Huma Qureshi WikiHuma Qureshi is an Indian actress and model, who appears in Hindi films. She has worked in theatre productions in Delhi and went on to act in various advertisements. She made her bollywood debut with Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur (2012). After this, she did many movies which includes Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, Ek Thi Daayan, D-day and many more. She was seen in Sriram Raghavan's movie Badlapur opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
BiographyHuma Qureshi was born on 28 July 1986 into a Muslim family in Delhi, India. She grew up in the Kalkaji, Greater Kailash of South Delhi. She has done her History Honours at the Gargi College. Later, she joined Act 1 theater group and performed in few theatre productions. She has worked with several NGOs and assisted a documentary filmmaker. She later moved to Mumbai and started to appear in various advertisements. She has shot for almost 15 ads for brands like Vita Marie, Saffola Oil, Mederma Cream, Samsung Guru, Pears Soap and Nerolac. Then she signed Anurag Kashyap's crime thriller Gangs of Wasseypur. In 2012, she was honored with a Special mention by the Grand Jury at the 2012 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles for her performance as the titular character in the short film Sujata. She has also been approached by South Film Billa II. Huma Qureshi has a new found hobby of collecting old books with Urdu poetry. She said, "Poetry or Urdu shayri has so much beauty in the way it is written and recited. The interest in Urdu poetry came to me so late... I wish I had discovered this gigantic treasure earlier."
Personal ProfileBirth Namee : Huma Qureshi
Date of Birth : 28 July 1986
Age : 28 years
Birth Place : Delhi
Zodiac : Leo
Occupation : Actress, Model
Height : 5'7"
Weight : 61 kgs
Religion : Muslim
Relatives : Saqib Saleem (Brother)
Debut Movie/First Movie : Gangs of Wasseypur
In Badlapur MovieHuma Qureshi was seen sharing screen space with Varun Dhawan and Yami gautam in Sriram Raghavan's flick Badlapur. Huma was seen potraying the role of a prostitute as Jhimli.
Host of Anmol Hai Tu - Nayi Soch Ko SalaamActress Huma Qureshi will feature as the host of a forthcoming TV special Anmol Hai Tu - Nayi Soch Ko Salaam, which will felicitate women who have endured a hard life, risen from the ashes and made an impact on the society. Social activists Chandralekha and Sindhutai Sapkal, HIV/AIDS activist Kousalya Periasamy, child rights activist Razia Sultana and women's right activist and author Flavia Agnes will be recognised for their work. The show will be aired on TV on International Women's Day, March 8.
In Trishna MovieHuma Qureshi, who usually chooses roles with gravitas, has been bitten by the item number bug. She has reportedly agreed to doing a special appearance in the Freida Pinto-starrer 'Trishna' and will be seen in a jazzy avatar gyrating to the number 'Sada Vada High Maintenance'.
FamilyHuma Qureshi is the daughter of Saleem Qureshi, a restaurateur who runs a chain of some 10 restaurants called Saleem's, all around Delhi. Her mother, Ameena Qureshi (a Kashmiri) is a housewife. She has three brothers Naeem Qureshi, Haseen Qureshi and Saqib Saleem, who is two year younger than her. Saqib is also a film actor, last appeared in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge.
Boyfriend/DatingThere were rumors about Huma Qureshi dating the Fashion Fame Arjan Bajwa. They were spotted together at a coffee shop. Recently, she was also been linked with Shahid Kapoor. But nothing is confirm till date. She is single and wants to concentrate on her career.
CareerHuma Qureshi made her Bollywood debut with 2012 movie Gangs of Wasseypur. Then she was seen in Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana. The movie was a romantic comedy movie which interestingly revolves around an important family chicken recipe and the Punjabi family Khuranas hunt for their special recipe and Huma played a "fun loving Punjabi girl" in the movie opposite Kunal Kapoor.
She also appeared in Ek Thi Daayan, which was a Bollywood horror film. The film featured Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi, Konkona Sen Sharma and Kalki Koechlin. Huma played the role of Emraan's beautiful girlfriend Tamara. She did a splended job with her character and the movie got good collections at the Box office. In D-Day, Huma's character Zoya was sent to Karachi with a team of experts to nab India's most wanted criminal, played by Rishi Kapoor. The film got mixed response and Huma's performance in the movie was appreciated by everyone. The actress won the award for breakthrough performance in a supporting role for 'Dedh Ishqiya' at the Stardust Awards. While the award season has just started, Huma is elated to receive the very first award in 2014. And celebrated her victory Huma Qureshi's team threw her a small party.
Filmography2012 - Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1
2012 - Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2
2012 - Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana
2013 - Ek Thi Daayan
2013 - D Day
2014 - Dedh Ishqiya Won Stadust Award
2015 - Badlapur