Kriti Sanon is a rising Bollywood star whose acting career has seen great success in the last few years. She has made a name for herself through her award-winning roles in some of Hindi films’ biggest hits, making her one of India’s most bankable stars today. In this blog post, we will explore Kriti Sanon’s journey from obscurity to stardom and examine some of her best work, accolades, awards and upcoming projects.
Introduction to Kriti Sanon
Kriti Sanon was born on July 27th, 1990, in New Delhi, India. She completed her schooling at Delhi Public School and then went on to pursue an engineering degree from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology in Noida. Her passion for acting took over during her college days and she eventually decided to take a leap of faith by venturing into film-making.
Early Life and Education
Sanon began her acting career in 2013 with the Telugu action drama ‘1: Nenokkadine’ opposite Mahesh Babu which opened to positive reviews but did not perform well commercially. After that, she acted in a number of Tamil, Telegu and Hindi films, including ‘Heropanti’, ‘Dilwale’, ‘Raabta’ and ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’. Her breakthrough role came when she played the female lead in the 2014 romantic action flick ‘Heropanti’ alongside Tiger Shroff, for which she won several awards for Best Female Debut.
After ‘Heropanti’, Kriti starred in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Dilwale’ alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Varun Dhawan. The movie went on to become one of the highest grossing films of 2015 and cemented Kriti as a leading lady of Bollywood. In 2017, Kriti received critical acclaim for her performance in the light-hearted comedy ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, where she plays the independent young woman Bitti Mishra who falls in love with Ayushmann Khurrana’s character Chirag Dubey. This film was considered one of the top ten movies of 2017 and earned Kriti numerous awards for Best Actress.
Accolades and Awards
Kriti has been recognised for her work by many prestigious institutions including Filmfare, Stardust, International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) and Screen Award. She won IIFA’s Star Debut of the Year Award in 2015 for ‘Heropanti’ and was nominated twice in 2016 for Filmfare’s Best Supporting Actress award for her performances in Dilwale and Raabta. She also bagged three awards at Zee Cine Awards 2018 for Bareilly Ki Barfi – Best Actor in Comic Role, Critics Choice Best Actor (Female) and Special Mention Award (Female).
Biggest Hits & Recent Work
In 2019, Kriti had two major releases – Arjun Patiala and Housefull 4. Both these films were huge box office successes and solidified her position as one of Bollywood’s fastest rising stars. Following that, she starred in Panipat alongside Arjun Kapoor and Ashutosh Gowariker’s war epic Laxmmi Bomb opposite Akshay Kumar. The movie gained immense traction due to its controversial subject matter of a transgender ghost seeking revenge.
Kriti is currently filming for Bachchan Pandey along with Akshay Kumar and Jacqueline Fernandez. She is set to appear in Farhad Samji’s upcoming directorial titled ‘Mimi’ based on Marathi blockbuster Mala Aai Vhhaychy!. Other than this, she is expected to star in Aditya Dhar’s untitled horror-comedy alongside Rajkumar Rao and Abhishek Banerjee and Siddharth Anand’s much anticipated ‘Ganpath’ featuring Hrithik Roshan as the lead actor.
Apart from being an accomplished actress, Kriti is known for her philanthropic activities as well as her glamorous appearances on various talk shows and red carpets events. When it comes to relationships, Kriti prefers to keep it low key as there have been no reports or rumours about any potential suitors.
Kriti Sanon’s rise to fame has been nothing short of remarkable. From a struggling newcomer to one of the most sought after actresses in Bollywood, she is now seen as an inspiration by millions of aspiring actors all over India. Her passion for acting shines through every project she takes part in and her success continues to be impressive despite the overwhelming competition within the industry. With so many exciting projects lined up ahead, we can look forward to seeing more amazing performances from Kriti Sanon soon!