Divya Dutta is a popular Indian actress and model. She has featured in Hindi and Punjabi cinema, in addition to Malayalam and English-language films. The 45-year-old has received many awards including a National Film Award, a Filmfare Award and 2 IIFA Awards.
She announced her arrival in Hindi cinema in 1994 with the film Ishq Mein Jeena Ishq Mein Marna, which she followed up with a main role in the 1995 drama Veergati and a series of supporting roles.
Meanwhile, the veteran actress finally breaks silence on dealing with depression. She opened up about mental health issues and battling depression. She further added how tough it was for her to come out of it and also highlighted that women need to be more vocal about these issues.
Divya Dutta said: “I have been through depression and came out of it. But everyone cannot do it. People should know that it’s perfectly ok to talk about it. Don’t try to suppress it. If someone appears depressed, give them an ear. Listen to them. Depression is not madness. Mental health issues are to be looked at as an illness and treated as one.”
“The most important and yet less spoken topic is mental health. So many women suffer but don’t dare to speak about it. I am glad that we are talking about it now. Looking forward to celebrating Women’s Day (March 8) with other women who are dedicated towards a better society and opportunities,” Divya said.