9 Movies To Watch To Celebrate New Mom Alia Bhatt’s Birthday

Here's looking at the actor's best performances to celebrate her 30th birthday.

Published On Mar 13, 2023 | Updated On Mar 05, 2024


Alia Bhatt celebrates the big ‘Three Oh’ on March 15, thus leaving behind a stupendous year for the actress. One of Bollywood's most adaptable actresses, Alia Bhatt has won over fans with her personality, adaptability, and acting prowess. She has become well-known because to her outstanding film performances. Let's look at nine of Alia Bhatt's best films that are definitely worth seeing as she celebrates her birthday.

Student of the Year, the film that made Alia Bhatt famous, was a coming-of-age drama that followed the lives of three friends who attend a prominent university. The movie, which was directed by Karan Johar, also starred Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra in key roles. The audience praised Alia Bhatt's portrayal of Shanaya Singhania, a spoiled rich girl. The movie had a successful box office debut in 2012. Since this was Alia Bhatt’s debut movie, it definitely is one to watch!

Imtiaz Ali's 2014 road movie Highway was about Veera Tripathi, a young girl who is abducted just days before her wedding. The role was portrayed by Alia Bhatt. The central theme of the film was the friendship that forms between Veera and her abductor, played by Randeep Hooda, as they travel. Both the audience and critics complimented Alia Bhatt's performance. This is definitely a must-watch if you’re an Alia fan like all of us.

The year 2014 saw the release of the romantic comedy-drama 2 States, which was based on the Chetan Bhagat book. Abhishek Varman served as the film's director, and Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor played the key characters. The movie showed how two families who gather together for a wedding have quite different cultural backgrounds. Ananya Swaminathan, a Tamilian woman who falls in love with a Punjabi man, was portrayed by Alia Bhatt. This though it didn’t do too well at the box office, is a cult favourite among Alia Bhatt’s must watch movies.

The drug epidemic in the state of Punjab was the subject of the gritty drama Udta Punjab. Alia Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Diljit Dosanjh played the key parts in the Abhishek Chaubey-helmed film. Alia Bhatt portrayed a Bihari immigrant who becomes involved in the heroin trade. Her work in the film was praised by critics and brought her numerous honours.

Gauri Shinde's 2016 slice-of-life film Dear Zindagi was a hit with audiences. Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt played the key actors in the film. In the film, Alia Bhatt's character, Kaira, a young girl, seeks therapy from Shah Rukh Khan's character, a therapist, to deal with her personal and professional issues. Both the public and the critics praised Alia Bhatt's performance in the film.

Meghna Gulzar directed the spy thriller Raazi, which was released in 2018. Vicky Kaushal and Alia Bhatt played the major actors in the film. The story of the film, which was based on the Harinder Sikka novel Calling Sehmat, focused on an Indian spy who was dispatched to Pakistan to gather information. Both the public and the critics complimented Alia Bhatt's performance in the film.

Gully Boy was a 2019 musical drama that Zoya Akhtar was the director of. Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt played the key characters in the film. The film presented a teenage rapper from the slums and his way of life.

Shakun Batra directed the family drama Kapoor & Sons, which was released in 2016. Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, and Fawad Khan played the leading parts in the film. The dysfunctional family's lives and the secrets they hold from one another were depicted in the film. Both the public and the critics complimented Alia Bhatt's performance in the film.

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, this is easily one of Alia Bhatt’s celebrated performances. The story of one of the ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’, Gangubai, was not only well-narated but showed Alia in a role audiences have never seen her before.

Since her entry into Bollywood, Alia’s fashion has stood out of the clutter and turned out to be a trendsetter. Even through her pregnancy, as she promoted her movies, Alia Bhatt continued to set maternity fashion goals. Her looks are always simple, yet elegant, complete with the most complimentary and soft makeup.  

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