Sidharth Malhotra is an Indian actor who was born on January 16, 1985 in Delhi. His father Sunil was a former employee of Indian merchant Navy.
Sidharth started modeling at the age of 18. He was not very serious about it at that time and took it as a fun activity to earn extra money. He did modeling for 4 years before he decided to pursue acting as a career.
He then started off by assisting
in the film My Name Is Khan in 2010. Karan then gave him his first big break in 2012 in the movie Student of the Year. The actor played
in the movie. The film was successful and Sidharth got critical acclamation.
He then had 2 films in 2014 namely
Hasee Toh Phasee
and Ek villain. His work was compared to that of
in his early life. Both his films did moderately well on box office but Sidharth received praise from both critics and audience for his screen presence and intensity.
He has won 4 awards which are Breakthrough performance (Stardust) and debut actor of the year (South Africa India Film and Television Awards) male for Student of the Year; most entertaining actor in a romantic film (Big Star Entertainment Awards) for Hasee Toh Phasee and Entertainer of the Year (shared with Alia Bhatt).
He got 10 other nominations combined for all his work.
He was among the top 15 on the Times of India List of India’s Most Desirable Men in 2012 and 2013. He was voted the 3rd hotlist most promising new comer (Times of India).
His upcoming film "
" is in postproduction stage now, which will release on the 14th of august 2015. He is also doing a film Kapoor and Sons, which is still filming, and the dates are to be announced.