From Character Roles to Leading Lady: Huma Qureshi’s Journey to the Spotlight

Huma Qureshi, the versatile Indian actress, has established herself as a prominent figure in the film industry with her exceptional acting skills and diverse filmography. Whether it’s in digital series or mainstream cinema, Huma consistently delivers powerful performances that resonate with audiences. As she continues to push boundaries and take on challenging projects, fans eagerly await her future endeavors and anticipate witnessing her brilliance on the silver screen. 

This Bollywood beauty appeared in a range of movies across various genres. From Badlapur to Tarla, she showcased her talent and left a lasting impact on the audience. Let’s look closer at the list of movies featuring Huma, highlighting her excellent performances and contributions to Indian cinema.


Directed by Sriram Raghavan. Badlapur is a dark, intense, and revengeful drama based on the novel Death’s Dark Abyss by Italian writer Massimo Carlotto. Huma plays the small but pivotal role of Jhimli, a prostitute, in the movie. The film also features Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yami Gautam, Vinay Pathak, Kumud Mishra, Divya Dutta, and Radhika Apte in supporting roles.


In the action-drama Kaala, Qureshi shared the screen with superstar Rajinikanth. Directed by Pa. Ranjith, the movie focused on social and political issues, with Huma playing a significant supporting role. Her performance added depth and authenticity to the narrative, cementing her versatility and ability to hold her ground alongside established actors.


Huma joined the Tamil film industry with Valimai, an action thriller starring superstar Ajith Kumar. The movie garnered immense anticipation, with Huma’s presence adding to the excitement. Although details about her character are under wraps, her inclusion in such a high-profile project speaks volumes about her growing popularity and her willingness to explore new territories.

Monica, O My Darling

The neo-noir crime comedy thriller film directed by Vasan Bala. Monica, O My Darling is said to be an adaptation of the 1989 Japanese novel “Burutasu No Shinzou” by Keigo Higashino. The plot likely revolves around a complex and intriguing story filled with elements of crime, comedy, and suspense. Rajkummar Rao, Huma, and Radhika Apte play significant roles in the film, bringing their respective characters to life. Qureshi plays the role of Monica, who is the key to all the suspense and drama in the movie.

Double XL

Double XL is a comedy film helmed by director Satramm Ramani. It features Qureshi alongside Sonakshi Sinha, Zaheer Iqbal, and Mahat Raghavendra in prominent roles. The movie revolves around the journeys of two women, both plus-size; they navigate through life and forge a strong female friendship. The duo embarks on a path of self-discovery and embraces body positivity. By challenging the notion that beauty is synonymous with size, they break the prevailing myth and inspire others to celebrate their true selves.


Huma is set to play the titular role in the upcoming biopic Tarla, based on the life of renowned chef Tarla Dalal. Directed by Piyush Gupta, the film chronicles the journey of Tarla and her accomplishments in the culinary world. Huma’s casting in this highly anticipated project has generated excitement, with audiences eager to witness her bring this inspiring story to life. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, and Nitesh Tiwari’s Earthsky Pictures, the drama movie also stars Sharib Hashmi in a lead role. The movie is slated to premiere on ZEE5 Global on July 7, 2023.