Name: Sidharth Malhotra
Birthday: 16th January 1985
Known For: Before his Bollywood entry, Sidharth Malhotra was a successful model. He’s worked in Fashion capitals such as Paris, Milan, New York.
Weight: 80 kg
Debut Film: Student of the Year
Marital Status: Unmarried
Relationships: Alia Bhatt, Kiara Advani (rumoured)
Awards: Stardust Award for Most Promising Debut Male, Stardust Award for Best Breakthrough Performance -Male, BIG Star Entertainment Award for Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film – Male, BIG Star Entertainment Award for Entertainer of the Year
Sidharth Malhotra Biography
Sidharth Malhotra was born and raised in Delhi, India into a Punjabi Hindu family, to Sunil, a former captain in the Merchant Navy, and Rimma Malhotra, a homemaker. At the age of 18, he began modelling. Although he was successful, he decided to quit after four years because he was dissatisfied with the profession.
Sidharth, interested in pursuing an acting career, successfully auditioned for a film to be directed by Anubhav Sinha. However, the film was shelved, following which he worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the 2010 film My Name Is Khan.
Eventually, in 2012, he made his acting debut with Karan Johar’s teen drama Student of the Year alongside co-debutantes Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. The film was a financial success, grossing Rs. 700 million (US$9.3 million) domestically. Following a year-long absence from the screen, similar to that of co-stars Bhatt and Dhawan, who had their second releases after him, Malhotra next starred opposite Parineeti Chopra and Adah Sharma in the 2014 romantic comedy Hasee Toh Phasee.
The film performed moderately well at the box office, with global revenues of Rs.620 million (US$8.2 million). Malhotra’s second release of 2014 was the Mohit Suri-directed romantic thriller Ek Villain alongside Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh. The film became a commercial success with domestic revenues of over Rs. 1 billion (US$13 million). The box office performance of the film established him as one of the new generations of Bollywood actors.
Sidharth Malhotra next appeared in a 2015 remake of the 2011 American film Warrior, titled Brothers, directed by Karan Malhotra and co-starring Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jackie Shroff. The film received negative reviews and under-performed at the box office but was noted for its performances, particularly Malhotra and his chemistry with co-star Akshay Kumar.
Sidharth Malhotra’s next release, the Shakun Batra-directed family drama Kapoor & Sons, proved to be a critical and commercial success and his career’s highest-grossing film to date. It features an ensemble cast including Rishi Kapoor, Ratna Pathak Shah, Rajat Kapoor, Fawad Khan, and Alia Bhatt.
Sidharth followed the success of Kapoor & Sons with a starry role in the romantic comedy Baar Baar Dekho, co-starring Katrina Kaif. The film was produced by Karan Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions and Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under the banner of Excel Entertainment.
Directed by Nitya Mehra, the film opened to mixed and negative reviews from the critics and flopped at the box office. Later in 2017, he starred in dual roles for the first time in the action-comedy A Gentleman with Jacqueline Fernandez from the writer-director duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K., which was produced by Fox Star Studios and released on 25 August 2017 worldwide; although highly anticipated, it opened to poor reception. The films had domestic collections of Rs. 420 Million and Rs. 220 Million, respectively.
Abhay Chopra’s 2017 remake of the 1969 mystery film Ittefaq starred Malhotra opposite, Sonakshi Sinha. Produced by Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment and Johar under Dharma Productions, the film was produced by Chopra’s mother Renu Ravi Chopra under BR Studios and also starred Akshay Khanna.
Released on 3 November 2017, the film got a “100% fresh” rating from Rotten Tomatoes based on 5 reviews but failed to show any remarkable performance at the Box Office with a lifetime collection of INR 500 million.
Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary, released on 16 February 2018, featured Sid along with Manoj Bajpayee and Rakul Preet Singh. The film opened on a note of ? 30 Million and collected ? 183.1 million, eventually emerging as a mediocre success.
Malhotra had two releases in 2019. He first starred in the romantic-comedy Jabariya Jodi, his second collaboration with Parineeti. The film was released on 9 August 2019 to not so great reviews and mediocre success at the box office. His second appearance was in Milap Milan Zaveri’s masala actioner Marjaavaan, co-starring Tara Sutaria, Rakul Preet Singh and Riteish Deshmukh, which was released in 2019.
In 2021, Sidharth Malhotra had a lead role in the biographical-action film Shershaah, based on the life of the Indian army officer Param Vir Chakra (PVC) Vikram Batra.
Controversy: While sharing the dance floor with Madhuri Dixit in a reality show, Sidharth Malhotra said that she is someone he’d like to take to the bedroom. This stirred up the fans, and the actor found himself in a controversy.
Latest News: Sidharth Malhotra has been making news a lot after the success of his latest movie, Shershaah. However, there is another thing that has caught the attention of fans as well. Rumours are running around the actor dating Kiara Advani and that they might tie the knot.
Latest Movies: Shershaah
Latest Series: None
Upcoming Movies: Yodha