Alia Bhatt, a famous Indian actress, was born on March 15, 1993. This makes her 30 years old in 2023. Her father, Mahesh Bhatt, is a movie director, and her mother, Soni Razdan, is an actress. Alia's mother is partly Kashmiri Pandit and German-British, and her father is Gujarati. Alia has a UK passport.
Even though her father is famous, Alia says she grew up simply, not with lots of luxuries. Her mother mostly raised her and her siblings because their father didn't spend much time with them.
Alia knew she wanted to be an actress from a very young age. She first got the desire to act when she was practicing for a school show in kindergarten.
Alia Bhatt's Mother Soni Razdan
Soni Razdan was born on 25th October 1956 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. She is of Kashmiri Pandit and German heritage. Razdan moved to India and started her career in the early 1980s. She played various roles in Hindi movies and television serials.
She is most known for her performances in films such as Saaransh, Mandi, and TV serials like Buniyaad, which aired on Doordarshan in the late 1980s. Soni Razdan has also appeared with her daughter Alia Bhatt in the film Raazi, directed by Meghna Gulzar.Aside from acting, Soni Razdan has also tried her hand at directing. She directed the TV show 'Nazar' which aired on Star Plus in 2005. In 2002, she directed and also starred in the film 'Love Affair.'Soni Razdan is married to Mahesh Bhatt, a renowned Indian film director. They have two daughters, Alia Bhatt and Shaheen Bhatt. Soni Razdan has said in past interviews that she primarily raised her children as Mahesh Bhatt was often busy with his work in the film industry.
Alia Bhatt's Father Mahesh Bhatt
Alia Bhatt's father is Mahesh Bhatt. He is a famous director and producer in the Indian movie industry. He was born on September 20, 1948. He's known for directing many hit films, including 'Aashiqui', 'Sadak', and 'Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin'.Due to his busy career, Mahesh Bhatt wasn't around much when Alia was growing up. It was Alia's mother, Soni Razdan, who mostly raised her. However, Alia is very close to her father and often shares her love for him on social media.Mahesh Bhatt has also held a strong influence over Alia's career. His guidance and experience in the industry have undoubtedly contributed to shaping Alia Bhatt's hugely successful acting career.
Alia Bhatt Extended Family
Alia Bhatt comes from a strong lineage in the Indian film industry. Her father is veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and her mother is acclaimed actress Soni Razdan.
Alia has an elder sister, Shaheen Bhatt. From her father's first marriage to Kiran Bhatt, she also has two half-siblings - Pooja Bhatt, a well-known actress and film director, and Rahul Bhatt, a fitness trainer and an actor.
Her paternal family also includes several notable figures in the Bollywood industry. Her cousins, actor Emraan Hashmi and director Mohit Suri, have made significant contributions to Indian cinema. Alia's uncle, Mukesh Bhatt, is a prominent film producer.
In terms of her education, Alia attended the Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai. However, her passion for acting led her to leave school after completing her 12th grade. She then decided to concentrate on building her career in the film industry.
Alia Bhatt is a renowned Indian actress who started her career in the teen film Student of the Year, receiving mixed criticisms despite its box office success. Seeking a challenging role led her to star in Imtiaz Ali's movie Highway where she portrayed a girl who develops Stockholm syndrome towards her captor. Her performance was praised and won her the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.She continued working with Dharma Productions in successful romantic films such as 2 States and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, both earning over $13 million worldwide. Despite a film setback in 2015 with Shaandaar, she bounced back in 2016 with the critically and commercially successful Kapoor & Sons.In the following years, she took on diverse roles, from playing a Bihari migrant in Udta Punjab to a troubled young woman in Dear Zindagi, gathering accolades for her performances. In 2017 she debuted in the romantic comedy Badrinath Ki Dulhania and starred in the espionage thriller Raazi in 2018, further cementing her reputation as a successful actress.Her journey continued as she launched her production company, Eternal Sunshine Productions in 2019. She starred in Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy, which was a massive commercial success and won her a Best Actress trophy. However, in 2020, her appearance in Sadak 2 faced criticism from the public amidst the nepotism debate sparked by Sushant Singh Rajput's death.In 2022, she played the titular role in Gangubai Kathiawadi, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and won her the National Film Award for Best Actress. She also made brief appearances in other films such as "RRR", produced her first film Darlings under her own production company, and played a lead role in Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva.Looking ahead, Bhatt has future projects including a romantic comedy with Ranveer Singh, and her debut in Hollywood via the Netflix film Heart of Stone, where she plays a villainous hacker. Despite some critical receptions, Bhatt continues to be a prominent figure in the film industry.
