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Divya Bharti was born in 1974 in a non-filmy family. At the age of 14, she was noticed by a filmmaker, Nandu Tolani, however, things had not worked out between them. At the age of 16, Divya had made her debut in 1990 in a Telugu film, Bobbili Raja. She had made her debut in Bollywood with the film, Vishwatma in 1992. In her career of just 3 years, she had acted in 21 movies, it is said that she had 30 films lined up for her. Divya and Sajid Nadiadwala had met each other for the first time when she was working with Govinda in the movie, Shola Aur Shabnam. For Sajid, it was love at first sight as he was bowled by her beauty.
Divya Bharti and Sajid Nadiadwala had started off as friends and had later realised their feelings for each other. They had tied the knot on May 10, 1992, in a private ceremony. However, sadly on April 5, 1993, Divya had fallen off from her apartment and had died at the age of 19, shocking the entire nation. Her death still remains a mystery. After Divya's death, Sajid was completely distraught and had lived many years in immense pain and loneliness.
While Divya Bharti and Sajid Nadiadwala’s love story is known to all now, there was a time, when she had kept it a secret from her father for a few months. In a throwback interview with Bollywood Hungama, Divya’s mother, Meeta Bharti recalled how her father, Om Prakash Bharti had come to know about the actress’ wedding months after it. Sharing how Divya’s father was against her marriage plans with Sajid, her mother had said:
"Sajid used to visit Govinda on the sets of Shola Aur Shabnam for his dates, and he was introduced to Divya. The very day, she asked me, 'Mom, what do you think about Sajid?' I said I found him nice. After some days, she asked me if she could marry Sajid. I told her she should ask her father. And her father was against it. He had his own notions, and opposed the idea. Once Divya turned 18, one day she called me to tell me that she was marrying Sajid the very day, and wanted me to sign as one of the witnesses. But I told her I would not be able to come unless she informed her father about it."
After getting married to Sajid Nadiadwala, Divya Bharti had continued to live with her parents, meeting him occasionally. Divya’s father had no idea that she had married Sajid without his consent. After a few months of their wedding, it was Sajid, who had visited Divya’s family for Diwali and had announced their wedding. However, Divya and Sajid could not enjoy their married life for a long time as she got married at the age of 18 and had breathed her last at the age of 19.
According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, Sajid Nadiadwala had treated his late ex-wife, Divya Bharti's parents, Om Prakash Bharti and Meeta Bharti, as his own, since the day of their marriage. However, the producer had got more close to them after the demise of their daughter and his ex-wife. After Divya's death, Sajid has fulfilled all the responsibilities of a son.
For the unversed, Sajid Nadiadwala is now married to a journalist, Warda Khan. They had tied the knot on November 18, 2000.
Divya Om Prakash Bharti, popularly known as Divya Bharti, was an Indian actress, who had swept the entire nation with her innocent looks and a beautiful face in her extremely short film career of 3 years. Her untimely death on April 5, 1993, at the tender age of 19, had shockedRead More