Sanya Malhotra Actress
Sanya Malhotra Actress

Born on 25 February 1992, Sanya Malhotra is an Indian actress renowned for her work in Hindi cinema. She garnered attention with supporting roles in the highly successful sports film Dangal (2016) and the action-packed Jawan (2023), both ranking among the highest-grossing Indian films. Additionally, she delivered strong performances in the comedy Badhaai Ho (2018) and the biopic Sam Bahadur (2023), both of which were commercially successful.

Malhotra earned nominations for the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress due to her standout roles in the drama Photograph (2019) and the black comedy Ludo (2020). Her contributions to streaming films were also well-received, with notable performances in Shakuntala Devi (2020), Pagglait (2021), Love Hostel (2022), and Kathal (2023). Her portrayal in the latter earned her recognition and a Filmfare OTT Award.

Sanya Malhotra Actress Biography

Real Name Sanya Malhotra
Profession(s) Actress, Dancer
Famous Role “Babita Kumari” in the film ‘Dangal’ (2016)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 157 cm
in meters– 1.57 m
in feet inches– 5’ 2”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 50 kg
in pounds– 110 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.) 32-26-32
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Debut Film: Dangal (2016)
Awards 2018– Best New Action Star at the prestigious 4th annual Jackie Chan Action Movie Week in China

2023– Critics’ Choice Award in the Best Actor (Female) category for the film ‘Kathal’ at the Filmfare OTT Awards (26 November 2023)

Personal Life
Date of Birth 25 February 1992
Age (as of 2021) 29 Years
Birthplace Delhi, India 
Zodiac sign Pisces
Nationality Indian
Hometown Delhi, India
School Ryan International School, Mayur Vihar, Delhi
College/University Gargi College, University of Delhi, New Delhi
Educational Qualification Graduate
Religion Hinduism
Caste Khatri
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Address A 3-BHK apartment in Mumbai
Hobbies Dancing, Travelling, Reading, Doing Yoga
Boys, Affairs, and More
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends Not Known
Husband N/A
Parents Father– Sunil Malhotra
Mother– Renu Malhotra
Siblings Brother– None
Sister– Shagun Malhotra
Food Rajma Chawal
Beverage(s) Coffee, Beetroot Juice
Actor(s) Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor
Actresses Kangana Ranaut, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone
Film(s) Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil Chahta Hai, Maqbool, The Lunchbox
Director(s) Vishal Bhardwaj, Imtiaz Ali, Karan Johar
Destination Europe
Singer/Band(s) Lana Del Rey, Coldplay
Money Factor
Assets/Properties In November 2021, she gifted herself a new home in the Bayview building on Juhu-Versova Link Road. Reportedly, the apartment is worth Rs 14.3 crore.


Sanya Malhotra Actress Early life & Personal life 

Born on 25 February 1992 in Delhi to a Punjabi Hindu family, Malhotra is a trained dancer specializing in contemporary and ballet styles. Following her graduation from Gargi College, she entered the dance reality show Dance India Dance, reaching the top 100 contestants. Relocating to Mumbai, she actively participated in auditions and gained experience assisting camerapersons in the production of television commercials. Her breakthrough came when film casting director Mukesh Chhabra contacted her for opportunities in the film industry.

Sanya Malhotra Actress Career

Malhotra was chosen for the biographical sports film Dangal directed by Nitesh Tiwari, alongside fellow newcomer Fatima Sana Shaikh. Despite her initial lack of knowledge about wrestling, she dedicated herself to learning the nuances by watching videos on wrestling techniques, studying the movements, walks, and body language of wrestlers, and undergoing training. Both Malhotra and Shaikh underwent five rounds of auditions, physical training, and workshops conducted by Tiwari and Aamir Khan, with coaching from former wrestler Kripa Shankar Patel Bishnoi. Dangal, released in 2016, garnered critical acclaim and emerged as the highest-grossing Indian film, earning over ₹2,000 crore (US$250 million) worldwide. Anupama Chopra praised Malhotra’s performance, stating that she provided “strong support” to the story. Additionally, Malhotra showcased her choreography skills by choreographing the song “Sexy Baliye” for the film Secret Superstar (2017), featuring Aamir Khan.

Two years later, Malhotra took on a prominent role in Vishal Bhardwaj’s drama Pataakha (2018), co-starring newcomer Radhika Madan. Based on Charan Singh Pathik’s short story “Do Behnen,” the film revolves around the tumultuous relationship between two sisters in Rajasthan. To prepare for their roles, both Malhotra and Madan immersed themselves in the lives of the characters’ real inspirations, staying in Ronsi village near Jaipur, learning the Rajasthani dialect, and mastering tasks such as milking buffaloes, thatching roofs, plastering walls with dung, and carrying water-filled matkas on their heads. They also underwent a weight gain of 10 kg for authenticity. Critic Raja Sen commended Malhotra as a “fearless actress” who portrayed her character with “unhinged enthusiasm.” In the same year, she played a supporting role in Amit Sharma’s critically and commercially successful comedy Badhaai Ho, starring Ayushmann Khurrana.

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