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Divyenndu
Trailer and poster launch of ‘2016 The End’ 05.jpg
Divyenndu at the trailer launch of 2016 The End in 2016
Born
Divyendu Sharma

(1983-06-19) 19 June 1983 (age 39)[1]
Alma materKirori Mal College
FTII, Pune
Occupation
  • Actor
  • model
Years active2007–present
Spouse(s)Akanksha Sharma

Divyendu Sharma (born 19 June 1983), better known as Divyenndu,[2] is an Indian actor and model best known for his roles of Nishant aka Liquid in Pyar Ka Punchnama, Narayan Sharma in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Sundar Tripathi in the film Batti Gul Meter Chalu and Munna Bhaiya in Amazon Prime Video series Mirzapur.

Personal life[edit]

Divyenndu was born on 19 June 1983 in Delhi. He is a graduate in political science from Delhi University's Kirori Mal College. He has three years of theatre experience in Delhi after which he pursued a two-year diploma in acting from FTII, Pune. He was previously seen in a number of ads for brands like Virgin Mobile, Birla Sun Life and Fidelity Mutual Funds.[3][1][4] He is married to Akanksha Sharma.[5]

In 2019, Divyenndu dropped his surname citing numerology and his belief that, in a country like India, it's important to remove the many caste divisions. His official documents, however, use his full name.[2]

Career[edit]

He first appeared in a sight role in Madhuri Dixit's comeback movie Aaja Nachle. His debut Bollywood movie was Pyar Ka Punchnama, where he played a character called Liquid.[6][7] For his role in the film, he won the Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male. He also played the role of the poet Omi in David Dhawan's remake of Chashme Baddoor.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2007 Aaja Nachle MLA's Goon
2011 Pyaar Ka Punchnama Nishant "Liquid" Agarwal Screen Award for Best Male Debut
2013 Chashme Baddoor Omkar "Omi" Sharma
2014 Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami Subhash Joshi
2015 Dilliwali Zaalim Girlfriend Dhruv Khanna
2017 Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Narayan "Naru" Sharma
2016 The End Sunny Singh
2018 Batti Gul Meter Chalu Sundar Mohan Tripathi
2019 Badnaam Gali Randeep Singh Sodhi ZEE5
Kanpuriye Vijay Pal Disney+ Hotstar
Fatafat Unknown Short film on ZEE5 [9]
2020 Shukranu Inder ZEE5 [10]
2022 1800 Life Vishal Short film on Amazon miniTV [11]
Mere Desh Ki Dharti Ajay
Odd couple (2022 film) Piyush Mishra Amazon Prime Video
Thai Massagedagger TBA [12]
Brahmastradagger Kartikeya

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Permanent Roommates Cameo Season 2 Episode 4
2018–2020 Mirzapur Phoolchand "Munna" Tripathi Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
2020 Bicchoo Ka Khel Akhil Shrivastav Streaming on AltBalaji and ZEE5[13][14]
2022 Salt City Saurabh Bajpai On SonyLIV[15]
TBA The Railway MenFilms that have not yet been released TBA Filming[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Liquid in Chashme Baddoor remake". The Times of India. 3 December 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b Tulsiani, Kriti (26 May 2019). "EXCLUSIVE| Divyenndu on dropping his surname, playing Liquid in Pyaar Ka Punchnama and wishlist of directors". Times Now. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  3. ^ "When love packs in a Punch". The Indian Express. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Divyenndu on a roll". The Times of India. 4 June 2012. Archived from the original on 6 September 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  5. ^ Gupta, Priya (5 October 2014). "Divyendu Sharma: I dedicated my debut actor award to my mother as her answer to society". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  6. ^ Jhunjhunwala, Udita (19 November 2020). "Divyenndu on his journey from Pyaar Ka Punchnama to Mirzapur: 'Artists only work for their own happiness' - Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  7. ^ Guha, Aniruddha (3 January 2012). "Best of the Year 2011 in Bollywood". DNA India. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Head Start". India Today. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Divyendu Sharma's film Fatafat gathers buzz online". The New Indian Express. 6 April 2019. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Promo of Divyendu Sharma, Shweta Basu Prasad Starrer Shukranu Released". News18. 22 January 2020. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  11. ^ IANS (23 April 2022). "Divyenndu Sharma: Having just a voice as a co-actor is unique experience". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  12. ^ Khan, Tahira (19 May 2022). "Thai Massage: Gajraj Rao plays a 70-year-old man with erectile dysfunction". Zee News. Retrieved 25 May 2022.
  13. ^ "Divyenndu Sharmaa: Bicchoo Ka Khel is a tribute to the films of 80s and 90s". The Indian Express. 18 November 2020. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Bicchoo Ka Khel trailer: Divyenndu Sharmaa can't seem to let go of Mirzapur's Munna Tripathi". The Indian Express. 29 October 2020. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  15. ^ "Salt City trailer: Piyush Mishra, Gauahar Khan, Divyenndu Sharma lead this complex family drama with 'unusual story'". The Indian Express. 4 June 2022. Retrieved 4 June 2022.
  16. ^ "The Railway Men: YRF's First OTT Series, Starring R Madhavan, Is Based on Bhopal Gas Tragedy". News18. 2 December 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2022.

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