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Kiara Advani, the girl with a beautiful face and an equally beautiful heart, got married to the man of her dreams, Sidharth Malhotra. It was in 2019 when Kiara confirmed that she is more than 'just friends' with Sidharth Malhotra. However, they never accepted nor denied their relationship, but their fans were sure that something was brewing between the duo.
Kiara has been part of the film industry for the past nine years and has delivered phenomenal performances. However, her journey has not been a bed of roses. And not many know that Kiara is not her real name. Yes, the actress changed her name after getting into the film industry. Know all about her beautiful journey to her wedding being the national news!
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Kiara Advani was born on July 31, 1992, in a Sindhi family. Her father, Jagdeep Advani, is a Sindhi businessman, and her mother, Genevieve Jaffrey, is a teacher. Kiara Advani's real name is Alia Advani. However, she changed her name on the advice of the superstar, Salman Khan. The reason behind it was simple, there was another successful actress, Alia Bhatt in the industry.
Not many know that Kiara Advani is a star kid, she has a deep connection to industry people and has grown up amidst the superstars. She is the great-granddaughter of veteran actor, Ashok Kumar and grand-niece of Saeed Jaffrey. Her mother, Genevieve Jaffrey has been childhood friends with Salman Khan and Juhi Chawla.
Kiara Advani was a bright student. She completed her education at the Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai. She scored 92% in her class 12th examinations. After this, she picked a Mass Communication degree from Jai Hind College, Mumbai.
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From a young age, Kiara wanted to become an actress. The little girl, who grew up between famous actors and actresses, was sure that she wanted to be the top heroine of every hit film. Soon after her graduation, she learnt acting and did a short-term acting course and learnt acting with Roshan Taneja and Anupam Kher.
Kiara Advani was raised in a protective family and had chauffeur-driven cars that would drop her at schools and places. In the midst of it, convincing her father that she wanted to become an actress wasn't easy. However, her dad, Jagdeep Advani had a change of heart when he watched the film, 3 Idiots. After this, he decided to let his children follow their passion.
Left To Rigth: Stills from Kiara's first film, Fugly and MS Dhoni: Untold Story!
In her early 20s, Kiara auditioned for the film, Fugly, and she was selected for the role. At the age of 23, the film, Fugly (2014) was released, and it became an instant success. However, her role didn't win hearts. Two years later, Kiara appeared in the film, MS Dhoni (2016), and everyone instantly fell in love with her innocence which was clearly visible on the silver screen.
However, Kiara had a long way to become one of the top actresses in the nation. She had strings of flop films in her kitty, but she made a mark with Lust Stories. At the age of 28, Kiara won hearts with the role of 'Preeti' in Shahid Kapoor-starrer, Kabir Singh.
Left to Right: Stills from Kiara Advani's film, Kabir Singh and Shershaah!
When she was 30, she portrayed the role of Dimple Cheema in the biographical film, Shershaah, opposite Sidharth Malhotra. The film was based on the Kargil-war hero, Vikram Batra, and fans instantly fell in love with Kiara and Sidharth's on-screen jodi.
It was during the shooting of the film, Shershah, Kiara's bond with Sidharth grew stronger. While the couple maintained their 'just friends' stance in the media, their fans could see through their eyes, which held an immense love for each other. On February 7, 2023, Kiara and Sidharth got married in a lavish wedding ceremony at the Suryagarh Palace in Jaisalmer.
Fun fact: Life comes a full circle as Sidharth Malhotra, who had once dated Alia Bhatt,end up marrying Alia Advani a.k.a. Kiara Advani.
Well, Kiara Advani is an inspiration for all those who dream of achieving big things. She proved that you could become anything if you set your mind and work hard for it. She not only got her father's approval to step into the world of glam and glitz, she also became the top actress.
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