Her schooling was at the Naval Public School in Cochin and later at the Army Public School in New Delhi. Her college years were spent at the Jesus and Mary College and she graduated in History.
She was five when she got a break in the TV serial Rajdhani. Fame beckoned in 2002 when she won the Miss India title and was amongst the final ten at the Miss Universe pageant.
Dhupia is dating squash player Ritwik Bhattacharya.