, Hong Kong, China
Neelam Sophia Kothari is a former Indian actress and an established jewellery designer. She is noted for her appearance in the 1998 movie, 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' and in 1999, in the multi-starrer family film, `Hum Saath-Saath Hain:We Stand United`. Her last release as a lead heroine was `Kasam` in 2001.
Neelam debuted in the film ‘Jawaani’ in 1984 alongside Karan Shah (Tina Munim's nephew). She gained popularity with the 1986 hit film, `Ilzaam`, alongside debutante Govinda. They went on to pair in a number of films including `Love 86 `(1986), `Khudgarz` (1987), `Aag Hi Aag` (1987), `Hatya` (1988), `Taaqatwar` (1989) and `Do Qaidi` (1989).
Even while pursuing her career in acting, she was into actively into jewellery designing and was involved in the family business. She did a formal course in Mumbai and established her own brand, Neelam Jewels, in Mumbai, 2004.