Divya Bharti Family, Wedding Pics | Age, Biography, Height, Wiki, Husband, Daughter, Son
Indian film actress
Born: February 25, 1974, Mumbai, India
Died: April 5, 1993, Versova, Mumbai, India
Spouse: Sajid Nadiadwala (m. 1992–1993)
Siblings: Poonam Bharti, Kunal Bharti
Divya Om Prakash Bharti (25 February 1974 – 5 April 1993) was an Indian film actress, who starred in a number of commercially successful Hindi and Telugu motion pictures in the early 1990s. Known for her versatility and vivacity, she was regarded as one of the finest and highest paid actresses of her time.
Bharti aspired a career in films at a young age, and started to get offers at age 14, while she was doing some modelling assignments. After several unsuccessful attempts, she made her debut with a lead role in the successful Telugu drama Bobbili Raja (1990), aged 16. After featuring in a number of high-grossing Telugu films, she progressed to Bollywood films in 1992 with the action thriller Vishwatma.
Bharti further went on to have commercial success alongside acclaimed actors such as Govinda and Rishi Kapoor in films like Shola Aur Shabnam and Deewana, respectively; the latter of which garnered her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She acted in over 14 Hindi films between 1992 and 1993, which is to date an unbroken record in Hindi cinema.
Although a teenager, Bharti played adult roles in all her films.
Bharti died on 5 April 1993, aged 19, from head injuries sustained after falling off the balcony of her fifth-floor apartment at Tulsi Buildings in Versova, Mumbai.
Bharti met Sajid Nadiadwala through Govinda at the shooting of Shola Aur Shabnam, and they were married on 10 May 1992. Divya got married to Sajid in the presence of her hairdresser Sandhya, the hairdresser’s husband and a kazi at Tulsi apartments, Sajid’s Versova residence.
 Divya died on April 5, 1993 at age 19, after falling from the balcony of her apartment in Versova, Andheri West, in Mumbai. The cause of her falling was never established and several theories circulated in the media during that time, including falling under the influence of alcohol, being pushed by someone, suicide and the involvement of her husband and underworld mafia.
The investigation was closed in 1998 by Mumbai police and the reason of death was stated as accidental death. She was cremated on 7 April 1993 at the Vile Parle crematorium, Mumbai.
Two of Bharti’s completed films: Rang and Shatranj were released several months after her death. Her incomplete Telugu film Tholi Muddhu was partly completed by Indian actress Rambha, who slightly resembled Bharti and hence was used as her body double to complete her remaining scenes.
She was more than halfway through the filming of Laadla at the time of her death and the film was reshot with Sridevi replacing her. She was replaced in several films she had signed and started filming for such as Mohra, Kartavya, Vijaypath and Andolan.
Some movies which she had signed for were subsequently shelved, such as Parinaam with Akshay Kumar Kanyadaan with Rishi Kapoor and Bajrang with Sunny Deol and Chal Pe Chal with Jackie Shroff. Bollywood legend Dev Anand made a movie titled Chargesheet which was loosely based on her death and the mystery surrounding it and was released on 30th September 2011.
Full Name Divya Om Prakash Bharti
Sana Nadiadwala (After Marriage)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’4”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.) 34-26-36
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black (Dyed Brown)
Date of Birth 25 February 1974
Date of Death 5 April 1993
Death Cause Not Yet Confirmed
As per first theory- She committed Suicide
As per second theory- She Got Murdered by someone from Underworld
As per third Theory- Accidental Death
Age (at the time of Death) 19 Years
Birth Place Bombay (Now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
Place of Death Versova, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Pisces
Hometown Bombay (Now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
School Maneckji Cooper High School, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Educational Qualification 9th Standard
Debut Telugu Film:- Bobbili Raja(1990)
Bollywood- Vishwatma (1992)
Family Father- Om Prakash Bharti
Divya Bharti Father
Mother- Meeta Bharti
Divya Bharti Mother
Brother- Kunal Bharti
Divya Bharti Brother Kunal Bharti (Left) With Her Husband Sajid Nadiadwala (Right)
Sisters- Poonam Bharti (Step-sister)
Divya Bharti Step Sister Poonam Bharti
Kainaat Arora (Cousin Sister)
Religion Hinduism (Born); Islam (After Marriage)
Hobbies Swimming, dancing & Playing Lawn Tennis
Controversy For every now and then, she was enraptured by the news headlines as she had a habit of taking Drugs at the very early age of 16. One of the theories of her death also mentions this reason behind her mysterious demise.
Favourite Food(s) Maharashtrian Cuisines, South Indian Cuisines, Italian
Favourite Actor(s) Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Kumar, Jeetendra, Kamal Haasan
Favourite Actresses Rekha, Sridevi, Sharmila Tagore, Hema Malini
Favourite Singer(s) Lata Mangeshkar, Alka Yagnik, Asha Bhosle
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Husband/Spouse Sajid Nadiadwala
Divya Bharti Husband Sajid Nadiadwala
Marriage Date 10 May 1992
Salary (as an actress) 25 lacs/film (INR)
Net Worth (approx.) Not Known
Some Lesser Known Facts About Divya Bharti
At the age of 14, she started her career as a model, but after many unsuccessful projects, she made her way to Tollywood and did her first debut film, Bobbili Raja (1990) with Daggubati Venkatesh.
She was a famous face of Telugu Cinema and achieved a label of a superstar at a very young age of 15.
She did her Bollywood debut with the film Vishwatma (1992). However, the film proved to be an average grosser, but she remained in the limelight for her song, “Saat Samundar Paar”, which became a favorite track for all music lovers.
Earlier, she was signed by director Nandu Tolani for his film, ‘Gunaho Ka Devta’ (1988), but later her role got cancelled and she got replaced by Sangeeta Bijlani.
In another incidence, she was replaced by Juhi Chawla from Kirti Kumar’s film ‘Radha Ka Sangam'(1992). It was surmised that she got replaced because of her bubbly and childish behavior.
She was among the top paid actress of her time and made an unbroken record of signing more than 12 films as a newcomer.
She was very religious by nature and use to visit temples on a daily basis.
She acted in over 14 movies, some of his famous Bollywood movies are Shola Aur Shabnam, Dil Aashna Hai, Deewana, and many more.
In one of her interviews, she mentioned that ” Because I did not want to study, I took the decision of becoming an actress”.
At the time of her death, she had various projects (Both in Bollywood & Tollywood) in her account, which were partially completed. The pending Bollywood projects were- Laadla, Andolan, Mohra, Vijaypath, and the pending Tollywood projects included Tholi Muddhu, which were later on completed by other actresses.
For his performance in the film Deewana, she was honored with Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year, and she was one of the few actresses, who won Filmfare awards at a very early stage.
She had also performed in various concerts in India and Abroad. Here are few glimpses of her concert in Dubai.
On 5 April 1993, while talking to her dress designer Neeta Lulla and her husband Dr. Shyam, she went to her kitchen and sat on its window, which faces towards the balcony. Accidentally, she got disbalanced and fell off from the window of her fifth-floor Apartment in Versova, Mumbai. She was immediately taken to the hospital but doctors could not revive her and stated her dead.
The mystery behind her death is yet to be unveiled. However, few say that she has committed suicide, but her parents said that her death was purely accidental as she was not a kind of girl who could commit suicide.
Here is the video of her funeral, it can be seen how her death had shaken everyone from all over the world.
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