Neelu Kohli Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Religion: Sikhism
Age: 58 Years
Husband: Harminder Singh Kohli

Neelu Kohli

Other nameNilu Kohli [1]Instagram - Nilu Kohli
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 161 cm
in meters- 1.61 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm: 'Dil Kya Kare' (1999) (supporting role)
Poster of the 1999 film 'Dil Kya Kare'
TV (Punjabi): 'Nimmo Te Vimmo'
Neelu Kohli in a still from the Punjabi TV show 'Nimmo Te Vimmo'
TV (Hindi): 'Jai Hanuman' (1997-2000)
Poster of 1997 TV show 'Jai Hanuman'
AwardsWon Best Actress Award at Success Stories Awards 2021 [2]Instagram - Nilu Kohli
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 May 1964 (Friday)
Age (as of 2022)58 Years
BirthplaceRanchi, Jharkhand
Zodiac signTaurus
HometownRanchi, Jharkhand
SchoolLoreto Convent School in Doranda, Ranchi, Jharkhand
College/UniversityNirmala College in Doranda, Ranchi, Jharkhand [3]The Telegraph
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
HobbiesReading books
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date19 October 1986
Husband/SpouseHarminder Singh Kohli (d. 24 March 2024; slipped on the bathroom floor) [4]Times Now
Neelu Kohli with her husband
ChildrenSon- Banveer Kohli
Neelu Kohli with her son, Banveer
Daughter- Sahiba Kohli
Neelu Kohli with her daughter, Sahiba
ParentsFather- Name not known (Army personnel in the British Indian Army)
Neelu Kohli's father
Mother- Name not known
Neelu Kohli with her mother and brother
SiblingsBrother- Bapti Singh (younger)
Neelu Kohli with her brother, Bapti
DrinkCoffee, Tea (earl grey, cardamom)
ActorDiljit Dosanjh
FootwearMojaris (Juttis)

Neelu Kohli

Some Lesser Known Facts About Neelu Kohli

  • Neely Kohli is an Indian actress, who is known for working predominantly in the Hindi film industry. In 2022, she appeared in the Hindi period drama film ‘Jogi.’
  • She received her first acting offer at a dental clinic when her daughter’s tooth broke and Neelu took her to the dentist. She was cast to act in a TV commercial. Later, she debuted with the Punjabi TV serial ‘Nimmo Te Vimmo.’ She began her acting career at the age of 35.

    Neelu Kohli's photo from the initial days of her marriage

    Neelu Kohli’s photo from the initial days of her marriage

  • She worked in various theatrical productions while studying in school and college.
  • She played the role of Nanda Kukku Chabra in the StarPlus’ show ‘Bhabhi’ (2000-2008), which turned out to be a breakthrough for her. She became a household name and was the only actor in the show who appeared in all 1400 episodes of the show.

    Neelu Kohli in a still from the TV show 'Bhabhi'

    Neelu Kohli in a still from the TV show ‘Bhabhi’

  • She made episodic appearances in the TV series ‘Aahat’ (1995) and ‘C.I.D.’ (1998).
  • Later, she worked in many TV shows including ‘Miit’ (2002), ‘Khushiyan’ (2003), ‘Yeh Meri Life Hai’ (2004), ‘Pyaar Ki Kashti Mein’ (2004), ‘Jabb Love Hua’ (2006), and more.
  • She has worked in multiple Bollywood films, such as ‘Tapish’ (2000), ‘Tere Liye’ (2001), ‘Style’ (2001), ‘Run’ (2004), ‘Khanna & Iyer’ (2007), and more.
  • She likes to meditate and practice yoga.

