Indian-born bombshell Neha Kapur is a bonafide celebrity who is famous for a number of different reasons. She began modeling as a teenager but her career gained a major boost in 2006 when she won the national beauty contest in her native country of India. She also represented India at the Miss Universe 2006 pageant. The former beauty queen equally ventured into another aspect of the show business as an actress. Beyond her own individual accomplishments, she is also famous for being one half of a celebrity couple, the other half being Kunal Nayyar who is best known for his role in the hit TV sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
Neha Kapur Bio
Neha Kapur was born on the 31st day of March in the year 1984 in New Dehli, a district in India’s capital city Dehli. She was born into a Punjabi Hindu family. Her father is Punjabi while her mother is a Bihari.
Neha has two older brothers. Growing up, she attended Springdales School at Dhaula Kuan in New Delhi. She is also known to have begun studying classical dance from a very young age. Lady Kapur learned the Bharatanatyam genre of Indian classical dance for four years and she also dedicated eight long years to the study of the Kathak genre of Indian classical dance. She later attended the Pearl Academy where she bagged a degree in fashion designing.
Kapur began her professional modeling career in her late teenage years and she was signed to Elite Model Management. In early 2006, she took part in the Femina Miss India 2006 beauty pageant. She won the contest and was crowned the Femina Miss India Universe 2006. In addition to being the overall winner, she also won two other awards at the pageant – Femina Miss Fresh Face and Femina Miss Photogenic.
As a result of winning the Femina Miss India Universe 2006 crown, Neha Kapur got to represent her country at Miss Universe 2006, the 55th edition of the annual international Miss Universe pageant. The contest took place on the 23rd of July 2006 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Among a total of 86 contestants who competed for the highly-coveted crown, Kapur reached the semifinal stage of the contest and also finished among the top 20 contestants.
Kapur’s modeling career became even more successful following her victorious outings. She has graced the covers of several Indian Magazines like Elle, Femina, Man’s World, India Today, L’Officiel, and Travel Plus.
Her Net Worth
Neha Kapur has undoubtedly done very well for herself in the course of her modeling career. The Indian-born beauty has walked the runway for some of the biggest names in the Indian fashion industry including Malini Ramani, Ritu Kumar, Rohit Bal, Satya Paul, and Tarun Tahiliani. She has also featured in ad campaigns for major brands such as Pantaloons, Tuscan Verve, Sunsilk, and several others. With these and other lucrative ventures, it comes as no surprise that she has amassed an astonishing amount of wealth valued at an estimated $15 million.
Relationship with Kunal Nayyar
Neha Kapur has been married for many years to British-born Indian actor Kunal Nayyar. The two are said to have met through mutual friends back in 2008 in New Dehli. Kunal was based in the United States at the time but was on a visit to New Dehli. Their friendship blossomed very rapidly and by the time he was to return to the US, he invited her to visit the country. Neha arrived the US three weeks later and as they say, the rest is history.
After dating for about three years, Neha Kapur and Kunal Nayyar ultimately tied the knot on December 22, 2011, in a lavish Indian Punjabi wedding ceremony which lasted for 6 days. Over 1000 guests attended the couple’s wedding reception which was held on December 23, 2011, at the Delhi Gymkhana.
Height and Other Body Stats
Neha Kapur stands at an impressive height of 5 feet 9¼ inches (176 cm) and this statuesque physique is undoubtedly her most distinctive feature. As expected, the gorgeous model sports a trim physique and she maintains a body weight of about 57 kg (126 lb).