Neena Gupta Biography: How Hard It was To Be A Single Mother

Neena Gupta, a Bollywood actress, is also well-known for her impeccable style. His daughter Masaba, who is also a famous designer, makes a lot of headlines. Neena recently received a lot of attention for her film Sardar Ka Grandson. Apart from that, Nina is still the subject of debate about her autobiography these days. ‘Sach Kahun To‘ is the title of the actress’s autobiography.

Neena is a “Delhi Di Kudi” or born and brought up in Delhi. She also did her schooling at The Lawrence School, Sanawar, Himachal Pradesh. She has done her doctorate in Sanskrit and went to the National School Of Drama.

Profession(s)Actor and Television Director
Height (approx.)Centimeters– 161 cm
Meters– 1.61 m
Feet & inches– 5’ 3”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutHindi: Saath Saath (1982)
TV: Khandaan (1985)
Malayalam: Vasthuhara (1991)
TV (Director): Saans (1999)
Date of Birth4 June 1959 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2022) 63 Years
Zodiac signGemini
SchoolThe Lawrence School, Sanawar, Solan, Himachal Pradesh
Educational Qualification(s)• M. A.
• M. Phil in Sanskrit
Food HabitVegetarian
HobbiesReading and Travelling
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Boyfriends• Alok Nath (Actor)

• Shaarangdev (son of the Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj)

• Vivian Richards (West Indies cricketer)

• Vivek Mehra (Chartered Accountant)
Marriage DateSecond Marriage: 15 July 2008
Husband/Spouse• First Husband: Name Not Known 
• Second Husband: Vivek Mehra
ChildrenDaughter– Masaba Gupta, Fashion Designer (With Vivian Richards)
ParentsFather– Late R. N. Gupta
Mother– Late Shakuntala Gupta (died due to cancer)
SiblingsBrother– Pankaj Gupta
Favorite FoodRajma Chawal
Favorite Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna
Favorite SingerLata Mangeshkar
Favorite ColourCherry Red

Neena Gupta’s Auto-Biography

She has detailed all of his life’s ups and downs in this autobiography. Many stories were also shared. More than her films, Neena Gupta has made headlines for her personal life.

Neena Gupta also discussed her relationship with former boyfriend and famous West Indian cricketer Viv Richards in her book. A video is currently going viral on social media. This video features Neena Gupta, Asha Bhosle, and cricketer Viv Richards. In which veteran singer Asha Bhosle says that Viv looks like Bollywood actor Nana Patekar, Neena Gupta disagreed.

She has revealed many details about her personal and professional life in this book.

Neena has also written extensively about her and Masaba’s relationship in her book. She also stated that he had no money at the time of Masaba’s birth. Neena is 62 years now and enjoying her married life now.

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She started her acting career in 1982 with the movie ‘Sath Sath’. Her major break was with Rekha starrer movie Ustav. But she never made it big as the lead actress. She also appeared in the movies like ‘Jane Bhi Do Yaro’ which is considered a cult movie.

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But she did not get the kind of roles and most of her roles were side roles. She also appeared on the small screen. Serials like ‘ Shriman Shrimati’, ‘Saans’, ‘Buniyaad’, etc.

But she made a strong comeback with the movie “Badhaai Ho” released in 2018.

Neena Gupta and Viv Richards Relationship

It was the late 1980s when the West Indies team toured India for a series under the captaincy of flamboyant Viv Richards. Neena and Viv met at a party and soon love was in the air. Neena was soon pregnant and she decided to keep it.

Having a child out of wedlock was unheard of then in India and very few would dare to take such a step. Neena was a celebrity then and celebrities remain under constant scanner from the Media and society.

Masaba was born in 1989 and the whole media went crazy. Many reporters even searched for her birth certificate to find out her father’s name. So media houses even printed stories with headlines like ” illegal west Indian child.”

Neena did not care about the media who was printing negative reports about her but her career suffered due to it. The offers dried up and the handful which came her way were negative or vamp characters.

But she needed work and money so she accepted almost all that came in her way. In a recent interview, Neena said that she did not have the luxury of saying no to any offer which she has now. She also said that she never poisoned her daughter against her father.

Also, she said that when she was pregnant, Satish Kaushik, a well-known director, and actor proposed to her for marriage. He said to Neena that if the child is born with dark skin then he will tell it is his child, so no one will have any doubt. And then they will get married.

Responding to the claims in Neena Gupta’s Autobiography “Sach Kahun To” Satish Kaushik confirmed that he indeed said this as he considered her a good friend and did not want her to suffer.

Neena and Satish were good friends and did two movies Mandi and Jane Bhi do Yaaro in 1983.


In 2008 Neena got married to Delhi-based Charted accountant Vinod Mehra. They are happily married and going strong.

In 2002, Neena Gupta met Vivek Mehra on a flight. Nina was 42 years old at the time. Vivek Mehra works as a Chartered Accountant in Delhi. At that time, Vivek, who was already married, was living apart from his wife. Vivek proposed to Neena while in America for a relative’s wedding in 2008, and they married on July 15, 2008.

Neena and her husband mostly don’t stay together due to their work. Vivek mostly stays in Delhi while Neena Gupta stays in Mumbai for her work.

Her daughter Masaba Gupta was married to film producer and distributor Madhu Mantena Varma in 2015 but the couple got divorced in 2019 due to mutual misunderstandings.

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