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Kriti Sanon
Occupation:Actor • Special Appearances
Born:July 27, 1990
Birthplace:New Delhi, Delhi, India
An Indian actress and a model, Kriti Sanon was born on 27th July 1990 in New Delhi, India. Initially a model, she started her acting career with the Telugu psychological thriller, 1 Nenokkadine (2014). Sabbir Khan`s romantic action drama, Heropanti (2014) opposite Tiger Shroff was Kriti`s first outing in Bollywood, for which she bagged her first Filmfare award for Best Female Debut. Rohit Shetty`s Dilwale (2015) co-starring Varun Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, and Kajol is her most recent release.

Early Life/Personal Life
Born to a Delhi-based chartered accountant, Rahul Sanon, and a professor at Delhi University, Geeta Sanon, Kriti completed her schooling from Delhi Public School, R K Puram and Bachelors from Jaypee Institute of Technology in Electronics and Communication. She also has a younger sibling, Nupur Sanon. After declining two job offers in Delhi, Kriti moved to Mumbai to pursue her dream of making it big in the film industry. She started her career with modeling, eventually branching out to movies and endorsements.

Acting Career
Kriti Sanon started as a young and a fresh face in the film industry. Her first step in this career was the print shoot for Reliance Trends. She has since then been seen in many popular ads for brands such as Closeup, Titan watches, Parachute and Himalaya Face Wash. She was spotted walking the ramp at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2010 representing famous designers. She has also appeared in the Indian International Jewelry week and in Chennai International Week in 2012.

Later in 2014, Kriti made her acting debut with a Telugu film, 1 Nenokkadine (2014) for which she was very well received by the critics and she made a solid impression with her chemistry with Telugu star, Mahesh Babu. In the same year, she made her Bollywood debut with Heropanti (2014), also starring Tiger Shroff in the lead. Heropanti was a commercial success and Kriti`s performance was much appreciated.

In 2015, she appeared in her second Telugu film, Dohchay, as Meera for which her performance well appreciated. In the same year, Kriti was also seen in Dilwale opposite Varun Dhawan, also co-starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Despite the mixed to negative reviews, the film did reasonably well at the box office.

After a brief hiatus, the actress appeared in two films in 2017: the romantic adventure movie Raabta opposite Sushant Singh Rajput; and the romantic comedy Bareilly Ki Barfi opposite Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao. While Raabta failed to impress both the audience and the critics alike, Bareilly Ki Barfi was both a critical and commercial success which won big at the Filmfare and IIFA Awards that year.

The romantic comedy Luka Chuppi (2019), Arjun Patiala (2019), the comedy Housefull 4 (2019) and the historical period drama Panipat (2019) are among Kriti`s other significant projects in recent times. She then featured in Mimi (2021) that became her career-changing movie. She established herself as a solid actor who can carry a film on her own, a mark of a mature performer. She then featured in movies like Hum Do Hamare Do (2021), Bhediya (2022), Bachchan Pandey (2022), Adipurush (2023), Shehzada (2022) and Ganapath Part 1 (2023).
Peers & More
Tiger Shroff
Varun Dhawan
Sushant Singh Rajput
Disha Patani
Shraddha Kapoor
Geeta Sanon
Rahul Sanon
Nupur Sanon
Popular Movies
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The Crew (2023)
Ganapath - A Hero Is Born
Thodelu (Bhediya)
Onai (Bhediya)
Bachchhan Paandey
Hum Do Hamare Do

Did You Know? (12)

  • Kriti Sanon underwent special training for action scenes in Ganapath where she learned to use nunchucks, took kickboxing training and rode a dirt bike.
  • After nine years of Heropanti (2014), Kriti Sanon and Tiger Shroff reunite on screen for Ganapath.
  • Ganapath WAS Kriti Sanon`s first action film ever.
  • During the Covid-19 quarantine period in 2020, Kriti Sanon shared a poem on social media that she wrote herself.
  • Kriti was meant to play the lead opposite Akshay Kumar in Singh is Bling but opted out because of other commitments.
  • Kriti Sanon was offered the lead in Lucknow Central. Due to scheduling issues she declined and it went to Diana Penty.
  • The lead role in Raabta was first Asim Thottummkal`s, then passed to Alia Bhatt, and finally given to Kriti Sanon.
  • For her 2020 release Mimi, Kriti Sanon has reportedly gained 15 kilos of weight to play a surrogate mother.
  • In 2016 Kriti Sanon launched her own clothing line titled Ms. Taken.
  • Kriti Sanon is an electronic engineer, graduated from the Jaypee Institute of Technology.
  • Kriti Sanon is a trained Kathak dancer and pursues dancing passionately.
  • Kriti Sanon also enjoys boxing and riding her bike.
  • Personal Quotes (11)

  • "I had a really nice experience shooting for [Mimi]. In fact, I feel this is one of the most beautiful scripts I have read. "
  • "I have always wanted to play a grey character or something like a Gone Girl. She`s completely whacked out."
  • "I am never completely happy with what I do on screen. When I watch my films, I always feel there are scenes I could have done differently."
  • "I am ready to do just five scenes in a great film, but it has to move the story. You need to be memorable. "
  • "There are times that I am unable to choose a film. That is when people tell me I need more experience."
  • "I wait patiently for the right films. The first thing is the script. Then it comes to my character. I am glad I have had good films till now, which have made me a known face."
  • "Even when I was a model, I used to feel that one day I will walk as a showstopper. "
  • "We are all somewhere or the other a little grey, not black and white. We have our imperfections."
  • "There is a slight tomboyish side to me. But I was studious, and I did not bunk classes!"
  • "I would never do anything that is derogatory to women."
  • " I am an independent woman and a feminist."
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