Monday, March 16, 2009


Born on June 20 in Bihar
Neetu Chandra is an Indian theatre and film actress.

Before entering Hindi film Industry, Neetu was an avid sportsperson. She is a black belt holder in Taekwondo. She has represented India in two different games, which is very rare. She has represented India in International Taekwondo Championship at Hong Kong in 1996 and represented India in World Korfball Championship in 1995 at New Delhi. She is a national games Silver Medal winner in Taek-won-do. After completing her basic education, she started struggling for small print ad campaign in Delhi. But her hard work and persevarance took her to the Hindi film Industry. She entered film in 2005 in Garam Masala in which she portrayed Sweety, an airhostess. Then in 2006 she starred in the Telugu film Godavari in which she played the role of Rajeshwari. The film was directed by Sekhar Kammula.

In 2007 she appeared in the film Traffic Signal. In preparation Chandra in order to enter her character spent a whole week living on the streets of Mumbai and living by a traffic light .

In 2003, she received the Best Student Award for Sports and Academics given to her by the Prime Minister of India himself.

She is the life member of International Film And Television Club Of Asian Academy Of Film & Television. In the year 2008, she has four releases by Directors, Dibakar Banerjee, Rahul Dholakia, Ashwini Dheer and Vikram.

On 20 March, 2008, a company named 7Seas Technologies announced that they will develop a 3D mobile game with Neetu Chandra playing the lead character. The game titled on her name Neetu (The Alien Killer), is based on a unique game story and revolves around the lead character killing different aliens. Neetu The Alien Killer Game Story: 3000 AD when more than half of the world was destroyed due to greenhouse effect. Atlanto City was captured by the Aliens, who came from the inner solar systems of the Andromeda galaxy. Thousands of Atlanto citizens were killed brutally. The Atlanto Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (ASETI) sends Neetu, a valiant and intelligent female and the only hope of the Atlantians, to redeem the Earth from the alien regime.

Neetu was on the cover of Maxim India on the January 2009 issue of the magazine

Answer this honestly, when you entered the industry, were you willing to get into such dare-bare mode?
I don’t know why am I asked this question repeatedly? Even in my first film ‘Garam Masala’, Priyadarshan chose me over the the other two girls for wearing a swimming costume. He asked all of us to get into the costume and did the look test. After that he gave me a go ahead to wear it for a song shoot. When I could do that 3 years back, what’s the big deal in doing it today?

Weren’t you worried about how your family back there would react after they see you in this new dare-n-bare skin show avatar?
In fact I didn’t even have to inform them before I posed for the camera. My mom and everyone else in the family blindly trust me and always say that whatever you would do, it would only be after giving it some good thought. When your parents and people close to you say something like that, you become even more conscious. You end up saying to yourself that ‘I don’t have to take any wrong step that would disappoint them’.

Reputation of the magazine would have played a major role in going ahead with the shoot, right?
Yes, it did play a big role in it. Maxim is known to be a sensuous magazine. People out there are quite chilled out and I didn’t see any hassles in walking in for the shoot.

  • Nneetu is an avid sportsperson. She is a black belt holder in Taekwondo.
  • Represented India in two different games, which is very rare- International Taekwondo Championship at Hong Kong in 1996 and represented India in World Korfball Championship in 1995 at New Delhi. She is a national games Silver Medal winner in Taekwondo.
  • Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. It is the world's most popular martial art in terms of number of practitioners.
  • She is also a vivid Basketball player.
  • Moreover she is very rooted with cultural activities. She is a trained Kathak dancer.

Past times: Making fun of men and dancing without music, playing my flute
Holiday Destination: Kerela, HP, Jammu Kashmir, Rajgeer and Nalanda and Bodhgaya (Bihar)
Food: Continental; steamed food, Bihari and Punjabi, South Indian cuisines.
Books: The Secret, Erich Segal- Love story, fiction, Seagull..
Style Accessories: Bracelets, anklets, bags, my shoes...
Casual & Formal Wear Denim skirt with T- shirt,flat chappals, sling bag, high pony, Arden’s perfume, Dior shades and minimum make-up.

1. Zara Jee Ke Dikha (2009) (filming)
2. Kushar Parsaad Ka Bhoot (2009) (post-production) .... Chabeeli
3. Mumbai Cutting (2009) (completed)
4. 13B (2009) .... Priya
5. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008) .... Sonal
6. One Two Three (2008) .... Inspector Mayawati Chautala
7. Traffic Signal (2007) (as Nitu Chandra) .... Rani
8. Godavari (2006) .... Rajeshwari
9. Garam Masala (2005) .... Sweety, an airhostess

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