Alia Bhatt (; born 15 March 1993) is an actress and singer of Indian origin and British citizenship, who works in Hindi films. The recipient of several accolades, including two Filmfare Awards, Bhatt is one of the highest-paid actresses in India. She has appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2014 and was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2017.
Born into the Bhatt family, she is the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan. After making her acting debut as a child in the 1999 thriller Sangharsh, Bhatt played her first leading role in Karan Johar's teen drama Student of the Year (2012). She went on to collaborate with Johar's studio Dharma Productions in a majority of her subsequent releases, including the romances 2 States (2014), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), and Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017); the drama Kapoor & Sons (2016); and the coming-of-age film Dear Zindagi (2016). The commercial success of these films established Bhatt in Hindi cinema. She also received critical acclaim for portraying emotionally intense characters in the road drama Highway (2014), which won her the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress, and the crime drama Udta Punjab (2016), which won her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. In 2018, she played a spy in the thriller Raazi, which proved to be one of the highest-grossing Hindi films featuring a female protagonist.
In addition to acting in films, Bhatt has launched her own line of clothing and handbags, and is the founder of the ecological initiative CoExist. She has sung six of her film songs, including the single "Samjhawan Unplugged" in 2014, and participates in stage shows and concert tours.
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