We are all well aware of her great acting skills with movies like Highway, Raazi, Udta Punjab, Gully boy, etc. Her acting calibre and outstanding performance in each role she plays show her dedication to her craft. Alia Bhatt is a brilliant actress and a great model on screen but aren’t you all interested in knowing what her life is off-screen? What are her hobbies or what interests her apart from acting?
If yes, then on the occasion of her birthday, let us tell you some interesting facts about Alia Bhatt.
Alia Bhatt’s Parents
Alia Bhatt was born into the Bhatt family to parents Soni Razdan and Mahesh Bhatt on March 15, 1993. Both of Alia Bhatt’s parents are prominent figures in the Bollywood industry. Her father, Mahesh Bhatt, is a well-known producer, director and screenwriter and her mother has acted in many serials as well as movies. Her uncle is a very popular film producer in Bollywood- Mukesh Bhatt. Alia Bhatt’s birthplace is Mumbai and she holds British citizenship as well.
Alia Bhatt’s Siblings
Alia Bhatt has a younger sister, Shaheen Bhatt who is the author of the book 'I've Never Been (Un)Happier.' The famous Bollywood actress Pooja Bhatt and Rahul Bhatt are her half-siblings. Alia Bhatt has a very interesting lineage with her mother of German-Kashmiri descent and her father of Gujarati descent. Unknown to many, Bollywood actor Emran Hashmi is her first cousin.
Alia Bhatt’s Education
Alia Bhatt completed her high school education at Jamnabai Narsee School. At school, she was an average student and an enthusiast of extracurricular activities. Continuing her education after high school was not on her agenda as she was interested in becoming an actress from a very young age.
Alia Bhatt’s Debut Film
Alia Bhatt first realised her dream of becoming an actress while rehearsing for school choir in kindergarten, and she grabbed an opportunity to appear on the silver screen at the tender age of 5. Unknown to many, Alia Bhatt’s debut film as a child actor was Sangharsh (1999), in which she played the role of a young Preity Zinta. Soon after, she enrolled in dance lessons at Shiamak Davar’s institute. Later, Alia Bhatt first appeared in Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year (2012). An interesting fact about Alia Bhatt is that she auditioned with 500 other girls to bag the role in the film. She was selected by Johar on the precondition that she had to lose weight for her character ‘Shanaya’ in the film. She fulfilled this precondition with utmost dedication and lost 16 kgs in just 3 months after the audition.
Alia Bhatt’s Highway
Alia Bhatt’s Highway (2014) was the film that set her in a new light. She worked relentlessly to perfect her character of a lonely teenage girl who develops Stockholm Syndrome. She worked on her Hindi dialect and was challenged by the emotional and physical requirements of her role. Alia Bhatt’s Highway won her the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress and also the Best Actress nomination.
Alia Bhatt’s Gully Boy
For Gully Boy (2019), Alia Bhatt attended acting workshops to learn a ghetto dialect to perfect her character. Alia Bhatt’s Gully Boy garnered a lot of praise and won her, her career's third Best Actress trophy.
Alia Bhatt’s Top Movies
Apart from Highway (2014) and Gully Boy (2019), Alia Bhatt has performed many other outstanding roles on screen. Some of Alia Bhatt’s top movies include 2 States (2014), Udta Punjab (2016), Dear Zindagi (2016) and Raazi (2018).
Alia Bhatt’s Interests Apart From Acting
Alia Bhatt is not just an established actress but an amazing singer as well. She has lent her voice in some of her movies. Alia Bhatt sang the songs Sooha Saha in Highway (2014), Samjhawan Unplugged from Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), Ikk Kudi (Club Mix) from Udta Punjab (2016) and many more. An interesting fact about Alia Bhatt is that she learns Kathak while on her sabbatical. She is also an animal lover and an active member of PETA.
Alia Bhatt’s Ventures
Alia Bhatt’s VenturesAlia Bhatt launched her own clothing line for women in collaboration with the online shopping portal Jabong.com (now known as Myntra). The leading actress launched an ecological initiative in the year 2017, called CoExist to raise awareness about the welfare of street animals. In 2018, she launched her own line of handbags under VIP Industries. Bhatt also launched her own production company, Eternal Sunshine Productions in the year 2019. Following the belief ‘Vocal For Local, Alia Bhatt launched a completely homegrown kids apparel brand named Ed-a-Mamma.
Alia Bhatt’s Love For Food
Alia Bhatt is a big foodie! She enjoys eating french fries and can eat them any time of the day. She prefers cold beverages rather than hot ones. For a good night’s sleep, the actress indulges in a glass of Kaju milk every night. An unknown fact about Alia Bhatt is that she loves eating ‘dahi’ and orders a portion of it even while eating Italian and Mexican food.
Alia Bhatt’s Upcoming Projects
The actress will be seen next in Ayan Mukherji’s Brahmāstra: Part One Of Three alongside Ranbir Kapoor. She is also playing the titular role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial Gangubai Kathiawadi that is slated to release soon. Alia Bhatt is also playing the lead role in S. S. Rajamouli’s next, RRR.