Kiara Advani has been in the Hindi film industry for eight years. She delivered many performances which not only impressed the audience but also garnered her appreciation from the critics. As her popularity grows day by day, filmmakers recruit her for the biggest projects. In a very short time, she earned the title of leading actor.
Born on July 31, 1992, Advani has been part of several successful films, including MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kabir Singh, Good Newwz, Shershaah, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Jugjugg Jeeyo.
Here are some lesser known facts about him
Kiara is Alia:
Yes, Kiara Advani’s real name is Alia. She changed her name on the advice of Salman Khan due to Alia Bhatt’s presence in the film industry. She says “Kiara Advani’s name sounds great”.
Kiara’s Priyanka Chopra Connection: Once she knew she had to change her name to stand out in film, she opted to use Priyanka Chopra’s character name in the movie Anjaana Anjaani.
No plan B: Kiara says she always wanted to be an actress and never had a plan B. However, she pursued studies in mass communication because her parents insisted that she have a back-up plan.
Kiara’s first job wasn’t an acting gig: Although becoming an actress is her only goal, she worked as a principal in a Mumbai-based preschool before landing a role in the 2014 film. Ugly.
Connection to industry: While Kiara had to audition like any other foreigner to get roles in the movies, she has a connection to the industry. She is the great-granddaughter of Ashok Kumar and the great-niece of Saeed Jaffrey.
Bollywood Enthusiast: Kiara went to the Cathedral and John Connon School in South Mumbai, where students, she said, “frowned on commercial Hindi films”. In an interview, she revealed that when her friends asked her what she was watching, she replied “FRIENDS”. In reality, however, she would watch Govinda-Raveena Tandon movies.
(Edited by : Sudarsanan Mani)