Huma Qureshi
Huma Qureshi Biography
Education Bachelor in History Honours
Birth Place New Delhi, India
Height (in Cms) 170 cms
Height (in Feet Inches) 5 feet 6 inches
Date Of Birth Jul 28, 1986
Age 35 years

Huma Qureshi is a sister of actor Saqib Saleem who began her Bollywood career with Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur-I’ which earned her several nominations. The same year she worked in two more movies, ‘Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana’ and ‘Ek Thi Daayan’. Hailing from a professional background, she has also endorsed several brands namely Pears Soap, Saffola Oil, Samsung Guru, Nerolac, Vita Marie, and Mederma Cream. Apart from Hindi, she has also worked in various other languages.

Huma Qureshi Family

Huma Qureshi was born into a Muslim family to Saleem Qureshi and Ameena Qureshi. Her father owns a chain of restaurant and her mother is a housewife. Huma has three brothers Naeem Saleem, Haseen Saleem and Saqib Saleem who also is a Bollywood actor. Saqib is known for movies like Mere Dad Ki Maruti, Dil Juunglee, and his next movie is a multistarrer, Race 3.

Huma Qureshi Early Life

Born to Saleem Qureshi and Ameena Qureshi, Huma was born and raised in New Delhi. After finishing her bachelor's degree, Huma joined Act 1 theatre group and performed in few theatre productions. Earlier, Huma worked with numerous NGOs and also assisted a documentary filmmaker. Huma Qureshi moved to Mumbai in 2008 to audition for film roles and auditioned for her first film Junction, however, the movie got shelved. She later signed a two-year TV commercial contract with Hindustan Unilever and also appeared in other TV commercials: Samsung Mobile, Nerolac, Pears Soap, Saffola Oil, etc. Impressed by her acting in Samsung Mobile commercial, Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap promised her a role in his film and eventually signed her for three films in his company Anurag Kashyap Films.

Huma Qureshi Career

Huma Qureshi initially was going to make is Kollywood debut with Billa II, a gangster-thriller directed and produced by Chakri Toleti. She was finalised as the female lead after surviving an audition out of 700 candidates. However, when the movie was delayed, Huma walked out of the project because of other work commitments. Huma finally made her Bollywood debut in a feature film Gangs of Wasseypur as a supporting character. The movie went on to receive positive reviews from the critics and audience, Huma as Mohsina, a Bollywood influenced girl won many critical praises. Huma again reprised her role as Mohsina in the second instalment of the movie Gangs of Wasseypur 2. For both the movies, Huma's performance was highly appreciated and she bagged few major award nominations including Best Female Debut and Best Supporting Actress. Later, Huma appeared in Bollywood romantic-comedy Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana. The movie was financially successful and her performance as a feisty Punjabi girl was well received.

Huma's next movie was Ek Thi Daayan with actors Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma and Kalki Koechlin. Though the movie received mixed reviews, critics praised Huma's performance. Later that year Huma appeared in an underworld drama film D-Day which was a box office disappointment. Huma's next Dedh Ishqiya proved to an elevation in her career graph. The sequel to 2010 film Ishqiya, Dedh Ishqiya, a black comedy, was commercially successful and her performance as Muniya received several praises. Qureshi next appeared in Varun Dhawan, Yami Gautam, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Badlapur. This crime thriller had Huma playing a prostitute, Badlapur was a commercially successful and critics garnered her praises for her bold role. Huma also got nominated for Filmfare Best Supporting Actress. Huma then appeared in a segment of a Bollywood collaborative film X: Past Is Present.

Huma made her Mollywood Debut with the movie White in 2016 and appeared in the dual role opposite Mammootty. However, the movie opened up to negative reviews. In 2017, Huma appeared in courtroom comedy-drama Jolly LLB 2 opposite Akshay Kumar. Though the movie received mixed reviews, the movie was a box-office success. Huma's last film was along with her brother Saqib Saleem Dobaara: See Your Evil, an official remake of Hollywood movie Oculus. Huma Qureshi will be making her Kollywood debut with superstar Rajinikanth in Kaala.


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