Sidharth Malhotra
Sidharth Malhotra

Sidharth Malhotra

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Sidharth Malhotra ([sɪˈd̪ʱːaːrt̪ʰ məlˈɦoːt̪raː]; born 16 January 1985) is an Indian actor who works in Hindi films. He began his career as a fashion model, but left it to pursue acting as an assistant director to Karan Johar in My Name Is Khan (2010). He had his first lead role in Johar's teen film Student of the Year (2012).Malhotra went on to star in such commercially successful films as the romantic comedy Hasee Toh Phasee (2014), the thriller Ek Villain (2014), and the drama Kapoor & Sons (2016). From 2016 to 2018, he appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list. Following a career downturn, with critical and commercial failures such as A Gentleman (2017), Aiyaary (2018) and Jabariya Jodi (2019), he gained critical praise for starring as Vikram Batra in the war film Shershaah (2021), earning a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. In 2024, he led the action thriller series Indian Police Force.In addition to his acting career, he serves as the ambassador of several brands and products. Malhotra is married to actress Kiara Advani.

Early life and career

Malhotra was born in Delhi, India into a Punjabi Hindu family, to Sunil, a former captain in the Merchant Navy, and Rimma Malhotra, a homemaker. Malhotra was educated at Don Bosco School (Alaknanda, New Delhi), and at Naval Public School, Delhi. Malhotra was educated at Don Bosco School (Alaknanda, New Delhi), and at Naval Public School, Delhi. He then graduated from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi. At the age of 18, he began modelling. Although he was successful, he decided to quit after four years because he was dissatisfied with the profession.

Early life and work

Malhotra was born in Delhi, India into a Punjabi Hindu family, to Sunil Malhotra, a former captain in the Merchant Navy, and Rimma Malhotra, a homemaker. Malhotra was educated at Don Bosco School (Alaknanda, New Delhi), and at Naval Public School, Delhi. Malhotra was educated at Don Bosco School (Alaknanda, New Delhi), and at Naval Public School, Delhi. He then graduated from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi. At the age of 18, he began modelling. Although he was successful, he decided to quit after four years because he was dissatisfied with the profession.

Early life and family

Malhotra was born in Delhi, India 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 Naval Public School, and graduated from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi. At the age of 18, he began modelling. Although he was successful, he decided to quit after four years because he was dissatisfied with the profession.

Early life

Malhotra was born and raised in Delhi, India 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 Naval Public School, and graduated from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi.
At the age of 18, he began modelling. Although he was successful, he decided to quit after four years because he was dissatisfied with the profession.

Early life and debut (1985–2015)

Malhotra was born and raised in Delhi, India 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 Naval Public School, and graduated from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi.
At the age of 18, he began modelling. Although he was successful, he decided to quit after four years because he was dissatisfied with the profession.

Malhotra, interested in pursuing an acting career, successfully auditioned for a film to be directed by Anubhav Sinha. However, the film was shelved, following which he worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the 2010 film My Name Is Khan. Eventually, in 2012, made his acting debut with Johar's teen drama Student of the Year alongside co-debutantes Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. He was cast as Abhimanyu Singh, a scholarship student of limited financial means, who competes with his wealthy best friend Rohan Nanda (Dhawan) to win an annual school championship. Film critic Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN considered his performance to be "earnest", adding that he had "a pleasing presence." Student of the Year was a financial success, grossing ₹1.09 billion (US$14 million) Worldwide.
Following a year-long absence from the screen, similar to that of co-stars Bhatt and Dhawan who had their second releases after him, Malhotra next starred opposite Parineeti Chopra and Adah Sharma in the 2014 romantic comedy Hasee Toh Phasee, which tells the love story of a scientist and an under-confident aspiring businessman. Mohar Basu of Koimoi found his performance to be "restrained" and described his chemistry with Chopra as "lively" and "heartfelt"; Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV praised his screen presence and compared it to the early work of Amitabh Bachchan. The film performed moderately well at the box office, with global revenues of ₹620 million (US$8.1 million).Malhotra's second release of 2014 was the Mohit Suri-directed romantic thriller Ek Villain, which saw him portray Guru Divekar, a hardened criminal whose terminally-ill wife Aisha Verma (Shraddha Kapoor) is murdered by a serial killer Rakesh Mahadkar (Riteish Deshmukh). Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express reviewed his performance as "watchable even if he has a hard time doing menace — he just seems so nice and wholesome all the time, even when he is crunching bones." The film became a commercial success with worldwide revenues of over ₹1.7 billion (US$22 million). The box office performance of the film established him as one of the new generation of actors of Hindi Cinema.Malhotra next appeared in a 2015 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, but was noted for its performances, particularly Malhotra's and his chemistry with co-star Akshay Kumar.

