Huma Qureshi is a well-known Indian actress and model. She has worked in theatre productions and also performed in some television advertisements. She made her feature film debut in Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur in 2012.
Huma Saleem Qureshi was born in a Muslim family on 28 July 1986 in New Delhi. Her father’s name is Saleem Qureshi, a restaurateur and has a chain of restaurants “Saleem’s” in Delhi, and Her mother’s name is Ameena Qureshi. She has 2 elder brothers Naeem Qureshi and Haseen Qureshi work in their family business, and one younger brother, Sagib Saleem Qureshi, an actor.
She has been in the news for her many rumored relationships with Manoj Tanwar in 2007, and Businessman Ibrahim Ansari in 2008, actor Arjan Bajwa in 2012, actor Shahid Kapoor in 2013, director Anurag Kashyap in 2014, actor Sohail Khan in 2016, filmmaker Abhishek Chaubey in 2017, and now she confirmed that she is dating Sushmita Sen’s ex-boyfriend and filmmaker Mudassar Aziz.
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Huma Qureshi did her graduation in History Honours from the Gargi College, New Delhi. She followed ‘Act 1’ a theatre group in Delhi. Huma was mentored by the Indian theatre director and acting teacher, N. K. Sharma.
Later, Huma shifted to Mumbai from Delhi in 2008, to audition for a movie, Junction, which was never made. Later, she received a 2-year contract with Hindustan Unilever for TV commercials. Her first ad was for a cell phone with Abhishek Bachchan, in which she portrayed the role of a reporter. Qureshi came into the limelight with a mobile phone ad starring Aamir Khan and shot by Anurag Kashyap in Panchgani.
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Huma Qureshi performed in several TV commercials including a mobile ad with Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. While shooting for the ad for the Samsung phone, Anurag Kashyap told her that he will cast her in his movie. Later, Anurag proposed a 3-film deal with his company Anurag Kashyap Films. In 2012, Huma debuted in Gangs of Wasseypur-Part 1, in which she played the role of Mohsina. Her performance was praised by the fans and the critics.
Following the progress of the first part, Huma reprised her character of Mohsina in the 2nd installment of the Gangs of Wasseypur series, Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2. It opened to broad critical acclaim, and her character again got positive reviews. That same year, She finished her 3-film contract with Anurag Kashyap Films by appearing in Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, a romantic comedy, which represents a quest for an antique family dish, Chicken Khurana.
In 2013, Huma was cast as a witch in the supernatural thriller Ek Thi Daayan, alongside Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin, and Konkona Sen Sharma. Soon afterward, She portrayed the titular role in the short film Sujata, released as one of the segments of Shorts, an anthology movie by Anurag Kashyap.
Her consequent release that year included the underworld drama D-Day, in which Qureshi appeared as Zoya Rehman, an explosive R.A.W agent. Huma featured in Abhishek Chaubey’s black comedy Dedh Ishqiya in 2014, a sequel to the 2010 movie Ishqiya, co-starring Arshad Warsi, Madhuri Dixit, and Naseeruddin Shah.
The following year, Huma performed as a prostitute in Sriram Raghavan’s crime thriller Badlapur, alongside Varun Dhawan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The same year, Huma performed in the collaborative movie X: Past Is Present. The year 2016 marked the debut of Huma in Malayalam cinema with White. Huma starred in dual roles in the movie alongside Mammootty. The movie opened to generally negative reviews from critics.[table id=2367 /]
Facts About Huma Qureshi
- Does Huma Qureshi drink alcohol?: Yes
- Originally, her parents were not happy about her career decision as an actor.
- She was thought to debut with the Tamil movie Billa II: The Beginning in 2012, but the movie got delayed.
- Huma did a photoshoot for the Be unstoppable campaign for body shaming in 2014.
- Qureshi was starred in some music videos including Mitti Di Khusboo and Tumhe Dillagi.
- Huma judged the TV reality show India’s Best Dramebaaz in 2018.
- Qureshi walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018 and 2019.
- In 2020. Huma acted in the American Netflix series Army of the Dead.
- Ayushmann Khurrana fondly calls her Chumma Qureshi.
Yes, definitely! She is so much more than your conventional ‘pretty’ Bollywood heroine. She is the actress who gets noticed and receives accolades for her character despite being in a supporting role, time and again, movie after movie.
Making it without a godfather in the industry, she is an icon for postmodern women. With a restaurateur father and a homemaker mom, Huma had no ties with the glamour world. But with her determination and hard work, she’s come a long, long way. So much, so that roles are being written especially for her. For an outsider debutante, that’s definitely a first.
Some of her great movies are Gangs of Wasseypur and Badlapur.