Kiara Advani

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Kiara Advani
Kiara Advani walks for Shyamal-Bhumika at India Couture Week 2018 Day 4 (03) (cropped).jpg
Advani in 2018
Born
Alia Advani[1]

(1992-07-31) 31 July 1992 (age 29)[2]
OccupationActress
Years active2014–present
RelativesAshok Kumar (step-great-grandfather)
Saeed Jaffrey (great-uncle)

Alia Advani (born 31 July 1992) is an Indian actress. She is professionally known as Kiara Advani ([kɪˈjaːraː əɽˈʋaːɳi]). She mainly appears in Hindi movies. She made her acting debut in the 2014 comedy movie Fugly. The film was a flop at the box-office. Advani got her first successful role in the 2016 sports biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story. She was in a brief role in the movie. Her career progressed with a role in the Telugu political drama Bharat Ane Nenu (2018). In 2019, Advani starred in the Hindi romantic drama Kabir Singh and the comedy Good Newwz.

Early life and background[change | change source]

Advani was born on 31 July 1992 in Bombay, Maharashtra. Her father Jagdeep Advani is a Sindhi Hindu businessman. Her mother Genevieve Jaffrey is a teacher. Her maternal father was a Muslim from Lucknow. Her maternal grandmother was a Christian of Scottish, Irish, Portuguese, and Spanish ancestry.[3][4][5] She was born as Alia Advani. She changed her first name to Kiara before the release of her first movie Fugly in 2014.[1] She has said that Salman Khan suggested her to change the name from Alia to Kiara.[6]

She changed her name because Alia Bhatt had the same name. In an interview to Filmfare in 2019, she said that the name was inspired from Priyanka Chopra's character Kiara in the movie Anjaana Anjaani.[7][8] She is the eldest of two siblings. Advani has a younger brother, Mishaal. She is also related to many celebrities through her maternal family. Actors Ashok Kumar and Saeed Jaffrey are her step-great-grandfather and great-uncle respectively. Model Shaheen Jaffrey is her aunt.[9][10]

Career[change | change source]

Advani made her acting debut with the 2014 comedy-drama Fugly.[11] It was directed by Kabir Sadanand. She acted alongside an ensemble. The cast includes Mohit Marwah, Arfi Lamba, Vijender Singh, and Jimmy Sheirgill. The movie was a flop at the box office.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Salman Khan renamed Fugly actress as Kiara Advani". India Today. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  2. "Kiara Advani shares pic from birthday party but rumoured boyfriend Sidharth Malhotra already posted it yesterday". Hindustan Times. 1 August 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  3. "Kiara Advani's Unknown Facts Photos". indiatimes.com. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  4. Agrawal, Stuti (26 May 2014). "Having a film background can only get you to meet the right people: Kiara Advani". Times of India. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  5. "Gene Junction: Kiara Alia Advani". Verve Magazine. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  6. "Salman Khan renamed Fugly actress as Kiara Advani". India Today. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  7. "Kiara Advani says her name is inspired by Priyanka Chopra's character in Anjana Anjani". Hindustan Times. 24 July 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  8. Deshmukh, Ashwini (23 July 2019). "Kiara Advani on rejection, love and upcoming films". Filmfare. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  9. Gupta, Priya (5 May 2014). "My father saw '3 Idiots' and decided to let me do what I wanted to: Kiara Advani". Times of India. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  10. "Kiara Advani: Here are lesser known facts about the actor's parents". Republic World. Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  11. Soumitra, Das (4 June 2014). "I have worked very hard for Fugly: Kiara Advani - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  12. "Box Office: Fugly gets a poor opening". Rediff. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2020.

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