Disha Patani is an actress and model who is often called the National crush of India. Mind you, the surname is pronounced "Paa-tni" and not "Pa-ta-ni," which the actress has mentioned in her Instagram bio as well.
The "outsider" in Bollywood has made a huge impression in her film M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story. Let's learn more interesting and unique facts about her.
You might know her for the gorgeous woman she is; many might not know that she's also extremely intelligent. Disha holds a B.Tech degree in computer science and has leadership qualities.
Did you know that she was the head girl in her school, and her ambition was to become an Air Force Officer? The idea of wanting to join the film industry seemed like a far-fetched idea. She wasn't particularly interested in watching movies at a young age. The biggest film influence was her father.
He is a movie buff and used to take them to movies on weekends. While films were not her cup of tea, she liked Mughal-E-Azam, and the performance of Madhubala impressed her.
During her Graduation in the second year, she came to know about Miss Pantaloons, 2013, in Indore. The independent and confident Disha went there on her own without much support from her family.
She participated and was the first runner-up; while it was a disappointment, she caught people's eyes in the crowd. Disha's journey to Bollywood started from there, and it was not a cakewalk. She was immediately thrust into the world of modeling, auditioning, and she had to work hard to survive.
After a lot of work, she started to see success being featured in ads such as Imperial Blue and Cadbury and for movies.
The popularity of Disha keeps rising on different social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter.
There is something extremely relatable about her that keeps the fans connected. Disha's everyday life posts get millions of views and likes. There's just so much to love and admire about her.
She has managed to stay relevant in the fast-moving film industry without many gimmicks and shows. To show her admiration for the fan's Disha has launched an app, Disha Patani Official App, to better engage with her followers.
She grabbed the attention and appreciation of Directors like Ram Gopal Varma and Karan Johar after the Telugu film Loafer.
Did you know that Karan Johar even approached Disha Patani for an adult-comedy movie called "No Sex Please"? It was supposed to be her big break, but the project later got canceled. Disha didn't give up her hopes and continued auditioning for Bollywood movies.
After a long line of rejection like in the movie Heropanti and Baaghi, she finally managed to bag an opportunity in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story. The rest is history.
The love for Disha started pouring in for her performance as Priyanka Jha. She further impressed everyone with her dance movies as Radha in Bharat. Disha pushed herself as an actor by playing a more tragic character like Sara Nambair in Malang.
Whatever may be the role, she performs it whole-heartedly and puts her best foot forward. Some might criticize her acting, but no one can deny how much Disha has put her heart and soul into it.
For her first movie, she learned Jharkhand's tribal language of the Munda community. She doesn't shy away from action roles and can be seen doing martial arts in an Indo-Chinese action-comedy film, Kung fu Yoga.
Did you know that she stars with Jackie Chan in this movie, and he was so impressed with her practice that he gave her a jacket with his name?
Disha Patani is known for her dazzling smile, fashion sense, and down-to-earth nature. She is incredible athletic, her dance moves are impeccable, and there's great admiration from fans. Her beauty is as popular as her kick-ass moves as a female action star.
She has had a huge impact on pop culture, becoming the most Googled actress in 2016.
Disha Patani is the Sweetheart of India.