Huma Qureshi

The Candid Star


Known as one of the most candid, unapologetic and for breaking stereotypes, Huma Qureshi is a bright actress, who has given hits like Gangs of Wasseypur, Ek Thi Daayan, Dedh Ishqiya, and Badlapur.

Huma began her career as a theater actor and model while studying in Delhi. With no godfather or clear path ahead of her, Huma shifted to Mumbai.

She started out with TV commercials which eventually landed Huma her first film, Gangs of Wasseypur alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui in 2012. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and Huma received a lot of appreciation.

She starred in Ek Thi Daayan, a movie based on witchcraft with Emran Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma and Kalki Koechlin for which her performance was praised.

Huma also made her international debut with Gurinder Chadha's Viceroy's House in 2017.  This critically-acclaimed film was screened at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.

Her other notable movies include Badlapur, Jolly LLB 2, Bell Bottom and Kaala. She also starred opposite Superstar Rajnikanth in Kaala.

Huma was one of the judges on India’s Best Dramebaaz, 2018 and has hosted a TV show Fit Fab Feast in 2021.

Huma made her web series debut in Leila in 2019 and has also worked in several others such as, Maharani in 2021, Mithya in 2022 and American web series Army of the Dead.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Huma won the ‘Most Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut-Female’ by BIG Star Entertainment Awards and ‘Debut Actor of the Year-Female’ by South African Film and Television Awards for Gangs of Wasseypur.
  • She received ‘Breakthrough Supporting Performance-Female’ by Stardust Awards for Dedh Ishqiya.
  • She won the ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’ by 2021 Filmfare OTT Awards for the web series Maharani.
  • She was on the cover of Femina magazine for the campaign Be Unstoppable  voicing against Body-Shaming.
  • Huma got featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine in 2021 and Bazaar magazine in 2022.

Why Huma Qureshi ?

Huma Qureshi, a woman full of fun, quirkiness, and honesty, has proven herself in each role she has played. Her choices of roles have been diverse and challenging, demonstrating her versatility as an actor. As a young influencer, she delivered a speech on subjects like championing gender equality & women empowerment at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Huma has been at the forefront of raising awareness about body positivity and breaking beauty stereotypes in her films and has risen as one of the few strong voices in Bollywood.

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