    Neelu Kohli practising yoga at her home

    Neelu Kohli practising yoga at her home

  • She considers Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, as the hero of her life.
  • For over 10 years, she had one cup of coffee and one toast for her breakfast.
  • While working on the set of a film or TV show, she likes to have black tea in between takes.
  • She has a collection of various types of teas and toothpicks.
  • Whenever she visits any country, she purchases souvenirs and fridge magnets.
  • She has one regret in her life which is not getting a chance to act in the same frame alongside actor Irrfan Khan while working in the 2017 film ‘Hindi Medium.’
  • Out of acting in Films, television shows, and TV commercials, she enjoys working in TV commercials the most. She has worked for various brands such as Pepsi, Rin, SBI Bank, Cream Bell, and more.


  • In 2007, she played the role of Parminder Kaur ‘Pammi’ Singh in the romantic film ‘MP3: Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar.’ She played the role of Nilu Kohli in the 2009 film ‘Luck by Chance’ starring Farhan Akhtar. In the 2010 film ‘Hum Tum Aur Ghost,’ she played the role of Riya. In 2011, she acted in two films titled ‘Patiala House’ and ‘Jaana Pehchana.’
  • She was cast to play the role of Mrs Kohli in the 2009 comedy-drama short film ‘Aiyyo Paaji!.’

    Neelu Kohli in a still from the 2009 comedy film 'Aiyyo Paaji!'

    Neelu Kohli in a still from the 2009 comedy film ‘Aiyyo Paaji!’

  • She played the role of Rano Mehta in Sahara One’s 2011 TV show ‘Piya Ka Ghar Pyaara Lage.’ In the 2012 TV serial ‘Madhubala: Ek Ishq Ek Junoon,’ she appeared as Harjeet Kaur. She played the role of Mintakshi Surinder Sareen in the 2014 TV series ‘Shastri Sisters.’ In 2022, she appeared as Anjali Brijmohan Mathur in StarPlus’ TV show ‘Yeh Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar.’
  • In 2017, she appeared in a documentary film based on an all-female Kashmiri rock band, Pragaash.
  • She appeared in the Punjabi film ‘Kitty Party’ in 2019.

    Neelu Kohli on the Poster of the 2019 Punjabi film 'Kitty Party'

    Neelu Kohli on the Poster of the 2019 Punjabi film ‘Kitty Party’

  • In 2019, she played the role of Mrs Sethi in Amazon Prime Video’s web series ‘Made in Heaven.’
  • In 2020, she did a thriller short film titled ‘Work from Home,’ directed by Gautam Chaturvedi. In 2021, she did another short film titled ‘House Husband.’
  • In 2022, she appeared in a TV mini-series titled ‘Ghar Set Hai.’
  • She is popular for playing the role of mother in various films, TV series, and short films, including ‘Romeo Idiot Desi Juliet’ (2020), ‘House Husband’ (2021), ‘Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai’ (2021), ‘Arranged’ (2022), and more.

    Neelu Kohli in a still from the 2022 mini TV series 'Arranged'

    Neelu Kohli in a still from the 2022 mini TV series ‘Arranged’

  • She was cast to play the role of actor Diljit Dosanjh’s mother in Netlix’s 2022 film ‘Jogi.’

    Neelu Kohli in a still from the 2022 film 'Jogi'

    Neelu Kohli in a still from the 2022 film ‘Jogi’

  • In an interview, while talking about the film ‘Jogi,’ she shared her memories of the anti-Sikh riots that took place in 1984. She said,

    I have very vivid memories about 1984 because my family was really affected. I was in Chandigarh at that time but my parents in Ranchi were riot victims and my dad lost everything in the riots. After his retirement, he had some money with which he started a construction business with his brother and he lost everything. He never recovered after that and subsequently passed away. I felt after the riot, he was sad and had taken a lot on his heart.” [5]Koimoi

  • In an interview, she talked about how working on OOT platforms has turned out to be successful for actors like her. She said,

    On OTT I am exploring a new myself. I look forward to and enjoy every moment of this phase of my life. This medium is like a dream come true for me. I am a greedy actor for better and good roles. I also want to reach out to the makers and let them know that I am a very dependable actor and I take my work very seriously.” [6]Koimoi