Born on March 15, 1993, in Mumbai to Indian film director Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan, Alia Bhatt was born and raised in Mumbai and went to Jamnabai Narsee School, Juhu. (All photos/Instagram)
In picture: Alia Bhatt and mother Soni Razdan share a very close bond as is evident from this picture
Alia Bhatt is very close to her grandparents Trudy Razdan (Gertrude Hoelzer) and Narendra Nath Razdan. Her grandparents hail from Germany. Her maternal grandfather used to run an underground newspaper against Hitler. "When the authorities found about it, he was imprisoned for two years and my maternal grandmother and mother (Soni Razdan) then crossed the border to Czechoslovakia before heading to England," Alia Bhatt had told mid-day.
Pictured: Alia with her grandma
"In 1948, my Kashmiri grandfather, who was studying architecture in London, came to Berlin as a member of world-famous dancer Ram Gopal's troupe. A 19-year-old, he played the violin for the latter and while in Berlin, he performed at the Schiller Theatre. Back then, Berlin had been reduced to just rubble. So yes, I share this incredible connection with Berlin," Alia added.
Well, very few are unaware of the fact that Alia Bhatt's father is an acclaimed filmmaker. Mahesh Bhatt is known for films such as Saaransh, Daddy, Swayam, Aashiqui, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin, Sadak, Sir, Criminal, Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, Zakhm, Murder, Jism, among others.
Pictured: Alia Bhatt with father, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. Alia has calls her dad as her main support system
And now being a father to a talented actress like Alia Bhatt must make Mahesh Bhatt a very proud parent. Here he is taking a selfie of himself with hoarding of daughter Alia behind him. Alia had shared in an interview, saying, "People assume I would have spent a lot of time on my father's sets. But that's not true. I have only vague memories of the sets. I used to get very bored, because it would take so long to change from one shot to another."
Alia Bhatt's mother Soni Razdan has given the audience some memorable movies including Mandi, Saaransh, Sadak, Monsoon Wedding, Page 3, and Shootout at Wadala. The mother-daughter duo shared screen space for the first time in the 2018 hit - Raazi, which also marked Razdan's return to the silver screen.
In picture: Alia Bhatt posted this picture of herself with mom Soni Razdan
A star and fashionista since a young age, Soni Razdan revealed, "Alia was a very obedient child, the only thing she was fussy about was what dress she wore. I would have to give her choices and she would pick her dress out knowing very well exactly what she wanted to wear."
In picture: Alia Bhatt posted this throwback picture of herself with mom Soni Razdan and captioned it, "Throwback to the person who always has my back, hands and legs! My life manual - Mama (sic)".
Alia Bhatt has an elder sister. Shaheen Bhatt is very close to Alia and the duo often party, take vacations together. In 2016, Alia and Shaheen moved out of their family home into their new pad.
Here's a look at some candid pictures of Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt with sister Shaheen and mom Soni Razdan.
Alia Bhatt is best known for her roles in films like Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Highway, Udta Punjab, Dear Zindagi. Highway won her the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress and Udta Punjab won her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.
In picture: Alia Bhatt with her mother Soni Razdan
Alia Bhatt, a self-proclaimed cat lover, shared this picture of herself with a feline while shooting for her film Raazi in Kashmir
Alia Bhatt is considered the most versatile among the current crop of actors. Be it serious or comedic roles, Alia can effortlessly play any character with ease.
Alia Bhatt was launched by Karan Johar in Student of the Year (2012). Alia is like a daughter to Karan and often goes to him for career advice.
Alia Bhatt's kitty is currently full with films like Brahmastra opposite Ranbir, multi-starrer Kalank and multi-starrer Kalank.
Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Alia Bhatt!
Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt shares an amazingly close bond with her family members, and these pictures are proof of that
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