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Neetu Chandra Height, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Unmarried
Age: 38 Years
Hometown: Dumraon, Patna, Bihar

Neetu Chandra

Bio/Wiki
Full nameNeetu Chandra Srivastava [1]Neetu Chandra - Instagram
Other nameNitu Chandra [2]Hindustan Times
NicknameNitu Chandra Srivastava [3]Neetu Chandra - Facebook
Profession(s)Actress, Producer
Known forHer role as Sweety in the Hindi film Garam Masala (2005)
Physical Stats & More
[4]NewsX - YouTube Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)30-28-30
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBrown
Career
DebutFilm (Hindi; As an actor): Garam Masala (2005)
Neetu Chandra in the movie 'Garam Masala' (2005)

Film (Telugu; As an actor): Vishnu (2003)
Poster of the film 'Vishnu' (2003)

Film (Tamil; As an actor): Yavarum Nalam (2009)
Neetu Chandra in the film 'Yavarum Nalam' (2009)

Film (English; As an actor): Never Back Down: Revolt (2021)
Neetu Chandra in the film 'Never Back Down Revolt' (2021)

Film (Bhojpuri; As a producer): Deswa (2011)
Poster of the film 'Deswa' (2011)

TV (As a host): Rangoli (2017-2018)
Neetu Chandra on the show 'Rangoli' as a host
Awards, Honours, Achievements • 2009: Nominated for Best Actress Award at Stardust Awards for the film 'Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!' (2008)

• 2012: 4th dan black belt by Korean Embassy, New Delhi

• 2014: Won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Negative Role Award at South Indian International Movie Awards for the film 'Aadhi Bhagavan' (2013)
Neetu Chandra at South Indian International Movie Awards (2014)
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 June 1984 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2022) 38 Years
BirthplacePatna, Bihar
Zodiac signGemini
SignatureNeetu Chandra's signature
NationalityIndian
HometownDumraon, Patna, Bihar
SchoolNotre Dame Academy, Patna
College/UniversityIndraprastha College, New Delhi
ReligionHinduism
Neetu Chandra worshipping infront of Lord Ganesha idol
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
Neetu Chandra's Instagram post about her eating habits
HobbiesTravelling, Dancing, Bike riding, Swimming
ControversiesPromotion of lesbianism:
In 2009, Neetu attracted controversy when her photoshoot for a men’s magazine with model Krishikha Gupta was regarded as promotion of lesbianism. The girl-to-girl photoshoot was objected to by a group of regular male customers who were watching it by the pool. They gathered at the venue of the photoshoot and shouted slogans claiming that the photoshoot was against their culture. However, the magazine published the images even after the controversy. In an interview, she said,
Though the concept about two girls getting very intimate was a bit outrageous, we were doing it very aesthetically. But these men were a frustrated lot and couldn't take the heat. They only saw nudity. [5]Hindustan Times

Match-fixing allegations on Neetu:
In 2010, Neetu attracted controversy when she was accused of cricket match-fixing. She was linked with Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Asif. A report presented by the Interpol and Scotland Yard claimed that she made two phone calls and exchanged texts with Mohammad Asif. Later, she said that she did not know Asif or any Pakistani cricketer, and her name was being unnecessarily dragged in the match-fixing allegation. In an interview, she said,
I haven’t watched a single cricket match throughout my lifetime. I am not a cricketer.I am a basketball player. There is absolutely no base for whatever is being spoken about me. [6]The Indian Express

Accusations of going panty-less in an event:
In 2011, Neetu attracted controversy when her panty less pictures went viral on the internet. Many media houses claimed that she attended the event pantyless to make her presence felt in the industry. In an interview, she gave explanation about the controversy and said,
I’ve never come out panty less to get the attention. This is a cooked up story by some jobless idiots. [7]India Today

Allegations on Rajashekar by Neetu:
In 2014, she attracted controversy when she made tweets accusing Telugu actor Rajashekar of unprofessional behaviour on sets. She said that he came drunk on the sets and brought a gun with him. Many Telugu actors and Rajashekar's fans said that this was not true. Later, she deleted the tweets and said that she had moved on. [8]The Times of India

Neetu, a salaried wife:
In 2022, in an interview, she said that a businessman asked her to become his "salaried wife". She further said,
Meri story ek successful actress ki failure story hai (My story is a failure story of a successful actor). Having worked with 13 National award winners and in such big films, today I am nowhere. I was told by a big businessman that he will give me 25 lakhs per month and that I have to become his salaried wife. [9]NDTV
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsRandeep Hooda (actor)
Neetu Chandra with Randeep Hooda
Family
Husband/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Umesh Chandra Shrivastava
Neetu Chandra as a child with her father

Note: Her father passed away in 2009.