Career

In 2012, he made his film debut with Johar's teen drama ''Student of the Year'' alongside newcomers Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. He was cast as Abhimanyu Singh, a scholarship student, who competes with his wealthy best friends to win an annual school championship. Film critic Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN considered his performance to be "earnest", adding that he had "a pleasing presence". ''Student of the Year'' was a financial success, grossing Worldwide.Following a year-long absence from the screen, Malhotra starred opposite Parineeti Chopra in the 2014 romantic comedy ''Hasee Toh Phasee'', which tells the love story of a scientist and an under-confident aspiring businessman. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV praised his screen presence and compared it to the early work of Amitabh Bachchan. Worldwide.Following a year-long absence from the screen, Malhotra starred opposite Parineeti Chopra in the 2014 romantic comedy ''Hasee Toh Phasee'', which tells the love story of a scientist and an under-confident aspiring businessman. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV praised his screen presence and compared it to the early work of Amitabh Bachchan. The film performed moderately well at the box office, with global revenues of . In the Mohit Suri-directed romantic thriller ''Ek Villain'', he played Guru Divekar, a hardened criminal whose terminally-ill wife (played by Shraddha Kapoor) is murdered by a serial killer (played by Riteish Deshmukh). Shubhra Gupta of ''The Indian Express'' reviewed his performance as "watchable even if he has a hard time doing menace — he just seems so nice and wholesome all the time, even when he is crunching bones." The film became a commercial success with worldwide revenues of over . The box office performance of the film established him as one of the most promising new actors of Hindi cinema.Malhotra next appeared in a 2015 remake of the 2011 American film ''Warrior'', titled ''Brothers'', directed by Karan Malhotra and co-starring Akshay Kumar. The film received negative reviews and under-performed at the box office. Malhotra's next release, the Shakun Batra-directed family drama ''Kapoor & Sons'', proved to be a critical and commercial success, grossing 1.53 billion worldwide. Featuring an ensemble cast including Fawad Khan, and Alia Bhatt, the film tells the story of two brothers of contrasting personalities (Malhotra and Khan) who return home to their dysfunctional family after their grandfather suffers from a cardiac arrest. A reviewer for ''India Today'' thought that Malhotra was overshadowed by Khan in the film, though Namrata Joshi of ''The Hindu'' wrote that "he holds his own with his solid presence and vulnerable glances".Malhotra followed the success of ''Kapoor & Sons'' with a starring role in the romantic comedy ''Baar Baar Dekho'' alongside Katrina Kaif, playing a time-travelling mathematician. Directed by Nitya Mehra, the film was poorly received. Later in 2017, he starred in dual roles for the first time in the action comedy ''A Gentleman'' with Jacqueline Fernandez from the writer-director duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K., which was produced by Fox Star Studios; although highly anticipated, it opened to a poor reception. Both films were box-office bombs. but failed at the box office with a lifetime collection of 500 million. Neeraj Pandey's ''Aiyaary'' (2018) featured Malhotra along with Manoj Bajpayee and Rakul Preet Singh. The film opened on a note of 30 Million and collected 183.1 million. Bollywood Hungama, in a negative review said that "On the whole, Aiyaary misses the mark and is a huge letdown on the account of its flawed script and the lengthy run time"Malhotra's two releases of 2019 were poorly received and were deemed box office failures. He first starred in the romantic-comedy ''Jabariya Jodi'', his second collaboration with Parineeti Chopra. The film had negative reviews and was considered a flop. His second appearance was in Milap Milan Zaveri's action film ''Marjaavaan'', co-starring Ritesh Deshmukh and Tara Sutaria.In 2021, Malhotra had a lead role in the biographical war film ''Shershaah'', based on the life of the Indian army officer Vikram Batra. After several delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film premiered on Amazon Prime Video. It received mixed reviews from critics. Praise was directed at Malhotra's performance in particular, with Saibal Chatterjee writing that he "has what it takes to flesh out a real-life martyr who has left behind a larger-than-life aura". ''Shershaah'' was the most-watched film on Prime Video in India at the time of its release. The film also earned him his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.Malhotra's sole film release of 2022 was the fantasy comedy ''Thank God'', co-starring Ajay Devgn, which failed commercially. The film also earned him his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.Malhotra's sole film release of 2022 was the fantasy comedy ''Thank God'', co-starring Ajay Devgn, which failed commercially. The following year, he played an Indian spy stationed in Pakistan before the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 in the thriller ''Mission Majnu''. Following several delays from its planned theatrical release, the film was ultimately released on Netflix. Monika Rawal Kukreja of ''Hindustan Times'' compared it unfavourably to ''Shershaah'' and stated that Malhotra was let down by the script despite being in "top form, with a charming onscreen presence". In 2024, Malhotra led the police procedural series ''Indian Police Force'', created by Rohit Shetty for Amazon Prime Video. ''The Hindu'' Shilajit Mitra found a "decency in Malhotra that’s refreshing for a Rohit Shetty protagonist", but bemoaned that he "strains at playing broad". He once again played a heroic army officer in the action film ''Yodha'', terming such parts his focus as an actor. In a mixed review for the film, ''The Wire'' Puja Awasthi termed him "the most dependable action hero among his contemporaries". ''Yodha'' failed commercially.