Alia Bhatt's First Movie- Student Of The Year (2012)
With Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan in the teen drama Student of the Year, directed by Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt played her first leading role. 500 girls participated with Alia Bhatt for the audition, from which she was chosen after shedding 16 kg. In her role as a sophisticated adolescent girl embroiled in a love triangle, Alia Bhatt. A coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama movie in the Hindi language from 2012, Student of the Year was directed by Karan Johar, written by Rensil D'Silva and Niranjan Iyengar from Johar's uncredited story, and produced by Gauri Khan and Hiroo Yash Johar under the banners of Dharma Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment.
Shah Rukh Khan presented and co-produced, was one of the highest-grossing Bollywood movies of 2012 when it was released on October 19, 2012, across India. It garnered mixed reviews, although the three leads' performances and the soundtrack also received accolades. Anupama Chopra of Hindustan Times saw similarities between Kareena Kapoor's Pooja "Poo" Sharma in Karan Johar's Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) and her role Shanaya Singhania, but said that her performance lacked "the murderous mentality." At the box office, Student of the Year brought approximately 960 million yen (about US$13 million).
Alia Bhatt was desperate to play a better character after the critical reviews for Student of the Year, and she found it in Imtiaz Ali's road movie Highway (2014). In the film, Alia Bhatt played a lonely adolescent who experiences Stockholm syndrome after being kidnapped. The emotional and physical demands of the role were challenges for Alia Bhatt, who took diction lessons to sharpen her Hindi. Several scenes were improvised on set based on Bhatt's reactions while Imtiaz Ali shot the movie in order. Since it was the first time she encountered circumstances that were dissimilar from her own affluent background, Alia Bhatt has claimed that numerous aspects of her character's path paralleled her own.
The film was released globally on February 21, 2014, and it premiered in the Panorama section of the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival. The movie is based on the Aditya Srivastava and Kartika Rane-starring episode of the Zee TV anthology series Rishtey with the same name, which was also written and directed by Imtiaz Ali. It depicts the tale of a girl who, after being abducted, finds freedom for reasons that will later become clear. Positive reviews of this movie were given.Alia Bhatt received a nomination for Best Actress and took home the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. The following Alia Bhatt role was in Vikas Bahl's Going Home, a short film on women's safety.
2 States (2014)
Alia Bhatt continued to work with Dharma Productions, Johar's production firm and appeared in the love story 2 States which was released in 2014. Based on Chetan Bhagat's 2009 novel 2 States: The Story of My Marriage, is a 2014 Hindi-language romantic comedy-drama movie directed by Abhishek Varman and written by Bhagat. The movie was jointly produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala under their respective labels, Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, with a total budget of 320 million (US$4.0 million). Varman directed it on his directorial debut. Amrita Singh, Ronit Roy, Revathi, and Shiv Kumar Subramaniam also appear in the supporting cast of the movie 2 States, which stars Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the key roles.
With the aid of a tutor, Alia Bhatt learned to deliver her lines in Tamil for the part of a brash Tamil girl. The movie was released in theatres worldwide on April 18, 2014, thanks to UTV Motion Pictures' distribution. The movie, which received praise for its soundtrack, cast performances, script, and directing, made 1.75 billion yen (US$22 million) in global markets, making it both a critical and financial triumph. Two awards were given to 2 States at the 60th Filmfare Awards, where it was nominated in eight categories and won two: Best Music Director (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy) and Best Debut Director (Varman).
