Alia Bhatt (born 15 March 1993) is a Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. Born to the Bhatt family, she is the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan. Bhatt first appeared on screen as a child artist in a minor role in the thriller Sangharsh (1999). As an adult, she made her acting debut alongside Sidharth Malhotra andVarun Dhawan in Karan Johar‘s romantic drama Student of the Year (2012).
Bhatt’s portrayal of a teenage girl who develops stockholm syndrome in Imtiaz Ali‘s road movie Highway (2014) won her praise. She won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress and also received a Best Actress nomination at the same ceremony. She went on to establish herself in Bollywood by starring in the romantic drama 2 States (2014), the romantic comedy Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), and the drama Kapoor & Sons (2016), all of which earned over₹1 billion (US$15 million) worldwide. Also in 2016, Bhatt received critical acclaim for playing a poverty-stricken migrant in the crime drama Udta Punjab.
In addition to acting in films, Bhatt has sung three of her film songs. She participates in stage shows, and has launched her own line of clothing for women.