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Divya Khosla Kumar
Divya Khosla Kumar - IIFA 2017 Green Carpet (36257472741) (cropped).jpg
Kumar in 2017
Born
Delhi, India
NationalityIndian
EducationDelhi
Occupation
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Bhushan Kumar (m. 2005)
ChildrenRuhaan Kumar

Divya Khosla Kumar is an Indian film actress, producer and director.[1] She has directed various advertisements and has also featured in some music videos. She is married to Bhushan Kumar, the chairman and managing director of T-Series music label and film production company.

Career

Divya started modelling at 18 and moved to Mumbai at 20 where she got her Bollywood break and where she also met Bhushan Kumar.[2] She started her career in Tollywood as an actress with the 2004 film Love Today at the age of 22. She also appeared in a video of pop song "Aiyyo Rama" sung by Falguni Pathak.[3] She made her Bollywood debut in the same year with the film Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo.[4] Divya then took a long break from acting and focused on directing.

After completing a course in cinematography and editing, Divya directed music videos for Agam Kumar Nigam, Jermaine Jackson, Tulsi Kumar, and a few ad films. After directing 20 music videos, Divya did her first directorial venture Yaariyan in 2014.[5] Divya also choreographed 5 songs in the film, including "Baarish", "Maa", "Love Me Thoda Aur", "Allah Wariya" and "Zor Lagake".[6] Her second directorial project was Sanam Re, which was released on 12 February 2016.[7][8][9][10] Divya is also one of the producers of the 2015 film Roy starring Ranbir Kapoor.

In 2020, it was announced she would be making her return to acting, appearing opposite John Abraham in Satyameva Jayate 2 which is set for release in 2021.[11]

Filmography

As an actress

Year Film Role Notes
2004 Love Today[12] Parvatha Vardhini Debut film; Telugu
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo[13] Shweta Rajeev Singh
2016 Sanam Re[14] Herself Special appearance in songs ("Akkad Bakkad" & "Humne Pee Rakkhi Hain")
2017 BulBul[15] Bulbul Short film[16][17]
2021 Satyameva Jayate 2[18] Sita Rameshwar

As director

Year Film Notes
2014 Yaariyan[19] Directorial debut
2016 Sanam Re[20] Director

As producer

Year Film
2015 Roy[21]
2019 Khandaani Shafakhana
2019 Batla House
2019 Marjaavaan
2020 Street Dancer 3D
2020 Ludo
2020 Indoo Ki Jawani

Music videos

Year Title Role Singer(s) Album Co-Star(s) Notes
2000 "Aiyyo Rama" Herself Falguni Pathak Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye
2003 "Kabhi Yaadon Mein Aaun" Herself Abhijeet Bhattacharya Tere Bina Gautam Rode
"Zid Na Karo Ye Dil Ka Mamla Hai" Herself Roop Johri, Kunal Ganjawala Tera Mera Dil Salman Khan
2017 "Kabhi Yaadon Mein" Herself Palak Muchhal, Arijit Singh Kabhi Yaadon Mein Jason D'Souza, Mohit Malhotra Remake of 2003's "Kabhi Yaadon Mein Aaun" by Abhijeet
2019 "Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi" Sitaara Neha Kakkar Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi Abhimanyu Tomar, Shivin Narang Remake of "Yaad Piya Ki" from the film Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin (originally performed by Falguni Pathak)
2020 "Teri Aankhon Mein"[22] Herself Darshan Raval, Neha Kakkar Teri Aankhon Mein Pearl V Puri, Rohit Suchanti
"Besharam Bewaffa" [23] B Praak Jaani Ve Gautam Gulati

References

  1. ^ "My husband is smart, strict producer: Divya Khosla Kumar – The Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013.
  2. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/I-came-to-Mumbai-to-achieve-something-and-not-to-get-married-Divya-Khosla-Kumar/articleshow/27024589.cms
  3. ^ Indian Express (17 December 2013). Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  4. ^ "I enjoy direction more than acting: Divya Khosla - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  5. ^ My scripts were rejected by Bhushan, reveals Divya Khosla Kumar who turns director with 'Yaariyan' Archived 18 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. DNA India (14 December 2013)
  6. ^ Director Divya Khosla Kumar choreographs five songs for Yaariyan : Bollywood, News – India Today Archived 8 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine. India Today.intoday.in (8 January 2014). Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  7. ^ Divya Kumar (8 April 2012). "Divya Kumar to focus on new penchant". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 15 November 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  8. ^ 'My husband said, 'Why make a film? I can gift you anything worth Rs 10 crore' Archived 8 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine. rediff.com (8 January 2014)
  9. ^ Saif Ali Khan was really generous, says Divya Khosla Kumar Archived 22 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. CNN-IBN.in.com (8 December 2013). Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  10. ^ I enjoy direction more than acting: Divya Khosla Kumar Archived 21 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Mid-day.com (18 December 2013). Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  11. ^ https://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/satyameva-jayate-2-divya-khosla-kumar-returns-to-acting-after-a-long-time-with-john-abrahams-2020-release-1487138/
  12. ^ "Have a look at the MULTI-talented and versatile Divya Khosla!". in.news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  13. ^ "World would be so dry without women: 'Yaariyan' director Divya Khosla Kumar". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  14. ^ "Divya Khosla Kumar does a hot dance in 'Sanam Re' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  15. ^ "Actor-producer Divya Khosla Kumar learns Kathak for 'Bulbul'". Zee News. 5 December 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  16. ^ "WATCH | Bulbul star Divya Khosla Kumar finds filmmaking 'very tough'". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Full Movie: Bulbul (Short Film) – Divya Khosla Kumar – Shiv Pandit – Elli AvrRam". T-Series. 6 December 2017. Archived from the original on 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019 – via YouTube.
  18. ^ "Divya Khosla Kumar celebrates her birthday on Satyameva Jayate 2 sets in Lucknow with John Abraham, see pics". Hindustan Times. 20 November 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  19. ^ "Exclusive! Divya Khosla Kumar: It is not easy to be a filmmaker and it has nothing to do with my gender - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  20. ^ "I don't miss acting: Sanam Re director Divya Khosla Kumar". Hindustan Times. 28 January 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  21. ^ "Divya Khosla Kumar: The Stunner, the Producer, the Yummy Mummy". dailybhaskar. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  22. ^ "Divya Khosla Kumar's New Love Song Teri Aankhon Mein Out Now". NDTV.com. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  23. ^ "Besharam Bewaffa: Divya Khosla Kumar Stars In Jaani And B Praak's New Song". NDTV.com. Retrieved 28 November 2020.

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