While he has managed to make a name for himself in Bollywood, Sidharth Malhotra is not your typical Bollywood star. Despite his raging debut in ‘Student of the Year’ and his recent success in ‘Shershah’, he continues to remain humble. While his well-loved roles came slowly, the Sidharth Malhotra - Kiara Advani starrer was critically acclaimed. Here is everything you need to know (and some lesser-known facts) about this actor who turned 37 on January 16, 2023.
Sidharth Malhotra’s journey to stardom
Sidharth Malhotra was born in Delhi to a simple, middle-class family. He took interest in modelling at the age of 18 and never looked back. While his career as a model quickly picked up, he wanted to do more. So after four years of modelling, he quit the field to be more. And the rest, as we know, is history. From playing feel-good movies, he even went on to play dark roles in romantic thriller movies like Ek Villain. Here’s wishing a very happy birthday, Sidharth Malhotra!
Here are five lesser-known facts about Sidharth Malhotra
Sidharth Malhotra’s life has been doused in rumours, especially the one around Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani being in a relationship. However, this Bollywood celebrity did not let it get in his way. Here are some true facts about Sidharth Malhotra.
Sidharth Malhotra began his acting career through television
Here is what you didn’t know about Sidharth Malhotra - he started his career as an actor in the Indian soaps. His debut show, ‘Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan’, gave him his first role as Jaichand. This was all the way back in 2009. After that, while he auditioned for several films, his next big role came with Karan Johar. No, it wasn’t ‘Student of The Year’. Rather, he worked as an assistant director on the 2010 film, ‘My Name is Khan’. This, as we know, was followed by his glamorous role as Abhimanyu Singh in ‘Student of the Year’ (2012).
He likes being grounded
While this is not something that comes as a surprise, it is a lesser known fact about Sidharth Malhotra. The Bollywood celebrity has said in multiple interviews that he likes that his family keeps him grounded. Despite his fame, he will prioritise his familial commitments and make sure to attend all family events. What’s more, if you are in Delhi or Mumbai, you might just spot him hanging about in a moderate suburban restaurant. Tell us you are not fawning over this gentleman!
He has a really cute dog
Yes, the dog was stalked as much as the man himself. Sidharth Malhotra currently lives in Bandra with his French Pitbull - Oscar. Sidharth Malhotra is very open about showing kindness to all animals. He posts with Oscar often who is believed to have developed a knack for travelling himself. The dog is often seen going on long drives and road trips with the actor.
He is the brand ambassador for New Zealand tourism
If there is one thing Sidharth Malhotra’s Instagram feed talks about, it’s his love for travel. He has branded himself as an ‘outdoor junky’ so it doesn’t come as a surprise that he is a travel ambassador. He was appointed as the first Indian brand ambassador for New Zealand tourism - an organisation that promotes travel to New Zealand. India’s heartthrob even had a rendezvous with Prime Minister John Key. He was given the jersey of their country’s national rugby team - the All Blacks.
He’s still friends with his childhood gang
This Punjabi boy loves having fun and his favourite company to do that is his childhood friends. They come over to his home in Delhi where his mother leaves no stone unturned in preparing a feast. He loves going on long drives with them and doing silly stuff that college kids would do. He has quoted multiple times that he does not want this to ever change. Even though he is a well-known Bollywood celebrity, he has not let go of that part of himself.
The world loves not just his acting and his actions, but also his sense of fashion. For instance, check out these Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra airport looks. There is so much to be said about this brilliant actor.