Sunday, 7 September 2014

Esha Gupta

Esha Gupta (born 28 November 1985) is an Indianactress who appears in Bollywood films. A model, she came3rd in Femina Miss India in 2007 and went to compete in the MissIndia International contest and was not placed. Gupta appeared inKingfisher Swimsuit Calendar in 2010. In 2012, she was signed byMahesh Bhatt for a three-film contract with Vishesh Films andmade her screen debut in Kunal Deshmukh's Jannat 2 which wascommercially successful, and followed it with Vikram Bhatt'sRaaz 3D (also financially successful) and Prakash Jha'sChakravyuh.

Early life

Gupta was born in Delhi. Her father is a retired air-force officerand her mother is a homemaker. she has a sister namedNeha. She was studying Mass Communication from ManipalInstitute of Communication, Manipal University, Karnataka prior toauditioning for Femina Miss India, and got a law scholarship atNewcastle University, but she pursued a career in Bollywoodinstead.


Gupta participated in Femina Miss India in 2007, where she wonMiss Photogenic and came 3rd to go on to compete in Miss IndiaInternational. She featured in the Kingfisher Calendar in2010.

Gupta made her Bollywood debut with Mahesh Bhatt's Jannat2 opposite Emraan Hashmi in the lead role.

For her debut performance, Taran Adarsh ofBoollywood Hungama said, "Debutante Esha Gupta enchants you with hercaptivating charm. She appears a tad unrefined at places, nonethelessshe handles her part assertively." Martin D'Souza of GlamSham wrote, "As for the debutante, Esha Gupta, I guess she may have toenroll herself into an acting school." Gaurav Malani stated,"Esha Gupta, who looks a mix between Lara Dutta and IshaKoppikar, is merely there for the glam quotient." AshaMahadevan of Bollywoodlife said, "Even Esha Gupta manages to crysomewhat convincingly but then there is hardly anything for her to do.Her role is limited to looking sexy and she does it well."The film was a success at the box office, earning INR 430 million(US$7.1 million) domestically and thus brought in more recognition forGupta. Later, Gupta signed Vikram Bhatt's Raaz 3D alongsideher Jannat 2 co-star, Emraan Hashmi and Bipasha Basu, Guptareceived mixed reviews from critics for her acting prowess, filmcritic Taran Adarsh commented, "Esha Gupta appears awkward andself-conscious in the initial portions, but holds a few sequencesgraciously in the subsequent hour. I'd like to single out a scene whenshe has delusions of cockroaches attacking her. Her act in thatparticular scene is super".Gupta with Arjun Rampal(left) and Prakash Jha(right) at apromotional event of Chakravyuh.

Film critic Komal Nahta noted, "Esha Gupta is stiff as Sanjana butdoes much better towards the end (when she almost goesberserk)". India Today wrote, "Both Bipasha andEsha get liberal scope to show off booty. A Bhatt film where theheroines don't get to flaunt it is unimaginable, after all, Bipashalooks hot in her starring role but Esha reveals a few rawedges". 'Raaz 3' performed well at box office within firstthree days of its release with collections in the vicinity of360 million. Raaz 3 was declared a blockbuster, earningINR 730 million (US$12 million) domestically.

Gupta has also appeared in her third film, which is her first filmoutside of the Vishesh Films banner, Chakravyuh alongsideArjun Rampal and Abhay Deol directed by Prakash Jha. Shereceived positive reviews for her performance in the film which wasacommercial failure. She ranked No. 13 at Times' 50 Most DesirableWomen of 2012.

Gupta has recently signed Sajid Khan's next film, in which shewill star alongside Saif Ali Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh,Bipasha Basu and Tamannaah.

Gupta will also be appearing in one more film under the VisheshFilms banner, as she has a three-film deal with them.

Galleries of Esha Gupta

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