Guwahati: The Bollywood hunk and undisputed king of Hotness Sidharth Malhotra turn 37 today. Sidharth Malhotra, who kicked off his career as a model, is among the most talented actors of Bollywood.
The actor made his smashing debut with Karan Johar’s Student of the Year alongside Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.
Having to aid Sidharth created plenty of success and yet, he is still quite grounded. In his movies from Student of the Year to Marjaavaan, he worked hard in all of them resulting in great success for himself.
His performance in Each villain was commendable. The way he portrayed the bad guy with a soft heart was definitely heart touching.
Since then, there has been no looking back and the Kapoor and Sons actor has come a long way. Ahead of his contemporaries, Sidharth is loved for his stellar performances in films like Ek Villain, Kapoor and Sons, Hasee Toh Phasee and his newst flick Shershaah to name a few.
Born on 16 January, 1985, Malhotra was born in Delhi into a Punjabi family. At the age of 18, the dashing actor began modelling. However, he decided to quit it after four years as he was dissatisfied with the profession. Later, he successfully auditioned for a film to be directed by Anubhav Sinha, but the film was shelved, following which he worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the 2010 film My Name Is Khan.
As he is celebrating his birthday today, we bring to you his best five films that will tug at your soafaseats Take a look below.
Student of the year:
Siddharth’s Bollywood debut with ‘Student Of The Year’ made him an overnight sensation, being every girl’s heartthrob. He was portrayed as Abhimanyu Singh, a scholarship student of limited financial means, who competes with his wealthy best friend Rohan (Varun Dhawan) to win an annual school championship. He was also seen stuck in a love triangle when he got smitten by Rohan’s girlfriend (Alia Bhatt). Helmed by Karan Johar, the movie was a fresh take on love and friendships.
The movie portrayed Sidharth Malhotra has ‘Guru’ – a ruthless gangster working for a mob boss. He eventually has change of heart when he falls in love, with a charming free-spirited lady (Shraddha Kapoor) who suffers from a terminal illness. However, things take a turn, when she gets murdered by a sadistic serial killer (Riteish Deshmukh). Throughout the movie, it was endearing to watch Guru breaking boundaries to fulfil his wife’s last wishes and finding a home in her.
Kapoor and Sons
Not all families are perfect, and that’s what helped in waving the craft in ‘Kapoor & Sons’. The movie tells the story of two estranged brothers who return to their dysfunctional family after their grandfather suffers a cardiac arrest. Siddharth is seen playing the role of an author titled ‘Arjun’ who struggles to get his books published, resorting to working part-time as a bartender to make ends meet and writing in his spare time. He is often compared with his brother (Fawad Khan) who is a successful author which upsets him.
Hasee Toh Phasee
Back in 2017, Vinil Mathew’s ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ taught us a very important lesson about relationships back then. In the movie Siddharth becomes ‘Nikhil’ – a struggling businessman who is all set to marry his long term girlfriend, Karishma (Adah Sharma), believing himself to be in love. Things take a turn when he ends up falling in love with her smart, geeky and quirky sister, Meeta (Parineeti Chopra).
For movie buffs who can bear with the intensity of 80’s cinema in this generation, Marjaavan consists of the right element of violence, drama and love to make it remarkable. Helmed by Milap Zaveri, the movie portrayed Sidharth Malhotra as Raghu – a loyal goon to a local thug controlling the water mafia, who falls in love with a charming muted lady (Tara Sutaria) which helps him come to terms with his softer side.
This Vishnuvardhan directorial happens to be Sidharth Malhotra’s recent release and it has made him the talk of the town. It happened to be a biopic on Param Vir Chakra-awardee Captain Vikram Batra who had laid his life during the Kargil War. While Sidharth played the role of Captain Vikram Batra, the movie also featured his rumoured ladylove Kiara Advani.