Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Divya Bharti : Indian film actress

Divya Om Prakash Bharti (25 February 1974 – 5 April 1993), was an Indian film actress who was hailed as "the most interesting young actress of her generation", starring in a number of commercially successful Hindi, Telugu and Tamil films in the early 1990s. Bharti played a variety of character types; her film roles, along with her screen persona, contributed to a change in the concept of a Hindi film heroine.

After spending much of her childhood in Tapri, Jaipur, Bharti began a career as an actress in Telugu films with the 1990 film Bobbili Raja. Her early film appearances had her play little more than the love interest of the leading actors, but she drew attention when she progressed to Hindi Bollywood films in 1992 with Vishwatma. Bharti went onto have commercial success with films like Shola Aur Shabnam and Deewana that same year, for which she garnered a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Bharti acted in over 14 Hindi films between 1992 and 1993. Throughout her brief career, she often played strong female characters and, apart from mainstream cinema. Though her career went through certain periods of decline, she reinvented herself numerous times and was credited for her ability to sustain her status. The final years of Bharti's life were marked by personal problems and a reputation for unreliability and being difficult to work with.

Bharti's career was cut short by her death on 5 April 1993 at the age of 19. The circumstances of her death, falling from the window ledge of her five-storey Versova apartment have been the subject of dispute over the years. Bharti's last completed films were Rang, co-starring Kamal Sadanah and Shatranj with Jackie Shroff, both released posthumously.


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