Neelam Kothari Biography, Facts & Life Story

Neelam Kothari Indian Actress

Quick Facts

Known ForGhar Ka Chiraag (1989)


Full Name:Neelam Kothari



Age:51 years old (in 2020)

Date of Birth:9 November 1969

Birthplace:Hong Kong

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 ft 4 inches (1.63 m)

Weight:54 kg (119 lbs)

Body Measurements:36-32-38 inches

Bra Size/Breast:34C

Waist:32 inches

Hips:38 inches


Dress Size:4 inches

Hair Color:Brown

Eye Color:Brown

Neelam Kothari is a former Indian movies actress as well as a jewellery designer. She made her first appearance with the movie Jawaani opposite Karan Shah. Neelam afterward appeared alongside Govinda in Indian box office megahits Love 86, Sindoor, Khudgarz, Hatya, Farz Ki Jung, Taaqatwar and Do Qaidi. She also appeared alongside Chunkey Pandey in movies Aag Hi Aag, Paap Ki Duniya, Khatron Ke Khiladi, Ghar Ka Chiraag and Mitti Aur Sona.

Her career’s biggest super hit remained Ghar Ka Chiraag alongside Rajesh Khanna in the year1989 and Agneepath in the year 1990. Neelam Kothari was born on 9th November, 1969 in Hong Kong. She belongs to a Gujarati-Iranian family. Neelam’s family is associated with a traditional jewellery designing business, making elegant jewelry pieces. She completed her schooling at Island School. After her infantile in Hong Kong, her family settled in Bangkok. She was on a tour in Mumbai while she was noticed by a film director Ramesh Behl. Neelam Kothari decided to give a shot for acting and she finally signed for a movie Jawaani opposite Karan Shah but the movie was a big flop.

Her acting in debut film was closely noted in film circles and she got a number of offers. Neelam Kothari afterward became popular in the year 1986 for her character in the movie Ilzaam alongside co-actor Govinda. She made a prominent pairing with Govinda and appeared with him in more than 14 movies. A few of their successful movies are Love 86, Khudgarz, Hatya and Taaqatwar. Box office achievement fled her from the earlier 1990s in Hindi movies with flops like Agneepath, Indrajeet, Afsana Pyar Ka, Ek Ladka Ek Ladki and Parampara were big flops. A few of her movies of 1990s to be popular include Ranbhoomi, Shankara and Santaan were some of the most successful movies of 1990s.

Neelam Kothari was also noted for her acting in 1998 movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, in which she played herself as a VJ. Her last successful movie was 1999’s Hum Saath Saath Hain wherein she played a supportive role. Her last movie was Kasam which was a delayed release in the year 2001, alongside Chunky Pandey.

In 2000, Neelam Kothari got married to Rishi Sethia, son of a successful businessman in Bangkok but this marriage was short-term. On 24th January 2011, she again married to actor Samir Soni. After 2 years, the couple decided to adopt a baby girl on 2nd September and they named her Ahana.

Facts You Never Knew About Neelam Kothari!

    • Neelam Kothari knows how to play with keyboard as well as Jazz Ballet dance.
    • When she initiated her career in the year 1984, she did not familiar with how to speak Hindi.
    • Neelam’s family own a jewelry designing business and her parents settled in Bangkok after residing in Hong Kong.
    • Neelam Kothari did 14 movies with co-actor Govinda and 8 of them were megahits.
    • She has always been fascinated towards Jewelry designing and has been associated with her business through. Once she retired from her career in the year 2001, she opened a jewelry store by the name of Neelam Kothari Fine Jewels in the year 2011.

Neelam Kothari Education

Qualification: Not Known

School: Island School, Hong Kong

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Neelam Kothari Career

Profession: Actress

Known For: Ghar Ka Chiraag (1989)

Debut TV Series/Movie: Jawaani (1984)

Net Worth: Rs. 65-80 Lakhs

Family & Relatives

Father: Not Known

Mother: Parveen Kothari

Brother(s): Not Known

Sister(s): Not Known

Marital Status: Married

Husband/Boyfriend: Samir Soni (m. 2011-2016)

Children: 1

Son(s): None

Daughter(s): Ahana (Adopted on 2 September 2013)

Ex Boyfriends:

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Hobbies: Designing Jewelry, Horoscopes, Dancing, Travelling and watching football.

Favorite Actor: Salman Khan

Favorite Actress: Kajol

Favorite Food: Italian

Favorite Destination: Dubai, Goa

Favorite Color: Black, Pink

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