About Huma Qureshi
Huma Qureshi is an Indian model and actress. She is born on 28th July 1986 as Huma Saleem Qureshi to a Saleem Qureshi and Ameena Qureshi in New Delhi. Her father Saleem Qureshi is from New Delhi and is a restaurateur while her mother Ameena Qureshi is from Kashmir. She received bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Delhi. Before joining Bollywood as an actress, Huma Qureshi worked as a model and theater actress. Her first Big Screen appearance was with Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur in 2012.
Huma Qureshi scheduled to debut her acting career with a Tamil film Billa II, however, due to the delay in commencement of the film and in order to honor her other work commitments, she left the film. Later Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 became her debut film after its released in 2012. She appeared in the film in a supporting role where she played the role of the wife of a criminal played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Both the film and she got the positive review by critics. Later she also had seen in the second part of the Gangs of Wasseypur. For her performance in the series, she received Best Female Debut and Best Supporting Actress nomination on several award ceremonies including the Filmfare Award.
Her next film was a comedy Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana in 2012 itself. Sameer Sharma directed the film under Anurag Kashyap films. She appeared in this film opposite Kunal Kapoor. The film performed well at the box office and termed as financial success.
In 2013, she starred in a supernatural thriller Ek Thi Dayan along with Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, and Kalki Koechlin. It deals with witchcraft and based on a short story “Mobius Trips” written by Konkona Sen Sharma’s father Mukul Sharma. In this film, she played the role of a witch. You cannot term it as a super hit, however, did average business at the box office.
Her other films after 2014
Later she appeared in many other films like Dedh Ishqiya in 2014, Badlapur, Highway, and X: The Past is Present in 2015, White (Malayalam movie) in 2013.