Huma Qureshi born 28 July 1986 in Delhi is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. She worked as a theater actress and model before beginning her film career. After starring in several theatrical productions, Qureshi moved to Mumbai and signed a two-year contract with Hindustan Unilever to appear in television commercials. During the shoot of a Samsung mobile commercial, Anurag Kashyap noticed her acting ability and signed her for his films.
Huma Qureshi made her feature-film debut with a supporting role in the 2012 critically acclaimed crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 and Part2 as Mohsina. Huma’s performance won wide critical acclaim, earning several nominations in the Best Supporting Actress and Best Female Debut category (including the Filmfare). The following year, she was the lead in romantic comedy Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, a commercial flop; however, her performance was praised by film critics.
Huma Qureshi’s first release of 2013, was the supernatural thriller Ek Thi Daayan, alongsidealongside Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma and Kalki Koechlin. The film revolves around a magician, who is haunted by a witch, received mixed reviews by critics. However, her performance was well received.She acted as an R.A.W.’s explosives expert in the underworld drama D-Day and a torment bearing young girl in the anthology film Shorts.In the film Shorts she portrays the role of Sujata, a riveting tale of a young girl, who is struggling to come out of the clutches of her tormenting cousin brother. The film received mixed reviews from critics, and Qureshi earned critical acclaim for her performance. Qureshi earned an Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles – Special Mention at the 11th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.
As of July 2013, Huma Qureshi has several projects in various stages of production. Huma is filming Vishal Bhardwaj’s Dedh Ishqiya, (a sequel of 2010 film Ishqiya).In addition to acting in films, she is active in humanitarian work, has a number of endorsement deals and is regarded as one of the most popular actresses in Hindi cinema.