismissed the allegation that she left films, because it was customary for actresses married to the famous Kapoor family to retire after marriage, claiming that it was her 'personal choice.'[3]

Personal life

Neetu is married to Rishi Kapoor and they have two children, Riddhima, a fashion designer and recently married to a Delhi based industrialist called Bharat Sahni. Their son Ranbir Kapoor is a Bollywood actor.[4]

Trivia

  • In most of the films she was cast as the fun-loving daughter or the 'optimistic' or 'lively' girlfriend.
  • She was spotted by Vyjantimala, and was offered the role of a child artist in the film Suraj.

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