Neha Kapur is an Indian actress, model, luxury brand designer, and a former beauty queen, perhaps still most famous for scooping the 2006 Femina Miss India (Miss India) award, and representing her country in the 2006 Miss Universe pageant. She is also known for being the wife of the famous British actor and writer, Kunal Nayyar.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Neha Kapur hails from New Delhi, India, and was born under the Aries zodiac sign on 31 March 1984, making her 38 years old as of 2022. She was brought up alongside her two older brothers in a strictly traditional Punjabi Hindu society. Her father and mother are from Punjab and Bihar respectively – she hasn’t revealed their names. She began taking dancing classes when she was eight, and trained in Kathak for eight years and Bharatanatyam for four years.
She went to Springdale School, which is situated in Dhaula Kuan, and matriculated in late 2002. Subsequently, she did a fashion design course at the prestigious Indian modern sciences institution, Pearl Academy.
Neha began her modeling career in 2000 when she was 16 years old, posing for lesser-known magazines and brands during the initial phase of her career. In 2003, she signed a contract with Elite Model Management, and began working with established fashion brands, and shortly afterwards becoming an established catwalk model, as well as participating in the Miss India beauty pageant, so being crowned the prettiest woman in India. She later scooped several other awards such as Miss Photogenic and Miss Fresh Face, and famously representing her country at the Miss Universe beauty contest, which took place in Los Angeles, California, and she came in at position 20 out of 85 contestants. Neha previously revealed during an interview that she loves modeling, because she gets to interact with a lot of people and travel to many places such as Cannes, Zambia, and Ecuador.
Miss Universe India 2006 – Neha Kapur TOP – 20 at Miss Universe
Neha’s fame has seen her posing for many recognized brands, in addition to gracing the covers of various magazines such as India Today, L’Officiel, Femina, and Elle. She was also featured in the December 2007 edition of Vogue India, and participated in the fashion show “Ready to Wear – Winter/Autumn 2008.”
She’s the owner of the custom-made luxury clothing line, Hensley, and promotes her brand on Instagram – she typically uses the caption ‘Embracing femininity and the individual’ when marketing her clothing line. She opened the clothing line in early 2010, and showcases her designs on several notable websites including Vogue. She shares her expertise and partners with many fashion giants to design new attires.
Social Media Presence
Kapur uses her social media platforms to post her alluring modeling photos, market her brand, and so grow her profit margins. She is active on Instagram (@nehakapur) with over 55,000 fans – she has a separate account for her clothing line, which is followed by almost 10,000 fans.
Kapur previously narrated in an interview with Vogue India how she met her better half, Kunal Nayyar, at a celebrity party in 2008. She said that she was introduced to him by a friend, and found him very fashionable, adding that it was love at first sight. Kunal is widely known for portraying Raj Koothrappali in the acclaimed sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” from 2007 to 2019, and also for lending his voice to the nickelodeon animated show “Sanjay and Craig.”
At the time of their meeting, Kunal worked as an actor in the US while Neha was working in India. They began dating in 2008, and walked the aisle on 22 December 2011 in a traditional Punjabi wedding ceremony, which lasted for six days. Their wedding had over 1000 guests as well as friends and family. The couple has been together for over one decade now, and has not been the subject of any controversy or rumors. They reside in Los Angeles, California..
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Neha is 5ft 9ins (1.76m) tall, weighs approximately 120lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 32-24-37. She wears dress size 4 (US) Moreover, she has long black hair and a set of dark brown eyes.
Neha has posed for several notable brands in the Indian fashion and design industry such as Malini Ramani, Rohit Bal, and Ritu Kumar, which has seen her accumulating a decent net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2022. On the other hand, her husband is reputedly worth over $45 million.
Who is Neha Kapur’s Husband, Kunal Nayyar?
Kunal Nayyar was born in London, England, under the Taurus zodiac sign on 30 April 1981, which makes him 41 years old as of 2022. He’s of British-Indian ethnicity and was born to Heita Nayyar and Rakesh Nayyar. “The Big Bang Theory” star spent part of his childhood in India’s capital, New Delhi, where he went to the New Delhi-based St Columba’s School, and as a member of the badminton team. He later relocated to the US and joined the University of Portland in Oregon, graduating with a BSc degree in Finance. He later attended Temple University, Philadelphia, where he obtained a Master’s degree in Acting, participating regularly in the American College Theater Festival.
Neha’s husband began acting in 2004, and first rose to prominence in the US for his appearance in the production of the 2006 play “Huck & Holden” by Rajiv Joseph. He also co-wrote the play “Cotton Candy” together with Arun Das in the same year.
2007 saw him landing his breakthrough role as Rajesh in the American sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”, sharing the screen with Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Simon Helberg among others.
Concurrently, he voiced Gupta in the animated comedy film “Ice Age: Continental Drift” in 2012, and is also famous for voicing Guy Diamond in the “Trolls” animated film series from 2017. Moreover, he’s credited with his recurring role of Dr. Pakij in the series “Fantasy Hospital.”
Kunal released his memoir entitled “Yes, My Accent Is Real: and Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You” in September 2015.
He’s highly active on Instagram with close to three million followers.
He’s 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, weighs approximately 140lbs (63kgs), and has black hair and a set of brown eyes.