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Alia Bhatt

--- About Alia Bhatt ---

Birth name: Alia Bhatt

Meaning of the name: Alia - Noble, Sublime, High, Exalted, Lofty (Origin- Arabic)

Date of Birth: 15 March 1993

Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Islam

Occupation: Actress, Model

Education: high-school from Jamnabai Narsee School

Zodiac sign: Pisces

Height: 66,14 inch (1,68 m)

Marital status: Single

Father: Mahesh Bhatt (prominent film director, producer and screenwriter)

Mother: Soni Razdan (actress and film director)

Sister: Shaheen Bhatt (writer, director)

Half sister: Pooja Bhatt (actress, voice actress, model and film maker)

Half brother: Rahul Bhatt (fitness trainer and an aspiring film actor)

Cousins: Emraan Hashmi (actor), Mohit Suri (director), Vishes Bhatt (owner of film production house)

Uncle: Mukesh Bhatt (producer)

Mother Tongue: Punjabi

Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi

Current boyfriend: Ranbir Kapoor

Past love relationships: Arjun Kapoor, Sabuj Vhai, Sidharth Malhotra

Her first attraction: Happened when she was in Junior K.G.

Her first celebrity crush: Shah Rukh Khan

Her second celebrity crush: Shahid Kapoor

When she want to feel sexy she wears: Anything black

Friends from film industry: Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor,
Sonam Kapoor, Karan Johar, Parineeti Chopra

Activities: Ballet, charcoal painting

Fetish: Shoes

Sports: Handball

Lucky numbers: 6 and 1

Strength: Self confidence

Weakness: Believing all blindly

Her first crush: Her classmate in standard six who eventually became her boyfriend. 

Her idol: Her mother

Her ultimate style icons: Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor

Her wish: To launch her own accessories or clothes brand

Trademark: Her dimpled smile

Fear of: Dark, Failure and Flying

Likes: To party and listen every kind of music

Dislikes: Her feet to be dirty

Loves: Honesty, innocence, loving and hard working people

Hates: Laziness, dirtiness, cruelty

Motto: "You should never be too scared to achieve your dreams because they do come true."

Phobia: Of plants... She didn't like plants that were higher than her calves.

What gives her jitters: Travelling by air
Most embarrassing moment: "I once went for a school race without wearing my underwear.
I just went wearing my shorts and I realised only after reaching school. "

Perfect boyfriend material: "Aditya Roy Kapoor. He seems romantic."
An actor she would love to get naughty with: Hrithik Roshan
One thing she misses doing as a normal girl: Going to malls.
What turns her on in a man: A nice perfume, a good sense of humour. But a good looking man.
What turns her off in a man: A MCP. Bad breath.

Debut film: Sangharsh (1999, Child Artist), Student of the Year (2012)

Best movies in the career by now: Student of the Year, Highway, 2 States, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania,

Best friends in the industry: Ayan Mukerji and Abhishek Varman

Debut song: Sooha Saaha (Highway)

Role Model: Her father

Admires: Deepika Padukone’s work ethic and dedication

A film she wish she had done: Aashiqui 2

If not an actor, then: A singer

The secret to her happiness: “work work work”.

Directors she wants to work with: Rajkumar Hirani, Ayan Mukerji and Zoya Akhtar

Alia Bhatt in her childhood

--- Favourites ---

Favourite food: French fries, The Crispy Aromatic Duck from Yauatcha (Mumbai)

Favourite street food: Chaat

Favourite drink: Wine, beer and whiskey

Favourite dessert: moong daal halwa

Favourite flavour of ice-cream: Chocolate, add to that, she loves Nutella

Favourite subjects: English and Arts

Favourite place: Mumbai, The mountains in Himachal Pradesh

Favourite actors: Ranbir Kapoor, Govinda, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo Di Caprio

Favourite actresses: Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Kajol, Meryl Streep

Favourite movie: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Love Actually

Favourite co-star: Varun Dhawan (then), Shah Rukh Khan(now)

Favourite music: Rap

Favourite singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Favourite colours: Purple and blue

