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Divyenndu in 2016
Divyendu Sharma

(1983-06-19) 19 June 1983 (age 40)[1]
Delhi, India[1]
Alma materKirori Mal College
FTII, Pune
Years active2007–present
SpouseAkanksha Sharma

Divyendu Sharma (born 19 June 1983), better known as Divyenndu,[2] is an Indian actor who works in Hindi films and series. He had his break-out role in the comedy Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011), winning the Screen Award for Best Male Debut, after which he played supporting roles in the films Chashme Baddoor (2013) and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017). He has since starred in the drama series Mirzapur (2018–2020), the miniseries The Railway Men (2023), and the comedy film Madgaon Express (2024).

Early and personal life[edit]

Divyenndu was born on 19 June 1983 in Delhi, India. 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]


He first appeared in a sight role in Madhuri Dixit's comeback movie after Aaja Nachle. His debut Bollywood movie was Pyaar 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]



Year Title Role Notes Ref
2007 Aaja Nachle MLA's Goon
2011 Pyaar Ka Punchnama Nishant "Liquid" Agarwal
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
Kanpuriye Vijay Pal
Fatafat Unknown Short film [9]
2020 Shukranu Inder [10]
2022 1800 Life Vishal Short film [11]
Mere Desh Ki Dharti Ajay
Odd Couple Piyush Mishra
Thai Massage Santulan Kumar [12]
2024 Madgaon Express Dhanush "Dodo" Sawant [13]


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Permanent Roommates Cameo 1 episode
2018–2020 Mirzapur Phoolchand "Munna" Tripathi 2 seasons
2020 Bicchoo Ka Khel Akhil Shrivastav [14][15]
2022 Salt City Saurabh Bajpai [16]
2023 The Railway Men Balwant Miniseries[17][18]


  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'". 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. ^ "Madgaon Express: First look of Kunal Kemmu's directorial debut with Pratik Gandhi, Divyendu, Avinash Tiwary unveiled". Hindustan Times. 19 January 2024. Retrieved 11 February 2024.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ "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.
  17. ^ "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.
  18. ^ Whittock, Jesse (26 October 2023). "Netflix & Yash Raj Films On Track To Launch 'The Railway Men' In November". Deadline. Retrieved 26 October 2023.

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