Divya Agarwal

Divya Agarwal is an Indian television actress, model and dancer. She is known for her participation in several MTV India's reality competition shows; she is the runner-up of MTV Splitsvilla 10 and winner of Ace of Space 1. She made her acting debut in the horror web series Ragini MMS: Returns 2. She has appeared on numerous music videos. She has hosted or supported on further reality shows including Roadies: Real Heroes and MTV Ace the Quarantine. In 2021, she participated and won Bigg Boss OTT.[1]

Divya Agarwal
Divya Agarwal snapped at Dolby in Andheri (07) (cropped).jpg
Agarwal in 2018
NationalityIndian
Occupation
  • actress
  • model
  • dancer
Years active2017–present
Television

Background and early careerEdit

Agarwal got her master's degree in journalism. She trained in dance from Terence Lewis Dance Academy,[2] and then opened her own dance academy called Elevate Dance Institute.[3] She has choreographed several actresses like Ileana D'Cruz, Sunny Leone and Shilpa Shetty.[3] In 2010, she and a Pakistani choreographer worked on choreography for the IPL 2010.[2]

She had also participated in several beauty pageants. In 2015, she won the title of "Miss Navi Mumbai".[4] In 2016, she was crowned the winner of the Indian Princess pageant[2] She also won Miss Tourism International.[3]

CareerEdit

Agarwal rose to fame in 2017 when she participated in MTV India's Splitsvilla 10 wherein she finished as the runner-up with Priyank Sharma.[5][6]

In 2018, she would act as a mentor in MTV India's Date To Remember show.[7] In March 2018, Agarwal and Splitsvilla 10 contestant Baseer Ali guest co-hosted an episode of On Road With Roadies.[8] In October, she participated in MTV India's Ace of Space 1 where she emerged as the winner.[9][10]

In January 2019, Agarwal starred in her first international project by participating in Travel With A Goat, broadcast on Insight TV, where she and television celebrity chef Dean Edwards travel across Bulgaria with a sheep and must decide whether to have it slaughtered or save its life.[11][12] In February 2019, she made a cameo appearance in Alt Balaji's web drama Puncch Beat.[13] In March, Agarwal and Varun Sood participated as Roadies Insiders for Roadies: Real Heroes, broadcast on Voot.[14] Next, she hosted Voot's Voot Night Live with RJ Anmol.[citation needed] In December, she starred opposite Sood to play Ragini/Savitri Devi in season 2 of Alt Balaji's horror web series Ragini MMS: Returns.[15] In 2020, Agarwal and Sood co-hosted the Ace of Space spinoff MTV Ace the Quarantine.[16]

In 2021, Agarwal participated in Voot's Bigg Boss OTT[17] and emerged as the winner.[1] She also portrayed a mysterious make-up artist character named Grissy in the action-drama web series Cartel.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2017, She met actor and model Priyank Sharma on MTV Splitsvilla 10 where they were both runners-up. They were dating post Splitsvilla and Agarwal entered Bigg Boss 11 to part ways with Sharma. In 2018, she met actor and former MTV Roadies contestant Varun Sood. They worked together on Roadies: Real Heroes and MTV Ace of Space. Following Ace of Space, she and Sood confirmed they are dating.[19]

On 28 October 2020, Agarwal's father died due to complications from COVID-19.[20]

Media perceptionEdit

Agarwal was listed sixth among Times of India's Top 20 Most Desirable Women On Indian Television List in 2019,[21] and nineteenth in 2020.[22]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2017 The Final Exit Special appearance In the song "Dum Maro Dum Maro" [23][24]
2018 Pratibha Special appearance In the song "Khelu 20/20 Rey" [25]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2017 MTV Splitsvilla 10 Contestant 1st runner-up [6]
2017 Bigg Boss 11 Herself Guest appearance [26]
2018 Box Cricket League 3 Contestant Member of Team Jaipur Raj Joshiley [27]
2018 MTV Roadies Xtreme Herself Guest appearance [8]
2018 A Date to Remember Mentor [7]
2018 MTV Ace of Space 1 Contestant Winner [10]
2019 Travel with a Goat Presenter Episode: "Sheep" [11]
2019 Roadies: Real Heroes Roadies Insider [14]
2020 MTV Ace the Quarantine Host [16]
2021 Bigg Boss OTT Contestant Winner [17][1]
2022 Bigg Boss 15 Herself Guest appearance [28]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2019 Puncch Beat Herself Cameo appearance [13]
2019 Ragini MMS: Returns Ragini Season 2 [15]
2021 Cartel Grizzey [18]