Favourite books: P.S! I Love you and Kite Runner

Favourite cartoon show: Tom and Jerry

Favourite perfume: Gucci

Favourite car: BMW, Skoda, Mercedes Benz

Favourite outfit: Comfortable yet classy

Favourite fashion designer: Manish Malhotra, Marc Jacobs and Roberto Cavalli

Favourite brands: Dior, Prada, Michael Kors

Favourite accessory: Her Prada bag; bracelets and rings

Favourite jewel: Diamonds, Platinum gold

Favourite director: Mani Ratnam

Favourite music Director: A.R. Rahman

Favourite writer: William Shakespeare

Favourite sport: Cricket

Favourite physical feature: Her nose

Favourite festival: Christmas

Favourite in paintings: Loves to paint lions
Favourite pastime: Chilling with friends, watching movies

Alia with her dad Mahesh Bhatt and her half-sister Pooja Bhatt

--- Interesting Facts ---

--> Alia has one sister Shaheen Bhatt, a half sister Pooja Bhatt, and a half brother Rahul Bhatt.

--> Her father is the film director Mahesh Bhatt and her mother the actress Soni Razdan. Her father
converted to Islam before marriage to her mother.

--> Alia's first movie role was as a child artist when with Sangharsh (1999), starring Akshay Kumar and
Preity Zinta where she played the younger Zinta.

--> Alia Bhatt appeared in a Coca-cola Ad alongside her Student of the Year co-stars Sidharth Malhotra
and Varun Dhawan. She is currently endorsing the brand with them.

--> Alia thought of becoming an actress when she was 2 years.

--> She lost around 16 kilos for her debut film (SOTY). She was trained by a personal trainer for 3
months and was under strict diet.

--> She is closer to her mother than her father, but she is the closest to her sister Shaheen.

--> Alia likes to drink cold beverages, rather than hot.

--> She bought her first designer item after she made enough money to buy it.

--> As a child Alia didn't visit movie sets much. She would only go to movie sets to eat food. She said
it was the main motive in her life then. Until she started shooting for her fist film (SOTY), she didn't
know how movies were made.

--> She relies more on her intuition instead of any advice from others.

--> Loves to wear dresses.

--> 400 girls were auditioned before finally signing Alia Bhatt for 2012 film “Student of the Year”.

--> She loves the clothes from Forever 21 and Topshop.

--> Can sleep for fourteen hours at a stretch.

--> Alia considers Parineeti Chopra to be her biggest competition.

--> She likes tall guys, with a stubble and a big Adam's apple. She likes funny guys with personality. 

--> Alia use only men's perfumes. She changes her perfumes every month.

--> She is very flexible and can twist her knee clockwise. She can even touch her toe to her head.

--> She used to study lying down, because it helped her remember better.

--> Alia has the need to eat dahi (yogurt) with all kinds of food, including Chinese, Italian or Mexican.

--> She's a sports freak. She's an expert handball player.

--> As she hates her feet to be dirty, when she enters home, the first thing she does is wash her feet.

--> Alia hates piping hot food and coffee. She like them cold, and feels that tastes better.

--> She was a very average student. She was not very interested in studies but she would study before
the exams. She was very active in co-curricular activities and sports.

--> Alia does't know cooking.

--> Songs can make her cry.
--> She burps loudly not caring who's around.

--> She did her first playback singing along with Zeb for the song Sooha Saaha in her second film
Highway. Music composer for the film A R Rahman invited her to his music school where she could
undergo training.

--> Alia is a huge fan of Ranbir Kapoor.

--> She is afraid of the dark, so she sleeps with her lights on.

--> Alia travels a lot. Five things she grabs so that she feels at home wherever she goes are: A small
pillow, moisturising cream, comfortable pyjamas, socks and a book.

--> Alia hates candlelight dinners.

--> She’s an early riser and her routine involves waking up and working out to stay fit and healthy.

--> One thing she always does on set is taking a nap sometimes. She hates it, but lands up doing
it anyway.

--> The three people she admires most are her mother Soni Razdan, her mentor Karan Johar and
her sister, Shaheen Bhatt.

--> When asked if she’d prefer a love match or an arranged marriage, she believes in love that’s
arranged well.

--> Alia loves peanuts with green tea.

Alia Bhatt family photo


--- Personal Quotes ---

"For me a man with a great sense of humour is very attractive."

"Love is an important part of a person’s internal and external being. For me love means comfort and
letting go."

"I was never a brat. I had a rather grounded and modest upbringing. I didn’t get the pleasures that
people assume I would’ve got because I am Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter. I led a normal life. And I am
happy I did."

