Neelam Kothari is a British actress and a jewelry designer.
Neelam Kothari Net Worth
Neelam Kothari’s net worth is between $1 to $5 million USD. She earned this through her career as an actress and as a jewelry designer.
She started her acting career in 1984 and in 2001, she stopped acting to focus on jewelry making and designing. She worked in over 45 films throughout her career. In 2011, she opened a jewelry store in Mumbai, India called Neelam Kothari Fine Jewels.
She lives in a luxurious and posh house with her family. Neelam and his husband, Samir Soni, have been on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens magazine where their house was featured.
Neelam Kothari Soni was born on November 9, 1967, in Hong Kong. His Gujarati Indian father was named Shishir Kothari and his Iranian mother was named Parveen Kothari.
When she was a child, she learned to play the keyboard and danced Jazz Ballet. Her family has a jewelry business, making high-class and fine pieces.
Neelam went to the Island School in Hong Kong, where she was a member of Rutherford house. After spending her early childhood in Hong Kong, her whole family relocated to Bangkok.
She was in Mumbai on a holiday when director Ramesh Behl approached her. She decided to try her hand at acting. Her debut film was titled “Jawaani” in 1984, where she appeared alongside Karan Shah. Unfortunately, the film did not do well commercially. However, it can be said that this was just the start of her acting career and all turned out well for her as she worked in the film industry until 2001.
Neela Kothari’s performance in her debut film was commended by people in the show business industry in India. She received a lot of offers and later became popular for her role in the 1986 film “Ilzaam” opposite another starting actor, Govinda. Their pairing became so loved and famous that they starred in 14 movies including “Love 86” in 1986, “Khudgarz” in 1987, “Hatya” in 1988, and Taaqatwar” the following year in 1989”.
Neela also worked with Indian actor Chunkey Pandey in several films, like “Aag Hi Aag,” “Paap Ki Duniya,” “Khatron Ke Khiladi,” “Mitti Aur Sona,” and “Ghar Ka Chiraag.” With actor Prosenjit Chatterjee, she starred in the Bengali film called “Badnaam.”
In the 1998 movie “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,” where she played as a VJ, she was acclaimed by the critics. She was also commended for her role in the family ensemble drama “Hum Saath Saath Hain,” in 1999 in which she played a supporting role. Her last film before she stopped acting was “Kasam,” where she starred with Chunky Pandey.
In 2020, she became a part of the reality TV series “Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives” which can be streamed on Netflix.
Neela Kothari opened a jewelry showroom in Mumbai in 2004. On August 25, 2011she opened a store named Neelam Kothari Fine Jewels.
Neelam Kothari Dating History
Neelam Kothari tied the knot with Rishi Sethia who is a son of a businessman from the United Kingdom. They got divorced in 2002.
Her second marriage was to the film and television actor Samir Soni in the year 2011. The couple adopted a baby girl named Ahana in 2013.