Remembering Divya Bharti on her 24th death anniversary.

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Divya Om Prakash Bharti (25 February 1974–5 April 1993) was a film actress, who starred in a number of commercially successful Hindi and Telugu language films in the early 1990s.

Bharti aspired a career in films at an early age, and started to get offers at 14 years of age. After several unsuccessful attempts, she made her debut with a lead role in the successful Telugu drama Bobbili Raja (1990), aged 16. After featuring in a number of high-grossing Telugu films, she progressed to Bollywood films in 1992 with the action thriller Vishwatma. Bharti further went on to have commercial success alongside acclaimed actors such as Govinda and Rishi Kapoor in films like Shola Aur Shabnam and Deewana, respectively; the latter of which garnered her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She acted in over 14 Hindi films between 1992 and 1993, which is to date an unbroken record in Hindi cinema.

Bharti died on 5 April 1993, aged 19, from head injuries sustained after falling off the balcony of her fifth-floor apartment at Tulsi Buildings in Versova, Mumbai.

The cause of her fall was never officially confirmed, that whether it was a murder, suicide or accident. Her parents called her death as an accident and the Mumbai Police closed the investigations into her death in 1998, labeling it as accidental. she was known for her versatility. Follow Bollywoodirect

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