"I’d keep it a low-key wedding and wouldn't go ballistic about it. As much as I enjoy the entire idea of
the glamorous Indian wedding, I don’t think I’d opt for one. I’d like a quiet celebration, preferably out
of town."

"Smell is something that attracts me instantly. So if the guy smells nice, there is an instant attraction.
I use only men's perfumes. I change my perfumes every month."

"Fashion is important for all... It is the way of depicting yourself. People should groom themselves."

"Having your own brand requires a lot of guts. I would love to do it someday...launch my own
accessories or clothes brand."

"I am very, very close to him (Varun Dhawan). I will neither hide it, nor deny it. But we’re not together.
And I won’t stop hanging out with him because of these rumours."

"I am sometimes retarded, sometimes composed, sometimes fun - that's exactly what I was on the

"I think I have my days. There are days when I'm feeling chic and simple, so I'll go for something like
that. But I make it a point to try new and different things. I go wrong sometimes, I go wrong many
times, and I get a lot of flak for it, but I'm OK with that. Because at least I am not boring, and at least
I don't stick to one kind of skirt with one top and one jacket and pose. No. I'll have fun and I'll do
different things because I'm just 20 and I'm still finding my niche."

"Someone once told me that I look very beautiful when I just wake up. That’s the best compliment I’ve
ever received, since everyone tends to look puffy-eyed and not so nice then."

"I have bad days where my confidence is just zero, and I feel like s**t because I feel I look like s**t,
pardon my language. But then I just suck it up. I'm like any other girl at the end of the day, I'm not
made of steel. I have to work very hard to look a certain way, and I am still getting there."

"I know what I want. Though I am very young, I don’t want to be typecast, because I am not just a
baby doll. I am okay with that image but I want to fit into any role. While visualising my career, I have
not left any room for failure and if it does come my way, it will be difficult for me to deal with it. I see
myself as a successful actor only."

"There has never been a plan B for me. People ask me: What will you do if your acting career does not
work out? I tell them: That's impossible. (Pauses) And if push comes to shove and eventually nobody
wants to see me in films, then I will run away to London or somewhere."

"I learn a lot from my father but the disadvantage is, being Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter people expect me
to be as intelligent as him and living up to his image is a difficult task."

"A romantic date for me is sitting in pajamas and being with a guy with whom I can be myself."

"I want to own a nice house in London."

“Women in the Capital are not as safe as they were decades ago. But they should come out of their
boxes, get out of their houses and pursue their dreams. They should come out of their shell."

"I don’t get bogged down by competition. But I get jealous of other actresses when I see they have a
better body than me. Not in a negative way though. When I see them, I realise I’m not doing well
enough and it pushes me to work harder. Jealousy is important for a person to move ahead in life.
It keeps you on your toes and helps you realise that you’re not the be-all and end-all of everything.
Currently, many actresses are better lookers and performers than I am. And that motivates me to
work harder."

"I would, at least once in my career, love to do a period film. I think a period film is not only very
emotional and very dramatic, the kind of fashion you get to do is outstanding."

"I have an idea of the different kind of films I want to do. I just want to do lots of films and everything
should be different, something that challenges me and caters to the need of the audience as well."

"Though I am born into a film family, I hardly had much exposure to shooting during my growing
years. My first film actually taught me about the breakdown of shots in a film. My aim is to do three
memorable roles in the next five years; films I can be really proud of. And I want to work with the best."

"I’ve led a simple life. I’d go from home to school and from school to home. After which I walked on
to the sets of SOTY. I never studied abroad or went on long trips with my friends, etc... So shooting
for Highway was that journey for me where I discovered new things about myself, my likes, my
dislikes... It was a life-changing experience. During the film, I discovered the real Alia Bhatt."

"I’d love to work with Rohit Shetty. Rather, I’m dying to work with him. I want to do masala films,
offbeat movies, serious films... I want to do them all."

"I’ve been brought up in the kind of household where if I’d say silly things, I’d be reprimanded and
told to be more sensible. However, I still don’t believe I’m as sensible as they are."

"When I have a bad day, it’s a really bad day. And nothing can inspire or make me feel better.
I just let it pass."

Alia with her mom and with her dad


--- Connect With Alia ---

Alia's home address: 205 silver beach aptts, b wing, a b nair road, next to guestline hotel, Juhu, Mumbai, India

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Alia Bhatt & Sidharth Malhotra



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