Alia Bhatt (born 15 March 1993) is a British 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 alongside Sidharth
Malhotra and Varun Dhawan in 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 her critical acclaim. She won the
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress and also received a Best Actress nomination at the same ceremony. She went on to establish herself in Bollywood
by starring in the romantic drama 2 States (2014), the romantic comedy Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), and the drama Kapoor & Sons (2016), all of
which earned over ₹1 billion (US$15 million) worldwide.
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.
As of May 2016, Bhatt has five upcoming projects. She has completed work on Abhishek Chaubey’s Udta Punjab, a thriller on substance abuse that co-
stars Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, and Diljit Dosanjh, in which she plays a Bihari migrant in Punjab who is addicted to drugs.Bhatt has also completd
filming for Gauri Shinde’s next project, an untitled romantic drama, in which she plays the lead role opposite Shah Rukh Khan.She is filming opposite Varun
Dhawan for the romantic comedy Badrinath Ki Dulhania, which will serve as the second installment of a franchise that began with Humpty Sharma Ki
Dulhania. In addition, she has committed to star with Ranbir Kapoor in Ayan Mukerji’s untitled fantasy film about a man with superpowers,and to Mohit
Suri’s romantic drama Aashiqui 3 with Sidharth Malhotra.