October 02, 2022

Neelam Kothari (Actress) Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Affairs, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 10, 2019

Neelam Kothari Popularity on Social Media

Short Biography

Neelam Kothari was born on 09-11-1969 in Hong Kong. She is an Indian Film Actress & Jewellery Designer who is known for her work in Bollywood as well as Bengali, Marathi and Kannada movies.

Other Name: Neelam Soni
Other Professions: Jewellery Designer
Appearance: Bollywood Bengali Marathi Kannada

Neelam Kothari Complete Bio & Career

Neelam Kothari was born and brought up in Hong Kong. She then relocated to Bangkok with her family. She came to Mumbai for a holiday when she was spotted by director Ramesh Behl. He immediately offered her a lead role in his film Jawaani in the year 1984. Thus she made her acting debut through this film. The film was a disaster at the box-office but her cute looks got noticed and she started getting various movie offers.
She rose to prominence after the release of her film Ilzaam in 1986. She was cast opposite Govinda who was making his debut through this film. The movie was a blockbuster and their onscreen pair became a huge hit. The two worked together in 14 films and gave some blockbuster hits like Khudgarz, Love 86, Taaqatwar, and Hatya among others. Her pairing with actor Chunky Pandey too was well received and they together gave hit films like Ghar Ka Chiraag and Aag Hi Aag among others. After being looked upon as one of the most sought-after actresses in the 1980s, her films started taking a beat in the decade of the 1990s.
She worked in numerous films in the decade of the 1990s. However, most of them failed barring a few such as Parampara and Ek Ladka Ek Ladki. She was well praised for her performance in Sooraj Barajatiya’s family drama Hum Saath Saath Hain which released in 1999. Her last film was Kasam which released way back in 2001.
In addition to acting, she is also a jewelry designer. She has a couple of jewelry store in Mumbai called Neelam Kothari Fine Jewels. She is quite active on social media and constantly keeps posting about her new ventures on her Instagram profile.

Neelam Kothari Popular Videos

Neelam Kothari Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Shishir Kothari and Parveen Kothari. First, she was married to Rishi Sethia who was a businessman in the UK. She remarried actor Sameer Soni on 24-01-2011. The couple has adopted a daughter named Ahana Soni.

Husband Samir Soni

Life's Important Dates Of Neelam Kothari

Body Measurements

Breast Size 32
Waist Size 28
Hip Size 34
Body Figure 32-28-34
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Dark Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Hong Kong
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Island School, Hong Kong
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Designing and Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut Bollywood Film - Jawaani (1984)
Bengali Film - Badnam (1990)
Marathi Film - Upkar Dhoodhache (1990)
Kannada - Aadithya (1996)
Best Movies Love 86 (1986), Gharana (1989), Agneepath (1990), Ek Ladka Ek Ladki (1992), and Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Rekha
Favorite Actor Salman Khan
Favorite Singer Udit Narayan Jha , Alka Yagnik
Favorite Place Hong Kong
Favorite Dress Pant Top

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Neelam Kothari

  • She pursued a formal course in jewellery-designing in Mumbai and, after quitting films in 2001.
  • She was charged with poaching two blackbucks in Kankani during the filming of Hum Saath Saath Hain along with co-stars from that film.
  • Even while pursuing her career in acting, she was interested in jewellery designing and was involved in her family business.
  • Her career's biggest hit remains Ghar Ka Chiraag in which she was cast opposite Rajesh Khanna.

Neelam Kothari Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

52 years, 10months, 23 days old age Neelam Kothari will turn 53 on 09 November, 2022. Only 1 months, 6 days, her next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Neelam Kothari has celebrated the total number of 53 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

  • 53
  • 7
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 8
  • 7