Sidharth Malhotra Wiki, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Movies, Biography & More
Sidharth Malhotra is an Indian film actor and model.
His personal life is as interesting as his professional one currently. Shershaah, his last release, gave Sidharth Malhotra a much-needed success, and his upcoming lineup has his fans intrigued. And so have his plans to get married.
He laughs when you ask him if it happening any time soon, “Well, there are no plans as of now. I feel it is something that will take its course. That film production has not happened yet. I don’t have the story, script, or cast ready for that. As and when it happens or falls into my lap, I will let everyone else know.” He is rumored to be dating Kiara Advani.
The 36-year-old, who will be seen in Mission Majnu next, can sense a change profession-wise. Post-Shershaah, he says people have begun taking him more seriously. “I think what success changes is the sense of you as a performer. I dived right back into work as a performer, and confidence that a film’s team or director would have when I give suggestions, now it would have more weightage,” says Malhotra.
He elaborates and adds, “Maybe three years ago, when I gave the same suggestion with the same amount of understanding, they would have thought ‘Karein ki a Karein’. But now, they see your instinct has worked with a film that has connected with the audiences. I look at that as a positive change. That’s what I am concerned with, making a change and adding to it from a sense of passion. I am not saying that I know better or want to control it, I am just saying there is no harm in trying things. We always have the option of a retake in our films.”
Actors Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, who were in the film Shershaah, have now reportedly called it quits. While neither party has confirmed or denied the speculation—or even that they were dating in the first place, Kiara shared an Instagram story about the film bagging HitList OTT Award. She captioned the photo with a heart and folded hands. She also re-shared Karan Johar's post.
She took a photo of the award and wrote, “My heart is filled with gratitude, dedicating each award to Dimple and my Shershaah team for making the journey so special and to the audience who voted for me, thank you so much for your love and your support.” She tagged Sidharth Malhotra and Karan Johar in the post.
Sidharth and Kiara grew close after the release of Shershaah, a biopic on Captain Vikram Batra, last year. While neither of them acknowledged it in public and presence at Bollywood parties spoke volumes. During an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Sidharth had addressed his equation with Kiara, as well as what he likes about her. After hearing that a fan wanted him and Kiara in a ‘hardcore romantic’ film, he said, “Absolutely. The love that we have gotten for Vikram and Dimple on screen, also because we’re limited, it’s the first time we’re working in a love story…it’s got that classic vibe. She brings in a great number of emotions and climax to the film. I think because it’s true, that’s why people are connecting. Hopefully, it’s a matter of time of picking a correct script and a correct director, we’ll hopefully come back with a love story, soon.” However, reports of the two calling it quits have been doing the rounds lately.
On the work front, Kiara Advani has Bhool Bhulaiyya 2 and Jugg Jugg Jeeyo in the pipeline. Sidharth has Rohit Shetty’s cop drama, which will release on Amazon Prime.
Sidharth Malhotra shares a rather personal connection with his “labor of love” Shershaah. Ask the actor about it and he says that the film hits home for more reasons than one. His father was in the Indian Navy and his grandfather served in the Indo-China war of 1962.
“My grandfather got injured while at the war and took early retirement. My father is an army brat and he has seen my grandfather serve. He’s just happy that one of his sons has become a pretend army soldier if not a real one and is playing this amazing heroic character,” shares Malhotra.
While feedback from the audience and the critics matter to him, what he is looking forward to the most is a positive nod from his and Captain Vikram Batra’s family: “My father knows what sacrifices one has to make to serve their country. He’s really looking forward to the film. I also hope Captain Batra’s family thinks that I’ve done justice to his story. That’s the only review I’m waiting for and nervous about.”
Industry insiders believe that Shershaah is going to be a game-changer for him. “I don’t think one film can make or break me as an actor,” asserts the 36-year-old actor, elaborating, “My trajectory has taught me that my highs are short-lived and so are the lows. I believe in putting my best foot forward in a film. But when it comes to Shershaah, maybe I’ve given slightly more of my life to it.”
Films based on real-life stories run the risk of turning jingoistic. For Malhotra, it is the need and responsibility of makers and actors to stick to facts in such films. “We’ve taken some cinematic liberties but 90% of it is authentic. As an actor, I didn’t want to render certain dialogues in the most obvious, commercial sense. We were also very cautious about not diving into any political aspect,” he ends.
Sidharth Malhotra was lounging in the presidential suite at The Oberoi Grand on a recent Sunday morning when t2 dropped in for a chat. Sporting his trademark cool in faded denim and a matching jacket teamed with a white tee, the 34-year-old looker was his usual warm self, in between answering his texts and sipping on his coffee. Calcutta is not a city that the Bolly star often visits (he was here for an event for Pepe Jeans London, of which he’s the face in India) and he’s excited about making a film here someday.
“I haven’t ever actually shot a film in Calcutta. I really want to. Let’s see if I get a script soon and if the directors feel this will be the ideal location to shoot in, then great. I think I mentioned to you the last time we met about this Bengali movie shot on a train… Praktan. Such great writing. Some great stories are coming out of here,” smiled Sid as we sat down for a chat on fashion, films, and some more.
When I meet his family, definitely. I have met them multiple times now, including his twin brother, his parents, and his sister. I went to their home, their mandir. We shot in Palampur. That’s when it hits you, you know… that what you are trying to portray on screen is something that these people have lived and it’s ended in tragedy for them.
During my growing up years, I remember knowing Pepe as a very cool brand internationally. We always saw foreign faces representing it and I was very happy when they decided to have a face for the Indian diaspora and they chose me. It’s a brand I grew up with. They are really comfortable. I am not saying this because I endorse it but I have worn my Pepe denim on long-haul flights and even during stage performances. I can dance, jump around and sweat it out in them.
