Neerja Punia is an Indian model who hit the headlines in 2023 after she appeared on MTV Roadies Karm Ya Kaand (Season 19) as a contestant.
Neerja Punia was born in 2001 (age 22 years; as of 2023). She hails from Gurugram, Haryana.
Weight (approx.): 60 kg
Hair Colour: Black with Dark Coppery Brown highlights
Eye Colour: Black
Figure Measurements (approx.): 34-26-32
Her father’s name is Ajeet Punia.
Neerja Punia is a transwoman. She opened up about her transformation journey during the personal interview round of MTV Roadies Karm Ya Kaand (Season 19). She shared the hardships she faced, particularly the strained relationship with her father who initially failed to accept her identity. Despite being well-versed in legal procedures and court functions, her father chose not to accompany her through the Legal Gender Recognition (LGR) process; however, a significant shift in her father’s attitude occurred when Neerja was selected for the personal interview round on MTV Roadies Karm Ya Kaand (Season 19). She further added that he even took her to the airport when she departed for the auditions, indicating a potential reconciliation in their relationship.
Neerja Punia works as a print and runway model. In 2023, she represented India in the show ‘Slay Model Search Asia,’ the first international modelling contest organised by Slay Model Management. This agency has the distinct honour of being the world’s first model agency exclusively dedicated to transgender talent. It is based in Los Angeles and is founded, owned, and run by Filipino-American director Cecilio Asuncion.
In 2023, Neerja Punia appeared in the youth-based Indian reality show ‘MTV Roadies Karm Ya Kaand’ (Season 19) as a contestant, becoming the first transwoman to participate in the show.
Neerja Punia got a peacock tattoo that stretches from the right side of her waist, over her hip, to her thigh.
She got a tattoo on her left arm.
Neerja has got her nose pierced on both sides. She has a neck dermal piercing and a navel piercing as well.
- Neerja is an animal lover. She has a pet dog and two hamsters.
- Punia has a deep appreciation for nature. Her home is adorned with numerous plants.