Divya Dutta Biography

Born : 25 September 1977

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Actress Divya Dutta was born on September 25th, 1977 in Punjab. She pursued her education from the prestigious Sacred Heart Convent School, Ludhiana. Before joining the film industry, she modelled for TV commercials in Punjab. 

‘Ishq Mein Jeena Ishq Mein Marna’ (1994) was Dutta’s debut film. In the following year, she was cast as the leading role opposite Salman Khan in Veergati (1995). Though the film received mixed reviews, her performance was appreciated. After this, the pretty actress played supporting roles in movies like ‘Agni Sakshi’ (1996), ‘Chotte Sarkar’ (1996), Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (1997). Simultaneously, she ventured into the Punjabi film industry and made her debut with Shaheed-e-Mohabbat Boota Singh (1999), in which she starred alongside the Punjabi pop sensation Gurdas Mann. Based on the story of Boota Singh, the film did well and Dutta was noticed for her performance as Singh’s wife, Zainab.
In 2004, Dutta was noticed for her performance as Shabbo in the Yash Chopra-romantic drama Veer-Zaara, starring Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji. She was widely praised for her performance and appeared in supporting roles in Murder and Agnipankh in the same year. She continued to work in Punjabi cinema and joined hands for the third time with director Manoj Punj for the film ‘Des Hoyaa Pardes’.  

The Punjabi girl made her international debut in the English film ‘The Last Lear’ (2007), which starred Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta and Arjun Rampal.  She played the role of Ivy, a nurse in the film. 

She appeared in some of 2013’s most critically acclaimed hits. Her first release was the Neeraj Pandey’s thriller film ‘Special 26’, which was a critical and commercial success. Next was‘Gippi’, produced by Karan Johar, in which she played the role of a single mother struggling with her victimized daughter. Dutta’s performance in the period romantic drama ‘Lootera’, was also much appreciated. 

In the same year, she was seen in biographical sports film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, which was based on the life of athlete Milkha Singh. She played the role of Farhan Akhtar’s (Milkha) sister. The film is Dutta's biggest commercial success to date and her performance was highly praised.

The actress was seen in yet another biographical film, ‘Manjunath’ (2014) alongside Seema Biswas and Kishore Kadam. She also played a pivotal role in Sriram Raghav’s thriller Badlapur in the same year. In 2016, she was cast in Chalk n Duster, a film that delves with the problems with the private education system. 
Dutta has made a name for herself in Bollywood with her performances and has several forthcoming projects under famous banners ahead.