Harshaali Malhotra is a model and a child actress who has worked in some Hindi daily soaps as well as some Bollywood movies as well. She has acted in hit television series
Qubool Hai but shot to fame after her spectacular performance of a Pakistani mute girl, Munni in
Salman Khan starrer, Bajangi Bhaijaan. She was born on March 6, 2008 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her mother is Kajal Malhotra and father’s name is Vipul Malhotra. She also has a younger brother who is named Hardik Malhotra. This little 8 year old studied in Seven Square Academy in Mumbai. She made her acting debut in Bollywood, in a leading role, from
Bajrangi Bhaijaan. This film by
Kabir Khan is a 2015 drama film that stars A-List Bollywood stars like Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor and
Nawazuddin Siddiqui along with Harshaali Malhotra herself.
The film follows the story of a little girl Munni, played by Harshaali Malhotra, who has wandered far away from home. She is a Pakistani girl who cannot speak and is lost in India after wandering away. She is then helped by an Indian Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi, played by Salman Khan, who finds her and helps her get back to her home and country. After the audition for this movie, Malhotra got lucky and got selected from among five thousand other girls who had also appeared for the same part. This performance of hers, as a mute girl was highly praised and later that year, she also earned a place in the Filmfare Award nomination. Filmfare Awards are the most prestigious awards in Bollywood and she got nominated for one first ever movie at the Best Female Debut, the youngest person ever to have done that. Other than this, she has won several other awards in the categories of Best Female Debut, Best Child Artist and again which included Star Guild Award, Stardust Award, Zee Cine Award, among others. She has appeared in a few Hindi soap operas like
Laut Aao Trisha on Life OK channel, where she played the role of Sanya and Qubool Hai as Anjum Khan on Zee TV, both in 2014.
She has also filmed for some print Ads and TV commercials like Ace Group, Fair & Lovely (cosmetics), Horlicks, HDFC Bank, Pears (cosmetic). She has appeared alongside popular veteran actress
Ismat Zaidi for the Hilal Cup Cake TV Commercial and in the Pakistanis commercial of Mobilink along with
Shaan Shahid and. The most remarkable thing about her portrayal of Munni was that her since she was a mute girl, she had no dialogues and had to convey everything through expressions. But contrary to her on-screen self, in the real life she is said to quite chirpy and full of life, a girl who loves to talk. Throughout her press interviews, she has shown this adorable side of herself that made everybody go ‘Aww’ for her. Likewise, she is quite precious to the film cast and crew who had spent many hours together during the shoot and had come to love this pretty little bubbly girl.