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Indian actor (born 1985)

Sidharth Malhotra

Malhotra in 2014
Born (1985-01-16) 16 January 1985 (age 37)

Delhi, India
Alma mater Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
Occupation
  • Actor
Years active 2010–present

Sidharth Malhotra (; born 16 January 1985) is an Indian actor who works in Hindi films He began his career as a fashion model, but left it to pursue an acting career He made his acting debut with a minor role in the television serial Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan in 2009 before assisting director Karan Johar on the 2010 film My Name Is Khan He had his first lead role in Johar’s teen film Student of the Year (2012)

Malhotra went on to star in such commercially successful films as Hasee Toh Phasee (2014), Ek Villain (2014), and Kapoor & Sons (2016) Following a career downturn, he gained praise for starring as Vikram Batra in the war film Shershaah (2021)

Early life

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 He was schooled at Delhi’s Don Bosco School and Naval Public School, and graduated from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi 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

Career

Debut and breakthrough (2012–2015)

Malhotra had his first acting role in 2009 in the television serial Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan, in which he played the small role of Jaichand Interested in further pursuing an acting career, he 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 Johar’s teen drama Student of the Year alongside co-debutantes Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt He was cast as Abhimanyu Singh, a scholarship student of limited financial means, who competes with his wealthy best friend Rohan Nanda (Dhawan) to win an annual school championship Film critic Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN considered his performance to be “earnest”, adding that he had “a pleasing presence” Student of the Year was a financial success, grossing 109 billion (US$14 million) Worldwide

Malhotra promoting Hasee Toh Phasee in 2014

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, which tells the love story of a scientist and an under-confident aspiring businessman Mohar Basu of Koimoi found his performance to be “restrained” and described his chemistry with Chopra as “lively” and “heartfelt”; Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV praised his screen presence and compared it to the early work of Amitabh Bachchan The film performed moderately well at the box office, with global revenues of 620 million (US$78 million)

Malhotra’s second release of 2014 was the Mohit Suri-directed romantic thriller Ek Villain, which saw him portray Guru Divekar, a hardened criminal whose terminally-ill wife Aisha Verma (Shraddha Kapoor) is murdered by a serial killer Rakesh Mahadkar (Riteish Deshmukh) Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express reviewed his performance as “watchable even if he has a hard time doing menace — he just seems so nice and wholesome all the time, even when he is crunching bones” The film became a commercial success with worldwide revenues of over 17 billion (US$21 million) The box office performance of the film established him as one of the new generation of actors of Hindi Cinema

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’s and his chemistry with co-star Akshay Kumar

Career fluctuations (2016–2020)

Malhotra with his co-star Jacqueline Fernandez at a promotional event for their film A Gentleman IN 2017

Malhotra’s next release, the Shakun Batra-directed family drama Kapoor & Sons, proved to be a critical and commercial success, grossing 153 billion worldwide Featuring an ensemble cast including Rishi Kapoor, Ratna Pathak Shah, Rajat Kapoor, Fawad Khan, and Alia Bhatt, the film tells the story of two brothers of contrasting personalities (Malhotra and Khan) who return home to their dysfunctional family after their grandfather suffers from a cardiac arrest A reviewer for India Today thought that Malhotra was overshadowed by Khan in the film, though Namrata Joshi of The Hindu wrote that “he holds his own with his solid presence and vulnerable glances”

Malhotra followed the success of Kapoor & Sons with a starring role in the romantic comedy Baar Baar Dekho alongside Katrina Kaif, as a mathematician who travels in time 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 to 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 DK, which was produced by Fox Star Studios and released on 25 August 2017 worldwide; although highly anticipated, it opened to a poor reception Both the films underperformed at the box office

Abhay Chopra’s 2017 remake of the 1969 mystery film Ittefaq starred Malhotra opposite Sonakshi Sinha Released on 3 November 2017, the film held an approval rating of 90% from Rotten Tomatoes based on 5 reviews but failed at the box office with a lifetime collection of 500 million

Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary, released on 16 February 2018, featured Malhotra along with Manoj Bajpayee and Rakul Preet Singh The film opened on a note of 30 Million and collected 1831 million, eventually emerging as a mediocre success Bollywood Hungama, in a negative review said that “On the whole, Aiyaary misses the mark and is a huge letdown on the account of its flawed script and the lengthy run time” Malhotra’s two releases of 2019 were poorly received by critics and audiences alike and were deemed box office failures He first starred in the romantic-comedy Jabariya Jodi, his second collaboration with Parineeti The film was released on 9 August 2019 to negative reviews and was considered a flop His second appearance was in Milap Milan Zaveri’s masala actioner Marjaavaan, co-starring Tara Sutaria, Rakul Preet Singh and Riteish Deshmukh, which released on 15 November 2019

Shershaah and beyond (2021–present)

In 2021, 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 After several delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film premiered on 12 August 2021 on Amazon Prime Video It received mixed reviews from critics However, praise was directed at Malhotra’s performance in particular Shershaah was the most watched Indian film on the platform in India at the time of its release

Malhotra has completed two of his upcoming films, Mission Majnu and Thank God alongside Ajay Devgn He is currently shooting for Dharma Productions’s Yodha Malhotra will also star in Indian Police Force, a web series directed by Rohit Shetty, which will stream on Amazon Prime Video

Other work

In 2013, Malhotra collaborated with PETA for a campaign to spread awareness about dogs sterilisation Later that year, he participated in a stage show in Hong Kong alongside Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt and performed at a charity event with Dhawan, Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor and Huma Qureshi to raise funds for the flood-affected victims of Uttarakhand In August 2016, he performed in various cities of America for the “Dream Team 2016” tour, alongside Johar, the actors Dhawan, Bhatt, Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif, Parineeti Chopra, and the singer Badshah

In the media

  • 2014: Times of India’s Most Desirable Men of 2013 #11
  • 2013: Times of India’s Most Desirable Men of 2012 #12
  • 2013: The Times of India Hotlist Most Promising Newcomer 2012 :#3
  • 2013: The Times of India 50 Handsome Hunks in 100 years of Indian Cinema :#27

Filmography

Films

Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref
2010 My Name Is Khan Assistant director
2012 Student of the Year Abhimanyu “Abhi” Singh
2014 Hasee Toh Phasee Nikhil Bharadwaj
Ek Villain Guru Divekar
2015 Brothers Monty Fernandes
2016 Kapoor & Sons Arjun Kapoor
Baar Baar Dekho Jai Varma
2017 A Gentleman Gaurav Kapoor/Rishi Purohit Also singer for song “Bandook Meri Laila”
Ittefaq Vikram Sethi
2018 Aiyaary Major Jai Bakshi
2019 Jabariya Jodi Abhay Singh
Marjaavaan Raghuvendra “Raghu” Nath
2021 Shershaah Captain Vikram Batra/Vishal Batra
2022 Thank God Ayaan Kapoor
2023 Yodha TBA Filming
Mission Majnu TBA Completed

Web series

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2023 Indian Police Force Kabir Malik Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2009 Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan Jaichand

Music videos

Year Title Singer Ref
2020 Muskurayega India Vishal Mishra
Challon Ke Nishaan Stebin Ben
2021 Thoda Thoda Pyaar

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2013 BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut — Male Student of the Year Nominated
ETC Bollywood Business Awards Most Profitable Debut — Male Nominated
Filmfare Awards Best Male Debut Nominated
Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer — Male Nominated
Stardust Awards Breakthrough Performance — Male (shared with Varun Dhawan) Won
Superstar of Tomorrow — Male Nominated
Star Guild Awards Best Male Debut Nominated
Times of India Film Awards Best Debut — Male Nominated
2014 BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film — Male Hasee Toh Phasee Won
Star Plus Entertainer of the Year (shared with Alia Bhatt) Won
2015 Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow — Male Ek Villain Nominated
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film — Male Nominated
Screen Awards Best Actor — Popular Choice Nominated
2018 Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role Ittefaq Nominated
2022 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Powerhouse Performer of the Year Shershaah Won
IIFA Awards Best Actor Nominated

Other awards and recognition

Year Award Category Result Ref
2022 Pinkvilla Style Icons Awards Super Stylish Actor Male (Popular Choice) Won
HT India’s Most Stylish Awards India’s Most Stylish (Popular Choice Male) Won
Hello! Hall of Fame Award Outstanding Talent of the Year Won

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