She set the screen afire with her debut film Student of the Year. From then on, there has been no looking back for this powerhouse of talent. Here are the various avatars of birthday girl Alia Bhatt.
She went on to win the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for Highway (2014) followed by a slew of awards
The Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Udta Punjab (2016)
Alia played Bauria ( Mary Jane ) in Udta Punjab. Bauria’s dreams of playing national-level hockey for the country are shattered, and she comes to Punjab to work as a laborer. She works for a local landlord who uses agriculture as a front for drug-peddling. Alia Bhatt won among contenders such as Aishwarya Rai, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor and Vidya Balan.
|Aishwarya Rai||Dalbir Kaur||Sarbjit|
|Alia Bhatt||Kaira||Dear Zindagi|
|Anushka Sharma||Alizeh Khan||Ae Dil Hai Mushkil|
|Sonam Kapoor||Neerja Bhanot||Neerja|
|Vidya Balan||Vidya Sinha / Durga Rani Singh||Kahaani 2|
The Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Raazi (2018)
Alia Bhatt plays Sehmat Khan, the docile looking Indian spy who gets married across the border to spy on a family that is connected to the Pakistani army to send messages back to Indian intelligence. The role required her to be vulnerable and militant at the same time and Alia nailed both sides to her personality perfectly. The other contenders that year were Deepika Padukone, Neena Gupta, Rani Mukerji and Tabu.
|Deepika Padukone||Rani Padmavati||Padmaavat|
|Neena Gupta||Priyamvada ‘Babli’ Kaushik||Badhaai Ho|
|Rani Mukerji||Naina Mathur||Hichki|
The Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Gully Boy (2019)
Alia Bhatt shone as Safeena Firdausi in Gully Boy, the jealous girl-friend of the protagonist played by Ranveer Singh. Her spunk, her dialogues and slipping into the role of a hijabi girl who aspires to break the glass ceiling is laudable and noteworthy. The other contenders were Kangana Ranaut, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan.
|Kangana Ranaut||Rani Lakshmibai||Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi|
|Kareena Kapoor||Deepti “Deepu” Batra||Good Newwz|
|Priyanka Chopra||Aditi Chaudhary||The Sky Is Pink|
|Rani Mukerji||Shivani Shivaji Roy||Mardaani 2|
|Vidya Balan||Tara Shinde||Mission Mangal|