She was first recognized for dubbing the voice of Lisa Ray in the bold story of Kasoor (2001). After working hard for ten long years in Bollywood, Divya was finally recognized and appreciated for her work in Veer-Zaara. She was nominated for a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award, 2004 for her performance in Veer-Zaara. She only won one award for her memorable role: Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Female.She has also appeared in the video of "Romeo" by Basement Jaxx.
She also has appeared in Punjabi films, and received critical acclaim for her remarkable performances in Shaheed-e-Mohabbat (1999), Des Hoya Pardes (2004), and Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris (2006).
She also appeared in a popular tv serial as shanno in Shanno ki Shaadi