Divya Om Prakash Bharti was an Indian film actress and model
Divya Om Prakash Bharti was an Indian film actress and model, who starred in a number of commercially successful Hindi and Telugu motion pictures in the early 1990s Divya was born on February 25, 1974 to Meeta and Om Prakash Bharti.
Opting for acting, she quit college, & landed a role in 'Bobbili Raja' (Telegu) in 1990 at just 16 years of age. This movie became a hit, and was dubbed into Hindi and released as 'Raampur Ka Raja'.
Divya made her debut in Bollywood in 1992 'Dil Hi To Hai', then in a musical romance 'Dil Ka Kya Kasoor', but it was the multi-starer 'Vishwatma' that really got her noticed. Thereafter she acted in 13 more movies amidst speculations that she would be the next Sridevi.
Her personal life was not as well chartered as her tinsel one, for she fell in love with Sajid Nadiadwala, married him secretly as her parents strongly disapproved, changed her religion from Hindu to Islam, and her name to Sana.
Her life tragically came to an end on April 5, 1993 when she fell from the balcony of her 5th floor flat in Yari Road, Versova.
Two of her movies 'Rang' and 'Shatranj' were released after her passing, and were dedicated to her memory. Her film-maker husband has also dedicated several of his films to her name.Divya Bharti, (born Divya Om Prakash Bharti, February 25, 1974 - April 5, 1993) was a popular Indian film actress in the early 1990s. Divya Bharti was born to parents Meeta and Om Prakash. She left studies to start acting at the age of 16. She made her debut at the age of 16 in a Telugu film called Bobbili Raja (1990) which starred Venkatesh. This movie was dubbed in Hindi as Rampur Ka Raja. Then she starred in Dharma Kshetram, Tholi Madhu and Rowdy Alludu which were also Telugu films and featured superstars Chiranjeevi and Prashanth respectively. She made her Hindi film debut in the 1992 film Vishwatma. The film did not do well at the box office but showcased Divya's talents as an actress. She was most notable for the song used in the film Saat Samundar which was a hit. 1992 saw more of her Hindi films being released including Dil Hi To Hai, Deewana, Shola Aur Shabnam, Dil Aashna Hai, Kshatriya, Jaan Se Pyaara, and Geet. Some of these films were hits and some flopped but her fanbase grew and she was the leading actress of 1992 having received the Filmfare Lux New Face Award that same year. She secretly married Bollywood film producer Sajid Nadiadwala in May 1992 but kept the marriage a secret due to family problems because of her being a Hindu and him being a Muslim and also to safeguard her promising movie career. After marriage she converted into Islam with her new name being Sana Nadiadwala. On April 5, 1993, she fell to her death off an apartment building in Mumbai tragically ending a potentially successful career. The circumstances behind her death were considered suspicious by the media; however, despite an investigation, police found nothing. To this day her death remains a mystery. Some sources believe she was pushed, others say she accidentally fell off and some say she was drunk and this caused her to fall. Her two final films Rang and Shatranj were released after her death and dedicated to her memory. Her husband Sajid Nadiadwala continues to dedicate all his produced films in her memory to this day. The sudden demise of the super star left hundreds of hearts grief stricken. While many people were in a shock of disbelief, many others came out with different conspiracy theories behind the death of their beloved actress. One such theory that evolved after the actress’s death accused Sajid Nadiadwala, her husband to be the main culprit involved in plotting her murder. While according to another theory, it was the involvement of Sajid with the underworld and Divya’s turmoil relationship with her mother that completely devastated the actress, which led her to commit suicide. But the main cause of her death till date remains a mystery. It was the fateful night of April 5, 1993, when Divya took her last breath. Reportedly, she fell to her death from a five storied building named Tulsi Apartment in Versova Mumbai. Speculations following her sudden demise floated all around – many conclude the possibility of her committing suicide. Other thought it was conspiracy, accidental death or even a gruesome murder. The Mumbai police however failed to gather enough evidences behind the main cause of her death and eventually closed further investigations in the year 1998. belonged to the league of the few actors who set off their career at a very tender age. She first appeared on screen in the year 1990, at the age of 16 when she was casted in a Telegu movie, ‘Bobbili Raja’.
Divya is remembered for her invincible performances in commercially successful motion pictures like Shola aur Shabnam, Vishawtma, Dil Aashna hai and Deewana. Her soaring and glorious career however faced an abrupt end owing to her mysterious death at the age of 19.
Here’s telling you things you might know about her perpelxing death:
The sudden demise of the super star left hundreds of hearts grief stricken. While many people were in a shock of disbelief, many others came out with different conspiracy theories behind the death of their beloved actress. One such theory that evolved after the actress’s death accused Sajid Nadiadwala, her husband to be the main culprit involved in plotting her murder. While according to another theory, it was the involvement of Sajid with the underworld and Divya’s turmoil relationship with her mother that completely devastated the actress, which led her to commit suicide. But the main cause of her death till date remains a mystery. On the day of her death, Divya had finalized a new apartment deal for herself. Considering the fact that it was pretty hard to own a good flat in a place like Mumbai, the actress was exceptionally happy and kept describing her newly purchased 4 BHK apartment to Kunal, her brother. However, he soon left the apartment.
Divya had returned from Chennai after finishing with her movie shoot and was supposed to fly off to Hyderabad that very day for another project. But as she had to finalize her new apartment deal and she postponed her Hyderabad visit by one day. Divya was roaming with a bandaged foot that day and also informed her producers about her injury.
Soon Divya was supposed to meet her friend and dress designer Neeta Lulla and her husband at her Versova flat. The Versova flat where Divya was staying was somehow not registered on her name.
Neeta along with her husband arrived around 10pm at Divya’s place. All three of them sat in the living room, chatting and consuming alcohol. Her maid was also present in the same room with them. She was actually having a continuous conversation with Diyva all that while. It was when Amrita went back to the kitchen that Divya moved towards the window while still talking to her maid, loudly.
Neeta along with her husband was engrossed in watching a video on television and as such was not participating in the conversation. Divya’s living room did not have any balcony but had an open window. Unlike other windows in the building, this was the only window that was deprived of grills. There was a parking lot beneath the window, but that unfortunate day there was not even a single car parked there.
Divya climbed over the window and rested on a narrow ledge that was located below the open window. She had her back facing the living room. It was in an attempt when Divya tried to turn around to get on a proper hold of the window frame that she slipped off the ledge and fell straight onto the concrete below. Right after the fall, Divya was found drowned in a pool of her own blood. Though she was still alive on her way to the hospital, her pulse rate had dropped rapidly. Divya finally took her last breath in the emergency department of Cooper Hospital in Mumbai.
Though the superstar is no more with us today, but we still memorize and commemorate her for her short but remarkable career!
Publish Date March 10 2016