Birth: 31-12-1987, Delhi, India
Sidharth Malhotra is an Indian film actor who appears in Bollywood films. In 2012, Malhotra made his debut in Karan Johar's Student of the Year, which emerged as a box-office success.
Sidharth Malhotra was born on January 16, 1985 in Delhi to Rimma Malhotra, a housewife and Sunil Malhotra who was a captain in Merchant Navy. His mother originates from Amritsar while his father hails from Delhi. He was brought up in Delhi, attending Birla Vidya Niketan. At the age of 8, he and his family moved to Mumbai, Maharashtra. He has been interested in acting since his school days. He attended St. Xaviers school in Mumbai, India. Sidharth Malhotra started his career as a ramp model during his college days. He has been associated with brands like NIIT, Color Plus & Pantaloons. He has walked the ramp for designers like Manish Malhotra and Rohit Bal. He has even modeled in Paris and Dubai. Malhotra was seen in Roberto Cavalli’s advertisement campaigns and also on the covers of several magazines like RedBook, Gladrags and Men’s Health.
In 2012, Malhotra made his debut in Karan Johar's Student of the Year alongside Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. His performance was appreciated by film critics. Student Of The Year performed extremely well at the box office within the first three days of its release with collections in the vicinity of INR32 crore (US$4.9 million). Student of the Year stood at an all India collection of INR70 crore (US$11 million) after its four week run and eventually emerged a major financial success. Malhotra has also been signed for a non-exclusive two film deal with Ekta Kapoor's production house, Balaji Motion Pictures. Sidharth Malhotra will be paired opposite Parineeti Chopra in the film Hasee Toh Phasee, to be co-produced by Dharma Productions and Phantom Films. The movie will be directed by debutant director, Vinil Mathew. Sidharth has also bagged Mohit Suri's The Villain alongside Shraddha Kapoor which is to be produced by Balaji Motion Pictures. Malhotra has started shooting for Hasee Toh Phasee.
He ranked #12 at Times' 50 Most Desirable men of 2012. He was also voted as the most good looking debutant of 2012 by a UK poll. He also will romance two leading ladies in Remo D Souza's next produced by Karan Johar.
Post his successful debut, he performed at several award functions like Filmfare, Screen, Stardust and so on with his co stars Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. He also hosted Stardust Awards with Varun Dhawan and Ayushmann Khurrana and a segment of Filmfare Awards. Sidharth walked the ramp for designer Manish Malhotra at the Lakme Fashion Week, alongside fellow actors Varun Dhawan and Ayushmann Khurrana. Manish's collection was a tribute to 100 years of Indian Cinema. He again walked the ramp at the same event alongside Jacqueline Fernandez and Esha Gupta.
He appeared in a Cocacola Ad with his Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. He then did a commercial for Kwality Walls with Yami Gautam and also shot for a PETA ad. Malhotra also appeared on the cover of Filmfare in October 2012 with Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. He then also appeared on the cover of Youth Incorporated and L'Official. In March 2013, he appeared on the cover of Stardust with Parineeti Chopra. Malhotra performed at a special event alongside Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor and Huma Qureshi to raise funds for the flood-affected victims of Uttarakhand.
Malhotra was often linked with Alia Bhatt, Parineeti Chopra, Esha Gupta and Shraddha Kapoor. However, he rubbished such rumours. He himself has stated in interviews that his best friends are Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar, Parineeti Chopra and Shraddha Kapoor.