Early career and breakthrough (2012–2015)

Malhotra had his first acting role in 2009 in the television serial Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan, in which he played the small role of Jaichand. Interested in further pursuing an acting career, he successfully auditioned for a film to be directed by Anubhav Sinha. However, the film was shelved, following which he worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the 2010 film My Name Is Khan. Eventually, in 2012, he made his acting debut with Johar's teen drama Student of the Year alongside co-debutantes Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. He was cast as Abhimanyu Singh, a scholarship student of limited financial means, who competes with his wealthy best friend Rohan Nanda (Dhawan) to win an annual school championship. Film critic Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN considered his performance to be "earnest", adding that he had "a pleasing presence." Student of the Year was a financial success, grossing ₹1.09 billion (US$14 million) Worldwide.


Following a year-long absence from the screen, similar to that of co-stars Bhatt and Dhawan who had their second releases after him, Malhotra next starred opposite Parineeti Chopra and Adah Sharma in the 2014 romantic comedy Hasee Toh Phasee, which tells the love story of a scientist and an under-confident aspiring businessman. Mohar Basu of Koimoi found his performance to be "restrained" and described his chemistry with Chopra as "lively" and "heartfelt"; Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV praised his screen presence and compared it to the early work of Amitabh Bachchan. The film performed moderately well at the box office, with global revenues of ₹620 million (US$8.1 million).Malhotra's second release of 2014 was the Mohit Suri-directed romantic thriller Ek Villain, which saw him portray Guru Divekar, a hardened criminal whose terminally-ill wife Aisha Verma (Shraddha Kapoor) is murdered by a serial killer Rakesh Mahadkar (Riteish Deshmukh). Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express reviewed his performance as "watchable even if he has a hard time doing menace — he just seems so nice and wholesome all the time, even when he is crunching bones." The film became a commercial success with worldwide revenues of over ₹1.7 billion (US$22 million). The box office performance of the film established him as one of the new generation of actors of Hindi Cinema.Malhotra next appeared in a 2015 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, but was noted for its performances, particularly Malhotra's and his chemistry with co-star Akshay Kumar.

