Sunday, August 30, 2009

Neena Gupta still loves Viv Richards - Inteview with Vir Sanghvi

Neena Gupta, born on 4 July 1959, actress, television personality and director, and winner of the 1994 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for Woh Chokri, is a 1980 alumnus of National School of Drama, New Delhi, India.

Neena Gupta has acted in international films such as Gandhi (1982), The Deceivers (1988), In Custody (1993) and Cotton Mary (1999). Her notable Indian films include Mandi (1983), Trikaal (1985), Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (1993), Dristi (1990), Utsav (1984), Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983) and Khalnayak (1993).

Gupta started her television career with Khandaan (1985) followed by Gulzar's Mirza Ghalib (1987), Shyam Benegal's Bharat Ek Khoj (1988), Dard (1994), Gumraah (1995), Saat Phere (2005), Chitthi (2003), Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin (2004) and Kitani Mohabbat Hai (2009). She was the host of Kamzor Kadii Kaun (Star Plus), the Indian version of the TV series The Weakest Link, and appeared in the popular TV series Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin (Sony TV).

She has directed successful TV series such as Saans (1999) and Kyun Hota Hai Pyaar. She has made the telefilms Lajwanti and Bazar Sitaram (1993), which won the 1993 National Film Award for Best First Non-Feature Film.

She had a brief affair of six months with former West Indies Cricketer Vivian Richards, with whom she has a daughter, Masaba. In an interview with Vir Sanghvi she told that she still loves Viv Richards and he too does so. She was also involved in relationships with Alok Nath and Sharang Dev. However, on 15 July 2008, she married New Delhi-based chartered accountant Vivek Mehra in a secret marriage in the United States).

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