Music videosEdit

List of acting appearances in music videos
Year Title Singer(s) Notes Ref(s)
2017 Bewafa Siddharth Bhatt [29]
2017 Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna Ramji Gulati, Tushar Jules Title song cover [30]
2017 Dil Ko Tumse Pyar Hua (Reloaded) Harish Moyal, Ramji Gulati Song cover from the film Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein [31]
2018 Aho Raya Mala Vaishali Mhade Song from the film Friendship Band [32]
2018 Bob Marley Suyyash Rai, Star Boy Loc [33]
2018 Chance Bobby Newberry [34][35]
2019 Baby Baby AB Rockstar [36]
2019 Naam Ada Likhna Madhubanti Bagchi, Shreyas Puranik Song cover from the filmYahaan [37]
2020 Fitrat Suyyash Rai [38]
2021 Kareeb Vishal Dadlani Dance cover [39]
2021 Ishq Nibhava Nitin Gupta, Rupali Jagga [40]
2021 Koi Sehri Babu Shruti Rane [41]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Bigg Boss OTT Finale: Divya Agarwal Takes Home The Trophy". NDTV. 19 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b c TEDx talks (15 May 2018). Bullying Public Figure – Divya Agarwal – TEDxMMUSadopurAmbala – via YouTube.
  3. ^ a b c "Who is Divya Agarwal? Here's all about Bigg Boss 11 contestant Priyank Sharma's ex-girlfriend". India TV. 7 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Divya Agarwal wins Miss Navi Mumbai 2015 beauty pageant". NMTV. Maharashtra. 10 June 2015.
  5. ^ "MTV Splitsvilla X: Priyank Sharma, Divya Agarwal Lose Love Battle To Baseer Ali, Naina Singh". News 18. 11 December 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  6. ^ a b Jain, Ananya (18 August 2020). "Splitsvilla 10 Contestants List : The Most Loved Game Show Ever". Indiatimes.com.
  7. ^ a b Kameshwari, A. (18 January 2018). "Divya Agarwal recalls her Date To Remember with ex-boyfriend Priyank Sharma". The Indian Express.
  8. ^ a b "Baseer Ali and Divya Agarwal share their experience of hosting Roadies". India Today. 22 May 2018.
  9. ^ "MTV Ace of Space: Divya Agarwal is the WINNER of Vikas Gupta's show!". ABP News. 1 January 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Ace of Space grand finale LIVE updates: Divya Agarwal is the winner of the show". India Today. 31 December 2018.
  11. ^ a b Moore, Matthew (20 December 2018). "This programme may get your goat". The Times. UK.
  12. ^ Insight TV (28 January 2019). "Travel With A Goat: Episode 3 Trailer" – via Facebook.
  13. ^ a b "Ex-lovers Priyank Sharma and Divya Agarwal to come together for Vikas Gupta's show". India Today. 2 February 2019.
  14. ^ a b Farzeen, Sara (14 February 2019). "Varun Sood and Divya Agarwal: It's special to be in love with your best friend". The Indian Express.
  15. ^ a b "Ragini MMS Returns 2 trailer out: Sunny Leone is back with hotter scenes, louder screams". India Today. 13 December 2019.
  16. ^ a b "This unlock, 'Ace the Quarantine' with Varun Sood and Divya Agarwal. Know how". India TV. 3 July 2020.
  17. ^ a b Taneja, Parina (23 August 2021). "Bigg Boss OTT: Fans say Divya Agarwal is 'inspiring', bash host Karan Johar for being biased". www.indiatvnews.com.
  18. ^ a b Taneja, Parina (7 August 2021). "Divya Agarwal talks about her multifaceted character in 'Cartel'". www.indiatvnews.com.
  19. ^ Keshri, Shweta (31 December 2018). "Ace of Space winner Divya Agarwal confirms dating Varun Sood". India Today.
