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Divya Bharti, Bollywood Actress
Divya Bharti was one of the most popular and gorgeous actresses of Bollywood film industry in the early 1990s. However, her death at an early age of 19 still continues to be the biggest mystery of Bollywood.
 
 Divya Bharti, Bollywood ActressDivya Bharti was a famed Indian actress known for her beauty and remarkable acting skills. She enacted in numerous commercially successful Bollywood movies. She also worked in several South Indian movies. She entered the film world with Telugu movies in 1990. Her cinematic debut in Bollywood was Vishwatma in 1992. She appeared in more than 14 Hindi films in a single year which was considered a record at the time for a newcomer. Her career was unfortunately short-lived after her mysterious death at the age of only 19.

Early Life of Divya Bharti
Divya Bharti was born as Divya Om Prakash Bharti on February 25, 1974. She was born to Meeta and Om Prakash Bharti. She had one younger brother named Kunal. She did her schooling from Maneckji Cooper High School in Juhu, Mumbai. She was too keen to make her career in acting and thus left studies to pursue her dreams. She started to act at a tender age of 16. In May 1992 she secretively married Bollywood film producer Sajid Nadiadwala.

Career of Divya Bharti
Divya had been a popular Indian film actress who had starred in Bollywood films, along with some Tamil and Telugu films in the early 1990s. She made her acting debut in a 1990 Tamil film titled Nilla Penne at the age of 16. Unfortunately, this film did not work well in the box office. Divya Bharti got her first break in proper Telugu film `Bobbili Raja` opposite Venkatesh. She also acted in several other Telugu films for the next two years. Finally, she gained incredible popularity in Hindi film industry, Bollywood. Her debut film was `Vishwatma` in 1992. She came into prominence because of the popular song `Saat Samundar`, picturized on her in the film.

Divya Bharti, Bollywood Actress Actor and director Kirti Kumar, brother of actor Govinda first noticed Divya Bharti in 1988. She was offered the role in their movie `Radha Ka Sangam`. However, this role ultimately went to Juhi Chawla. Divya Bharti`s Telugu film Bobbili Raja was also dubbed in Hindi as Rampur Ka Raja. She went on to do more Telugu films, namely the `Dharma Kshetram`, `Tholi Mudhu`, `Rowdy Alludu` and `Assembly Rowdy` in which she co-starred with Telegu superstars Balakrishna, Chiranjeevi, Prashanth, and Mohan Babu respectively. Some of the most memorable Bollywood films that she has done in 1992 include Deewana, Dil Aashna Hai and Shola Aur Shabnam. She was one of the leading actresses in Bollywood and was often in competition with Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit.

Achievements of Divya Bharti
Divya Bharti won the Filmfare Lux New Face Award. She worked with most of the top actors in Bollywood in that era such as Sunny Deol, Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Govinda, Sanjay Dutt as well as Shahrukh Khan and Suniel Shetty who were newcomers at the time. She also won a Filmfare Awards for Best Female Debut.

Death of Divya Bharti
Divya Bharti`s sudden death on April 5, 1993 at the age of only 19 was devastating news for the film industry. It was known that Divya fell off a 5-storey apartment building, Tulsi 2 in Mumbai unfortunately. Divya`s funeral was conducted on April 7. She had completed the two films `Rang` and `Shatranj` just before her death. They were released months after her death.

Filmography of Divya Bharti
Movie Language Year
Bobbili Raja Telugu 1990
Nila Penne Tamil 1990
Naa Ille Naa Swargam Telugu 1991
Rowdy Alludu Telugu 1991
Dharma Kshetram Telugu 1992
Assembly Rowdy Telugu 1991
Vishwatma Hindi 1992
Shola Aur Shabnam Hindi 1992
Dil Ka Kya Kasoor Hindi 1992
Jaan Se Pyaara Hindi 1992
Deewana Hindi 1992
Balwaan Hindi 1992
Dushman Zamana Hindi 1992
Dil Aashna Hai Hindi 1992
Geet Hindi 1992
Chittamma Mogudu Telugu 1992
Dil Hi To Hai Hindi 1992
Tholi Muddhu Telugu 1993
Kshatriya Hindi 1993
Rang Hindi 1993
Shatranj Hindi 1993


(Last Updated on : 05/09/2014)
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