Happy birthday Alia Bhatt! 10 interesting facts about the actress

Updated: Mar 16, 2017, 16:39
  • Happy birthday Alia Bhatt! 10 interesting facts about the actress
    Alia Bhatt's Instagram photos speak for her love for pets and animals. Her adorable selfies with her cat will make you fall in love with her all over again! She has named her pet cat Pikka after Pokemon's Pikachu. Picture courtesy: Alia Bhatt's Instagram account @aliaabhatt
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    Don't fall for her slim and petite frame. Alia Bhatt is an ardent foodie! According to media reports, she loves French fries, yogurt and cold beverages. Picture courtesy: Alia Bhatt's Instagram account @aliaabhatt
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    Not only is Alia a talented actress, but she is also skilled in creating charcoal paintings. Don't believe us? The picture beside is Alia's first charcoal painting. Picture courtesy: Alia Bhatt's Instagram account @aliaabhatt
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    In October 2014, Alia launched her own line of clothing for women, in association with the online fashion portal Jabong.com. Alia was not much of a fashionista initially, but during the shooting for 'Student Of The Year', which saw her in the role of a brand-conscious style diva, she started loving the world of fashion.
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    Alia's first acting role was when she was just six years old as a child artist in 'Sangharsh' (1999), starring Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta, where she played the younger version of Zinta's character. Pic/YouTube
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    Despite being born with a silver spoon, Alia never wanted to be launched by her father Mahesh Bhatt. She was among 400-500 girls who auditioned for 'Student Of The Year'. Karan Johar decided to cast her on condition that she would lose weight to fit the character of Shanaya in the film. Picture courtesy: Alia Bhatt's Instagram account @aliaabhatt
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    And she did! Alia Bhatt lost 16 kgs in three months of auditioning and went from flabby to fantastic for her debut in Karan Johar's 'Student of the Year'. Pic/Santa Banta
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    The young starlet has performed playback singing for the song 'Sooha Saaha' in 'Highway' (2014) along with Pakistani singer Zeb Bangash. She also sang the unplugged version of the soulful track 'Samjhawan' in 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' (2014). Pic/YouTube
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    Alia Bhatt's portrayal of a teenage girl who develops stockholm syndrome in Imtiaz Ali's 'Highway' (2014) garnered critical acclaim. She won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress and also garnered a Best Actress nomination at the same ceremony. Alia also won several awards for her performance in 'Udta Punjab'. Picture courtesy: Alia Bhatt's Instagram account @aliaabhatt
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  • Happy birthday Alia Bhatt! 10 interesting facts about the actress
    Alia Bhatt is the daughter of Bollywood film director Mahesh Bhatt and yesteryear actress Soni Razdan. Her father is of Gujarati descent and mother is of Kashmiri-German ancestry. She has an elder sister, Shaheen, and two half-siblings, Pooja Bhatt and Rahul Bhatt. Actor Emraan Hashmi and director Mohit Suri are her paternal cousins, while producer Mukesh Bhatt is her uncle. Picture courtesy: Alia Bhatt's Instagram account @aliaabhatt
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On Alia Bhatt's 24th birthday, here are 10 interesting facts about the young and talented Bollywood actress that you may not have known

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