Born to insurance officer, Om Prakash Bharti and his second wife Meeta Bharti, Divya Bharti made her debut while studying at Maneckji Cooper High School in the ninth standard. Her childish nature put many hurdles for film-makers trying to release her. As a result, she was only able to shoot a Telugu film ‘Bobbili Raja’ in the summer of 1990, which became a colossal hit.
After an initial thrust to her short career, she married Sajid Nadiadwala at age of 18. Bharti went on achieving great success post marriage with the movies like ‘Deewana’ and ‘Shola Aur Shabnam’ in the year 1992 (the same year she made her Bollywood debut and got married).
Her commercial success in Deewana garnered her the ‘Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut’. She completed a marathon of over 14 Hindi films between 1992 and early 1993, which still remains a record. Before her demise at age of 19, she starred in numerous Hindi and Telugu hits. A temple was built in South India in honor of this young & beautiful diva. Divya’s prominent work can be seen in the songs listed below, giving million of reasons to believe in her popularity.
7. Saat Samundar Paar (Vishwatma, 1992)
Sadhana Sargam’s voice and awesome moves by Divya Bharti make this song feel fabulous. The song gained wider recognition for Divya from public and film critics, alike. She was casted opposite Sunny Deol in Vishwatma, the movie to which the song belongs.
6. Ga Raha Hoon Is Mehfil Main (Dil Ka Kya Kasoor, 1992)
This movie was a romantic drama coupled with outstanding music. Directed by Lawrence D’Souza, Dil KA Kya Kasoor failed completely to make any impact over audience. But this song by Kumar Sanu starred the beautiful actress, Divya paired opposite Prithvi.
5. Tu Pagal Premi Awara (Shola Aur Shabnam, 1992)
This song was largely applauded by the audience for brilliant music by Bappi Lahri (composer). Singing duo Shabbir Kumar and Kavita Krishnamurthy voiced lyrics by Anjaan.
4. Teri Umeed Tera Intezaar (Deewana, 1992)
Music by Nadeem-Shravan and appearance of Rishi Kapoor with Divya made this song a blockbuster hit. Voices of Kumar Sanu and Sadhna Sargam contributed to the popularity of this classic hit.
3. Tera Naam Rakh Diya (Deewana, 1992)
The duo of Vinod Rathod, Alka Yagnik and famous music director Nadeem-Shravan has done exceptional work in this soundtrack. Dancing style of Divya featured here can make anyone go crazy.
2. Bin Tere Kuch Bhi Nahin Hai (Jaan Se Pyaara, 1992)
Starring Divya Bharti and Govinda, this song beautifully depicts the conversation between two young lovers. The song’s music comes from Anand-Milind and lyrics are by Sameer. Sadhna Sargam and Udit Narayan create a perfect duo who gave life to the song.
1. Aap Jo Mere Meet Na Hote (Geet, 1992)
Superb vocals by Lata Mangeshkar and vivid lyrics penned down by Indeevar, the song features Divya in a singer’s role. This track is featured during the movie climax and beautifully draws the attention of the listeners.