Divya Bharti birth anniversary: 5 films that’ll remind you that world lost a talented star way ahead of time

On Divya Bharti’s 47th birth anniversary, here are the names of her few films which will make you realize that we have lost a star too soon.
Divya Bharti Divya Bharti birth anniversary: 5 films that’ll remind you that world lost a talented star way ahead of time
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Bollywood has seen several outsiders making a mark in the industry and one such actor who became an overnight sensation during the 90s’ was Divya Bharti. The late actress was born on February 25, 1974, to Om Prakash Bharti and Meeta Bharti. Today marks the 47th birth anniversary of the late actress. Divya had acted in 20 films within a short period, which is still an unbroken record by any debutante to date. When she was just a teenager, she made her acting debut in a Telegu film Bobbili Raju (1990), opposite Venkatesh. It was an instant hit. 

Later, the young actor went on to work with top Telugu actors like Chiranjeevi, Mohan Babu, and Nandamuri Balakrishna. Eventually, Divya delivered more hits like Rowdy Alludu and Assembly Rowdy among others. And when she was celebrating her success in the South film industry, several top Bollywood directors were eagerly waiting for Divya to sign a few films. In 1992, the actress made her Bollywood debut with Rajiv Rai's 1992 film Vishwatma alongside Sunny Deol. The song Saat Samundar from the film featuring Bharti became one of the best tracks of the year. People still remember the song for Divya.

In March 1992, Divya starred in David Dhawan's romantic action drama Shola Aur Shabnam and it was a box office hit in India. However, Divya achieved more success with Raj Kanwar's award-winning love story Deewana, which starred late actor Rishi Kapoor and Shahrukh Khan. It was one of the biggest hits of 1992. Divya’s performance in the film was highly appreciated by the critics, as she broke the character stereotypes. That year, she won the Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year and the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

On May 10, 1992, Divya tied the knot with director-producer Sajid Nadiadwala at a private ceremony in the presence of their close friends. The duo met through Govinda while working on the set of Shola Aur Shabnam. After her marriage, she converted to Islam and changed her name to Sana Nadiadwala.

But unfortunately, the world lost a great talent way ahead of time as the actress passed away on April 5, 1993, by falling off from the balcony of her fifth-floor apartment in Versova, Mumbai. She was rushed to the Cooper Hospital but was declared dead. Bharti was just 19-years-old when she passed away. Her untimely death shook the entire nation. And to date, her death remains a mystery.

But today, on Divya Bharti’s 47th birth anniversary, here we have listed out names of her few films which will make you realize that we have lost a star too soon.


The film was Rajiv Rai’s directorial and it was a ‘hit’ at the box office. Apart from Divya Bharti, the film also starred Sunny Deol, Chunky Pandey, and Naseeruddin Shah. In this film, Divya played the role of Kusum, who is Sunny Deol’s love interest.

Dil Ka Kya Kasoor

In 1992, Lawrence D’Souza’s romantic drama Dil Ka Kya Kasoor was released. It starred Divya Bharti alongside Prithvi. The movie did well at the box office. Divya played the role of Shalini, who is the sister of a rich businessman Rajesh Saxena aka Suresh Oberoi. Later, Shalini aka Divya falls in love with her classmate Arun Kumar aka Prithvi. 

Shola Aur Shabnam

Divya’s other film Shola Aur Shabnam was released in the year 1992. It was David Dhawan’s directorial and Divya starred opposite Govinda. It was a Superhit at the box office and the song "Tu Pagal Premi Awara" from the film was highly appreciated by the audience. Apart from Divya and Govinda, the film also starred Anupam Kher, Gulshan Grover, Monish Behl, and others.


Raj Kanwar’s 1992 film Deewana marked Shah Rukh Khan’s debut in Bollywood and it had also brought a lot of success for Divya Bharti.  The film also starred late actor Rishi Kapoor in the lead role. Deewana was a major box-office success and it was later dubbed into Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali languages. Additionally, the film won five leading accolades at the 38th Filmfare Awards.


Divya Bharti died three months before the film Rang was released and it was dedicated to her memory. This film was recorded as a ‘super hit’ at the box office. Apart from Divya, the film also starred Ayesha Jhulka, Jeetendra, Amrita Singh, Kader Khan, Kamal Sadanah, and Bindu in key roles.

Also Read: Divya Bharti's 46th Birth Anniversary: 5 lesser known facts about the Vishwatma actress

Anonymous 2 months ago

Interesting she was also rush to “Cooper Hospital” at the time of her death just like SSR, Jiah Khan n parveen babi.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Telegu? Really?

Anonymous 2 months ago

I believe in Gon n She n Shushant will get their justice soon.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Killers are happy leading their lives. Hope Karma will do its job