Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1986-07-28 (34 years old)
15 Movies · 5 TV Series
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Huma Saleem Qureshi (pronounced [ɦuːmaː saˈleemː qureʃiː]; born 28 July 1986) is an Indian film actress and model, who has received three Filmfare Award nominations.Qureshi obtained a bachelor's degree in History—with honours—from the University of Delhi, while she worked as a theatre actor and model. After working in several theatrical productions, she moved to Mumbai and signed a two-year contract with Hindustan Unilever to appear in television commercials. During the shoot for a Samsung mobile commercial, Anurag Kashyap noticed her acting ability and signed her for a three-film deal with his company. Qureshi made her film debut with a supporting role in the two-part 2012 crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur. Her performance in the film earned her several nominations, including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and the Best Supporting Actress. That same year, she played the lead female role in the romance Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, and followed it with a role in Ek Thi Daayan. She portrayed protagonists in the anthological Shorts (2013), the black comedy Dedh Ishqiya (2014), the revenge drama Badlapur (2015), the Marathi road drama Highway (2015) and featured briefly in the collaborative film X: Past Is Present (2015).
Qureshi was born on 28 July 1986 into a Muslim family in New Delhi, India. Her father, Saleem Qureshi, is a restaurateur who runs a chain of 10 restaurants (Saleem's); her mother, Ameena Qureshi (a Kashmiri), is a housewife. She has three brothers, including actor Saqib Saleem. The family relocated to Kalkaji, South Delhi, when Qureshi was a child. She completed her bachelor's in History with Honours from the Gargi College—University of Delhi. Later, she joined Act 1 theatre group and performed in a few theatre productions. N. K Shrama was her mentor and acting teacher during her theatre days. She has worked with several NGOs and assisted a documentary filmmaker.
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The Drama Company
An eclectic mix of the finest comedians in a theatrical plot portraying different characters each week. The show will explore multiple genres of comedy - from topical to physical comedy.
Dobaara: See Your Evil
An official adaptation of the cult horror film Oculus. The film revolves around a haunted mirror. It shows the emotional journey of siblings Natasha Merchant played by Huma Qureshi and Kabeer Merchant...
In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim a...
Jolly LLB 2
A blunt, abrasive and yet oddly compassionate Jagdishwar Mishra aka Jolly, a small-time struggling lawyer who moves from Kanpur to the city of Nawabs to pursue his dream of becoming a big-time lawyer....
1 Movie · 2 TV Series
Yaaron Ki Baraat
The Kapil Sharma Show
Comedian Kapil Sharma interacts with celebrity guests about their latest films while keeping the audience laughing with his wit, humour and assorted skits.
'White' revolves around a banker who is in his 40's and is a widower. He leads a luxurious lifestyle, and in the course, he falls in love with an IT professional in her 20s.
After his wife and son are killed, a young man finds out the man behind the murder and fights against him, along committing some big mistakes.
X: Past Is Present
A filmmaker’s journey through his past encounters with his 10 ex-girlfriends as he spends one surreal unforgettable night at a film festival after he meets a mysterious girl who intriguingly seems to ...
2 Movies · 1 TV Series
Comedy Nights with Kapil
Comedy Nights with Kapil is a comedy show which provides a distinctive take on the everyday life of a common man as the show explores the story of every household and how our common man Kapil is affec...
Ek Thi Daayan
A popular magician seeks help from a psychiatrist to protect him from a witch that has haunted him since childhood.
Four Indian agents spend nine years under cover to track down India's most wanted criminal.
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana
On-the-run from the London mafia, Omi returns to his ancestral village – a place he’d flown from with his grandad’s money and grander ‘London Dreams’. Will Omi be able to hide his failures while chasi...
Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1
Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle th...
Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2
It’s the sequel and the final chapter in the bloody lives of the avenging ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’. Sardar Khan’s sons are at war with Ramadhir Singh’s men; and the knives clash and the bullets flash; til...