  20. ^ "Divya Agarwal's father dies due to COVID-19". DNA India. 28 October 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  21. ^ "Hina Khan tops Times Most Desirable Women of 2019 list for second time, Jennifer Winget follows". The Economic Times. 5 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Meet The Times 20 Most Desirable Women on Television 2020 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  23. ^ Nathan, Leona (14 September 2017). "This Splitsvilla Contestant Makes Her Bollywood Debut With A Club Song In Kunaal Roy Kapur's Next". India.com.
  24. ^ Kumar, Shreya Suresh (10 September 2017). "Actress Divya Agarwal Looks Smoking Hot in The Song Dum Maro Dum: 5 Other Times When Divya Looked Drop Dead Gorgeous". India.com.
  25. ^ "Pratibha | Song - Khelu 20/20 Rey | Marathi Video Songs - Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  26. ^ Nathan, Leona (8 December 2017). "Priyank Sharma's Double Standards Exposed After Ex-Beau Divya Agarwal's Visit To Bigg Boss 11 House". India.com.
  27. ^ "Divya Agarwal Dancing To Sunny Leone's Laila Main Laila At Box Cricket League Will Leave You In Awe Of Her – Watch Video". 28 March 2018.
  28. ^ https://www.indiatvnews.com/entertainment/tv/bigg-boss-15-divya-agarwal-for-karan-kundrra-neha-bhasin-debina-bonnerjee-family-week-salman-khan-show-2022-01-07-753314[bare URL]
  29. ^ Zee Music Company (9 August 2017). Bewafa - Official Music Video – Mack The Rapper – Siddharth Bhatt – Divya Agarwal – via YouTube.
  30. ^ Saregama Music (7 November 2017). Hume Tumse Pyar Kitna – Tushar Jules – Ramji Gulati – Divya Agarwal – Reloaded – via YouTube.
  31. ^ Saregama Music (21 June 2017). Dil Ko Tumse Pyar Hua Reloaded – RHTDM – Harish Moyal & Ramji Gulati FEAT. Divya Agarwal – HD Video – via YouTube.
  32. ^ Zee Music Marathi (20 January 2018). Aho Raya Mala - Full Video – Friendship Band – Divya A, Yogesh S & Neha K, Shreenesh S, Harshali R.
  33. ^ "Divya Agarwal reacts on ex-boyfriend Priyank Sharma AVOIDING her while praising 'Bob Marley' song". ABP News. 24 July 2018.
  34. ^ "Bobby Newberry releases his new single 'Chance' in India". Radioandmusic.com (Press release). 10 September 2018.
  35. ^ Lobo, Deepa Natarajan (9 December 2018). "Off beaten path, on the floor". Deccan Herald.
  36. ^ T-series Apna Punjab (24 April 2019). Baby Baby - Blessed Boy: AB Rockstar (Full Song) Ft. Divya Agarwal – Latest Punjabi Songs 2019 – via YouTube.
  37. ^ "Times Music song 'Naam Ada Likhna' is dedicated to love birds". Radioandmusic.com. 15 July 2019.
  38. ^ Yeptho, Tolika (10 December 2020). "Divya Agarwal is grateful to Suyyash Rai and Darshan Raval for believing in her for 'Fitrat'". Radioandmusic.com. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  39. ^ "Kareeb Official Dance Video | Goldie Sohel | Rajit Dev | Divya Agarwal | Vishal D |Kunaal V|TM Music" – via www.youtube.com.
  40. ^ Khatoon, F (3 August 2021). "Singer-songwriter Nitin Gupta is set to release his new single, Ishq Nibhana, on August 6". Indulge. The New Indian Express.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  41. ^ "दिव्या अग्रवाल के देसी अंदाज में डांस ने जीता दिल, रिलीज हुआ 'कोई शहरी बाबू' सॉन्ग". NDTV India. Retrieved 18 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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