Early work and breakthrough (2009–2016)

Malhotra made his acting debut in 2006 in the TV serial ''Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan'', in which he played the role of Jaichand. Interested in pursuing a film career, he successfully auditioned for a film to be directed by Anubhav Sinha. However, the film was shelved, and he instead worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the 2010 film ''My Name Is Khan''. In 2012, he made his film debut with Johar's teen drama ''Student of the Year'' alongside newcomers Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. He was cast as Abhimanyu Singh, a scholarship student, who competes with his wealthy best friends to win an annual school championship. Film critic Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN considered his performance to be "earnest", adding that he had "a pleasing presence". ''Student of the Year'' was a financial success, grossing The film performed moderately well at the box office, with global revenues of . In the Mohit Suri-directed romantic thriller ''Ek Villain'', he played Guru Divekar, a hardened criminal whose terminally-ill wife (played by Shraddha Kapoor) is murdered by a serial killer (played by Riteish Deshmukh). Shubhra Gupta of ''The Indian Express'' reviewed his performance as "watchable even if he has a hard time doing menace — he just seems so nice and wholesome all the time, even when he is crunching bones." The film became a commercial success with worldwide revenues of over . The box office performance of the film established him as one of the most promising new actors of Hindi cinema.Malhotra next appeared in a 2015 remake of the 2011 American film ''Warrior'', titled ''Brothers'', directed by Karan Malhotra and co-starring Akshay Kumar. The film received negative reviews and under-performed at the box office. Malhotra's next release, the Shakun Batra-directed family drama ''Kapoor & Sons'', proved to be a critical and commercial success, grossing 1.53 billion worldwide. Featuring an ensemble cast including Fawad Khan, and Alia Bhatt, the film tells the story of two brothers of contrasting personalities (Malhotra and Khan) who return home to their dysfunctional family after their grandfather suffers from a cardiac arrest. A reviewer for ''India Today'' thought that Malhotra was overshadowed by Khan in the film, though Namrata Joshi of ''The Hindu'' wrote that "he holds his own with his solid presence and vulnerable glances".

Early work and breakthrough (2006–2016)

Interested in pursuing a film career, he successfully auditioned for a film to be directed by Anubhav Sinha. However, the film was shelved, and he instead worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the 2010 film ''My Name Is Khan''. In 2012, he made his film debut with Johar's teen drama ''Student of the Year'' alongside newcomers Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. He was cast as Abhimanyu Singh, a scholarship student, who competes with his wealthy best friends to win an annual school championship. Film critic Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN considered his performance to be "earnest", adding that he had "a pleasing presence". ''Student of the Year'' was a financial success, grossing Worldwide.Following a year-long absence from the screen, Malhotra starred opposite Parineeti Chopra in the 2014 romantic comedy ''Hasee Toh Phasee'', which tells the love story of a scientist and an under-confident aspiring businessman. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV praised his screen presence and compared it to the early work of Amitabh Bachchan. Worldwide.Following a year-long absence from the screen, Malhotra starred opposite Parineeti Chopra in the 2014 romantic comedy ''Hasee Toh Phasee'', which tells the love story of a scientist and an under-confident aspiring businessman. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV praised his screen presence and compared it to the early work of Amitabh Bachchan. The film performed moderately well at the box office, with global revenues of . In the Mohit Suri-directed romantic thriller ''Ek Villain'', he played Guru Divekar, a hardened criminal whose terminally-ill wife (played by Shraddha Kapoor) is murdered by a serial killer (played by Riteish Deshmukh). Shubhra Gupta of ''The Indian Express'' reviewed his performance as "watchable even if he has a hard time doing menace — he just seems so nice and wholesome all the time, even when he is crunching bones." The film became a commercial success with worldwide revenues of over . The box office performance of the film established him as one of the most promising new actors of Hindi cinema.Malhotra next appeared in a 2015 remake of the 2011 American film ''Warrior'', titled ''Brothers'', directed by Karan Malhotra and co-starring Akshay Kumar. The film received negative reviews and under-performed at the box office. Malhotra's next release, the Shakun Batra-directed family drama ''Kapoor & Sons'', proved to be a critical and commercial success, grossing 1.53 billion worldwide. Featuring an ensemble cast including Fawad Khan, and Alia Bhatt, the film tells the story of two brothers of contrasting personalities (Malhotra and Khan) who return home to their dysfunctional family after their grandfather suffers from a cardiac arrest. A reviewer for ''India Today'' thought that Malhotra was overshadowed by Khan in the film, though Namrata Joshi of ''The Hindu'' wrote that "he holds his own with his solid presence and vulnerable glances".