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)
In 2014, Shashank Khaitan, a relative unknown, wrote and directed the romantic comedy movie Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, which was made by Dharma Productions. Starring in it Late Sidharth Shukla, Alia Bhatt, and Varun Dhawan. On July 11, 2014, the motion picture Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania was released. It was a commercial success with a 119 crore global gross.
Alia Bhatt portrayed a Punjabi woman named Kavya Pratap Singh, who had an affair before being married. Kavya’s family had already fixed her marriage with an NRI but she was already in love with a guy from college. The movie entangles various emotions of Kavya and Humpty and how they complete their journey throughout the whole movie.
The movie served as writer-director Shashank Khaitan's feature film debut and was dubbed by Karan Johar as an homage to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995). Both movies were financially successful, grossing more than 1 billion yen (about US$13 million) each globally. The successes of Alia Bhatt in 2014 launched her career.
For the romantic comedy Shaandaar, Alia Bhatt was paired with Shahid Kapoor who played the role of an insomniac, who is not able to sleep at night. The pair falls in love while attending a destination wedding of Alia’s sister. After the main leads are in love they eventually get rid of their insomnia and are finally able to sleep and dream.
With Pankaj Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor playing supporting roles, it has Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the key roles. The movie was produced by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane and directed by Vikas Bahl. With Pankaj Kapur and Sanjay Kapoor playing supporting roles, it has Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the key roles.
The film's production in Leeds started in August 2014, and it was released on October 22, 2015. 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." Shaandaar had a poor commercial performance.
Kapoor and Sons (2016)
Alia Bhatt started the year 2016 with a supporting part in the critically acclaimed and financially successful ensemble drama Kapoor & Sons. Starring Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan, Alia Bhatt, Ratna Pathak Shah, Rajat Kapoor, and Rishi Kapoor, the movie explores themes of a dysfunctional family.
The movie portrays two estranged brothers who return to their dysfunctional family after their grandfather suffers a cardiac arrest. This is Malhotra and Bhatt's second collaboration after their debut in Student of the Year.
It was produced on a 28-crore rupee budget, premiered in theatres on March 18, 2016, and won praise from critics for its narrative, director, and cast members' performances. Kapoor & Sons was a huge success, grossing 148 crore rupees worldwide, and got numerous honors and nominations, including five Filmfare Awards.
Udta Punjab (2016)
The next year, in the criminal drama about drug usage Udta Punjab (2016), written and directed by Abhishek Chaubey, Alia Bhatt played an impoverished Bihari immigrant. Alia Bhatt prepared for the challenging role by studying drug misuse documentaries and learning the Bihari dialect in addition to the more lighthearted roles she had previously portrayed. The Central Board of Film Certification sought significant censorship before the movie could be released because it believed it painted a poor picture of Punjab.
The movie was later approved for exhibition by the Bombay High Court with one scene omitted. As a result, the producers were instructed to reduce the movie 89 times in total. On June 13, 2016, the Bombay High Court overturned the injunction and authorised the nationwide release of the movie, albeit with one screenplay revision. The movie's global debut took place on June 17, 2016. Udta Punjab, which cost 340 million rupees (US$4.3 million), was a domestic commercial hit and made about 960 million rupees (US$12 million) globally. It received high praise from critics, and the movie took up four prizes at the 62nd Filmfare Awards, including Best Actress and Best Actor - Critics.
Dear Zindagi (2016)
Gauri Shinde is the writer and director of the coming-of-age drama film Dear Zindagi, which was released in 2016 in Hindi. It was made by Red Chillies Entertainment, Dharma Productions, and Hope Productions on behalf of Gauri Khan, Karan Johar, and Shinde. Alia Bhatt is the movie's lead, with supporting performances by Ira Dubey, Kunal Kapoor, Angad Bedi, Ali Zafar, Yashaswini Dayama, and Rohit Suresh Saraf.
Shah Rukh Khan also appears in the movie in an extended cameo as Dr. Jehangir Khan. The protagonist of the story is an aspiring filmmaker who is unhappy with her life. She meets a free-spirited psychologist who gives her a fresh outlook on things.
