Alia Bhatt is an actress in the Indian Hindi film industry. She is the daughter of director Mahesh Bhatt and step sister of actress Pooja Bhatt. Her debut film was Karan Johar’s ‘Student of the Year’ which released in 2012. The romantic comedy was quite successful at the box office. Alia got a lot of praise for her acting prowess in her next movie titled ‘Highway’ which released in 2014. It was a road movie directed by Imtiaz Ali and co-starring Randeep Hooda. She has won a lot of appreciation for her amazing performance in the runaway hit ‘2 States’ the movie based on Chetan Bhagat, of the same name.
Family, Education, and other details
Alia Bhatt was born in Mumbai, India on March 15, 1993, to film actress Soni Razdan and well-known director Mahesh Bhatt. Alia’s parents were originally Hindus who later converted to Islam in order to get married.
Alia is of German and Kashmiri descent from her mother’s side, while she mainly gets Gujarati heritage from her father’s side. As per her parents, both Alia and her sister Shaheen were brought up as atheists. Alia is very close to her sister Shaheen. Alia’s other relatives include step-sister and actress Pooja Bhatt, step brother Rahul Bhatt, cousins director Mohit Suri and Hindi film actor Emraan Hashmi, and uncle Mukesh Bhatt who is a producer.
Alia Bhatt completed her high school from Jamnabai Narsee SchoolIBDP in May 2011. Alia was an average student, but actively participated in numerous extra-curricular activities such as drama, dancing, and sports. She is also quite a good artist and excels in charcoal painting. That is what helps her unwind and relax.
Alia wanted to pursue further studies in drama. However, during this juncture in her life, she was offered the role of the leading lady in the movie ‘Student of the year’ or SOTY. This led to a change of plans and she stopped her education. Alia has stated that she would like to continue her education at a later date, whenever she gets a break from her hectic film schedule. She has also made it clear that she would prefer to study acting rather than take up a regular course.
The 20-year old beauty is 5’5″ tall. She lost some weight before getting into the acting business. She loves listening to music and is considered as a leading fashionista.
The Rise in Bollywood
The first acting experience of Alia Bhatt was as a child artist in the movie Sangharsh which released in 1999. The lead pair of the movie were Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta. Alia played the role of a young Preity in the movie.
Alia Bhatt first enacted the role of a leading lady in the 2012 movie Student of the Year. Her co-stars were also debutants Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra. Alia played the role of a modern and fashion-conscious teenaged girl named Shanaya. In the movie, she is in a relationship with the character portrayed by Dhawan, but is attracted to and loves Malhotra’s character.SOTY was financially successful and grossed around INR 700 million in the domestic market.
Alia’s second movie was the romance-drama road movie directed by Imtiaz Ali and co-starring Randeep Hooda. The movie ‘Highway’ depicted Alia as a rich kid-woman who gets kidnapped by Hooda’s character and later develops affectionate feelings towards him. Alia’s father, Mahesh Bhatt, was awe-struck by her performance and compared her acting to that of Shabana Azmi in her National Award winning role in the movie Arth. Even Azmi concluded and stated that Alia’s portrayal of a girl with Stockholm syndrome was comparable to her acting in Arth.
Alia’s next movie ‘2 States’ alongside Arjun Kapoor was a joint production by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala and an adaptation of the novel ‘2 States’ by Chetan Bhagat. Alia played the role of a Tamil Iyengar girl,Ananya Swaminatham, who is in love with a North-Indian boy. For the role, she not only learnt the accent and the language, but also spent time getting acclimatized with the culture of a typical Tamil household. She even learnt Bharatanatyam to get to know the character better!
Alia’s upcoming movie includes the next production of Karan Johar, “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” co-starring her SOTY lead Varun Dhawan.
Alia Bhatt, the charming beauty, also impressed everyone with her singing prowess in the movie ‘Highway.’ She sang the song ‘Sooha Saaha’ along with Zeb. The movie’s music composer A.R. Rahman trained her at his music school before the song was recorded.
Alia has appeared in the advertisements of varied global brands like Garnier, Coca-Cola, and Maybelline. She also featured in the calendar of Dabboo Ratnani for the year 2014 along with other Bollywood actors and actresses. Bhatt has also done an ad for PETA.
Alia Bhatt has had no formal training in acting. She debuted as a child artist when she was barely 4 years old in the movie ‘Sangarsh’ that starred Akshay Kumar in the lead role. The actress says her institution is the movie set.
Alia Bhatt and her boyfriend
Alia’s dream man has to smell nice, be tall and funny, and have a great personality. A nice-smelling guy is an instant attraction for Alia. She says that she loves men with a stubble and a prominent Adam’s apple.
Alia has been often linked with her co-stars. Though the PDA between boyfriend Arjun Kapoor and her were quite obvious, they have not really come out in the open about their relationship.
Alia Bhatt had a boyfriend from her school days, known as Ali Dadarkar. They went to the same school, Narsee Monjee School in Mumbai, where they were known to be close friends. The friendship turned into a romantic bond after they passed in school. Ali went to study in the University of Sussex and pursued mechanical engineering in London. For some reason, possibly due to long-distance issues, the couple drifted apart. Alia is known to be in a relationship with boyfriend Arjun Kapoor, who looked at her as his best friend.
The actress has been reported to dating actor Siddharth Malhotra.
Alia Bhatt’s views on bikini and kissing
Alia Bhattwho wore a bikini in ‘Student of the Year’ and has done kissing scenes in Student of the Year and 2 States says that these sequences are fine but she is against going nude for a film. She says, “If I am not comfortable doing something, I will never do it. ” She says that kissing in 2 States expresses intimacy between two people and should not be the focal point of the film. Here are kissing pics of Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor from 2 States.
The actress says that the best feature of her body, according to her, is her nose, while her thighs are a problem area. She definitely does her homework well, the toned thighs in the bikini, for SOTY, showed her commitment towards her craft.
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