Early work and breakthrough (2012–2016)

In 2012, he made his film debut with Johar's teen drama ''Student of the Year'' alongside newcomers Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. He was cast as Abhimanyu Singh, a scholarship student, who competes with his wealthy best friends to win an annual school championship. Film critic Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN considered his performance to be "earnest", adding that he had "a pleasing presence". ''Student of the Year'' was a financial success, grossing Worldwide.Following a year-long absence from the screen, Malhotra starred opposite Parineeti Chopra in the 2014 romantic comedy ''Hasee Toh Phasee'', which tells the love story of a scientist and an under-confident aspiring businessman. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV praised his screen presence and compared it to the early work of Amitabh Bachchan. Worldwide.Following a year-long absence from the screen, Malhotra starred opposite Parineeti Chopra in the 2014 romantic comedy ''Hasee Toh Phasee'', which tells the love story of a scientist and an under-confident aspiring businessman. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV praised his screen presence and compared it to the early work of Amitabh Bachchan. The film performed moderately well at the box office, with global revenues of . In the Mohit Suri-directed romantic thriller ''Ek Villain'', he played Guru Divekar, a hardened criminal whose terminally-ill wife (played by Shraddha Kapoor) is murdered by a serial killer (played by Riteish Deshmukh). Shubhra Gupta of ''The Indian Express'' reviewed his performance as "watchable even if he has a hard time doing menace — he just seems so nice and wholesome all the time, even when he is crunching bones." The film became a commercial success with worldwide revenues of over . The box office performance of the film established him as one of the most promising new actors of Hindi cinema.Malhotra next appeared in a 2015 remake of the 2011 American film ''Warrior'', titled ''Brothers'', directed by Karan Malhotra and co-starring Akshay Kumar. The film received negative reviews and under-performed at the box office. Malhotra's next release, the Shakun Batra-directed family drama ''Kapoor & Sons'', proved to be a critical and commercial success, grossing 1.53 billion worldwide. Featuring an ensemble cast including Fawad Khan, and Alia Bhatt, the film tells the story of two brothers of contrasting personalities (Malhotra and Khan) who return home to their dysfunctional family after their grandfather suffers from a cardiac arrest. A reviewer for ''India Today'' thought that Malhotra was overshadowed by Khan in the film, though Namrata Joshi of ''The Hindu'' wrote that "he holds his own with his solid presence and vulnerable glances".

Debut and breakthrough (2012–2016)

Malhotra had his first acting role in 2009 in the television serial ''Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan'', in which he played the small role of Jaichand. Interested in further pursuing an acting career, he successfully auditioned for a film to be directed by Anubhav Sinha. However, the film was shelved, following which he worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the 2010 film ''My Name Is Khan''. In 2012, he made his film debut with Johar's teen drama ''Student of the Year'' alongside newcomers Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. He was cast as Abhimanyu Singh, a scholarship student, who competes with his wealthy best friends to win an annual school championship. Film critic Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN considered his performance to be "earnest", adding that he had "a pleasing presence." ''Student of the Year'' was a financial success, grossing The film performed moderately well at the box office, with global revenues of . In the Mohit Suri-directed romantic thriller ''Ek Villain'', he played Guru Divekar, a hardened criminal whose terminally-ill wife (played by Shraddha Kapoor) is murdered by a serial killer (played by Riteish Deshmukh). Shubhra Gupta of ''The Indian Express'' reviewed his performance as "watchable even if he has a hard time doing menace — he just seems so nice and wholesome all the time, even when he is crunching bones." The film became a commercial success with worldwide revenues of over . The box office performance of the film established him as one of the most promising new actors of Hindi cinema.

Malhotra next appeared in a 2015 remake of the 2011 American film ''Warrior'', titled ''Brothers'', directed by Karan Malhotra and co-starring Akshay Kumar. The film received negative reviews and under-performed at the box office. Malhotra's next release, the Shakun Batra-directed family drama ''Kapoor & Sons'', proved to be a critical and commercial success, grossing 1.53 billion worldwide. Featuring an ensemble cast including Fawad Khan, and Alia Bhatt, the film tells the story of two brothers of contrasting personalities (Malhotra and Khan) who return home to their dysfunctional family after their grandfather suffers from a cardiac arrest. A reviewer for ''India Today'' thought that Malhotra was overshadowed by Khan in the film, though Namrata Joshi of ''The Hindu'' wrote that "he holds his own with his solid presence and vulnerable glances".

