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Alia Bhatt (born 15 March 1993) is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. The daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan, Bhatt first appeared on screen as a child artist in a minor role in the thriller Sangharsh (1999). As an adult, she made her acting debut with Karan Johar's romantic drama Student of the Year (2012).

Bhatt's portrayal of a teenage girl who develops stockholm syndrome in Imtiaz Ali's road movie Highway (2014) garnered critical acclaim. She won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress and also garnered a Best Actress nomination at the same ceremony. She went on to establish herself in Bollywood by starring opposite Arjun Kapoor in the romantic drama 2 States (2014) and Varun Dhawan in the romantic comedy Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014).[3][4][5]

She is the 1st runner-up of Dance Ki Takkar 3 which she was particpating in since April 2015. She also was a contestant on Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi.

In addition to acting in films, Bhatt has sung two of her film songs. She participates in stage shows, and has launched her own line of clothing for women.[6]

Early life

Bhatt was born on 15 March 1993,[7][8] to Indian film director Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan. Her father is of Gujarati descent[9][10] and her mother is of Kashmiri and German ancestry.[11][12][13] Bhatt has an elder sister, Shaheen (born 1988)[14] and two half-siblings, Pooja Bhatt and Rahul Bhatt. Actor Emraan Hashmi and director Mohit Suri are her paternal cousins, while producer Mukesh Bhatt is her uncle.[15] Alia Bhatt was the student of Jamnabai Narsee School IBDP and she completed her high school in May 2011.[16]


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Bhatt's first acting role was as a child artist in Sangharsh (1999), starring Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta where she played the younger version of Zinta's character.[17] She had her first leading role in 2012 with Karan Johar's Student of the Year, alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan.[18] She portrayed the role of Shanaya Singhania, a sophisticated teenage girl who is in a relationship with Dhawan's character but is attracted to the character played by Malhotra. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama wrote of her performance, "Alia's role is reminiscent of Kareena Kapoor in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Stylish, classy, born with a silver spoon, she's someone who loves to flaunt not just her clothes and bags, but also her riches. Extremely photogenic, Alia makes a super-confident debut."[19] Anupama Chopra of Hindustan Times also mentioned the similarities with Kapoor's character, but noted that her performance was "without the killer attitude."[20] Student of the Year was a financial success, grossing INR700 million (US$13.97 million) domestically.[21]

In 2014, Bhatt had three film releases. She played the protagonist of Imtiaz Ali's road film Highway opposite Randeep Hooda. Her portrayal of a lonely teenage girl who develops stockholm syndrome after being abducted was acclaimed by the critics.[22] Rachit Gupta of Filmfare mentioned that "[a]t 20, it’s surprising how Alia has got so many deft nuances right. It’s as if the actor has grown with the character. She is truly one of the most promising new actors in Hindi films."[23] Sonia Chopra of Sify added that Bhatt is "[c]ompletely immersed" in her role, and that "Alia’s uninhibited and raw performance will have you emotionally invested in her character all through."[24] However, the film underperformed at the box office.[25] She won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for the film, and garnered a Best Actress nomination at the ceremony.[26][27]

Bhatt next featured in Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala's joint production 2 States with Arjun Kapoor. An adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's novel of the same name, it narrates the story of two IIM Ahmedabad students who encounter trouble in convincing their parents to approve of their relationship. For her role as Ananya Swaminatham, a headstrong Tamil girl, she learnt the language.[28] Critics were appreciative of her performance with publishing that Bhatt "really grows into the character and makes you believe that she's a career-oriented IIM-A grad."[29] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express added that Bhatt was a "surprise" and was "easy and fresh and natural."[30] The film emerged as a major commercial success,[31] earning over INR1 billion (US$19.95 million) in domestic ticket sales.[32]

Bhatt's final film role in 2014 was as Kavya Pratap Singh, a Punjabi girl who engages in a romantic affair with a stranger a few days prior to her wedding, in the romantic comedy Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Co-starring Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Shukla, the film was described as a tribute to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) by Johar, who served as producer.[33] Writing for India Today, Rohit Khilnani thought that Bhatt had pitched in "one of her best performances so far", though Nandini Ramnath of Mint found her performance to be lacking in subtlety, writing that she was "more comfortable acting out her feelings through dialogue and actions".[34][35] Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania also proved to be a box office hit.[36] Later that year, Bhatt appeared in a short film on women's safety, entitled Going Home, from director Vikas Bahl.[37]

In 2015, Bhatt acted in Vikas Bahl's romantic comedy, Shaandaar, opposite Shahid Kapoor. The film was set around a destination wedding in which she played the role of an insomniac.[38][39] Deepanjana Pal of Firstpost reviewed: " Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt look gorgeous and do their best to keep you entertained with their easy delivery and sharp dance moves."[40] The film however, was a box-office failure.[41][42]

