Alia Bhatt Biography (Who is Alia Bhatt?)
Alia Bhatt is a British actress, model, and influencer of Indian descent who is known for her work in Hindi-language films. She has received several accolades including four Filmfare Awards. One of India’s highest-paid actresses, she has appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2014 and was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2017.
Bhatt made her acting debut as a child in the 1999 thriller Sangharsh, she played her first leading role in Karan Johar’s Student of the Year (2012). She won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for playing Highway (2014).
Bhatt won three Filmfare Awards for Best Actress for playing Udta Punjab (2016), Raazi (2018), and Gully Boy (2019). She gained praise for playing the titular role in Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022).
In addition to acting in films, Bhatt has launched her own line of clothing and handbags and is the founder of the ecological initiative CoExist. She has sung seven of her film songs, including the single “Samjhawan Unplugged” in 2014.
|Date of Birth||15 March 1993|
|Birthplace||London, United Kingdom|
|Current Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Age||29 years old as of 2022|
|Height||5 ft 4 inch|
|Weight||55 kg (approx)|
|Zodiac Sign (Horoscope)||Pisces|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Spouse(s)||Ranbir Kapoor (m. 2022)|
|Parent(s)||Mahesh Bhatt (father)|
Soni Razdan (mother)
Kapoor family (by marriage)
|Profession||Actress, Model, Entrepreneur, influencer|
|Debut movie||Sangharsh (1999) as a Child artist |
Student of the Year (2012) as a Lead artist
Heart of Stone (2022) Hollywood debut
|Debut song||“Sooha Saha” from Highway (2014)|
|Hobbies||Traveling, Shopping, Singing, Listening to Music, Reading, Food, Doing Yoga,|
Alia Bhatt Early Life, Education, and Family (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister):
Alia Bhatt was born on 15 March 1993, in London, United Kingdom into the Bhatt family to Indian film director Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan. Her father is of Gujarati descent and her mother is of Kashmiri Pandit and German ancestry. She holds British citizenship. She has an elder sister, Shaheen, 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. Bhatt was educated at the Jamnabai Narsee School but dropped out from her 12th to pursue a career in acting.
Describing her childhood, Bhatt has said, “I had a rather grounded and modest upbringing. I didn’t get the pleasures that people assume I would’ve got because I am Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter.” Growing up, she did not share a close bond with her father; Razdan has said that she raised her children mostly as a single parent as her husband did not take much interest in their lives.
Bhatt aspired to be an actress from a young age and has said that she first realized it while rehearsing for the school choir in kindergarten. She soon began dance lessons at Shiamak Davar’s institute.
Alia Bhatt Career:
Alia Bhatt started her career as a child actor, her first acting role was at age five in her father’s production venture Sangharsh (1999), in which she briefly played the younger version of Preity Zinta’s character.
Bhatt had her first leading role in 2012 with Karan Johar’s teen film Student of the Year, alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan. She auditioned alongside 500 girls and was cast after losing 16 kg.
In 2014, she starred in Highway, alongside Randeep Hooda. The film underperformed at the box office, but Bhatt won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress and also gained a Best Actress nomination at the ceremony. Bhatt has performed playback singing for the song “Sooha Saaha” which is composed by A. R. Rahman.
Same year Bhatta continued her collaboration with Johar’s company, Dharma Productions, Bhatt starred in the romantic films 2 States and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Both films were commercially successful, each earning over ₹1 billion (US$13 million) worldwide. Her accomplishments in 2014 established Bhatt’s career. She also sang the unplugged version of the song “Samjhawan” in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.
She has appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2014, peaking at the eighth position in 2019. Bhatt next took on the part of a poor Bihari migrant in Udta Punjab (2016), a crime drama about substance abuse. She sang the song “Ikk Kudi” with her co-star Dosanjh. However, the film generated controversy when the Central Board of Film Certification deemed that it represented Punjab in a negative light and demanded extensive censorship before its release. The Bombay High Court later cleared the film for exhibition with one scene cut.
