Marital Status: Unmarried
Age: 45 Years
Hometown: Patan, Gujarat
|Full name||Neha K. Mehta YouTube - Mayapuri Cut|
|Profession||TV & Film Actor|
|Famous Role||Anjali Taarak Mehta in the Hindi sitcom ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ (2008)
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
|Debut||TV (Hindi): Dollar Bahu (2001) as Vaishali; aired on Zee TV
TV (Gujarati): Sau Dada Sasu Na (2002) as Anuradha; aired on Colors Gujarati
Film (Gujarati): Janmo Janm (2001) as Suman
Film (Hindi): EMI (2008) as Prerna’s friend
|Awards||• 2018: Indian Council of Social Welfare Glory of Gujarat Award
• 2019: Indian Telly Award
• 2019: Gujarat Ratna Gaurav Award
• 2019: Best Ensemble (Fiction) for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
• 2021: Special Mention GIFA
|Date of Birth||9 June 1978 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||45 Years|
|School||Sheth B M High School in Patan, Gujarat|
|College/University||The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat|
|Educational Qualification(s)||• Diploma in Vocal and Drama
• Master of Performing Arts (MPA) in Indian Classical Dance (Bharatanatyam) at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat
• PhD in Bharatanatyam under Dr Vyjayanthimala Bali YouTube - O2h
|Religion||Hinduism YouTube - Mayapuri Cut|
|Controversy||Accused of Unprofessional Behaviour
In 2020, Neha decided to leave the Hindi sitcom 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' after being a part of it for almost 12 years. In an interview, when she was asked about her reason for quitting, she revealed that the makers of the show owed her money and were not paying her fees. Neha had requested the producer of the sitcom, Asit Kumarr Modi, to settle her payments, but he kept delaying the process. This situation led to her decision to leave the show. She said,
"I acted in Taarak Mehta as Anjali for 12 years before quitting in 2020. The last six months’ money is pending. After I quit the show, I called them a few times regarding my pending dues. I don’t like complaining… hopefully, there will be a solution soon and I will get my hard-earned money.”
In a subsequent interview, an official from Asit Kumarr Modi's team responded to Neha's statements. According to the official, Asit was upset by Neha's remarks and claimed that she had actually left the show without informing them and had ceased responding to their attempts to contact her. The official stated that since Neha had not completed the necessary formalities for her departure, she was not eligible for a full and final settlement. The makers of the show expressed their dissatisfaction with what they considered unprofessional behavior on Neha's part. Hindustan Times
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- K. Mehta (renowned Gujarati songwriter and poet)
Mother- Name Not Known (singer and writer)
|Siblings||She has a sister. (image in parents' section)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Neha Mehta
- Neha Mehta is an Indian television and film actress. She mainly works in Hindi and Gujarati films and TV serials.
- Neha was brought up in Vadodara and Ahmedabad.
- Initially, she had plans to study filmmaking in New York, but she changed her mind when she received an offer to be a part of the Hindi TV show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.’
- In 2000, Neha participated in a talent hunt show organized by Bhagwati Production and emerged as the winner from Gujarat.
- She began her career as a theatre artist and appeared in various Hindi and Gujarati plays such as ‘Sahebji,’ ‘Masti Maze Ki Life,’ and ‘Pratibimbh Ki Parchaai.’
- Later, she acted in Hindi TV serials like ‘Bhabhi’ (2002; Star Plus) and ‘Raat Hone Ko Hai’ (2004; Sahara One). However, her most notable role was in the popular SAB TV show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah,’ in which she appeared from 2008 to 2020.
- Neha also hosted the SAB TV show ‘Wah! Wah! Kya Baat Hai!’ (2012) alongside Indian actor and poet Shailesh Lodha.
- In addition to her TV career, she has been a part of a few Gujarati films including ‘Better Half’ (2010) and ‘Halkie Fulkee’ (2021).
- She is a trained dancer proficient in various styles such as Indian classical and Garba.
- Neha is also known for her dedication to fitness, regularly practising yoga and maintaining a healthy diet.
- In 2019, she was featured on the cover of a Gujarati magazine.
- She is an animal lover and frequently shares pictures with dogs on her social media accounts.
- She has endorsed Parsana Therapy Plate on her Instagram account.
- Various media sources claimed that Neha has made appearances in a few B-grade films.
- Furthermore, she has been featured in print advertisements for various brands.