Mother- Neera Chandra
Neetu Chandra with her mother
SiblingsBrother- 2
• Nitin Chandra (film director)
Neetu Chandra's brother Nitin Chandra
• Abhishek Chandra (fashion designer)
Neetu Chandra with her younger brother Abhishek Chandra
Favourites
ActorAamir Khan
ActressKatrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra
Travel Destination(s)Kashmir, Goa, New York, Dubai
ColourGreen, Black

Neetu Chandra

Some Lesser Known Facts About Neetu Chandra

  • Neetu Chandra is an Indian actress, producer, and theatre artist who is known for her role as Sweety in the Bollywood film ‘Garam Masala (2005).
  • She was born into a middle-class family in Patna. In an interview, she said that she stopped taking any money from her parents after the class tenth and studied on a sports scholarship in college.
  • She has a good command of her mother tongue Bhojpuri and often talks about how proud she is of her mother tongue in many interviews.
  • After completing her graduation, she started modelling and appeared in various advertisements.
  •  Apart from being an actor, she is also a sportsperson, who plays basketball and holds two Dan black belts in Taekwondo. In an interview, she said that her mother asked her to learn Taekwondo when she was in class three. In 1997, she represented India in the World Taekwondo Championships which was held in Hong Kong. In 2016, she was invited as a chief guest at the Korus Taekwondo Championship.

    Neetu Chandra performing Taekwondo

    Neetu Chandra performing Taekwondo

  • She is associated with basketball and NBA. In an interview, she said that she did not take up basketball as a profession because when she was young, she read news about a clerk job being offered to sportsperson PT Usha. Adding to this, she further said,

    When I was young I used to follow PT Usha a lot. She was a celebrity back then and when the news of her being offered a clerks post in railways came to me I was shattered and may be that was the time I thought there was no future in sports. Treating a legend like PT Usha in such regard will never have a positive impact on upcoming sportspersons not back then and not today.”

    Neetu Chandra playing basketball

    Neetu Chandra playing basketball

  • She has appeared in Hindi films including Traffic Signal (2007), Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008), Rann (2010), Apartment (2010), and Kucch Luv Jaisaa (2011).

    Neetu Chandra in the film 'Traffic Signal'

    Neetu Chandra in the film ‘Traffic Signal’

  • Apart from Hindi films, she has appeared in various Telugu films like Godavari (2006), Satyameva Jayate (2009), and Manam (2014).

    Neetu Chandra in the film 'Godavari'

    Neetu Chandra in the film ‘Godavari’

  • She also did some Tamil films including Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai (2010), Yuddham Sei (2011), Aadhi Baghavan (2013), Settai (2013), and Singam 3 (2017).

    Neetu Chandra in the film 'Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai'

    Neetu Chandra in the film ‘Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai’

  • In 2014, she appeared in the Kannada film Power.

    Neetu Chandra in the film 'Power'

    Neetu Chandra in the film ‘Power’

  • In 2013, she appeared in the Greek film Home Sweet Home. In 2016, she appeared in another Greek film Block 12.

    Neetu Chandra in the Greek film 'Block 12'

    Neetu Chandra in the Greek film ‘Block 12’

  • In 2008, her character was introduced in a 3D mobile game, ‘Nitu — The Alien Killer,’ launched by 7Seas Technologies.

    Neetu Chandra character introduced in a 3D mobile game

    Neetu Chandra’s character introduced in a 3D mobile game

  • In 2009, she became the brand ambassador of Gitanjali Hoop Silver Pendant. In 2018, she became Community Ambassador for Patna Pirates in the Pro Kabaddi league. She is also the brand ambassador of Cancer Patients Aid Association, Mumbai and Teen Cancer America.

