Huma Saleem Qureshi
born 28 July 1986) is an Indian film actress and model, who has received three Filmfare Award nominations.
Qureshi obtained a bachelor’s degree in History—with honours—from the University of Delhi, while she worked as a theatre actor and model. After working in several theatrical productions, she moved to Mumbai and signed a two-year contract with Hindustan Unilever to appear in television commercials. During the shoot for a Samsung mobile commercial, Anurag Kashyap noticed her acting ability and signed her for a three-film deal with his company.
Qureshi made her film debut with a supporting role in the two-part 2012 crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur. Her performance in the film earned her several nominations, including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and the Best Supporting Actress. That same year, she played the lead female role in the romance Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, and followed it with a role in Ek Thi Daayan. She portrayed protagonists in the anthological Shorts (2013), the black comedy Dedh Ishqiya (2014), the revenge drama Badlapur (2015), the Marathi road drama Highway (2015) and featured briefly in the collaborative film X: Past Is Present (2015).
Qureshi was born on 28 July 1986 into a Muslim family in New Delhi, India Her father, Saleem Qureshi, is a restaurateur who runs a chain of 10 restaurants (Saleem’s); her mother, Ameena Qureshi (a Kashmiri), is a housewife. She has three brothers, including actor Saqib Saleem.The family relocated to Kalkaji, South Delhi, when Qureshi was a child. She completed her bachelor’s in History with Honours from the Gargi College—University of Delhi Later, she joined Act 1 theatre group and performed in a few theatre productions. N. K Shrama was her mentor and acting teacher during her theatre days. She has worked with several NGOs and assisted a documentary filmmaker.