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Huma Qureshi

Huma Qureshi

Huma is a model and Indian actress mainly working in Hindi cinema. She has appeared in numerous Hindi films. Qureshi has been able to register itself in the three Filmfare Award nominations. She received an Honours degree in History from the University of Delhi; before coming to the Cinema, she worked as a theatre and model actress. After trying luck in various theatrical cinemas, she shifted to Mumbai. Huma signed up for a two-year commercial advertisement with Hindustan Unilever. Anurag Kashyap spotted her when she was doing an advertisement for Samsung and recognised her acting skill. Kashyap signed a deal with Huma to do 3 films with his company.

Huma was widely appreciated for her role in her debut film called Gangs of Wasseypur. Gangs of Wasseypur is a crime-thriller film with a huge fan following. Her role in the Gangs of Wasseypur helped him to earn Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and Best Supporting Actress. Qureshi did the movie Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, where she was given a lead role. Subsequently, she also did an Ek Thi Dayan movie.

She has played the role of protagonist in the following film:

  1. Anthological Shorts (2013)
  2. Ded Ishqiya (2014)

Huma has also been in supporting roles in the movie called Badlapur and Marathi movie Highway. She received a breakthrough as she was asked to work with Bollywood legend Khiladiyon ke Khiladi, a Multitalented actor Akshay Kumar in the film Jolly LLB 2. Qureshi was born in New Delhi and spent most of her childhood and adulthood in the national capital; her birth date is 28 July 1986. His father owns a chain of restaurants in New Delhi; her mother is Kashmiri.

It is said that Huma was academic from childhood, and her parents had wished that Huma should pursue an MBA. In her childhood, she shifted to Kalkaji, South Delhi, and she had been to Gargi College, University of Delhi. She participated in the Act 1 theatre and performed in several theatres. NK Sharma mentored her in her theatrics times. She has experience in working with NGOs and Documentary filmmakers.

Personal Data

  • Huma's Full Name: Huma Saleem Qureshi
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Place of Birth: New Delhi
  • Date of Birth: 28 July 1986 (Monday)
  • Age: 33
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Religion: Islam
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Hometown: New Delhi
  • Education: History (Hons)
  • College: Gargi College, University of Delhi
  • Hobbies: Travelling, Reading, Basketball, Reading Autobiographies

Huma's Acting Career

Huma Qureshi

She shifted to Mumbai in 2008 and gave an audition for the movie called Junction. However, she felt dejected, as this film did not make it. She had worked with Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan for an ad shoot. She met Anurag Kashyap during these ad shoot days. She received a breakthrough in the Tamil Film Industry as her film Billa II was produced and directed by Chakri Toleti. Billa I is a gangster-thriller film, but sadly, this film also did not make out.

Huma did a role in the movie called Gangs of Wasseypur. In that film, she portrayed the role of the wife of Nawazuddin Siddiqui. She received tremendous applause and was widely appreciated for her role. Even critics commended her effort. She was part of the Ek Thi Daayan, in which other cast included Kalki Koechlin, Konkona Sen Sharma, and Emraan Hashmi. The film was able to gather mixed responses from the critics and viewers, but the film was able to earn some profits from the box office.

She also did a film called D-Day in which stars like Irfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, and Shruti Hassan were part. She was asked to play the role of Zoya Rehman, a Raw agent. Her co-actors in Dedh Ishqiya include Madhuri Dixit, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi, and it was a commercial success at the box office earning $ 4.1 million. She was able to garner applause from the critics and audience in which she had played the role of the companion of a con woman.

She played the role of a prostitute in Sriram Raghavan's crime thriller Badlapur. Badlapur casts include Nawazudduin Siddiqui and Varun Dhawan. She was praised for her role. The film was a huge commercial success at the Box, and she was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Nomination in Filmfare awards. The highway is Umesh Kulkarni's Marathi film, and Huma made her debut with this film in the Marathi Industry. The film gathered mixed reviews and did fairly well at the box office. She was also part of a collaborative film: X: Past is Present. She also made her debut in Malayalam cinema with a film called White. Her co-star was renowned megastar Mammooty, but sadly, the reviews were not supportive and started with a negative review.

Her film Jolly LLB 2, which was in line with the original film called Jolly LLB, received mixed reviews and was a commercial hit at the box office. Her next film was Viceroy's House, and the film is based on the Indian Independence movement and subsequent partition. It was an honour for Huma as her film was shown at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. It is said in the media that Huma is in a relationship with Indian writer and director Mudassar Aziz.