In April 2015, Alia partcipated in the third season of the popular reality TV dance show Dance Ki Takkar. She first quit the show in the 6th week on 7th June 2015 along with choreographer Karamjeet Singh due to her illness but re-entered in the 9th week on 22 June 2015. On 23 August 2015, she was declared as the 1st runner-up while being one of the finalists. Before entering the show Alia has said:
"Being my first reality show, I am very nervous but very exciting . A person like myself I like dancing very much and it will be a great experience"
—Alia - Bollywoodlife

In February 2016, Alia partcipated in the popular TV reality based stunt show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 7) but got eliminated in the 6th week along with TV actress Aishwarya Sakhuja.

As of May 2015, Bhatt is filming for Abhishek Chaubey's Udta Punjab, a thriller on substance abuse that co-stars Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan,[43] as well as Shakun Batra's family drama Kapoor and Sons alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Fawad Khan.[44] In addition, she has committed to Ayan Mukerji's untitled fantasy film alongside Ranbir Kapoor about a man with superpowers,[45] to Karan Malhotra's drama Shhuddhi with Varun Dhawan,[46] and to Gauri Shinde's untitled project with Shah Rukh Khan.[47]

Other work

File:Alia Bhatt at graces Vogue India's Fashion's Night Out extravaganza.jpg

Bhatt has performed at the Filmfare, Screen and Stardust award ceremonies, and has also participated in a stage show in Hong Kong alongside Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra.[48] In 2013, she performed at a charity event with Dhawan, Malhotra, Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor and Huma Qureshi to raise funds for the flood-affected victims of Uttarakhand.[49] She also took part in a campaign for PETA to raise awareness about homeless animals.[50]

Bhatt has performed playback singing for the song "Sooha Saaha" in Highway (2014). A. R. Rahman, the composer of the film, invited her to his music school to undergo training.[51] Also in 2014, she sang the unplugged version of the song "Samjhawan", for the composers Sharib-Toshi, in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.[52]

In 2014, Bhatt launched her own line of clothing for women, in association with the online fashion portal; she described the collection to be "very simple" and "very me".[53] She is also the celebrity endorser for a number of brands and products, including Coca-Cola, Garnier and Maybelline.[54][55] She also appeared in a short comedy video made by AIB titled " Genius of the Year".


Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
1999 Sangharsh Young Preet Oberoi Special appearance
2012 Student of the Year Shanaya Singhania Acting Debut
2013 Meri Jawani Ki Boyfreind Ananya Sharma
2014 Highway Veera Tripathi Also playback singer for song "Sooha Saha"
2 States Ananya Swaminathan
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Kavya Pratap Singh Also playback singer for song "Samjhawan Unplugged"
Going Home Short film
Ugly Shalini Cameo appearance[56]
2015 Shaandaar Alia
2016 Udta Punjab Bihari Nanda Post-production[43]
Kapoor and Sons Priya Filming[44][57]

TV Appearances

Name Year Notes
Dance Ki Takkar 3 2015 Debut reality show; 1st runner-up and finalist
Bigg Boss 9 2015 Evicted in 2nd week (Day 12) on 23 October 2015
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 7) 2016 Eliminated in 6th week on 13 March 2016

Awards and nominations

Year Film Award Category Result
2013 Student of the Year Lions Gold Awards Favourite Debut (Female) Won[58]
Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer – Female Won[59]
Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut Won[60]
Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Nominated[61]
Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Nominated[62]
Star Guild Awards Best Female Debut Won[63]
Times of India Film Awards Female Debut Nominated[64]
2014 Highway Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Won[65]
Best Actress Nominated[66]
Best Actress – Drama Nominated[66]
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Social - Drama Film - Female Nominated[67]
2 States BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor (Film) - Female Nominated[67]
Most Entertaining Jodi of the Year (shared with Arjun Kapoor) Won[68]
Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film - Female Won[67]
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Stardust Awards Best Actress – Comedy/Romance Won[66]
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film - FemaleNominated[67]
N/A Star Plus Entertainer of the Year (shared with Sidharth Malhotra)Won[68]
2015 Highway Star Guild Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated[69]
2 States Nominated[69]
Screen Awards Best Actress (Popular Choice) (also for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania) Nominated[70]
Highway Best Actress Nominated[71]
Filmfare Awards Filmfare Award for Best Actress Nominated [27]
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress Won [26]
2 States IIFA Awards Best Actress Nominated[72]
Dance Ki Takkar 3 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Mazedar Sadasya
Sahib Chaggar Awards Best Pratyogi

Other honours


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