    Neetu Chandra with cancer patients

    Neetu Chandra with cancer patients

  • She owns a production house named ‘Champaran Talkies.’ The Maithili language film ‘Mithila Makhaan,’ directed by her brother Nitin Chandra and produced under her production house, won a national award. In 2021, she supported the idea of adding the Maithili language in the curriculum of Bihar schools. In an interview, she talked about her support for the language and said,

    I believe that once a language dies, dies the whole society – be it the food, culture, music and clothes. Everything becomes extinct with the language. Therefore, I plead and urge that they should surely include Maithili, Bhojpuri, Magahi and the other regional languages of Bihar in the school curriculum. It’s very important. And to start with Maithili would be a great step ahead. If we include this, it will just not be a state-changing affair but also society and life-changing event. It will open up a lot more scope for the people of Bihar.”

  • In 2012, the Bhojpuri film Deswa, produced by Neetu, became the first film from Bihar to enter International Film Festival in Goa in the ‘Indian panorama’ category.
  • In 2013, she made her debut in theatre with the play Umrao. She was paid Rs. 1000 for each show. In an interview, she said that even after doing eighteen films, she did not mind earning Rs.1000 per show.

    Neetu Chandra as Umrao Jaan

    Neetu Chandra as Umrao Jaan

  • In 2014, Neetu took to Facebook to slam novelist Chetan Bhagat for creating the character of a boy from Bihar who lacks English conversational skills for his novel Half Girlfriend. In the Facebook post, she wrote,

    He makes his Bihari protagonist, incidentally from my town Dumraon, as someone who is bad at English. But to Chetan Bhagat’s disappointment, let me tell you guys, the first ever English novel in this country was written by Dean Mohammad from Bhojpur region in Bihar in 1793. Better luck next time Chetan. Biharis have better English than your imagination. Bhagat Bhai, Bihar ke aankh se dekha ja ke, khali kaan se maat suna.”

  • In 2018, she announced that she would appear in a Korean film titled ‘Narae.’
  • In 2018, she lashed out at Sidharth Malhotra when he said that speaking Bhojpuri gave him a “latrine feeling” during a show. She took to Twitter and criticized Sidharth for his comment on Bhojpuri language. Later, Sidharth apologized and said that he never meant to disrespect the language.

  • In an interview, she said that she went on a vegan diet to prepare herself for the Hollywood film Never Back Down: Revolt. In 2021, she wore a saree at the premiere of Never Back Down Revolt. In an interview, she said that she carried India wherever she went, which is why she wore a saree at the premiere of the Hollywood film Never Back Down Revolt. In April 2022, she met CM of Bihar Nitish Kumar and Minister of Industry Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, who appreciated her for her performance in Never Back Down: Revolt.

    Neetu Chandra with CM Nitish Kumar

    Neetu Chandra with CM Nitish Kumar

  • In an interview, she said that she was offered the role of Tanu in the film Tanu Weds Manu (2011), but she was later replaced with Kangana Ranaut. She further said that she was also offered the female lead in the film Dabangg (2010), but she was again replaced with Sonakshi Sinha.
  • Reportedly, when Neetu’s ex-boyfriend Randeep Hooda was shooting for the film Do Lafzon Ki Yeh Kahani, Neetu was invited to the sets to help Hooda with some stunts.

    Randeep Hooda with Neetu Chandra

    Randeep Hooda with Neetu Chandra

  • In an interview, she said that Nepotism was not a bad thing. She further talked about this and said,

    I feel every industry has nepotism and I personally don’t think it’s wrong. Today, I am an actor and tomorrow if my kid wants to be one, I don’t feel there’s anything wrong in it. However, I feel happy that I made it here without any Godfather. It wasn’t easy but then do you value the things you achieve easily?”

  • She is a lifetime member of International Film And Television Club and International Film And Television Research Centre of Asian Academy of Film & Television.
  • She is an avid dog lover and often posts pictures with them on social media.

    Neetu Chandra with a dog

    Neetu Chandra with a dog