Career fluctuations (2016–2020)

Malhotra followed the success of ''Kapoor & Sons'' with a starring role in the romantic comedy ''Baar Baar Dekho'' alongside Katrina Kaif, playing a time-travelling mathematician. Directed by Nitya Mehra, the film was poorly received. Later in 2017, he starred in dual roles for the first time in the action comedy ''A Gentleman'' with Jacqueline Fernandez from the writer-director duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K., which was produced by Fox Star Studios; although highly anticipated, it opened to a poor reception. Both films were box-office bombs. but failed at the box office with a lifetime collection of 500 million. Neeraj Pandey's ''Aiyaary'' (2018) featured Malhotra along with Manoj Bajpayee and Rakul Preet Singh. The film opened on a note of 30 Million and collected 183.1 million. Bollywood Hungama, in a negative review said that "On the whole, Aiyaary misses the mark and is a huge letdown on the account of its flawed script and the lengthy run time"Malhotra's two releases of 2019 were poorly received and were deemed box office failures. He first starred in the romantic-comedy ''Jabariya Jodi'', his second collaboration with Parineeti Chopra. The film had negative reviews and was considered a flop. His second appearance was in Milap Milan Zaveri's action film ''Marjaavaan'', co-starring Ritesh Deshmukh and Tara Sutaria.

Shershaah and streaming projects (2021–present)

In 2021, Malhotra had a lead role in the biographical war film ''Shershaah'', based on the life of the Indian army officer Vikram Batra. After several delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film premiered on Amazon Prime Video. It received mixed reviews from critics. Praise was directed at Malhotra's performance in particular, with Saibal Chatterjee writing that he "has what it takes to flesh out a real-life martyr who has left behind a larger-than-life aura". ''Shershaah'' was the most-watched film on Prime Video in India at the time of its release. The film also earned him his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.Malhotra's sole film release of 2022 was the fantasy comedy ''Thank God'', co-starring Ajay Devgn, which failed commercially. The film also earned him his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.Malhotra's sole film release of 2022 was the fantasy comedy ''Thank God'', co-starring Ajay Devgn, which failed commercially. The following year, he played an Indian spy stationed in Pakistan before the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 in the thriller ''Mission Majnu''. Following several delays from its planned theatrical release, the film was ultimately released on Netflix. Monika Rawal Kukreja of ''Hindustan Times'' compared it unfavourably to ''Shershaah'' and stated that Malhotra was let down by the script despite being in "top form, with a charming onscreen presence". In 2024, Malhotra led the police procedural series ''Indian Police Force'', created by Rohit Shetty for Amazon Prime Video. ''The Hindu'' Shilajit Mitra found a "decency in Malhotra that’s refreshing for a Rohit Shetty protagonist", but bemoaned that he "strains at playing broad".Malhotra will next star in the action film ''Yodha'' alongside Disha Patani and Raashii Khanna.

Shershaah and action roles (2021–present)

In 2021, Malhotra had a lead role in the biographical war film ''Shershaah'', based on the life of the Indian army officer Vikram Batra. After several delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film premiered on Amazon Prime Video. It received mixed reviews from critics. Praise was directed at Malhotra's performance in particular, with Saibal Chatterjee writing that he "has what it takes to flesh out a real-life martyr who has left behind a larger-than-life aura". ''Shershaah'' was the most-watched film on Prime Video in India at the time of its release. The film also earned him his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.Malhotra's sole film release of 2022 was the fantasy comedy ''Thank God'', co-starring Ajay Devgn, which failed commercially. The film also earned him his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.Malhotra's sole film release of 2022 was the fantasy comedy ''Thank God'', co-starring Ajay Devgn, which failed commercially. The following year, he played an Indian spy stationed in Pakistan before the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 in the thriller ''Mission Majnu''. Following several delays from its planned theatrical release, the film was ultimately released on Netflix. Monika Rawal Kukreja of ''Hindustan Times'' compared it unfavourably to ''Shershaah'' and stated that Malhotra was let down by the script despite being in "top form, with a charming onscreen presence". In 2024, Malhotra led the police procedural series ''Indian Police Force'', created by Rohit Shetty for Amazon Prime Video. ''The Hindu'' Shilajit Mitra found a "decency in Malhotra that’s refreshing for a Rohit Shetty protagonist", but bemoaned that he "strains at playing broad". He once again played a heroic army officer in the action film ''Yodha'', terming such parts his focus as an actor. In a mixed review for the film, ''The Wire'' Puja Awasthi termed him "the most dependable action hero among his contemporaries". ''Yodha'' failed commercially.

