By Tricia Gill

Who is Alia Bhatt? The Bollywood Star Making Waves In Hollywood And Beyond

The Bollywood A-Lister is making her debut in Hollywood
Alia Bhatt in Heart of Stone
Photo: Netflix

Alia Bhatt may be Bollywood’s favourite A-lister, but the star has been making a name for herself in the big leagues of Hollywood—from attending the Met Gala to starring in Netflix’s latest film, ‘Heart of Stone’.

Alia Bhatt made her Bollywood debut as a child when she starred in the 1999 thriller movie ‘Sangharsh’. But things didn’t truly pick up for her until she snagged her first leading role in 2012, when she played Shanaya Singhania in the romcom ‘Student of the Year’.

From then on, Alia’s career skyrocketed, becoming a household name and one of the highest-paid actresses in India. She went on to win several awards, and in 2017, Forbes Asia included her on their 30 Under 30 list.

Attending The 2023 Met Gala

After conquering Bollywood, Alia went on to tackle the Hollywood industry. The rest of the world was first introduced to Alia when she made her Met Gala debut at the 2023 Met Gala.

She was dressed by Prabal Gurung in a white princess gown that was covered in pearls. She looked stunning and fit the theme perfectly, making her one of the best-dressed attendees.

Becoming A Gucci Global Brand Ambassador

Soon after her Met debut, Alia was announced as Gucci’s global brand ambassador making her the house’ first Indian global ambassador.

“I’m honoured to represent the house of Gucci not only in India but at a global stage. Gucci’s legacy has always inspired and intrigued me, and I’m looking forward to the many sartorial milestones we create together,” said Alia.

Making Her Hollywood Debut

Alia’s journey is far from over, as she’s gone on to star in Netflix’s latest film ‘Heart of Stone’ alongside Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan. Set to be a thrilling spy action film, and Alia Bhatt will be playing Keya Dhawan, a hacker who is the antagonist to Gal Gadot’s character Rachel Stone.

“I’m super excited that my first English-language movie is this summer blockbuster action adventure,” Bhatt said. “Hopefully, if I’ve done a half decent job, I can see some possible exciting things ahead from here.”