Today, March 15th and marks Alia Bhatt’s birthday!
Alia Bhatt, a highly popular and talented Indian actress who predominantly works in Bollywood films, was born on March 15, 1993, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India as the daughter of famous film director Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan. She made her acting debut in 2012 with the film “Student of the Year”, which was a commercial success; since then, she has appeared in several successful films and has established herself as one of the leading actresses in the Indian film industry.
She is also known for her fashion sense and has been named among the most stylish Bollywood actresses. Besides films, Alia has also launched her own clothing and handbag line in collaboration with an online fashion portal and is also involved in several philanthropic activities and supports various charities and social causes. She has worked with organizations such as PETA India, Childline India Foundation, and The Smiling Foundation, among others.
Some of her most notable films have also been noted, owing to which she has won several awards for her performances, including four Filmfare Awards. Besides acting, she is also a skilled singer and has lent her voice to several songs in her films.
Top Alia Bhatt films (as per box office collection) on OTT in India
|Film||Release Year||Box Office Collection (Rs. in Cr)||OTT Platform|
|Gully Boy||2019||238||Prime Video|
|Badrinath Ki Dulhania||2017||226||Prime Video|
|Kapoor & Sons||2016||152||Netflix|
|Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania||2014||147||Netflix|
|Student of the Year||2012||96||Netflix|
1) Gully Boy (2019)
Revolving around the life of a young man named Murad Ahmed (played by Ranveer Singh) from the slums of Mumbai who dreams of becoming a rapper, this film became one of the most notable films for Alia Bhatt. What follows through the film is the help of his mentor MC Sher (played by Siddhant Chaturvedi); he overcomes several obstacles to pursue his passion.
2) States (2014)
Based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name, 2 States follows the love story of Krish (played by Arjun Kapoor), a Punjabi boy, and Ananya (played by Alia Bhatt), a Tamil girl. The film depicts the cultural clash between their families and how they navigate their differences to be together.
3) Raazi (2018)
One of the most popular spy thrillers, Raazi, is based on the true story of an Indian spy named Sehmat Khan (played by Alia Bhatt) who is married off to a Pakistani army officer during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. She works as a spy for the Indian intelligence agency and provides crucial information to help India win the war.
4) Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
Presented as a rom-com about a young man named Badrinath (played by Varun Dhawan) who falls in love with a strong-willed girl named Vaidehi (played by Alia Bhatt), the film explores their journey as they overcome various challenges to be together. This film was released as a sequel to Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.
5) Dear Zindagi (2016)
The film follows the life of Kaira (played by Alia Bhatt), a young cinematographer who is struggling to deal with her personal and professional issues. She seeks the help of a therapist, Dr. Jehangir Khan (played by Shah Rukh Khan), who helps her overcome her fears and insecurities.
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)
Prequel to Badrinath Ki Dulhania, the film is a romantic comedy about a young man named Humpty (played by Varun Dhawan) who falls in love with a girl named Kavya (played by Alia Bhatt). The film follows their journey as they overcome various obstacles to be together.
Kapoor & Sons (2016)
One of the most loved films since 2016, Kapoor & Sons is a family drama around a dysfunctional family consisting of two brothers, Rahul (played by Fawad Khan) and Arjun (played by Sidharth Malhotra), who return home to their parents (played by Rishi Kapoor and Ratna Pathak Shah) after several years. The film explores their relationships and the secrets that they hide from each other.
Student of the Year (2012)
A coming-of-age romantic comedy set in a high school, it follows the love triangle between three friends, Rohan (played by Varun Dhawan), Abhimanyu (played by Sidharth Malhotra), and Shanaya (played by Alia Bhatt).
Udta Punjab (2016)
The film deals with the issue of drug abuse in the state of Punjab and follows the lives of four individuals, a rock star (played by Shahid Kapoor), a doctor (played by Kareena Kapoor Khan), a migrant worker (played by Alia Bhatt), and a police officer (played by Diljit Dosanjh), whose lives are impacted.
Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022)
Released as a biographical crime film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film is based on a chapter from the book “Mafia Queens of Mumbai” by Hussain Zaidi and tells the story of Gangubai Kathiawadi. Alia Bhatt portrays her journey from being a young girl who was sold into prostitution to becoming one of the most powerful and respected women in Kamathipura.