Alia Bhatt (born 15 March 1993) is a British actress of Indian descent who predominantly works in Hindi films. Among the honours she has garnered are four Filmfare Awards. She is one of the highest-paid actors in India and has been named to Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2014. In 2022, she received the TIME100 Impact Award.
She is the Bhatt family’s first-born child and the daughter of actor Soni Razdan and director Mahesh Bhatt. In Karan Johar’s 2012 adolescent drama Student of the Year, she performed her first main role
after making her acting debut as a child in the 1999 thriller Sangharsh. Her portrayal of an abduction victim in the road drama Highway (2014) earned her the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. She went on to distinguish herself with leading parts in several romantic films made by Johar’s studio Dharma Productions, as well as the coming-of-age drama Dear Zindagi (2016).
Bhatt has started her own sustainable clothing line and an environmental effort in addition to her acting career. She invests, endorses well-known brands, and supports numerous charities. She has performed the single “Samjhawan Unplugged” from 2014 as well as seven more songs from her filmography.
Early life and background
Alia Bhatt was born on 15 March 1993 into the Bhatt family to Indian film. actor Soni Razdan and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. Her mother is of Kashmiri Pandit and British German origin, while her father is of Gujarati descent. She is a citizen of the UK. Shaheen, an older sister,
and Pooja and Rahul Bhatt, two half-siblings, complete her family. Her paternal cousins are the actors Emraan Hashmi and Mohit Suri, and her uncle is the producer Mukesh Bhatt.
Bhatt has spoken about her background: “I had a rather grounded and simple upbringing. The pleasures that others expected me to enjoy because I am Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter were not present for me. Razdan has stated that she did not have a close relationship with her father when she was a child and that she rais
ed her children primarily alone because her spouse did not show much interest in them.
Bhatt has stated that she initially became aware of her desire to become an actor while practising for the school chorus in kindergarten. Alia quickly started taking dancing classes at Shiamak Davar’s school. She made her acting debut at the age of five in her father’s 1999 film Sangharsh, in which she briefly played Preity Zinta’s younger self. She subsequently said, while reflecting on her experience, “I don’t recall much of the shoot. Just for the food, I would visit the sets. She tried out at age nine for a part in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2005 film Black, but she was unsuccessful.
|15 March 1993
|Mahesh Bhatt, Soni Razdan
|Pooja Bhatt, Shaheen Bhatt, Rahul Bhatt
|in feet & inches– 5’3”
|in kilograms– 55kg approx.
|Jamnabai Narsee School
In 2012, Bhatt co-starred in Student of the Year, a movie for teenagers directed by Karan Johar, with newcomers Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan. 500 girls auditioned with her, and after shedding 16 kg (35 lb), she was cast. She portrayed a sophisticated adolescent in a love triangle. Dismayed by the critical response to Student of the Year, Bhatt was keen to play a better Dismayed by the critical response to Student of the Year, Bhatt was keen to play a better role
For the romantic comedy Shaandaar, Bhatt and Bahl got back together. Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt play insomniacs who fall in love while attending a destination wedding in the 2015 film. When reviewing the movie for Mumbai Mirror, Kunal Guha stated that Bhatt “socks life into her character but fails to pump any into this film.”
In the critically acclaimed and financially successful ensemble drama Kapoor & Sons, which Shakun Batra directed, Bhatt debuted the new year in a supporting part alongside Malhotra and Fawad Khan. In the 2016 crime drama Udta Punjab , written and directed by Abhishek Chaubey, she next played a poor Bihari immigrant.
Her subsequent film, the romantic comedy Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017), reunited her with Khaitan and Dhawan and carried on the popular film trend. . In the 2018 spy drama Raazi, directed by Meghna Gulzar, Alia Bhatt played Sehmat Khan, a Kashmiri spy who is wed to a Pakistani army officer. The 1971 Indo-Pakistani War is shown in this movie, which is based on a book by Harinder Sikka. For Bhatt, the year 2022 was crucial.
Bhatt has regularly faced criticism for being a victim of nepotism in the Hindi cinema industry, especially online trolls. She has responded, “Of course, I felt bad,” when questioned about how she handles it. However, feeling sorry for yourself is a little price to pay for the work you are admired and appreciated for. Bhatt made a mistake in 2014 when she identified Prithviraj Chauhan as the President of India during an appearance on the chat show Koffee with Karan . . Bhatt responded to this by appearing in the parody Alia Bhatt – Genius of the Year for All India Bakchod on YouTube. Alia had, according to Sangghvi, “managed to counter all her critics and, in fact, endear herself to them” by poking fun of herself.
Early in her career, Bhatt was hesitant to talk about her personal life and insisted that she would never discuss her romances in public. Despite media rumours, she never mentioned dating actor Sidharth Malhotra; nonetheless, in 2019, after they had split up, she talked warmly of their relationship. Her Brahmstra co-star Ranbir Kapoor confirmed that he and Bhatt were dating in 2018. She gave birth to their daughter Raha in November of that year. Bhatt has a residence in both London and Mumbai as of the year 2022.