Shershaah and beyond (2021–present)

In 2021, Malhotra had a lead role in the biographical war film ''Shershaah'', based on the life of the Indian army officer Vikram Batra. After several delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film premiered on Amazon Prime Video. It received mixed reviews from critics. Praise was directed at Malhotra's performance in particular, with Saibal Chatterjee writing that he "has what it takes to flesh out a real-life martyr who has left behind a larger-than-life aura". ''Shershaah'' was the most-watched film on Prime Video in India at the time of its release.Malhotra's sole film release of 2022 was the fantasy comedy ''Thank God'', co-starring Ajay Devgn, which failed commercially. The following year, he played an Indian spy stationed in Pakistan before the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 in the thriller ''Mission Majnu''. Following several delays from its planned theatrical release, the film was ultimately released on Netflix. Monika Rawal Kukreja of ''Hindustan Times'' compared it unfavourably to ''Shershaah'' and stated that Malhotra was let down by the script despite being in "top form, with a charming onscreen presence".Malhotra will next star in the action film ''Yodha'', and in ''Indian Police Force'', a web series for Amazon Prime Video from director Rohit Shetty.

Personal life

Rumours of him dating actress Kiara Advani began in 2020, but he did not publicly speak about the relationship. On 7 February 2023, they married in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony. Their wedding received widespread media attention, resulting in their official wedding pictures being the most-liked Instagram post in India till date.

Other work

In 2013, Malhotra collaborated with PETA for a campaign to spread awareness about dogs sterilisation. Later that year, he participated in a stage show in Hong Kong alongside Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt and performed at a charity event with Dhawan, Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor and Huma Qureshi to raise funds for the flood-affected victims of Uttarakhand. In August 2016, he performed in various cities of America for the "Dream Team 2016" tour, alongside Karan Johar, the actors Dhawan, Bhatt, Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif, Parineeti Chopra, and the singer Badshah.

Other work and public image

Kunal Purandare and Angad Singh from ''Forbes India'' noted that Malhotra has " firmly entrenched in the A-list of Bollywood". Sangeeta Wadhwani of ''Hello!'' stated, "Sidharth arrived on Planet Bollywood with all the attributes of a star. Those Punjabi roots, a hunger to make it big, the willingness to put in the hard work." ''The Indian Express'' also stated that ''Shershaah'', proved to be a major breakthrough in Malhotra's career.Malhotra is known for his fashion style and is considered among the most stylish Bollywood actors. From 2016 to 2018, he appeared in ''Forbes India'' Celebrity 100 list. He debuted at the 74th position with an estimated annual income of . Malhotra has frequently appeared on Times' Most Desirable Men list. He was placed 5th in 2017, 10th in 2018, 8th in 2019 and 10th in 2020. Malhotra is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products including Pepe Jeans, Brylcream, Oppo, Metro Shoes, Coca-Cola and Movado. In 2023, Malhotra became the sixth most searched personality on Google in India.In 2013, Malhotra collaborated with PETA for a campaign to spread awareness about dogs sterilisation. Later that year, he participated in a stage show in Hong Kong alongside Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt and performed at a charity event with Dhawan, Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor and Huma Qureshi to raise funds for the flood-affected victims of Uttarakhand. In August 2016, he performed in various cities of United States for the "Dream Team 2016" tour, alongside Karan Johar, actors, Dhawan, Bhatt, Roy Kapur, Parineeti Chopra, Katrina Kaif, and the singer Badshah.
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