Career Graph

  • Web series (Debut): Leila (2019)
  • Film (Debut): Kala (Tamil, 2018)
  • Hollywood Film (Debut): Viceroy's House (2017)
  • Hindi Film Debut: Gangs of Waaseypur part 1 (2012)
  • Television Debut: Upanishads Ganga (2012) as Pudalik's wife, Nati Hussaini

Physical Measurements and Statistics

  • Hair colour: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Height:
    In Feet and Inches-5'4"
    In Centimeters: 1.65 cm
    In Meters: 165 cm


  • Mudassar Aziz Director (2019- present)
  • Abhishek Chaubey: Director (rumoured)
  • Sohail Khan (Actor), rumoured affair
  • Anuraga Kashyap, Director (rumoured), 2014
  • Shahid Kapoor actor (rumoured) 2013
  • Arjan Bajwa (rumoured) actor, 2012
  • Ibrahim Ansari, Businessman from Nehru Place
  • Manoj Tanwar (2007)

Family Tree

  • Mother Name: Ameena Qureshi
  • Father Name: Saleem Qureshi


  1. Naeem Qureshi (Elder brother, Businessman)
  2. Haseen Qureshi (Elder brother, Businessman)
  3. Saqib Saleem (Younger, Actor)

Huma Qureshi's Favourites Items

  • Actors: Ranbir Kapoor, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan
  • Food: Malai Tikka, Shaami Kebabs, Biryani, Galaut, Sushi
  • Perfume: Daisy by Marc Jacobs
  • Films: Blue Valentine, Titanic, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Om Shaanti Om

Accessories and Car Collections

  • Mercedes Benz
  • Land Rover

Some Less Known Facts About Huma Qureshi

Huma Qureshi
  1. She was on the front page of a magazine voicing against Body-Shaming,and the campaign name was "Be Unstoppable."
  2. She has been to the shows like"The Kapil Sharma, Comedy Nights with Kapil, Back Benchers, and Baba Ki Chowki.
  3. She has also participated in a show called"India's Best Dramebaaz" as a judge.
  4. Huma walked on the Red Carpet at the "Cannes Film Festival" in 2018 and 2019.
  5. She has been to several widely known fashion brand shows and has graced the occasion with a ramp walk.
  6. Huma has been part of the front page of several widely known magazines.
  7. It will sound funny, butAyushmaan Khurrana has given the name Chumma Qureshi.
  8. Farah Khan, director and well-known choreographer, is a good friend of Huma Qureshi
  9. A filmmaker has asked her to change her name as her name sounds like a Pakistani Actress.

Film list

Title Year Role NOTE
Gangubai Kathiawadi 2022 Dilruba Special Appearance in song " Shikayat."
Valimai 2022 Sophia Tamil Film
Bell Bottom 2021 Adeela Rehman
Army of the Dead 2021 Geeta American Film
Ghoomketu 2020 Herself Cameo Experience
Kaala 2018 Zareena Tamil Film
Dobaara: See Your Evil 2017 Natasha Merchant
Viceroy's House 2017 Aalia English Film
Jolly LLB 2 2017 Pushpa Pandey
EK DOPAHR 2017 Raina Short Film
White 2016 Roshni Menon Malayalam Film
X: Past is Present 2015 Veena Appeared in the segment in "Knot."
Highway 2015 Mahalakshmi Marathi Film
Badlapur 2015 Jhimli
Dedh Ishqiya 2014 Muniya
D-Day 2013 Zoya Rehman
Shorts 2013 Sujata Appeared in segment 'Sujata.'
Ek Thi Dayaan 2013 Tamara
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana 2012 Harman
Trishana 2012 Herself Special Appearance in song "Maintenance."
Gangs of Waseypur 2 2012 Mohsina
Gangs of Wasseypur 1 2012 Mohsina &

Awards and the Nominations

Award Film Year Category Result
Big Star Entertainment Awards Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 1 and Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 2 2012 Most Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut- Female Won
Filmfare awards Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 1 and Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 2 2012 Best Female debut (also for Luv Shuv Tey Chichken Khurana) Nominated
Filmfare awards Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 1 and Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 2 2012 Best Supporting actress Nominated
International Indian Film Academy Awards Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 1 and Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 2 2012 Best Actress Nominated
Screen Awards Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 1 and Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 2 2012 Most Promising New Comer- Female Nominated
Screen Awards Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 1 and Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 2 2012 Best Supporting Actress Nominated
South African Film and Television Awards Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 1 and Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 2 2012 Debut Actor of the Year- Female Won
Star Guild Awards Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 1 and Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 2 2012 Best Female Debut Nominated
Stardust Award Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 1 and Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 2 2012 Searchlight Best Actress (also for Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana) Nominated
Times of India Film Awards Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 1 and Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 2 2012 BEST Debut Female Nominated
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Shorts 2012 Special Mention Won
Big Star Entertainment Awards D-Day 2013 Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film- Female Nominated
Zee Cine Awards D-Day 2013 Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Female Nominated
Screen Awards Ek Thi Daayan 2014 Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Stardust Awards Dedh Ishqiya 2015 Breakthrough Supporting Performance- Female Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards Dedh Ishqiya 2015 Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Filmfare Awards Badlapur 2016 Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2021 Filmfare OTT Awards Maharani 2021 Best Actress in a Leading Role Won

Music Videos

Title Singer Year Composer
Mitti Di Kushboo Ayushmann Khurrana 2014 Rochak Kohli
Tumhe Dillagi Rahat Fateh Ali Khan 2016 Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Television Shows

Title Role Year Notes
Upanishad Ganga Pundaik's wife, Nati Hussaini 2012 Television Series
India's Best Dramebaaz Judge 2018 Reality Show\
Leila Shalini 2019 Web Series
Maharani Rani Bharti 2021 Web Series
Fit Fab Feast Host 2021 TV Show
Mithya Juhi Adhikari 2022 Web Series

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