Neha Joshi is an Indian theatre artist, film & TV actor, and film producer. She played the role of Bhimabai Ramji Sakpal-Ambedkar in the &TV series ‘Ek Mahanayak– Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’ (2019).
Neha Joshi aka Neha Mandlekar was born on Wednesday, 7 December 1983 (age 39 years; as of 2022) in Pune, Maharashtra. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Neha Joshi’s childhood picture with her mother
While she was in college, she participated in various drama competitions.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
She belongs to a Maharashtrian family.
Parents & Siblings
Her mother’s name is Hema Sadanand Joshi. She has a brother.
Neha Joshi with her parents
Husband & Children
On 16 August 2022, she got married to her long-time boyfriend Omkar Kulkarni, who works as a writer, poet, and actor in the Marathi entertainment industry, and he has also worked as an English professor. The duo met for the first time on the sets of a Marathi TV show. In an interview, while talking about her marriage and husband, Neha said,
I got married on August 16, and I came on the sets just a few days after. I still don’t know about the change marriage brings as I didn’t get the time to stay in the way other newlyweds brides get to live. I am here right now on the sets because of his support and understanding. My wedding date was clashing with my shoot’s schedule and he has been really cooperative and took care of everything while I was busy shooting.”
I don’t want people to know about my personal life, I want people to know about my work. My personal life also includes my parents, brother, husband, and friends. Just because I have to be in the limelight for the sake of my career, I cannot invade their privacy. So this is one of the main reasons why I chose to go for a low-key wedding.”
Neha Joshi with her husband
Neha started her career as a theatre artist. She then made her commercial debut with the Marathi stage drama ‘Drama Kshan Ek Pure.’ She has performed in many Marathi and Hindi theatre plays.
Neha Joshi in a theatre play
In 2005, she made her acting debut with the Zee Marathi TV serial ‘Oon Paus’ in which she played a supporting role.
Oon Paus TV serial
She then acted in many Marathi TV serials like ‘Avaghachi Sansar’ (2009), ‘Ka Re Durava’ (2014), and ‘Jyotiba Aani Savitribai Phule’ (2017).
In 2019. she made her Hindi TV debut with the &TV series ‘Ek Mahanayak – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’ as Bhimabai Ramji Sakpal-Ambedkar.
Neha Joshi in Ek Mahanayak – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
In 2022, she played the role of Yashoda in the Hindi TV serial ‘Doosri Maa.’
Doosri Maa (2022)
In 2009, she made her Marathi film debut with the film ‘Zenda’ in which she played the role of Pooja.
Some of her other Marathi films are ‘Nati’ (2014), ‘Poshter Girl’ (2016), ‘Farzand’ (2018), ‘Nashibvaan’ (2019), and ‘Medium Spicy’ (2020).
Medium Spicy (2020)
In 2013, she made her Hindi film debut with the film ‘Jab Love Hua’ in a supporting role. She has acted in various Hindi films such as ‘Bach Ke Zaraa Bhoot Bangle Mein’ (2013), ‘One Night Out’ (2018), and ‘Drishyam 2’ (2022).
One Night Out (2018)
Neha has acted in the Gujarati film ‘Sachai Ni Jeet’ (2015).
A snippet from the film Sachai Ni Jeet (2015)
Neha has also co-produced a Hindi short film titled ‘Ukali.’
- Neha loves reading books and watching movies in her leisure time. In an interview, Neha talked about her hobbies. She said,
I am very fond of reading. I don’t read much these days, but I watch movies a lot. I watch atleast 3-4 movies in a week. I love watching all kinds of movies in different languages.”
- She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
Neha Joshi’s Facebook post
- She is an avid animal lover and owns a few pet cats. She often shares pictures with dogs and cats on her Instagram account.
Neha Joshi with her pet cats
- Neha has got a tattoo inked on her left ankle.
Neha Joshi’s tattoo
- She has won various awards for her acting skills.
Neha Joshi’s award