Neelam Kothari

Neelam Kothari Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 18, 2023

Date of Birth

9 / November / 1967


57 Years


Actress Jewellery Designer

Neelam Kothari Height, Husband, Family, Biography, & More

Neelam Kothari debuted in the Hindi-language film “Jawaani” as Sanam Malhotra, and is now recognized as both an Indian jewelry designer and actress. She has appeared in a number of movies since her debut, including Love 86.

Mohabbat Aur Jung, Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Khudgarz, Mitti Aur Sona, Khatron Ke Khiladi, Hatya, Ghar Ka Chiraag, Aag Hi Aag, Sindoor, Ilzaam, Farz Ki Jung, Paap Ki Duniya, Billoo Badshah, Taaqatwar, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, and Ghar Mein Ram Gali Mein Shyam.


Neelam Kothari’s parents are Shishir Kothari, a businessman, and Parveen Kothari, a former model. She has an elder brother named Afsheen Kothari. Neelam Kothari was previously in a relationship with Bollywood actor Bobby Deol for about five years before they ended their relationship. Additionally, there were rumors that she had a romantic involvement with Salman Khan.

In 2000, Neelam Kothari married Rishi Sethia, the son of a UK-based businessman. However, the couple got divorced after a few years of marriage. Neelam Kothari later found love with actor and model Sameer Soni, and they got married in 2011. The couple adopted a girl named Ahana on 2nd September 2013.

Shishir Kothari Neelam Kothari Father

Shishir Kothari Neelam Kothari Father

Parveen Kothari Neelam Kothari Mother

Parveen Kothari Neelam Kothari Mother

Afsheen Kothari Neelam Kothari Brother

Afsheen Kothari Neelam Kothari Brother

Rishi Sethia Neelam Kothari First Husband

Rishi Sethia Neelam Kothari’s First Husband

Samir Soni Neelam Kothari Second Husband

Samir Soni Neelam Kothari’s Second Husband

Ahana Neelam Kothari Daughter

Ahana Neelam Kothari Daughter

Bobby Deol Neelam Kothari Boyfriend

Bobby Deol Neelam Kothari’s Boyfriend

Salman Khan Neelam Kothari Boyfriend

Salman Khan Neelam Kothari’s Boyfriend

Early Life

Neelam Kothari Soni was born in Hong Kong to a Gujarati Indian father, Shishir Kothari, and an Iranian mother, Parveen Kothari. During her childhood, Neelam learned to play the keyboard and practiced Jazz Ballet. Her family has a long-standing tradition of crafting high-end jewelry. She received her education at Island School and was a member of Rutherford House.

During her teenage years, Neelam’s family relocated to Bangkok. It was during a holiday trip to Mumbai that she was approached by director Ramesh Behl, who offered her a role in his film Jawaani (1984) opposite Karan Shah, Tina Munim’s nephew. Neelam decided to try her luck in acting and accepted the offer, marking the beginning of her acting career.


Neelam Kothari attended Island School, which is a co-educational international school situated in Hong Kong. While studying there, she was a member of the Rutherford House.

Personal Life

That is correct. Neelam Kothari got married to Rishi Sethia, the son of a UK-based businessman, in October 2000, but the couple got divorced after a short period of time. She then had a brief relationship with actor Sameer Soni before tying the knot with him in 2011. In 2013, they adopted a daughter and named her Ahana.

Yes, that is correct. In 1998, Neelam Kothari, along with her co-stars Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, and Tabu, was charged with violating the Wildlife Act and the IPC for their alleged involvement in the poaching of two blackbucks in Kankani during the filming of Hum Saath Saath Hain. In 2018, she was acquitted by the CJM court in Jodhpur on 5th April, ending the long-standing legal battle.



Yes, that is correct. Neelam Kothari’s debut film, Jawaani (1984), may not have been a big commercial success, but her performance was noticed, and she started receiving many offers. She gained popularity from her role in the film Ilzaam (1986) opposite Govinda, who was also a debutant at that time.

Their on-screen pairing became very popular, and they went on to work on a total of 14 movies together. Some of their bigger hits include Love 86 (1986), Khudgarz (1987), Hatya (1988), and Taaqatwar (1989).

Check more details on Wikipedia



Title Roles Year
Zakham Aarti 1990
Waqt Ki Awaz Dancer, Singer 1988
Vishnu Devaa   1990
Upkar Dhoodhache Reshma 1990
Taaqatwar Bijli 1988
Sindoor Lalita Kapoor 1987
Shankara Seema 1990
Sauda Jyoti 1996
Santaan Asha 1995
Sahebzaade Chinar 1992
Ranbhoomi Neelam 1991
Patthar Aur Payal   2000
Parampara Sapna 1993
Paap Ki Duniya Aarti 1988
Mohabbat Aur Jung Priya 1997
Mitti Aur Sona Anupama 1989
Meet Mere Man Ke   1991
Mandira   1990
Love 86 Esha 1986
Laat Saab Anju / Mona 1992
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai VJ Neelam 1998
Khule-Aam Priya 1992
Khudgarz Jyoti 1987
Khatron Ke Khiladi Sunita 1988
Kasam Bindiya 2001
Kasak Divya 1991
Jawaani Sanam 1984
Indrajeet Neelam 1991
Ilzaam Aarti 1986
Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United Sangeeta 1999
Hum Bhi Insaan Hain Rekha 1989
Hatya Sapna 1988
Gharana Lalita 1989
Ghar Mein Ram Gali Mein Shyam Jaya 1988
Ghar Ka Chiraag Kiran 1989
Farz Ki Jung Kavita 1990
Ek Tha Raja Shilpa 1996
Ek Ladka Ek Ladki Renu / Rani 1992
Dost Garibon Ka Rekha 1990
Doodh Ka Karz Reshma 1990
Do Qaidi Neelu 1989
Chor Pe Mor Ritu 1990
Billoo Badshah Jyoti 1990
Badnam Kajol 1990
Antim Nyay Rekha 1995
Andaz Pyar Ka   1986
Amiri Garibi Jyoti 1990
Agneepath Siksha Chavan 1990
Afsana Pyaar Ka Nikita 1991
Aag Hi Aag Aarti 1987
Aadithya   1996


Title Role Year
Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives Herself 2020-present

Net worth

It is difficult to say if Neelam Kothari is the “unassailable actress” of Bollywood cinema, as opinions on that may vary. However, it is true that she has multiple sources of income, including movies, shows, endorsements, and business investments.

As of 2023, her net worth is estimated to be between $1 to $5 million, which is equivalent to 7 to 35 crore Indian Rupees. Her monthly salary is estimated to be around 1 lakh or more in Indian Rupees.

Net Worth (2023) $1 to $5 Million
Net Worth In Indian Rupees Rs.7 to 35 Crore
monthly Income And Salary Rs 1 lakh +
Yearly Income And Salary Rs 12 lakh +
Last Updated 2023

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Hong Kong
Children Daughter: Ahana
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Height In CM 165 CM
Height In Meter 1.65 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Shishir Kothari
Mother: Parveen Kothari
Profession Actress Jewellery Designer
Siblings Brother: Afsheen Kothari
Spous First Husband: Rishi Sethia
Second Husband: Sameer Soni
Weight 54 Kg
119 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Scorpio


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