Divya Dutta

25 September 1977 | Libra

Actress

Divya Dutta

Divya Dutta

Divya Dutta is an Indian film actor and model. She is well established as a leading character actor in Hindi and Punjabi cinema. Apart from that, she has also featured in Nepali and Malayalam cinema and received two IIFA awards. She has also appeared in a video for the song ‘Romeo’ by Brit-Asian pop group Basement Jaxx.

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21 September 2012Heroine
Pallavi Narayan

25 March 2011Monica
Monica R. Jaitley

22 October 2010Hisss
Maya Gupta

29 June 2007Apne
Pooja B. Singh Choudhary

3 October 2003Baghban
Reena Malhotra

27 August 1999Baadshah
CBI Officer, Mrs. Nathan

18 July 1997Daava
Deepa

Biography

Divya Dutta is an Indian film actor and model. She is well established as a leading character actor in Hindi and Punjabi cinema. Apart from that, she has also featured in Nepali and Malayalam cinema and received two IIFA awards. She has also appeared in a video for the song ‘Romeo’ by Brit-Asian pop group Basement Jaxx. Career Divya Dutta made her debut in Ishq Mein Jeena Ishq Mein Marna in 1994, paving the way for several supporting roles in the next couple of years. In 1995, she was part of an ensemble cast for Surakshaa. That same year, she had her first release in a lead role in Veergati opposite Salman Khan. The film flopped miserably. Divya Dutta returned to playing supporting roles, starting with Agni Sakshi in 1996. Her next attempt as a female lead was ill fated too, with Iski Topi Uske Sarr being universally panned. In the meanwhile, she acted in Pamela Rooks’ partition drama, Train To Pakistan. She finally succeeded as a leading lady, albeit in Punjabi cinema opposite Gurdas Mann in the romantic drama, Shaheed-e-Mohabbat Boota Singh. This led to a resurgence of sorts for Divya Dutta’s flagging Bollywood career, starting with Vikram Bhatt’s Kasoor in 2001. After supporting roles in Shahrukh Khan-starrer, Shakti, and Tanuja Chandra’s Sur, Divya Dutta reunited with Gurdas Mann in Manoj Punj's Zindagi Khoobsurat Hai. She was part of ensemble casts in Baghban and war film, LOC:Kargil, but both the roles were poorly rated by critics. Divya Dutta, however, did win the Star Guild Award for the Best Supporting Actress for her role in the hit, Joggers’ Park. Her biggest breakthroughs were yet to come. In 2004, Divya Dutta was instrumental in the Yashraj blockbuster, Veer Zaara, winning herself a Filmfare nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role. Divya Dutta was also part of Manoj Punj’s Des Hoyaa Pardes, before returning to play lead roles in Shubhayaatra and Shaadi Ke Ladoo in 2004. She also played Ila Bose, the sister of Subhash Chandra Bose in a biopic of the martyr. Divya Gupta’s fame, while also winning rave reviews for her lead role in Sanyogita: Bride In Red. Divya Dutta’s first English release was Rituparno Ghosh’s Last Lear, before she returned to Hindi multi-starrer format with Apne, alongside Dharmendra and Katrina Kaif. She was also in Madhuri Dixit’s big comeback, Aaja Nachle. More recently, Divya Dutta has appeared in supporting roles in Mummy Punjabi, Stanley Ka Dabba and Dangerous Ishq and Special 26. She also had a starring role in Karan Johar’s Gippi. In 2013, she was a part of two of the highest grossing movies of the year, Ragini MMS 2 and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Personal Life: Divya Dutta was born and brought up in Ludhiana. Her father passed away when young Divya was only seven, and she credits her mother for bringing her brother and her up single handedly. She was engaged to be married to Lt. Commander Sandeep Shergill in 2005, but never did.

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