Alia Bhatt is undeniably the face of the next generation of Bollywood actresses changing up the game. In a short period, her acting skills have impressed everyone, and she has bagged accolades after accolades for performances. Her fashion game is undeniably on point and has a radiant smile that lights up the screen. You might know her on-screen persona; there are many facets of her life you might be unaware of. Let's learn about some interesting facts about this rising star.
Alia is a person who lives life with her heart on the sleeve, and she has a strong bonding to her family. In a cruel game of fate, her elder sister Shaheen has suffered from clinical depression ever since 12 and has had a long road towards healing.
She's been experimenting with therapy, taking medicines and when things got too dark, had a severe suicidal tendency. After this incident, she gathered the courage to tell the family and her little sister. This shook her up, and felt guilty that she couldn't be more helpful to her in time of need.
Since then, she has become a big advocate for Mental health and did movies like Dear Zindagi that destigmatizes this issue. She has promoted her sister's book about her struggles with mental health.
Alia has gotten much closer to her sister than ever before and continues to support one another.
Mahesh Bhatt is a complex individual. He's lived an extremely controversial life with every detail being scrutinized by the public eye.
Bhatt made many mistakes with his failed marriages, extramarital affairs with Parveen Babi and dealt with its consequences.
These experiences have helped him to learn, grow and evolve as an individual, gaining a deep perspective on relationships. He imbibes these qualities in Alia and learns from his mistakes. As a father he’s extremely strict, never letting her take the easy route.
For instance, before filming the famous ‘Radha’ song from the movie ‘Student of the Year’, Alia started having panic attacks. He said, go and stand in front of the mirror, let out all your anxiety, and face them. The attitude of facing your anxieties head on is the reason she is the Alia Bhatt.
Bhatt is constantly giving her sage advice about life, and she gets her maturity from him.
One of the unique qualities of Alia is that she is one of the most ambitious actresses working right now. In 2020 when the pandemic hit, all the films got shut down, and the media dragged her name through the mud.
Alia Bhatt has a fighter spirit, and she continues to make considerable strides in her career. She is also growing as an entrepreneur and breaking the glass ceiling in the man's world.
Many in the media like to portray her as an arrogant star kid who doesn't care about the people around her. The truth couldn't be more opposite. Alia has used her privilege to help raise awareness for various causes.
‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’ is a show that used to come on the Zee network. In one of the episodes, Mahesh Bhatt went on the front and brought Alia with her. Even back then, she was interested in being an actress, and looking back at the episode; it's genuinely an Aww-worthy moment.
In the past, actresses have often just become a part of the fashion quota of a movie. They are either just the romantic leads and don't have much input into the film's success. Alia Bhatt has managed to break through this barrier for actresses by doing diverse roles. Her movies constantly advocate for reform, and Alia is the most prominent new-age actor that Bollywood has ever seen.
She has barely scratched the surface of her talent.
|Career Debut||Film (Child Artist): Sangharsh (1999)
Film (Lead Role): Student of the Year (2012)
Film (Playback Singer): Sooha Saha from Highway (2014)
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Home Town||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|School||Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai|
|College||Did Not Attend|
|Educational Qualification||High School|
|Food Habits||Vegetarian (turned vegetarian in 2015)|
|Hobbies||Singing, Listening to Music, Doing Yoga, Travelling, Cooking, Playing the Piano|
Ramesh Dubey (childhood boyfriend, class 6th)
Ali Dadarkar (childhood boyfriend, class 8th)
Varun Dhawan (Actor, Rumoured)
Kavin Mittal (Businessman, Rumoured)
Sidharth Malhotra (Actor)
Ranbir Kapoor (Actor)
Brother(s): Rahul Bhatt (step-brother; a fitness trainer),
Sister(s): Pooja Bhatt (half-sister), Shaheen Bhatt (Elder)
|Food||Fish, Ragi Chips, French Fries, Rasgulla, Dahi-Chawal, Moong Dal Halwa|
|Actor||Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Govind, Leonardo DiCaprio|
|Actress||Kareena Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Jennifer Lawrence|
|Hollywood||Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)|
|Songs||Money On My Mind|
|Holiday Destination||Himachal Pradesh, London|
|Perfume||Bleu de Chanel (she likes mens' fragrances)|
|Car Collection||Land Rover Range Rover Vogue
|Salary (approx)||$1.342 million (INR 10 crore/film as in 2018)|
|Net Worth (approx)||$3.35 million (INR 25 crore as in 2018)|
1) AIB Roast Scandal:Alia had an FIR and an arrest warrant issued against her for being a member of the audience.
2) Koffee with Karan: During a rapid fire round, Varun, Alia, and Sidharth were asked who is the President of India. She replied "Prithviraj Chauhan" and was trolled mercilessly on the social media.
3) Wardrobe malfunction:While promoting her film, Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania with co-star Varun Dhawan, Bhatt had a wardrobe malfunction on set. Varun lifted her up and the same resulted in trouble for the actress.
4) The Daddy Issues: The comment from daddy Mahesh Bhatt apparently made everyone to think when he once admitted that his daughter made him feel that he was unsuccessful as a father.
1) When she was around 15 years, she had screen-tested for Balika Vadhu with Ranbir Kapoor.
2) She was selected for 'Student of the Year' Movie out of 400 Girls.
3) She gets very nervous while travelling by air.
4) She can't afford to have a meal without curd as she is so addicted to it.
5) Alia is scared of darkness, and that's why she sleeps at night with lights on.
6) She first met Ranbir Kapoor, when she was 11 years old, and since then, she had a crush on him.