Neha Dhupia appeared as a jury member at the Miss India pageant on Sunday, alongside Malaika Arora, Mithali Raj, and Dino Morea. On this day twenty years ago, the actress was crowned Miss India. On stage, her parents, Pradip Singh Dhupia and Manpinder Dhupia, congratulated her on her victory. Her husband, Angad Bedi, and their two children, Mehr and Guriq, also appeared on stage with Neha. Interestingly, this was the first time Neha’s children appeared in public with their faces revealed. Neha and Angad have always respected their children’s privacy and have avoided posting pictures of them on social media.
Several photos were posted to the pageant’s official Instagram account, along with a heartfelt message for Neha. “20 years of winning the coveted Femina Miss India title! Thank you, Neha Dhupia, for not only being a mentor to our ladies, but also to thousands of other women who have the courage to pursue their dreams. Here’s to 20 years of you, @nehadhupia! And seeing that lovely crown on your head makes us nostalgic. Her parents’ recognition is just the icing on the cake.”
Reactions of netizens
Several fans expressed their support for Neha and her family in the comments section. “Thank you, Ma’am Neha Dhupia, for being an inspiration to all of us. I am so grateful that you have served as our Miss India mentor.” “She’s the best,” another fan said.
Dia Mirza, a former beauty pageant winner, also celebrated the 20th anniversary of Neha Dhupia winning the Miss Inida title on Monday. She wrote a note to the actress that said, “Celebrating 20 years of this fierce, authentic, strong, and beautiful woman, Neha Dhupia,” and included a photo of Neha.