Divya Bharti was born to Om Prakash Bharti, an insurance officer, and his wife, Meeta Bharti. Actress Kainaat Arora is her second cousin. Bharti studied at Maneckji Cooper High School in Juhu, Mumbai. She completed IXth standard before pursuing an acting career. Bharti's career was stalled until D.Ramanaidu, one of the biggest producers of Telugu films, offered her Bobbili Raja opposite his son Daggubati Venkatesh. The film was released in the summer of 1990 and became a colossal hit. Bharti acted in only one Tamil film, Nila Penne opposite Anand. The film was critically and financially unsuccessful. In box-office ratings, she figured next to Vijayshanti. In 1991, Bharti had back-to-back hits, including Rowdy Alludu and Assembly Rowdy opposite actors Chiranjeevi and Mohan Babu. Bharti's first Bollywood film was Vishwatma opposite Sunny Deol, directed by Rajiv Rai, the film was an average grosser at the box office. In March 1992, David Dhawan's Shola Aur Shabnam was released. It was popular with critics and was a box office hit in India. In March 1992, David Dhawan's Shola Aur Shabnam was released. It was popular with critics and was a box office hit in India, starred veteran actor Rishi Kapoor and newcomer Shahrukh Khan, which is regarded as one of the biggest blockbuster hits of 1992. Her performance in Deewana was highly appreciated. She had several other releases that year, among them Jaan Se Pyaara, Geet, Dushman Zamana and Balwaan. In October, she starred in Hema Malini's Dil Aashna Hai, again opposite Shahrukh Khan. The ensemble film Kshatriya in which she co-starred alongside Sunny Deol, Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon, released 10 days before her sudden death on 5 April 1993. Bharti met Sajid Nadiadwala through Govinda at the shooting of Shola Aur Shabnam. Soon both Bharti and Nadiadwala fell in love with each other. Bharti converted to Islam and adopted the name Sana, and married to Sajid Nadiadwala on 10 May 1992 at Mumbai in an Islamic wedding ceremony. Bharti was died on 5 April 1993. Two of Bharti's completed films Rang and Shatranj were released several months after her death. Both the movies were box-office hits. At the time of her death, she had completed 80% of the filming of Laadla, and Sridevi was recast in her role. She was replaced in several other films she had signed such as Mohra, Kartavya, Vijaypath and Andolan. Her incomplete Telugu film Tholi Muddhu was partly completed by Indian actress Rambha. Several movies which she had signed were also subsequently shelved such as Parinaam with Akshay Kumar and Chaal Pe Chaal with Jackie Shroff.