Actress Neetu Chandra Profile
Born: Neetu Chandra
Patna, Bihar, India
Other names: Nitu Chandra
Occupation: Actress, model
Years active: 2005–present
Neetu Chandra is an Indian theatre and film actress and model.
Early life and education
Neetu Chandra was born in Patna, Bihar, India. A resident of Patliputra Colony, she did her schooling from the Notre Dame Academy, Patna,. She started modelling and Neetu attributes her success to her mother, a native of East Champaran in Bihar. She has appeared in several advertisements and videos for firms since her graduation days in Delhi’s IP College, University of Delhi.
Before entering the film Industry, Neetu was a sportsperson. She is a black belt holder in Taekwondo. She has represented India in Taekwondo, at the International Taekwondo Championship in Hong Kong in 1996, and in Korfball as well, at the Korfball World Championship in 1995 in New Delhi.
She entered Hindi film industry in 2005 with Garam Masala in which she portrayed Sweety, an airhostess. She also acted in Telugu film Godavari in 2006.
In 2007 she appeared in Madhur Bhandarkar’s film, Traffic Signal. She spent a whole week living on the streets of Mumbai and living by a traffic light, to study the character.
In the year 2008, she had four releases by Directors, Dibakar Banerjee, Rahul Dholakia, Ashwini Dheer and Vikram. Her Tamil film, Yavarum Nalam with Madhavan released this year and was declared a major hit. Currently, Neetu is working on a major project, Jag Mundhra’s Apartment.
In 2011 Deswa, a Bhojpuri film which she produced and which was directed by her brother, is released.
Neetu Chandra was signed as the brand ambassador for the Hoop, a Gitanjali brand. She has also finished shooting a commercial for Mysore Sandal Soap. Neetu Chandra also appeared in music director Ismail Darbar’s music video “Rasiya Saajan” along with Zubeen Garg.
Neetu Chandra is the Life Member of International Film And Television Club and International Film And Television Research Centre of Asian Academy of Film & Television.
In the media
In 2008, 7Seas Technologies launched a 3D mobile game, Neetu — The Alien Killer, with Neetu Chandra as the lead character.]
Neetu was featured on the cover of the January 2009 issue of Indian Maxim.