It’s an affordable brand. All college goers these days are very fashion-conscious and Pepe suits every pocket.
I used to get hand-me-downs from my brother, who is six years older than me. Yes, younger sibling woes! (Laughs) I would keep waiting for the day when he would either throw away or outgrow his denim so that I could keep them for myself. He had a pair of Pepe jeans that I got eventually. So from there to here… who would have thought?
There’s no outfit that I haven’t actually tried on, at least once (smiles). I started modeling during my college days and have worn some obnoxious stuff from designers who I will not name! (Laughs) It was the time when everyone was experimenting and I was getting paid to wear those experiments, so I had to be professional (smiles). But I was largely comfortable, you know. It probably comes from being confident and being secure with who I am and how I look. I think I can pull off almost everything… casual wear, Indian stuff….
They didn’t even get to say ‘goodbye’ to him and that pain remains. We did extra homework on the script, we paid a lot of attention to recreating his life and bravery. But we don’t carry that pressure when we go on set because that will harm the film. We have a script and we have to work within the framework of that. I told his parents that we can only capture the essence of his life in a two-hour film and I hope they are happy when they see it.
Absolutely! It’s a full-on mass entertainer. That’s what I have strived for in the seven years I have been in the business. I have tried to make films in different genres, but none of my two characters have looked or felt the same. Marjaavaan (releasing on November 15) is a prime example of my will to experiment every time. It’s a film that is purely made for the audience, for the viewer who wants to walk into a theatre to watch sequences where he can clap and whistle.
Milap Zaveri (the film’s director) believes in the kind of commercial cinema that you and I grew up on… like Bachchan Saab's films or Sanjay Dutt or Sunny Deol. You know, the hero is the hero… protecting the girl, fighting the bad guys…. Somehow that influenced me and so many other kids of my generation — Ranveer, for example — to become Hindi film heroes (smiles). Marjaavaan has the quintessential definition of a hero and I found that very exciting.
So yes, the aim has always been to play different roles. Some have worked, some have not. It’s an ongoing process and the outcome in terms of box office is not something that I can control. I am not an active producer yet, so I can only contribute as an actor. I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring my roles and there is no genre today that I will shy away from trying at least once. I think I am pretty confident as an actor today and even directors and producers see that in me. Let’s see what kind of scripts come my way now. I am excited… I have just started, ya (smiles).
Yes, I am just back from a shooting schedule in Kargil. It’s been very tough… see this (rolls up his jacket sleeve to show a bruise on his left wrist and winces). This is my gift from the mountains (smiles). No one’s ever shot in Kargil. Virgin locations… we were there at 12,000ft above sea level, recreating the Kargil War, recreating the army, recreating the ’90s. One doesn’t get to do war films these days, though Shershaah is a love story (co-starring Kiara Advani)-cum-war film. The story is very impactful… Vikram Batra gave his life for the country. Up north — be it Chandigarh, Delhi, or his hometown Palampur (in Himachal Pradesh) — he is highly revered and respected. The script has a lot of power and the team has worked very hard to make the war sequences gritty. We shot on mountain faces that were angled at 70 degrees… we had an international action team as well as the army helping us. I think it’s an authentic, entertaining, and heroic story.
When I meet his family, definitely. I have met them multiple times now, including his twin brother, his parents, and his sister. I went to their home, their mandir. We shot in Palampur. That’s when it hits you, you know… that what you are trying to portray on screen is something that these people have lived and it’s ended in tragedy for them. They didn’t even get to say ‘goodbye’ to him and that pain remains. We did extra homework on the script, we paid a lot of attention to recreating his life and bravery. But we don’t carry that pressure when we go on set because that will harm the film. We have a script and we have to work within the framework of that. I told his parents that we can only capture the essence of his life in a two-hour film and I hope they are happy when they see it.
Sidharth Malhotra has a healthy physique and he is 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 80 Kg(176 lbs). Sidharth always keeps himself fit and he is very health Conscious. His chest measurement is 42 Inches, Waist is approx. 30 Inches & biceps measurement is 16 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got black hair and Brown Eyes.
|Real Name||Sidharth Malhotra|
|Debut||Student Of The Year,
TV-Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan
|Date Of Birth||16 January 1985|
|Age (as in 2020)||35 Years|
|Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Capricorn|
|Height in Centimetres||185 cm|
|Height In Meters||1.85 m|
|Height in Inches||6’1″|
|Weight in Kilograms||80 Kg|
|Weight in Pounds||176 lbs|
|Body Measurement (approx)||Chest-42
|Educational Qualification||B.Com (Hons.)|
|School||Don Bosco School Delhi, Navy Children School Delhi|
|Collage/University||Shaheed Bhagat Singh College New Delhi|
|Favorite Actors||Bollywood-shah rukh Kahn, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan
Hollywood-George Clooney, Johnny Depp
|Favorite Actress||Deepika Padukone, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif,|
|Favorite Perfume||Fierce by Abercrombie and Fitch|
|Favorite Food||Jalebi, Hot Chocolates Fudge, Sushi, Biryani, Chicken Roll Munch|
|Favorite Film||Bollywood-Agnipath, Andaz Apna Apna, Chupke Chupke, Sholay, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Hollywood-Indiana Jones, The Lord Of Ring Series, Good Will Hunting
|Hobbies||Gymming, Drawing, Cartoons|
|Favorite color||Black, White|
|Car Collection||Mercedes Benz ML
Class ML 250
|Favorite Holiday Destination||New York, Goa|
|Salary (approx)||₹ 3-5 Crore/Film|
|Net Worth (approx)||$10 Million Dollars|