Who is Divyendu Sharma?
Divyendu Sharma is a trained actor best known for playing Munna Tripathi in ‘Mirzapur‘, Akhil Srivastava in ‘Bichoo Ka Khel‘ and Saurabh Bajpai in ‘The Salt City‘. In Bichoo Ka Khel, he played the character of an aspiring novelist who was interrogated for a lawyer’s murder. During interrogation Divyendu narrates the story to the police officer and tells him how his father was framed in murder charges and killed in jail.
In Sony Liv series ‘The Salt City’, Divyendu played the significant character of Saurabh Bajpai, who shares a great bond with her cousin sister Ela Bajpai (played by Monica Chaudhary), who was sexually abused by her sister’s husband Sukesh Sood, played by Jitin Gulati.
Apart the series mentioned above, Divyendu is also known for comedy, drama film ‘Mere Desh Ki Dharti‘, released in 2022, directed by Faraz Haider. The movie is written around the village theme and the challenges faced by farmers in the real life.
Divyendu Sharma Biography
Divyendu Sharma was born and raised in Delhi. He completed his graduation in Political Science from DU, Kirori Mal College, Delhi. While studying in college he joined a theatre group called ‘Players’ and continued plays for 3 years. Thereafter, he went to Pune and enrolled at FTII, where he learnt camera acting.
|Real Name||Divyendu Sharma|
|Wife Name||Akanksha Dahiya/Akanksha Sharma (after Marriage)|
|Date of Birth||19 June 1983|
|Age||39 Years (as on August 2022)|
|Place of Birth||Delhi, India|
|Current Location||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Languages Known||Hindi, English|
|College||Kirori Mal College (Policial Science Honours), Delhi|
|Acting Course||Diploma from FTII (2006), Pune|
|Theatre||Yes (Theatre Society ‘Players’)|
|Hobbies and Favorites Stuff||Reading, Acting, Travelling|
|Favorite Actor||Farukh Sheikh|
|Favorite Actress||Alia Bhatt|
Body Measurements and Physical Appearance
Divyendu Sharma is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 55kgs. He has black eyes and fair complexion. If we look at his body measurements, his chest is 38 inches, waist is 28 inches and biceps are 12 inches. He has an attractive physique and good screen presence.
|Chest Size||38 inches|
|Waist Size||28 inches|
|Biceps Size||12 inches|
Family and Relatives
Divyendu Sharma’s parents name is not known, however, we know that his father is retired from ITDC owned hotel at Janpath, Delhi. While his mother is a homemaker and a great motivational support for him. Divyendu also has an older sister whose name is not known but she has been a strong support during his hard times and always motivated him to do good.
In an interview, Divyendu said “I could never gift my sister on ‘Rakshabandhan’ as I was struggling in Mumbai, Instead, she used to send me money, even now when I am little successful she doesn’t take money from me. I am still a younger brother for her”.
Affairs and Dating Information
Divyendu Sharma is a one woman man, he dated Akanksha Sharma during college days who was a good friend for 6 years until they realised its love. Akanksha Sharma comes from a rich family, who’s father is a policeman and mother is a doctor in Delhi. Divyendu was previously hesitated to confess his love towards her, because, he wasn’t well settled and scared if that affects their friendship.
But soon after the release of his first film Pyaar Ka Punchnama, he proposed her and they both got married. Just like Divyendu’s mother and sister, Akanksha has also been a great support during his hard times, she never told him to make a portfolio or build muscles, instead she motivated him and told him to focus on his craft. Akanksha loved him for his honesty and good looks, said Divyendu Sharma in an interview to a media house.
Debut and Career
While staying in Delhi, Divyendu Sharma took first job as an assistant art director for a short film shot in Delhi. Meanwhile he also applied for NSD and FTII, and got selected in both. However, he chose FTII over NSD because he wanted to make his career in films not theatre. After finishing his diploma in acting from FTII, Pune, he moved to Mumbai in search of work and shared a two room set in Goregaon with other friends of similar interest.
Film Debut and List of Movies
After struggling for 3 long years, he got his first break in Bollywood from Luv Ranjan’s film ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama‘, released in 2011, where he played the role of Nishant Agarwal aka ‘Liquid’. The movie has been a huge hit and Divyendu along with other co-actors Kartik Aaryan (Aka Rajjo), Nushrratt Bharuccha (as Neha), Sonnalli Seygall (as Rhea) got tremendous fame and recognition.
In 2013, David Dhawan spotted Divyendu in a Reliance Tv Ad and immediately casted him as ‘OMI’ in the remake of film Chashme Baddoor, initially played by Rakesh Bedi. In this film he played the role of a poet.
Afterwards, Divyendu’s career took off and he joined the star cast of several Hindi films such as:-
- Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami (2014)
- Dilliwali Zaalim Girlfriend (2015)
- Toilet Ek Premkatha (2017)
- 2016 The End (2017)
- Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018)
- Badnaam Gali (2019)
- Kanpuriye (2019)
- Odd Couple (2019)
- Shukranu (2020)
- Mere Desh Ki Dharti (2022)
Divyendu Sharma is currently filming for new projects, his upcoming movies are Thai Massage, India Dial 100, The Last Rave. Which will soon hit theatres and OTT platforms.
Web Series Debut and List
In 2016, Divyendu Sharma made his debut from web series called Permanent Roommates created by TVF. Couple of years later, he acted in Anurag Kashyap’s directional series ‘Mirzapur‘, where he played the character of Munna Tripathi, which received a lot of love and appreciation from audience.
In 2020, he appeared in Zee5 original series ‘Bicchoo Ka Khel‘, where he appeared in the main lead role of Akhil Srivastava, an aspiring novelist and accused murderer.
Lately, in 2022, Divyendu appeared in Sony Liv series ‘The Salt City‘, where he played the character of Saurabh Bajpai, the youngest son of the Bajpai family. While other members of the family are Gauhar Khan, Pranay Pachauri, Manish Anand, Monica Chaudhary, Piyush Mishra, Navni Parihar, Vinita Joshi.
Divyendu’s upcoming web series is ‘The Railway Men’ having Kay Kay Menon, R Madhavan and Babil Khan in the lead roles.
Divyendu Sharma Tv Advertisements
He has appeared in several tv commercials such as Reliance, Virgin Mobile, Birla Sun Life, Care Insurance, Oppo Mobile and Fidelity Mutual funds.
Awards and Nominations
Divyendu Sharma won ‘Screen Awards‘ under the category of the ‘Best Newcomer Male‘ for his role in Pyaar Ka Punchnama.
Facts about Divyendu Sharma
- Divyendu Sharma wanted to be an actor since childhood.
- He was bad at studies till Xth and secured only 49% marks.
- He chose arts in XIth and passed XII with 84% marks which surprised his father and made him think that he forged the marksheet.
- In Mumbai, there were times when he had a limited budget for meal, therefore he settled for 32 rupees mutton with 4 rotis from nearby dhaba called ‘Corner Darbar’.
- He has a grudge against actors who doesn’t know the craft, yet casted in the main lead roles.
- When Divyendu chose acting as a career, his family was apprehensive at first but supported him throughout his journey.
- His mother, sister and girlfriend turned wife Akanksha has been a great support during his struggling days.
- After reaching Mumbai, Divyendu’s first celebrity encounter was with Rishi Kapoor.
Salary and Net Worth
Considering Divyendu Sharma’s experience, brand value and the nature of projects, his net worth is estimated around 5-6 crore Indian rupees. He earns most of his income from Movies and Web Series. However, some part of his income also comes from Tv ads and brand recommendations.