Sidharth Malhotra is an Indian actor born on 16 January 1985 who appears on Hindi films.
He was born in Delhi into a Punjabi-Hindu family to Sunil, a former captain in the Merchant Navy, and Rimma Malhotra, a homemaker.
He was schooled at Delhi’s Don Bosco School and Birla Vidya Niketan and graduated from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi.
He began his career as a model at the age of 18. Dissatisfied with the profession, he went to work as a trainee assistant director with Karan Johar for the film ‘My Name is Khan’ released in 2010.
Malhotra made his debut with a leading role in Johar’s teen drama Student of the Year in 2012 alongside Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt for which he received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut nomination.
Malhotra played an aspiring businessman role opposite Parineeti Chopra and Adah Sharma in the comedy-drama Hasee Toh Phasee (2014), a criminal in the action thriller Ek Villain (2014) directed by Mohit Suri, and an aspiring author in the family drama Kapoor & Sons (2016).
He has since starred in Baar Baar Dekho (2016), A Gentleman (2017), Ittefaq (2017), Aiyaary (2018), Jabariya Jodi (2019), and Marjaavaan (2019). In 2015, Malhotra appeared in a remake of the 2011 American film Warrior, titled Brothers, directed by Karan Malhotra and co-starring Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Jackie Shroff. The film received negative reviews and under-performed at the box office.
Sidharth Malhotra is currently working on the biographical-action film – SherShaah, which is based on the life of Kargil Martyr Captain Vikram Batra. The film is written by Sandeep Srivastava, directed by Vishnuvardhan, and produced by Karan Johar under his banner of Dharma Productions.
In 2013, Malhotra performed at an event alongside Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor, and Huma Qureshi to raise funds for the flood-affected victims of Uttarakhand.
He collaborated with PETA for a campaign to create awareness about dogs. In August 2016, he performed in various cities of the USA as a part of the “Dream Team 2016” tour, also featuring fellow actors Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Katrina Kaif, Parineeti Chopra, and Aditya Roy Kapur, as well as filmmaker Karan Johar and rapper Badshah.