(Last Updated on : 19/07/2016)
Puja Gupta is an Indian model
. She made a breakthrough in the year 2007, by winning the title of Miss India Universe. She went on to represent India at the 2007 Miss Universe contest in Mexico, where she was placed in the top ten, finishing in the 6th position. After that, she became the face of numerous famous brands and labels, such as Marico's Hair & Care. Puja later made her acting debut in 2011, with the Bollywood
comedy film F.A.L.T.U, directed by Remo D'Souza
and produced by Vashu Bhagnani
under the banner
Puja Entertainment (India) Ltd., where she was seen alongside Jackky Bhagnani
, Chandan Roy Sanyal
, Angad Bedi
, Riteish Deshmukh
and Arshad Warsi
Early Life and Family of Puja Gupta
Puja Gupta was born on July 6, 1988 in Delhi
, India, to parents Roshan Lal Gupta and Madhoo Gupta. She had earlier appeared in films Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar (2002) as Soni, Sab Kuch Hai Kuch Bhi Nahin (2005) as Komal N. Malhotra and Hastey Hastey Follow Your Heart (2008).
Career of Puja Gupta
Puja Gupta achieved her breakthrough when she won the Femina Miss India Universe 2007 crown, and went on to represent India in the Miss Universe 2007 title in Mexico, finishing in the 6th place. After that, she became the face of Marico's Hair & Care and other popular brands. She was also seen in the print campaigns for Pantaloons, Coca Cola, Monte Carlo, Bosch & Lomb and many more. She also featured in the Lays Tango campaign, alongside Saif Ali Khan
Puja made her foray into movies, with the 2011 Hindi
comedy film F.A.L.T.U, directed by Remo DSouza, playing the character of Puja Nigam. She subsequently featured in the 2013 zombie comedy film Go Goa Gone, as Luna alongside Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu
, Vir Das
and Anand Tiwari
. Publicised as India's first "Zom-Com", the film opened in May 2013 to favourable reviews from critics, with Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama rating the movie 3.5/5 stars and stating that "On the whole, Go Goa Gone is experimental since something like this has never been attempted earlier". The film was declared a hit at the box office. She was next seen in the Bollywood action
crime thriller Shortcut Romeo, featuring alongside Neil Nitin Mukesh
and Ameesha Patel
. The film was screened at Marche du Film at the Cannes Film Festival
in May 2013, and released in June 2013 to a largely mixed critical reception.
Puja Gupta was last seen in a cameo appearance in the song "Neendein Khul Jati Hai" of the 2015 Bollywood erotic thriller Hate Story 3. She is also to appear in the thriller film Snafu, directed by Sethu Sriram, alongside Abhay Deol
and Manjot Singh.
Social Life of Puja Gupta
Puja Gupta is a strong supporter of the animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), campaigning for vegetarianism, and she also plays an active role in spreading awareness for AIDS.
Personal Life of Puja Gupta
Puja Guptas hobbies and interests include reading, travelling, writing, power yoga
, horse riding and watching movies.
Filmography of Puja Gupta
Puja Gupta has acted in the following Hindi films thus far in her career, highlighted alongside her roles.
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|Year of Release
||Go Goa Gone
||Sherry / Raathikha
||Hate Story 3 (Cameo appearance)