Udta Punjab and Dear Zindagi gained Bhatt awards attention; she won the Screen Award and the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. In 2017, Forbes Asia has featured Bhatt in their 30 Under 30 list. In 2018, her film Raazi proved to be one of the highest-grossing female-led Hindi films, and its success led Box Office India to credit Bhatt as the most successful contemporary actress in Hindi cinema. She won another Best Actress award at Filmfare.
In 2018, Bhatt was listed in first place in The Times of India’s “50 Most Desirable Women”. In 2018 and 2019, the Indian edition of GQ featured her among the nation’s 50 most influential young people and credited her for “striking a balance between big-budget, all-star blowouts and more script-oriented films”. In 2018, she launched her own line of handbags for VIP Industries. in early 2019, Bhatt launched her own production company named Eternal Sunshine Productions.
In the same year, Bhatta starred in Gully Boy, opposite Ranveer Singh. She attended acting workshops to learn a ghetto dialect to enable her to improvise on set. The film premiered at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival and with global earnings of over ₹237 crores, the film emerged as Bhatt’s highest-grossing release. Gully Boy won a record 13 Filmfare Awards, and Bhatt was awarded with her career’s third Best Actress trophy.
In 2020, Forbes Asia has featured Bhatt in their 100 Digital Stars list. In 2020, Bhatt starred in Sadak 2 (2020), a sequel to her father’s crime film Sadak (1991), which due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India could not be released theatrically and instead streamed on Disney+ Hotstar, starring Dutt and Kapur alongside her.
The death of Sushant Singh Rajput sparked a debate on nepotism in the Hindi film industry; his fans blamed Bhatt for being one of the beneficiaries of nepotism and for once speaking dismissively of Rajput on Johar’s chat show Koffee with Karan. This led to a vote to brigade on the film’s trailer on YouTube, on which it became the second most-disliked video.
In 2022, Bhatt starred as the titular prostitute in Gangubai Kathiawadi, which premiered at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival. However, the film did an average performance at the box office.
In 2022, she was ranked in the 97th position in The Indian Express’s listing of the most powerful Indians.
Alia Bhatt Movies (Filmography):
Alia Bhatt Music Videos:
|Prada||2019||The Doorbeen (featuring Shreya Sharma)|
|Smile Deke Dekho||2019||Amit Trivedi feat. Sunidhi Chauhan, Nakash Aziz|
|Kudi Nu Nachne De||2020||Vishal Dadlani, Sachin–Jigar|
Alia Bhatt Discography:
|Samjhawan Unplugged||2014||Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania|
|Ikk Kudi (Club Mix)||2016||Udta Punjab|
|Love You Zindagi (Club Mix)||2016||Dear Zindagi|
|Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le – 2||2016||Dear Zindagi|
|Humsafar (Alia’s version)||2017||Badrinath Ki Dulhania|
|Tum se hi (Reprise)||2020||Sadak 2|
Alia Bhatt Awards and Nominations:
Alia Bhatt Philanthropy:
In 2013, Alia Bhatt 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.
In 2013, Bhatt took part in a campaign for PETA to raise awareness of homeless animals. The following year, she collaborated with Facebook Live for a campaign named Find Your Green, to campaign for environmentalism.
Alia Bhatt Net Worth:
Alia Bhatt’s net worth is est. $20 million-plus. In 2019, the magazine estimated her annual income to be ₹592.1 million (US$7.8 million) and listed her as the highest-paid actress in the country.
Bhatt is also the celebrity endorser for a number of brands and products, including Coca-Cola, Garnier, and Maybelline. Duff & Phelps estimated her brand value to be US$36.5 million, in 2019, the eighth-highest of Indian celebrities.
She occupied the seventh and sixth positions in the next two years, respectively, and in 2022, she peaked in the fourth position, with a brand value of US$68.1 million.
Alia Bhatt Personal Life, Husband, Boyfriend, Relationship, and Love Affairs:
In 2018, Alia Bhatt began dating actor Ranbir Kapoor, her co-star in Brahmāstra (2022). She married him on 14 April 2022 in a traditional ceremony in Mumbai.