The movie was released in North America on November 23, two days before it was released internationally on November 25, and it was well-received. The screenplay, dialogues, themes, director, music, and performances, in particular, were praised. At the box office, the movie brought about 1.39 billion yen ($17 million). It was nominated for several Bollywood award ceremonies.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
With Alia Bhatt's subsequent film, the romantic comedy Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017), which saw her team up once more with Varun Dhawan, the successful movie run continued. In the film, Alia Bhatt plays a young woman who defies the patriarchal expectations of her chauvinistic fiance Varun Dhawan and refuses to live up to them.
The second film in the Dulhania series is Badrinath Ki Dulhania. Panvel, Singapore, and Kota served as the locations for the main shooting, which started in May 2016. The movie received a theatrical release on March 10, 2017, the Holi weekend, and went on to become a great commercial success, grossing more than 201 crores globally.
It was nominated for eight Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Arijit Singh also took home the prize for Best Male Playback Singer. Badrinath Ki Dulhania earned Alia Bhatt a Filmfare nomination for Best Actress.
Meghna Gulzar, Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, and Apoorva Mehta, working under the aegis of Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions, directed the 2018 Indian spy action thriller Raazi. Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapur, Shishir Sharma, and Jaideep Ahlawat play supporting parts alongside Alia Bhatt, who plays the lead. The story of an Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent who, at her father's request, marries a family of military personnel in Pakistan to convey information to India before the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 is based on Harinder Sikka's 2008 novel Calling Sehmat. Raazi's main photography commenced in Mumbai in July 2017 and was finished on October 27, 2017. The movie was shot across several locations including Patiala, Nabha, Malerkotla and Doodhpathri.
Raazi was released on May 11, 2018. Raazi, which cost 350 million rupees ($4.4 million), went on to earn 1.96 billion rupees ($25 million) globally, making it one of the highest-grossing Indian movies with a female lead. It was also well received by critics, who praised Meghna's directing and Bhatt's acting. At the 64th Filmfare Awards, Raazi was nominated 15 times and won 5 times, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress for Alia Bhatt. Raazi ended up being one of the highest-grossing Hindi films with a female lead, and due to its success, Box Office India led to credited Alia Bhatt as the most successful contemporary actress in Hindi cinema. Alia Bhat won another Best Actress award at Filmfare. Early in 2019, Alia Bhatt established her own production firm, Eternal Sunshine Productions.
Gully Boy (2019)
Gully Boy is a 2019 Indian musical drama film in the Hindi language that was written and directed by Zoya Akhtar. Under the auspices of Tiger Baby Films and Excel Entertainment productions, Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, and Akhtar produced the movie. American rapper Nas served as executive producer.
Along with Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Varma, Amruta Subhash, and Vijay Raaz in supporting parts, it stars Ranveer Singh as the film's title character. The movie is a coming-of-age tale about Mumbai's Dharavi slum resident and aspiring street rapper Murad Ahmed, whose life was inspired by those of Indian rappers Divine and Naezy.
Gully Boy became the second movie to win all four acting categories, 21 years after Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, winning a record 13 Filmfare Prizes, the most for a single movie in a year. These awards were Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress. At the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea, it received the NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film. It was also chosen as India's submission for the 92nd Academy Awards' Best International Feature Film category, although it did not receive a nomination.
The 2019 ensemble historical drama Kalank was Alia Bhatt's highest-budget movie to date. Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt played star-crossed lovers in the 1940, as the film was set before India was divided. Abhishek Varman directed the 2019 Indian love drama Kalank, which was also produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, and Apoorva Mehta under Dharma Productions. Fox Star Studios served as the film's presenter and distributor. Starring Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Sanjay Dutt, the movie is set in pre-independence British society.To strengthen her Urdu speaking skills, Alia Bhatt studied the Pakistani television series Zindagi Gulzar Hai. Alia Bhatt also watched the 1960s and 1980s period pieces Mughal-e-Azam and Umrao Jaan.
The movie was released on April 17th, 2019 on 5,300 screens throughout the world, making it the biggest Bollywood release of the year thus far. The movie made about 146.31 crore in revenue. When the movie first came out, it received mixed reviews, with some criticising the directing, script, plot, and length while others praising the music, visuals, art direction, and acting of the actors. However, it failed at the box office. But many applauded Madhuri Dixit for her subdued performance. Following Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Fox Star Studios distributed Kalank as its first movie.
Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is the director of the 2022 Hindi-language biographical crime drama film Gangubai Kathiawadi, which he also co-produced with Jayantilal Gada. Ajay Devgn has a lengthy cameo appearance in the movie, which also stars Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raaz, Indira Tiwari, Seema Pahwa, and Alia Bhatt as the title character. The movie is partially inspired by the biography of Ganga Jagjivandas Kathiawadi, also known as Gangubai Kothewali, whose narrative was chronicled in S. Hussain Zaidi's book Mafia Queens of Mumbai. A modest girl from Kathiawad who had no choice but to accept destiny's ways and make it work in her favor is portrayed rising to prominence in the movie. On February 16, 2022, Gangubai Kathiawadi had its world premiere at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival. On February 25, 2022, it was shown in theatres.
On its first day, Gangubai Kathiawadi brought in 10.50 crore at the domestic box office. The movie brought in a total of 13.32 crore on day two. The movie brought in 15.30 crore on the third day, bringing the domestic weekend total to 39.12 crore. The movie made 153.69 crore in India and 55.56 crore elsewhere as of April 14, 2022, for a total worldwide gross collection of 209.25 crore, paying its production costs and succeeding on the box office. The movie earned over 209.25 crore (US$26 million) globally, ranking third among Hindi movies of 2022 in terms of box office revenue.
Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani
"Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, often referred by the short forms RARKPK or RRKPK, is a 2023 Indian romantic comedy and family drama in Hindi. The film is directed by Karan Johar and penned by Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan, and Sumit Roy. Renowned Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt star as a couple with contrasting personalities who decide to switch with each other's families for three months before their marriage. The stellar supporting cast includes Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Churni Ganguly, Aamir Bashir, and Kshitee Jog who play their family members.
The movie was released on July 28, 2023, and received favorable reviews from critics. Despite a production budget of 160 crore (approximately 20 million US dollars) and marketing costs of 18 crore (approximately 2.3 million US dollars), the film made more than 346 crore (around 43 million US dollars) globally. The movie emerged as the sixth highest-grossing Indian film of the year and the fourth highest-grossing Hindi film.
Alia Bhatt's Launches her Meternity Wear Line
While pregnant with her first child with Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt debuts her own collection of maternity clothing. The apparel line debuts two years after Alia started a start-up company named Ed-a-mamma in the kids wear sector. The actor, 29, shared some of the designs with her followers on Instagram along with the news of her most recent business endeavour.
Edamamma Maternity Wear - crafted with a lot of love - for mama-beans, Alia wrote in the caption of the video she shared on Instagram. Launching on October 14th! In the video, Alia can be seen doing yoga outside while wearing a tee with the phrase "Baby in process" inscribed on it, as well as standing in a basic olive green sleeveless dress with her hand on her growing baby bump. There are other images of her lounging on the grass in a beige suit beside a pool and reading a book.
Ranbir Kapoor Alia Bhatt Brahmastra (2022)
Alia Bhatt was seen in the film Brahmastra, the first of a planned trilogy that took five years to shoot, and feature Alia Bhatt opposite Ranbir Kapoor.
Ayan Mukerji's universe of Brahmastra Part One: Shiva, was released on 9th September and gained a positive response from Critics and fans. The screenplay also features beautiful melodies, powerful VFX, and Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt's chemistry. The movie is full of shocks that will make you go, WOW, and it includes excellent casting as well as beautiful picturization.
Talking About Alia Bhatt's Role, Alia maintains a stunning appearance throughout and once again demonstrates her acting skills. Isha is Shiva's ideal mate from the opening scene, when he first notices her during the Dussehra celebration, through the dramatic conclusion. Along with her, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna's Roles were also praised by the audience. It Successfully got Positive ratings from the media. It received 4/5 Stars from Critics.
Additionally, Alia Bhatt will star in Jee Le Zaraa, directed by Farhan Akhtar, and the Netflix spy movie Heart of Stone, along with Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif.