Who is Siddharth Malhotra?
The name of vivacious and gorgeous Siddharth Malhotra does not need any introduction. After his debut, girls are going crazy for him. His fan following is increasing day by day. The actor was born on 16th January 1985 as the youngest kid of Rimma Malhotra and Sunil Malhotra. Sidharth Malhotra’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. The actor does not have any previous connections or star kid status but his net worth is $10 million. His net worth is much higher than many start kids or established actors. Siddharth Malhotra made his entry into the film industry with the famous director and producer of Bollywood, Karan Johar. A little about Siddharth Malhotra’s personal life: he is currently single, and his friends call him Sid. Siddharth Malhotra is 185 cm long which is 6 feet 1 inches tall.
Malhotra Started Modeling Career at the age of 16
Siddharth Malhotra was only 16 when he was approached by a modeling agent, while he was sitting in a café. The actor agreed and started his career at a very tender age as a model. During his modeling career, Sidharth Malhotra participated in many prestigious pageants. The Ek Villain actor was the second runner-up in the famous Gladrags Manhunt and mega-model pageant. Even though the main title slipped from his hand, he achieved the title of Mr. Internet Popularity and Mr. Photogenic. Sidharth Malhotra won the title of Mr. Gujarat held in the year 2007. He was only 22 years old at that time.
Television debut as an actor
It will surely surprise you to know that the camera was not new for Siddharth Malhotra during the shoot of the Student of the year. Malhotra has already faced it before. He faced camera for the first time in the mega television drama named as Dharti ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan. The show was aired on television in between 2006- 2009. The Baar Baar Dekho actor played the role of young Jai Chand in the drama.
Sidharth Malhotra turns down Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion as debut movie
Years before Student of the Year, Sidharth Malhotra was offered film maker Madhur Bhandarkar’s mega hit movie Fashion, opposite Priyanka Chopra. However, due to his contract with Gladrags, Malhotra turned down the role and made his movie debut with Karan Johar’s Student of the Year.
A well known name in fashion industry before debuting as an actor
It is a well know fact that Siddharth Malhotra started his career as a model. He was a popular name in the fashion industry at that time. The fame of Malhotra was not limited to India. Siddharth Malhotra also modeled for many famous brands like Robert Cavalli, one of the well-known names in the international fashion industry. He has also walked the runway for all the famous fashion shows of Paris, Milan, and New York.
Bollywood Career - Debut
Even after achieving so much as a model, entering Bollywood was not an easy thing for Siddharth Malhotra. He went for the auditions for a project of Anubhav Sinha's and succeeded in getting the role. However, unfortunately, the project got shelved and he was back to square one. After that, he got the opportunity to work with Karan Johar, but not as an actor but as assistant director. Siddharth Malhotra worked as assistant director in the movie ‘My Name Is Khan.’ Being an assistant director helped him in understanding the workings of the industry. It sharpened his skills and senses to work in it. Finally, all his hard work paid him back. Siddharth Malhotra got the lead role in a project for Dharma Production. He made his successful debut along with star kids Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in the movie Student of the Year. The movie was a great hit and made a perfect gateway for Siddharth Malhotra to get into the industry. It helped him in grabbing some of the great roles in big banners projects. He also won the Most Promising Debut Male award in the prestigious Stardust Awards in the year 2013.
The success was followed by his other movies Hasee to Phasee as well as Ek Villian in the year 2014. Both projects were liked by his fans and increased his fan following. In Ek Villian, Malhotra portrait the role of an angry young man so convincingly that people stared comparing him with the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. These films helped Siddharth Malhotra in establishing himself in the industry. The same year, Siddharth Malhotra was awarded Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film – Male for the movie Hasee to Phasee. Siddharth Malhotra is considered a young and successful Bollywood actor with so many impactful and hit movies in his name. The actor also worked with Akshay Kumar in the movie Brothers. He received many praises for his performance in Brothers. Some of Siddharth Malhotra’s noted movies are - • Ek Villain • Kapoor and Sons, • Baar Baar Dekho • A Gentleman • Ittefaq. Among these, Baar Baar Dekho and A Gentleman didn’t work out well at the box office collections. However, Ittefaq is gaining success along with good reviews.
The actor is working diligently to make his mark in the film industry. He wants to become a legend so that people remember him as a great actor for a long time.