Divya Dutta is an Indian actress, model and writer. She was born on 25 September 1977 in Ludhiana, Punjab. Her zodiac sign is Libra. She completed her schooling from Sacred Heart Convent, Ludhiana, Punjab. 

Her mother, Dr Nalini Dutta was a doctor and a government worker. Her brother, Rahul Dutta is also a doctor. 

Divya’s favourites

Her hobbies include travelling and reading. 

She likes to eat Punjabi dishes, aloo tikki, and dal chawal. 

Her favourite actors are Sanjeev Kumar, Nawazuddin Siddique, Amitabh Bachchan and Shabana Azmi. 

She admires the works by directors, Rakesh Omprakash, Sriram Raghvan and Neeraj Pandey.

Divya loves to wear sarees. 

Her favourite colour is red. 

Her favourite travelling destination is Kashmir. 

Interesting facts about Divya Dutta.

Divya’s father passed away when she was only 7 years old. 

In 1984, she witnessed the Sikh riots. In an interview, she disclosed that her mother protected her and her brother while trying to find a same place.

In her childhood, Divya was a quiet and introverted child. 

Divya’s debut

In 1994, she started her acting career with the superhit film ‘Ishq Mein Jeena Ishq Mein Marna’.

Divya has worked in more than 60 Hindi films, and two international films.

In 2005, she got engaged with Lieutenant Commander Sandeep Shergill but the couple did not marry.  

During her initial days in Mumbai, Divya nurtured a habit of making diary entries. Later, she wrote columns for Hindustan Times and Express Tribune.

In her younger days, Divya was often told that she looked like Manisha Koirala, because of this reason she received many offers for dance numbers. 

Divya considers Amitabh Bachchan as her inspiration. 

Divya’s book

In the year 2017, she launched her book ‘Me and Ma’, in which she shares her relationship with her mother, a doctor who single-handedly raised the family after the death of her father.

Juhi Chawla, Sonali Bendre and Rajat Kapoor are her closest friends in Bollywood.

In an interview, Divya shared that she had a crush on Amir Khan after watching him in the film ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’.


In 1997 and 1998, Divya received the Ashirward Award, Divya Bharti Award, and Smita Patil Award. 

In 2005, she was given the award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 2010, she received Big Punjabi Entertainment Award. The same year she also received an IIFA Award. 

In the year 2018, Divya was honoured with the prestigious National Film Award. 

Divya has also been awarded for her books. 

Divya’s films

Some of Divya’s films are, Special 26 (2013), Irada (2017), Maa (2022), Train to Pakistan (1998), Delhi 6 (2009), Blackmail (2018), Veer Zaara (2004), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), Badlapur (2015), Stanley Ka Dabba (2011), and Dhaakad (2022).