Huma Qureshi (born 28 July 1986 in Delhi) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. She worked as a theater actor and model before beginning her film career. After starring in several theatrical productions, Qureshi moved to Mumbai and signed a two-year contract with Hindustan Unilever to appear in television commercials. During the shoot of a Samsung mobile commercial, Anurag Kashyap noticed her acting ability and signed her for his films.
Qureshi made her feature film debut with a supporting role in the 2012 critically acclaimed crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 and Part 2. Qureshi's performance won wide critical acclaim, earning several nominations in the Best Supporting Actress and Best Female Debut category (including 2 nominations at the Filmfare Awards). She next featured in a lead role for the romantic comedy Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, an average grosser; however, her performance was praised by film critics.
Qureshi later received critical acclaim for her portrayal of unconventional characters, including a witch in the horror thriller Ek Thi Daayan, a RAW explosives expert in the underworld drama D-Day, a torment-bearing young girl in the anthology film Shorts (for which she received a special mention at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles), and the promiscuous companion of a Begum in the black comedy thriller Dedh Ishqiya. She is regarded as one of the most promising newcomers in India.