Alia Bhatt (born 15 March 1993) is a British actress who appears in Hindi films. Born to the Bhatt family, she is 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) won her praise. 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. Also in 2016, Bhatt received critical acclaim for playing a poverty-
stricken migrant in the crime drama Udta Punjab.
In addition to acting in films, Bhatt has sung three of her film songs. She participates in stage shows, and has launched her own line of clothing for
In 2014, she sang the unplugged version of the song “Samjhawan”, for the composers Sharib-Toshi, in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. She also
launched her own line of clothing for women in association with the online fashion portal Jabong.com; she described the collection to be “very
simple” and “very me”. She is also the celebrity endorser for a number of brands and products, including Coca-Cola, Garnier and Maybelline. In
2016, she sang an alternate version of the song “Ikk Kudi”, for the soundtrack of Udta Punjab, with her co-star Dosanjh.
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