Actress Divya Dutta started her career as the archetypal romantic interest of the leading man in the 90s Bollywood. She gradually steered towards more power-packed unconventional roles in movies. She has proved her mettle in a wide variety of films in different genres. Be it playing a sex worker in Train to Pakistan, portraying a low-caste trash collector in Delhi-6 or a strong-headed social worker in Badlapur, Divya Dutta has come a long way.
Divya is celebrating her 46th birthday today, on September 25. Let us get to know the versatile actress better on her special day. Divya Dutta was born on September 25, 1977, in Ludhiana, Punjab. Tragedy struck her early in life as she lost her father at the age of 7. Her mother took over the sole responsibility of bringing her up, something that she has shown her gratitude for in multiple interviews. In a memoir titled Me and Ma, she stressed upon her relationship with her mother and how she contributed to her success.
Divya worked as a model for local TV ads in her native Punjab, before pursuing a career in film. She made an appearance in the 2001 music video Romeo by the England-based musical duo Basement Jaxx. In 1994, Divya made her screen debut in the movie Ishq Mein Jeena Ishq Mein Marna. In 1995’s Surakshaa, she co-starred with Suniel Shetty, Aditya Pancholi, Saif Ali Khan, and Sheeba in the supporting role of Bindiya. Divya Dutta played Sandhya opposite Salman Khan in the 1995 drama film Veergati. This was her first major role.
Divya Dutta and Lt Commander Sandeep Shergill reportedly got engaged in May 2005, according to reports. Later on, though, the two allegedly grew apart due to various disagreements. In Chandigarh, Divya and Sandeep had exchanged rings as well, according to a report in India Forums. The cause of their breakup is unknown. Divya never went into detail about the circumstances surrounding the breakup. It is believed it was this heartbreak that caused Divya Dutta to remain unmarried to date.
In an interview with The Times Of India in 2019, Divya Dutta stated that she is not in a rush when questioned about her plans to get hitched. She has stated that while she does go on occasional dates, she does not have any plans to get married.