Alia Bhatt at 58th Idea Filmfare Awards

Alia Bhatt (born 15 March 1993) is an Indian actress and model. Born into a family where her parents, Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan, and elder sister Pooja Bhatt were actors and filmmakers, Bhatt made her acting debut at the age of 19 with Karan Johar's Student of The Year (2012), which was a moderate box-office commercial success.

Personal LifeEdit

Alia was born in Mumbai to Bollywood personalities Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan. Her father Mahesh Bhatt is a director, producer, and screenwriter while her mother Soni Razdan is a film actress and director. She has one sister Shaheen Bhatt, a half sister Pooja Bhatt, and a half brother Rahul Bhatt. Actor Emraan Hashmi and director Mohit Suri are her cousins and producer Mukesh Bhatt is her uncle. Alia has completed high-school from Jamnabhai Narsee School IB in May 2011.


He first film was as a child artist in Sangharsh (1999) starring Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta where she played the younger Zinta.

In 2012, she made her feature film debut in Karan Johar's Student of The Year along with Siddharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan.


Her performance were appreciated with film critic Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama stating, "Alia's role is reminiscent of Kareena Kapoor in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham . Stylish, classy, born with a silver spoon, she's someone who loves to flaunt not just her clothes and bags, but also her riches. Extremely photogenic , Alia makes a super-confident debut. In fact, all three, Siddharth, Varun and Alia, are here to stay!". film critic Rajeev Masand from CNN-IBN wrote, "Alia Bhatt is cute as the clueless Shanay
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Bhatt and her Student of the Year co-stars Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra

a, if a little raw"
 film critic Komal Nahta commented, " Alia Bhatt ends up with a very dumb-blonde role who has to do standard ramp poses for the camera but she performs ably". Raedita Tandan from Filmfare wrote, "Among the performances, Sidharth, Varun and Alia do their best not to seem like newcomers and they emerge triumphant. And Alia definitely has what it takes to be a star. The three make confident debuts". film critic Anupama Chopra from Hindustan Times commented, "The leading lady, Shanaya, played by Alia Bhatt, carries Hermes bags. She's like Poo from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham but without the killer attitude. Shanaya is substituting her lack of family ties with designer labels. The boys are also given simplistic backstories to explain why they are the way there are".


Year Film Role Notes
1999 Sangharsh Young Preet Oberoi Child Artist
2012 Student of The Year Shanaya Singhania
2013 2 States Ananya Swaminathan Filming
2013 Highway Under production