Alia Bhatt Biography

Alia Bhatt ( born 15 March 1993) is a British actress of Indian descent. Known for her work in Hindi-language films, she has received several accolades include 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.

Born into the Bhatt family, she is the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan. After making her acting debut as a child in the 1999 thriller Sangharsh, she played her first leading role in Karan Johar’s teen drama Student of the Year (2012). She won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for playing a kidnapping victim in the road drama Highway (2014), and went on to establish herself with starring roles in several films produced by Johar’s studio Dharma Productions, including the romances 2 States (2014), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), and Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017); and the coming-of-age drama Dear Zindagi (2016).

Bhatt won three Filmfare Awards for Best Actress for playing a Bihari migrant in the crime drama Udta Punjab (2016), an undercover spy in the thriller Raazi (2018), and the volatile girlfriend of an aspiring rapper in the musical drama Gully Boy (2019). Following two poorly received films, 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.[4] Bhatt is married to the actor Ranbir Kapoor.

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1999 Sangharsh Young Reet Oberoi
2012 Student of the Year Shanaya Singhania
2014 Highway Veera Tripathi
2 States Ananya Swaminathan
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Kavya Pratap Singh
Ugly Young Shalini Cameo appearance
Going Home Herself Short film
2015 Shaandaar Alia Arora
2016 Kapoor & Sons Tia Malik
Udta Punjab Bauria/Mary Jane
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil DJ Cameo appearance
Dear Zindagi Kaira
2017 Badrinath Ki Dulhania Vaidehi Trivedi
2018 Welcome to New York Herself Cameo appearance
Raazi Sehmat Khan
Zero Herself Cameo appearance
2019 Gully Boy Safeena Firdausi
Kalank Roop Chaudhry
Student of the Year 2 Herself Special appearance in song “The Hook Up Song”
2020 Sadak 2 Aarya Desai
2022 Gangubai Kathiawadi Gangubai Kathiawadi
RRR Sita Telugu film
Brahmāstra Film has yet to be released Isha Post-production
Darlings Film has yet to be released Badru Qureshi Completed; also producer
2023 Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani Film has yet to be released Rani Filming
TBA Heart of Stone Film has yet to be released TBA Filming

Music videos

Year Title Performer Ref.
2019 “Prada” The Doorbeen (featuring Shreya Sharma)
“Smile Deke Dekho” Amit Trivedi feat. Sunidhi Chauhan, Nakash Aziz
2020 “Kudi Nu Nachne De” Vishal Dadlani, Sachin–Jigar

Discography

Year Track Album Ref.
2014 “Sooha Saha” Highway
“Samjhawan Unplugged” Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
2016 “Ikk Kudi (Club Mix)” Udta Punjab
“Love You Zindagi (Club Mix)” Dear Zindagi
“Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le – 2”
2017 “Humsafar (Alia’s version)” Badrinath Ki Dulhania
2020 “Tum se hi (Reprise)” Sadak 2