Alia Bhatt (born 15 March 1993) is a British-Indian film actress and singer. Born to the Bhatt family, she is the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan. Bhatt has established a career in Hindi films, and is the recipient of numerous accolades, including one Filmfare Award and two Stardust Awards.
After making her acting debut as a child artist in the 1999 thriller Sangharsh, Bhatt played her first leading role in Karan Johar’s moderately successful dramedy Student of the Year (2012), which earned her a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She received critical acclaim for portraying emotionally intense characters in the road drama Highway (2014), which won her a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress, and the crime drama Udta Punjab (2016). Bhatt established herself in Bollywood by starring as the female lead 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.
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, in association with the online fashion portal Jabong.com. Her off-screen life is the subject of widespread coverage in India.